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S&P Drops Patriot Coal from MidCap 400 Index (MHP, PCX, ALEX, MNST, SLE)

Standard & Poor’s Indices, a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has announced changes to two stock indexes that are scheduled to occur next week. Patriot Coal Corp. (NYSE: ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell (CHK, LVLT, QCOM, CRM, DSX, COCO, APA, WNR, YRCW, SHOO, SRE, SLE, RGLD, OWW, GM, MGM, AES, LNG, DUK, EL, PGR, WPO, GMCR, KNSY, HLF)

The major US stock indexes opened mostly flat this morning following a softer-than-expected report from the Institute for Supply Management on non-manufacturing growth (our coverage here). The report on new ...
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Sara Lee Chasing Smithfield as Buyer for Meat Products? (SLE, SFD)

Sara Lee Inc. (NYSE: SLE) plans to complete the spin-off of its coffee and tea division in June, and it is believed to be looking for a buyer for its ...
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Sara Lee to Pay $3/share Special Dividend After Spin-off (SLE)

Food company Sara Lee Inc. (NYSE: SLE) has announced a special dividend of $3/share once the company’s spin-off of its coffee & tea division is completed, now expected to occur ...
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Food Processing Stocks With Most Upside (ADM, BG, TSN, SFD, CPO, CAG, KFT, SLE, GIS, K)

The companies we’re looking at today run the gamut from large farm and food products producers to the packaged goods makers that make the products on store shelves. It’s a ...
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Ben & Jerry’s “Occupy Wall Street”

Unilever (NYSE: UL) subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s has announced solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street,” even donating ice cream to hungry protestors at the movement’s makeshift headquarters’ in New York City’s ...
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24/7 Closing Bell (ORCL, RNOW, CAT, MCD, IVN, PAL, RGLD, MAT, SJM, SLE, CI, HS, ETN, LO, METR, NFLX, TXN, ADLR, MOBI, ASYS, SXCI, DRAM)

Stocks opened higher this morning, helped along by a host of merger announcements. Techs got boost when Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) said it would pay $1.5 billion for cloud-based customer ...
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Endless Mergers… More to Come! (CBST, ADLR, HS, CI, CVH, MAT, RNOW, ORCL, SLE, SJM, ANDS, NYX)

Monday is called "Merger Monday" for a reason and this morning is a classic example of its namesake.  We have seen multiple deals and news outstanding on pending deals.  We ...
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The Twitter-24/7 Wall St. Market Report (10/24/2011) Caterpillar And Kimberly Earnings, Oracle M&A

CNN Money: Some M&A activity this AM: Cigna to acquire HealthSpring in $3.8B deal; Oracle is buying RightNow Tech in $1.5B deal. $CI, $HS, $ORCL, $RNOW NYT: Sara Lee to ...
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Poor Judgment by Ralcorp’s Board

Ralcorp’s (NYSE:RAH) board of directors unanimously rejected the latest merger proposal from ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG), saying the $5.18 billion unsolicited bid was not in the best interest of the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AMD, ALKS, AMSG, ERTS, EXPE, FSLR, GXP, GMCR, GPRE, ITRI, NFLX, OXY, SLE, UTX)

These are some of this Monday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen having an impact from Wall Street research. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) Raised to Buy at ...
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ConAgra Misses on EPS, Ralcorp Acquisition (CAG, RAH, KFT, GIS, HNZ, SLE)

Food processing giant ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) reported first quarter 2012 earnings before the markets opened this morning. Even after lowering expectations for EPS from $0.36 to $0.31, analysts ...
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Is Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Heading Toward A Brick Wall?

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) has delivered compounded annual earnings growth rate of 80% in the last three years. So why is the specialty beverage purveyor still cash poor? Green ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AEO, AAPL, AMR, ENOC, F, INTC, JCOM, JBLU, MA, MGM, NIHD, PETS, SLE, TKC)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Monday morning. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) Raised to Positive at ...
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Launching the New ‘Food ETF’ (EATX, BRFS, GIS, KFT, HNZ, K, SLE, CAG)

There is an ETF for just about everything, and now there is one geared solely around the consumption of food.  Global X Funds has launched yet another niche ETF with ...
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