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June 8, 2014
20:58 EDTHSH, TSN, PPC, PFTyson said to win 'bidding war' for Hillshire, Bloomberg says
According to sources, Tyson Foods (TSN) has won the "bidding war" with Pilgrim's Pride (PPC) to acquire Hillshire Brands (HSH), says Bloomberg. The decision on the deal was made this weekend and will end Hillshire's own earlier arrangement to acquire Pinnacle Foods (PF), added Bloomberg. Reference Link
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September 11, 2014
12:05 EDTTSN, PPCUSDA lowers forecasts for 2014, 2015 meat production
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September 10, 2014
09:05 EDTTSNTyson Foods reinstated with a Buy at Goldman
Target $46.
September 9, 2014
09:16 EDTPFPinnacle Foods 15M share Spot Secondary priced at $32.30
The deal range was $32.20-$32.40. Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley acted as joint book running managers for the offering.
09:12 EDTPFOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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September 8, 2014
18:31 EDTPFOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Casey's General Stores (CASY), up 3.6%... Korn/Ferry (KFY), up 2.8%. ALSO HIGHER: Annies (BNNY), up 37.3% after General Mills (GIS) announced it will acquire the company for $46 per share... General Mills is trading just under 1% higher... Following the Annies/General Mills announcement, Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) is 3.6% higher, WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) is up 6.3%, and Boulder Brands (BDBD) is up 8.7%... iPass (IPAS), up 35.1% after announcing that it is exploring strategic alternatives... CTI BioPharma (CTIC), up 8.1% after being initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD), up 5% after being initiated with a Buy at Cantor. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Pep Boys (PBY), down 6.7% following second quarter miss. ALSO LOWER: Pinnacle Foods (PF), down 3.7% after filing an automatic common stock shelf and announcing the sale of 15M shares of common stock for holders... Physicians Realty Trust (DOC), down 4.9% after offering 9M common shares.
16:53 EDTPFPinnacle Foods files to sell 15M shares of common stock for holders
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16:40 EDTPFPinnacle Foods files automatic common stock shelf
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September 4, 2014
11:34 EDTPFPinnacle Foods says pricing remains 'difficult'
Says weak consumer, demand environment pressuring volume. Says promotion intensity and reduce efficiency is driving higher trade spending and lower gross margins. Says pricing remains difficult, while near-term inflation expectations have increased. The company feels that future accretive acquisitions would accelerate growth. For its foundation brands, Pinnacle is focused on maintaining stable sales, market position and cash flow. For its leadership brands, the company aims to invest in marketing to drive growth and share expansion. In regards to its Wish-Bone acquisition, the company says that it is immediately accretive and is anticipating a run rate EBITDAS of $65M, including synergies due to the purchase. Says In-house production on track for 1Q15. Says NOLs is expected to significantly reduce cash taxes through FY15, with additional benefits in FY15 and beyond. Expects $14M of Wish-Bone amortization in FY16. Expects NOL tax benefit of $6M in FY16. Expects total cash tax benefit $28M in FY16.
11:33 EDTPFPinnacle Foods reaffirms FY14 EPS $1.70-$1.75, consensus $1.74
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09:26 EDTTSNTyson Foods backs FY14 EPS ex-items view of at least $2.78 per share
Consensus $2.81. Tyson CFO Dennis Leatherby stated at the Barclays Back-to-School Consumer Conference that he expects the addition of Hillshire to be accretive to earnings in fiscal 2015 and substantially accretive thereafter, adding that he expects at least 10% EPS growth in FY15.
09:24 EDTTSNTyson Foods CEO says moving forward quickly with Hillshire integration
Tyson President and CEO Donnie Smith told investors at the annual Barclays Back-to-School Consumer Conference that the process for combining the company with Hillshire is well underway, stating, "We're moving forward quickly with the integration and finding synergies, and we feel good about our ability to capture $225M in synergies in the first year and $500M by year three." Smith added, "The more we get into it, the better we feel," according to presentation recap provided by the company.

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