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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: PCX) is...
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...
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 meat products division, which includes the Jimmy...
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 in June. The new...
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 wide range, for sure,...
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...
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 service...
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 recently noted that...
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, $RNOWNYT: Sara Lee to Sell Coffee Group to J.M....
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...
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 UBS....
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,...
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...
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...
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 the lauch of the Global X Food...