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May 19, 2014
11:27 EDTCAG, UL, CPB, KRFTCampbell Soup falls after revenues miss, guidance cut
Shares of soup and convenience food maker Campbell Soup (CPB) are falling after the company reported mixed third quarter results and lowered its fiscal 2014 outlook. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Campbell Soup reported Q3 adjusted earnings per share of 62c and revenue of $1.97B, compared to expectations of 59c and $2.0B, respectively. The company forecast FY14 adjusted EPS at the low end of its previously issued $2.53-$2.58 range, compared to consensus of $2.53. Campbell now expects sales from continuing operations will grow approximately 3% in the current fiscal year, compared with the previous range of 4%-5%. FY14 consensus is $8.35B. Full-year growth in adjusted EBIT is expected to be at the low end of the previously forecast range of 4%-6%. The company cited a challenging consumer environment and harsh winter weather for the weak forecast. It said consumers are suffering from continued underemployment, rising fuel, home and healthcare costs, and that these factors are "significantly" affecting purchasing behavior. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Campbell Soup fell $1.13, or 2.5%, to $43.99 on heavy trading volume. Including today's pull back, the stock is down nearly 8% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the packaged foods space include ConAgra Foods (CAG), Kraft Foods (KRFT) and Unilever (UL) .
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December 18, 2014
18:06 EDTULUnilever withdraws lawsuit against Hampton Creek
Unilever U.S. has withdrawn its lawsuit against Hampton Creek over the labeling of its Just Mayo product.
12:26 EDTCAGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:07 EDTULFrance's antitrust authority fines Colgate, Unilever, P&G, WSJ reports
France's Autorité de la Concurrence has fined consumer product companies including Unilever (UN, UL), Procter & Gamble (PG), Reckitt Benckister (RGBLY) and Colgate (CL) a total of EUR345.2M for anticompetitive practices between 2003-2006, The Wall Street Journal reports. L'Oreal (LRLCY), Gillette and Beiersdorf were fined EUR605.9M in total. Reference Link
10:04 EDTCAGConAgra sees private brands recovery taking longer than originally planned
Expects recovery for private brands segment to take longer than originally planned. Sees private brands "down" for the year, but still expects to meet FY company EPS commitments. Sees FY15 as a year of "foundation building." Expects having FX headwinds "to deal with." Expects inflation in proteins to be "manageable." Says committed to long-term vision for private brands. CEO Gary Rodkin says still intends to retire in May, but will be flexible. Says CEO search ongoing. Says international shipments disrupted by longshoremen labor dispute, says issues may cause further disruption. Sees other units offsetting weakness in private brands. Sees operating margin growing double digit levels over next few years. Says capital allocation priority will be repayment of debt. Intends to maintain current annual dividend rate, will limit share repurchases. Expects limited acquisition activity as company repays debt. Sees good sales, profit growth for commercial foods in FY15. Comments made on the Q2 earnings conference call. ConAgra shares are down 4.42% to $35.46 in morning trading.
08:41 EDTKRFTKraft Foods CEO Vernon to retire, Cahill to be Chairman and CEO
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07:32 EDTCAGConAgra sees FY15 adjusted EPS up MSD over FY14
The company continues to expect fiscal 2015 diluted EPS, adjusted for items impacting comparability, to show a mid-single digit rate of growth over the comparable diluted EPS of $2.17 earned in fiscal 2014. Consensus is $2.25. For the full fiscal year, a continuation of good performance from Consumer Foods and Commercial Foods, as well as the benefit of productivity and efficiency initiatives, are expected to offset a profit decline in the Private Brands segment. The company continues to expect operating cash flow to be in the range of $1.6 billion-$1.7 billion, and to reduce debt by a total of $1 billion in fiscal 2015, thereby reaching its broader debt reduction goals for the fiscal 2013-2015 period.
07:31 EDTCAGConAgra reports Q2 comparable EPS 61c, consensus 61c
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December 17, 2014
15:18 EDTCAGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Accenture (ACN), consensus $1.20; ConAgra (CAG), consensus 61c; Rite Aid (RAD), consensus 5c; Sanderson Farms (SAFM), consensus $4.01; Actuant (ATU), consensus 42c.
December 12, 2014
12:33 EDTCAGConAgra volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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07:23 EDTKRFT, CPBCredit Suisse to hold a conference
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December 11, 2014
11:28 EDTCPBCampbell Soup to meet with Philadelphia Securities Association
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07:51 EDTKRFT, CPBCredit Suisse to hold a conference
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