All Posts Tagged With: "KFT"

(CAG) Neutral Stance on ConAgra Foods

We currently maintain our Neutral recommendation on ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG), a leading processed and packaged food company with brands in over 97% of North American households. We believe things are working in ConAgra Foods’...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(XLP) Stock Market News for October 2, 2012 – Market News

Stocks ended mixed on the first trading day of the fourth quarter as positive manufacturing data was somewhat offset by discouraging comments from the central bank chairman. Benchmarks started the day on a winning note boosted by a surprise jump in manufacturing sector activity. However, a chunk of...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KFT) Did They Make the Right Pick in Dow 30 Shakeup?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, arguably the most famous and oft-quoted benchmark of American stock performance, will be swapping one of its components in one week’s time. The index will be removing Kraft Foods (KFT) and putting...

18Sep2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(XHB) Stock Market News for September 17, 2012 – Market News

Benchmarks rose to new multi-year highs on Friday after the Federal Reserve announced big plans to boost the economy. The gains came despite investor concerns about the extent to which the Fed can fix the economy and combat the high unemployment rate. Several economic reports released on Friday also...

17Sep2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BRKA) Form 13F: A “Cheat Sheet” for Uncovering the Best Stocks in the Market

Your level of success as an investor typically boils down to how well you can do one thing – analyze business fundamentals. That’s because, regardless of what the economy and the stock market are doing, companies that are increasing sales, compounding earnings at high rates, growing market...

26Aug2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HAIN) Hain Celestial Earnings Preview

The Hain Celestial Group Inc. (HAIN), a leader in natural food and personal care products with an extensive portfolio of well-known brands, is slated to report its fourth quarter and fiscal 2012 financial results...

21Aug2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(CAG) ConAgra Foods Closes Brand Acquisition

ConAgra Foods, Inc., (CAG) recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Home Menu frozen meals brands–Bertolli® and P.F. Chang’s® from Unilever plc (UL)....

21Aug2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KFT) Kraft Foods Analyst Maintains Neutral Rating on Shares

We maintain a Neutral rating on Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) following the appraisal of second quarter 2012 results. Kraft Foods’ second quarter 2012 earnings of 68 cents beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3% and the prior-year...

14Aug2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(VZ) Stock Market News for August 6, 2012 – Market News

A strong nonfarm payroll report helped benchmarks snap their four-day losing streak on Friday. More importantly, strategists believed that better-than-expected jobs data did not completely rule out chances of further economic stimulus from the central bank. The Dow had its best day since June 29,...

6Aug2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KFT) Kraft Foods Expands SodaStream Deal

Kraft Foods, Inc. (KFT) has expanded its existing partnership with SodaStream International, Ltd. (SODA) to use its powdered beverage Kool-Aid with the latter’s...

23Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KFT) Consumer Staples Stock Outlook – July 2012 – Industry Outlook

Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector have carried out their traditional defensive role despite concerns about the prolonged weak US economy and the debt crisis in Europe. Year to date (through June 22, 2012), shares of consumer staples companies, accounting for about 9% of the S&P 500 Index by...

5Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(CCE) Coca-Cola Enterprises Profits Soar

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) posted first quarter 2012 adjusted earnings (excluding the impact of restructuring charges and mark-to-market commodity hedges) of 36 cents per share. The result exceeded both the Zacks Consensus Estimate...

12May2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(HUM) Attention Shifts to Jobs – Earnings Preview

Earnings Preview – Week of April 30th The focus this week will be on the labor market, with the April non-farm payroll report coming out on Friday. Many will be hoping that this report will provide confirmation that last month’s...

28Apr2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KO) Consumer Staples Sector Outlook – Industry Outlook

Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector carried out their traditional defensive role as the broader equity markets came under pressure over concerns about the prolonged weak US economy and the debt crisis in Europe. But the group has been a laggard as momentum returned to the market over the last three...

28Mar2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KFT) Investing in Emerging Market Multinationals

As a student in Tokyo, I played on a talented U.S. Embassy basketball team full of Marine embassy guards. While we were mowing down every opponent, I noticed that the Japanese referees tried very hard to even things out by calling fouls on us every chance they got. For example, a blocked...

