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General Mills

Lower General Mills Profits Bring Cost Cuts

General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Wednesday. The food processing and packaged foods maker reported quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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Cowen Initiates Coverage of Top Booze and Beer Stocks

If there is one stock market sector that never seems to go out of favor on Wall Street and Main Street alike, it is spirits and beer. In fact, often ...
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Evaluating SodaStream as Value Versus Growth

SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) is getting back to where the stock was before the most recent major price pop took place. Many investors still want to consider the growth scenario ...
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Perception of NFL Brand Collapses

The Ray Rice scandal has taken its toll on how people view the NFL brand, which has usually been widely regarded by Americans. According to the YouGov BrandIndex, perception of ...
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Journalists Are Largest Drinkers of Coffee

Marketers of coffee may want to take note that their best customers are journalists. Long hours and rigorous deadlines may be the reason. According to research blog Pressat: Out of ...
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Exoskelton Maker ReWalk IPO Bursts Off the Starting Line

ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: RWLK) saw its shares nearly double Friday morning, following an initial public offering (IPO) of 3 million shares at $12 a share. The company had originally ...
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That Was Fast — Annie’s Already Being Acquired!

Annie's Inc. (NASDAQ: BNNY) is one of the more prominent natural and organic food companies. It also just came public in 2012. Now we have news that General Mills Inc. ...
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Campbell Soup Turnaround Taking Longer Than Planned

Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) reported adjusted fourth-quarter and full fiscal year 2014 results before markets opened on Monday. For the quarter, the food producer reported adjusted earnings per share ...
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Keurig’s New Technology Can’t Keep Pirates at Bay

When Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) lost patent protection on its single-serving coffee pods a couple of years ago, the company’s stock took a beating as competitors wheeled out ...
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What Happened to All the Gun Buyers?

Something has gone wrong in gun land. The frenzy of pistol and rifle purchases has abated, without any easy answer for the trend. Large, publicly traded gun company Smith &Wesson ...
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Altria Dividend Hike Brings Telecom Yield Ambitions

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) is at it again with a dividend hike. The news looks great on the surface. However, we are still a bit shocked at how little ...
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Shutterfly That Much Closer to Disappearing

Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY) has been fighting an uphill battle for a while against big dogs like Facebook in the online photo publishing industry, and it thinks it has had ...
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Wayfair Files for Initial Public Offering

Wayfair Inc. has filed its paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct an initial public offering. This company is becoming more and more known by the public after ...
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Supervalu Hacked and Customer Data May Have Been Stolen

Supervalu Inc. (NYSE: SVU) reported early Friday morning that some of its food and liquor stores suffered a "criminal intrusion" of the computer network that processes payment card transactions. The ...
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What Coke and Monster Mean for SodaStream

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), which already has a 16% stake in Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), announced Thursday it will purchase a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Corp. ...
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