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Why Conagra’s Sales Could Fall in 2Q

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Analysts expect Conagra Brands’ (CAG) sales to remain muted in fiscal 2Q18. Weak demand for packaged foods in the US (SPY) and the company’s efforts to optimize its portfolio of brands through the divestiture of underperforming brands are projected to hurt its sales growth. Meanwhile, increased slotting investments could further restrict its sales growth rate. Analysts expect the company’s fiscal 2Q18 sales to fall 1. (6-0)

George Soros’ 7 Best Stock Picks of 2017

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Sometimes identifying the best stocks to buy can be difficult, but you could do a lot worse than check out the stocks selected by one of the world’s wealthiest hedge fund managers — George Soros. (617-0)

Unilever's Buyout of Schmidt's Naturals to Bolster Portfolio

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Progressing with expansion of natural products portfolio, Unilever Plc (UL - Free Report) inked a deal to buy Schmidt’s Naturals. Headquartered in Oregon, Schmidt’s specializes in personal care products such as deodorants, toothpaste and bar soaps. Management expects Schmidt’s brands to compliment Unilever’s diverse natural products portfolio and prove to be a valuable inclusion in the company’s Personal Care Business. (13-0)

Unilever Sells Spreads Business to KKR for $8.1 Billion - Bloomberg

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Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (16-0)

Unilever to sell spreads business to KKR for $8 billion

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REUTERS - Unilever has agreed to sell its margarine and spreads business to U.S. private equity firm KKR for 6.83 billion euros ($8.04 billion) to concentrate on faster growing products. (16-0)

Unilever to sell spreads business to KKR for $8 billion

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(Reuters) - Unilever (ULVR.L) has agreed to sell its margarine and spreads business to U.S. private equity firm KKR (KKR.N) for 6.83 billion euros ($8.04 billion) to concentrate on faster growing products. (16-0)

George Sorors’ 7 Best Stock Picks of 2017 | InvestorPlace

5h investorplace
Sometimes identifying the best stocks to buy can be difficult, but you could do a lot worse than check out the stocks selected by one of the world’s wealthiest hedge fund managers — George Soros. (617-0)

Wall Street up as gains in consumer staples power recovery - Channel NewsAsia

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NEW YORK: Wall Street indexes rose on Friday (Dec 15) with gains in consumer stocks such as Costco Wholesale helping a broad recovery. (18-0)

Will General Mills (GIS) Witness Improved Margins in Q2?

2017-12-14 zacks
General Mills Inc. (GIS - Free Report) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2018 results on Dec 20, before market open. It isn’t unknown that seismic shift in the U.S. food industry is creating hurdles for food behemoths such as General Mills, Kellogg Company (K - Free Report) , Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ - Free Report) , The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC - Free Report) and others, making it harder for legacy brands to improve sales. (9-0)

10 More Losers That Will Be Stocks to Buy in 2018 | InvestorPlace

2017-12-13 investorplace
2017 has been a great year for the broad markets – but not every stock has joined the fun. Retailers of all stripes, even with a recent rally, have struggled. Oil and gas plays have been choppy. Many healthcare stocks have been weak, with notable declines for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:TEVA) and Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), among others. (741-6)

Kraft Heinz: Challenges Continue, Management Has A Lot To Prove

2017-12-13 seekingalpha
While Kraft Heinz has posted modest comparable growth in the third quarter, this is entirely driven by pricing. (6-0)

Will Soft Volume Weigh on General Mills' (GIS) Q2 Sales?

2017-12-13 zacks
General Mills Inc. (GIS - Free Report) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2018 results on Dec 20, before market open. The food giant has been reporting dismal revenues for the last few quarters. Much like other U.S. food giants like Kellogg Company (K - Free Report) , Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ - Free Report) , The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC - Free Report) and others, General Mills too is having a tough time due to the shift in consumer preference toward natural and organic food. (9-0)

Meat taxes seen joining carbon, sugar to help curb emissions

2017-12-13 bworldonline
MOVE OVER, taxes on carbon and sugar: the global levy that may be next is meat. (47-0)

Metrics for Quant Score Keep Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) a Sell

2017-12-12 investorplace
Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) is one of 66 companies within the Food Products GICS industry group, which is in turn part of the 174 company GICS Consumer Staples sector. The market value of KHC is $95.6 billion which falls in the top decile in its industry group. The current Portfolio Grader ranking for KHC puts it 43 among the 66 companies in this industry group, giving it a lower than average position; in the third quartile of the sector with a ranking of 124 among the 174 companies in the sector, and number 3,108 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe. (4-0)

Buffett about to get US$3b back from Burger King owner

2017-12-12 themalaymailonline
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks at the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Summit in Washington October 13, 2015. — Reuters picNEW YORK, Dec 12 — Warren Buffett’s cash pile is likely to get a bit bigger this week. (40-0)

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