3Feb2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(KFT) Kraft Foods Trims Jobs – Projects Profits

As Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) moves ahead with its spin-off plan, the company plans to slash the jobs of about 1,600 employees in North America in the year 2012. According to Kraft, the move was imperative for the smooth running...

30Jan2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(BAC) Stock Market News for January 18, 2012 – Market News

The major US indices registered gains to close in the green after a slew of positive economic reports were released at home and in China. A successful debt auction in Europe added to the cheer. However, the gains were limited, as investors’ sentiments were dampened after the banking sector incurred...

18Jan2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(KFT) Kraft Foods Sees Lobbying Charges Shrink

Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) reported that it spent $640,000 during the third quarter 2011 on issues related to transportation, agriculture, trade and other...

27Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(KO) Consumer Staples Stock Outlook – December 2011 – Industry Outlook

Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector performed their traditional defensive role as the broader equity markets came under pressure over concerns about the prolonged weak U.S. economy and the debt crisis in Europe. Shares of consumer staples companies, accounting for a total of about 11.4% of the S&P...

8Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HRL) Snack-On: Hormel in the Menu

According to New York Times- Americans eat 31% more packaged food than fresh food and they consume more packaged food per person than their counterparts in nearly all other countries. A sizable part of the American diet is ready-to-eat meals, like frozen pizzas and microwave dinners and sweet or salty...

30Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(KFT) Kraft Foods Earnings Beat – Raises Outlook

Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) posted third quarter 2011 operating EPS of 58 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 56 cents by 3.6%. It also went up 23.4% from 47 cents reported in the prior-year quarter. Management...

6Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AXP) Stock Market News for November 4, 2011 – Market News

Greecereversed its call for a referendum on the European debt deal that calmed nerves and helped the markets log their second consecutive days of gains. A drop in weekly jobless claims further added to the cheer coupled with the European Central Bank’s decision to reduce the interest rate to 1.25%....

4Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(KO) Coca-Cola Analyst Maintains Neutral on Shares

We reaffirm our Neutral recommendation for The Coca-Cola Co. (KO) following the second quarter 2011 earnings of $1.17 per share, which exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. It also exceeded the prior-year...

6Oct2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CAG) ConAgra Foods Sets Deadline for Ralcorp Holdings

ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG) reaffirmed its $94 a share all-cash offer for the acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings Inc. (RAH), setting a deadline for the proposal, which was...

20Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CCE) Coca-Cola Enterprises Business Update

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) in a business update reaffirmed its fiscal 2011 guidance and targets for the long term while also announcing  its share repurchase plan. Coca Cola Enterprises reaffirms that it will continue...

19Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(KFT) Kraft Foods Cuts Coffee Prices by 6%

Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) has cut down the prices of its flagship coffee brand Maxwell House by roughly 6% in the US, effective immediately, driven by a decline in the prices of coffee beans. Accordingly, the price slit converts...

14Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(C) Company News for September 8, 2011 – Corporate Summary

•    Share prices of FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) advanced 25.24% after the power plant maker’s sales figures came in above analysts’ average estimates •    According to a report by Citi (NYSE:...

8Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CAT) Stock Market News for August 8, 2011 – Market News

The Dow Jones Industrial Average see-sawed between positive and negative territory, while the markets finished mixed on Friday amid global economic concerns. Encouraging economic reports helped the markets prevent another heavy slide on the closing day of the week, but they were not strong enough...

8Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AGN) Company News for August 5, 2011 – Corporate Summary

•    NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) posted Q2 EPS of $2.53, clearly beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.38 per share. Revenues for the quarter rose 6.8% year-over-year to $2.28 billion, which came in lower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.7...

5Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GM) U.S. Jobless Claims

The economy remains in the spotlight as the news flow of the last few days has painted a less than flattering picture of the recovery. We now know that the manufacturing and service sectors lost ground as they entered the third quarter. We will have the full picture of the economy in July after Friday’s...

4Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued