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November 9, 2012
10:49 EDTBGS, UN, UL, BX, CAGConAgra, B&G Foods reportedly interested in Unilever's Skippy, Bloomberg says
ConAgra (CAG) and B&G Foods (BGS) may be potential suitors for Unilever's (UN, UL) Skippy brand, three sources tell Bloomberg. Two of the people familiar with the matter say the peanut butter brand could fetch as much as $500M. Unilever is looking to complete a deal by year-end. Skippy had attracted interest from Blackstone's (BX) Pinnacle Foods, but a source says it is no longer looking at the asset. Reference Link
News For CAG;BGS;UN;UL;BX From The Last 14 Days
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October 21, 2014
16:05 EDTBGSB&G Foods backs FY14 EPS view $1.54-$1.60, consensus $1.56
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16:04 EDTBGSB&G Foods reports Q3 adjusted EPS 38c, consensus 40c
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08:33 EDTBXBlackstone, Solops management team announce partnership
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October 16, 2014
11:18 EDTBXBlackstone says firm uniquely positioned to benefit from market turmoil
CEO Schwarzman says public markets don't dictate realizations. Comment from Q3 earnings call.
07:19 EDTBGSB&G Foods poised to rebound in 2H14, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital expects B&G's Q3 results to show reduced promotion spending and improving margins. The firm is also upbeat about the company's new CEO and keeps a $36 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
07:10 EDTBXBlackstone reports Q3 ENI 66c, consensus 72c
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05:56 EDTBXStocks with implied volatility movement; BX VALE
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October 15, 2014
16:02 EDTBGSB&G Foods names Bob Cantwell as next president, CEO
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15:28 EDTBXNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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06:21 EDTBXBlackstone, Fajr Capital, Mumtalakat acquire minority stake in GEMS
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October 14, 2014
13:46 EDTCAGConAgra reaffirms guidance, sees Q2 EPS in-line with year ago
ConAgra Foods said it expects to affirm its previously announced FY15 guidance of diluted earnings per share to show a mid-single digit rate of growth over comparable FY14 when meeting with investors today. It adds the remaining EPS growth in FY15 is expected to occur in the second half of the fiscal year. Comparable EPS for Q2 is expected to be in line with year-ago amounts given the "strong comparable EPS performance" in the second quarter of last year. The company reaffirms its operating cash flow, debt reduction, and dividend guidance.
11:25 EDTCAGCargill to distribute certain ConAgra foods in Brazil
Cargill and ConAgra Foods are pleased to announce a partnership to bring the Huntís line of condiments and ACT II microwave popcorn to Brazil. In the past three years the condiments market has grown 4.5% a year; the main product in this category is tomato ketchup, which accounts for about 93% of this market. In Brazil, the microwave popcorn market has considerable growth potential as a result of strong sales of microwave ovens to the countryís new middle class in recent decades.
07:25 EDTBXBlackstone October volatility elevated into Q3 and guidance
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October 10, 2014
08:28 EDTBXBlackstone to spin off financial advisory business
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08:26 EDTBXBlackstone to spin off financial advisory business
08:09 EDTBXBlackstone plans to spin off advisory business, Bloomberg reports
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October 8, 2014
08:34 EDTBXWindy Cove Energy receives up to $700M from Blackstone for U.S. oil assets
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October 7, 2014
18:11 EDTBXBlackstone to curb accelerated fee practice, WSJ says
According to a written exchange between the company and one of its fund investors, Blackstone Group will no longer retain additional consulting fees when selling or taking companies that it owns public, The Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link

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