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June 3, 2014
06:28 EDTHSH, PF, PPCPilgrim's Pride confirms revised proposal to acquire Hillshire at $55 per share
Pilgrim's Pride (PPC) confirmed that on June 1, it submitted a revised proposal to acquire Hillshire Brands (HSH) for $55.00 per share in cash in a transaction valued at $7.7B. The proposal represents an increase of $1.3B versus Pilgrim's initial proposal, and a 49% premium over Hillshire's share price one day prior to the announcement of its transaction with Pinnacle Foods (PF). Pilgrim's revised proposal is not subject to any financing conditions or contingencies. Pilgrim says it is confident the transaction is strategically and financially compelling, and creates considerable value for the shareholders of both Pilgrim's and Hillshire. Pilgrim's anticipates run-rate cost synergies in excess of $300M annually to come from operational and value-chain efficiencies. Pilgrim's expects the increased cash flow from the combined company and the realization of synergies will allow it to rapidly pay down the initial acquisition debt. Pilgrim's projects the combination to be immediately accretive to earnings due to these significant synergies and the availability of attractive financing terms.
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July 30, 2015
07:12 EDTPFPinnacle Foods raises FY15 adjusted EPS to $1.89-$1.91 from $1.86-$1.91
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07:11 EDTPFPinnacle Foods reports Q2 North America sales up 2% to $546.9M
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07:10 EDTPFPinnacle Foods reports Q2 EPS excl-items 36c, consensus 35c
Reports Q2 revenue $631.7M, consensus $628.17M. This growth reflected a 2.5% benefit from Gardein and higher net price realization of 1.3%, partially offset by lower volume/mix of 1.2%, driven by Easter timing, and unfavorable foreign currency translation of 0.3%.
July 29, 2015
17:03 EDTPPCPilgrim's Pride announces new $150M share repurchase program
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17:02 EDTPPCPilgrim's Pride reports Q2 EPS 94c, consensus 89c
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July 16, 2015
10:00 EDTPFOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:36 EDTPFPinnacle Foods downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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