Smithfield Foods, Inc.

NYSE: SFD
The chairman and CEO of Dole Food Co. (NYSE: DOLE), David H. Murdock, made a $12 a share offer to acquire the 60% of the company’s stock he did not already own back in early June. This morning the...
Paul Ausick
Source: ThinkstockOne of the bigger acquisitions of the year is getting a negative review from a major shareholder. Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD) has agreed to be acquired by China’s Shuanghui...
Paul Ausick
U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning, kicking off a gradual decline that lasted all day. Profit-taking and a lower-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment in the U.S. get the blame. In...
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Source: ThinkstockSmithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD) reported fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 results before markets opened this morning. The food processing firm reported diluted earnings per...
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U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning, but gathered steam following encouraging reports on new claims for jobless benefits (down) and retail sales (up). There was little economic data from...
Paul Ausick
Source: ThinkstockFruit and vegetable producer Dole Food Company Inc. (NYSE: DOLE) could be on its way to becoming a privately held company again. The company’s chairman and chief executive, David...
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Source: courtesy of AOL, IncDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he has deep concerns about cyberattacks on U.S. interests. (Reuters)Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) beats out tough competition to get a chip...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Source: ThinkstockSmithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) should be enjoying a nice day-after in the sun now that it has answered activist investors with a new buyout offer for the company. The problem...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: ThinkstockSmithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD) is seeing its shares surge this morning on news that it has received a big premium buyout offer. A Chinese firm called Shuanghui International...
Jon C. Ogg
These are the top analyst downgrades, cautious research notes and stocks to sell from Wall Street for Wednesday, May 15, 2013. They include BlackBerry, LinkedIn, Renren and E*Trade Financial.
Jon C. Ogg
Source: ThinkstockIf you have been paying attention to consumer prices and producer prices of late, the drop in the price of oil and other energy related items has been keeping a very tight lid on...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: Jon OggThese are some of this Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls.Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) maintained Hold but price target cut to...
Jon C. Ogg
U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning after France reported a decline in industrial production and China reported consumer inflation up more than expected (more coverage here). There was no...
Paul Ausick
Source: Jon OggThese are some of this Monday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls.Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) cut to Neutral at BofA/Merrill...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: ThinkstockSmithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD) is trading higher on word that a top shareholder called Continental Grain Co. has sent a letter urging the company to consider strategic...
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