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February 11, 2014
05:32 EDTNSRGY, LRLCYNestle to sell 48.5M L'Oréal shares to L'Oréal for cancelation
The Nestlé (NSRGY) board has approved the sale of 48.5M L'Oreal (LRLCY) shares to L'Oréal for cancellation. Part of the proceeds will be used for the acquisition of the 50% stake of Galderma from L'Oréal, bringing our ownership of Galderma to 100%. Upon approval and completion of this transaction, Galderma will form the foundation of Nestlé Skin Health S.A. The company will also merge Bübchen, Nestlé's existing infant skin care business, into this newly-formed entity which will provide a sizeable platform for profitable growth. In addition Nestlé intends to use the cash proceeds of this transaction to launch a share buyback program.
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April 15, 2014
05:10 EDTNSRGYNestle confirms FY14 organic growth guidance around 5%
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05:08 EDTNSRGYNestle reports Q1 revenue CHF 20.8B vs. CHF 21.94B last year
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April 14, 2014
12:04 EDTLRLCYL'Oreal says Q1 results confirm confidence in full-year goals
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12:03 EDTLRLCYL'Oreal reports Q1 sales EUR5.64B vs. EUR5.77B a year ago
The company said, “L’Oréal has made an encouraging start to the year. The divisions have posted contrasted performances: L’Oréal Luxe and the Active Cosmetics Division are maintaining their very good momentum. The Professional Products Division is confirming its recovery and has returned to growth in Western Europe and the United States. The Consumer Products Division is, as we had forecast and announced, being held back by North America, because of a high comparison base in the first quarter of 2013, linked to two major launches, and a sluggish trend in the mass-market channel over the first few months of the year."
April 11, 2014
13:35 EDTNSRGYNestle chairman requires medical treatment
The Nestlé board of directors was informed yesterday that Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman of the board, has been diagnosed with an illness which is curable but requires periodic medical treatment over the next six months. The company said that this does not affect Brabeck-Letmathe’s ability to carry out his role as chairman of the Nestlé board of directors and he will continue to fully exercise his duties during the treatment period. Reference Link
April 10, 2014
12:04 EDTNSRGYNestle says slowdown could spark sales of underperforming units, WSJ says
Nestle plans to continue to to sell underperforming divisions as part of its on-going product-and-brand review, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing comments from CEO Paul Bulcke. CEO Bulcke said, "We are looking at our product and brand portfolio and analyzing it through a sharper, stricter lens. We are making choices about where we want to invest, where we want to improve and areas we want to divest." Reference Link
06:04 EDTLRLCYYahoo hires Bobbi Brown to be editor-in-chief of beauty site, Re/code reports
Yahoo (YHOO) has hired Bobbi Brown, the creator of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics (EL), to be the editor-in-chief of its beauty site, Re/code reports, noting that several of Yahoo's big advertisers -- L'Oreal (LRLCY), Procter & Gamble (PG) and Unilever (UN, UL) -- are competitive with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Reference Link
April 9, 2014
13:35 EDTNSRGYHershey melts after Goldman downgrade
Shares of chocolate maker Hershey (HSY) are falling after Goldman Sachs lowered its rating on the stock to a Sell. WHAT'S NEW: After the market closed last night, Goldman Sachs downgraded Hershey to Sell from Neutral, saying the stock is "priced for perfection" and that the company's cycle of strong earnings growth will end. Goldman lowered its price target for the stock to $90 from $105. Goldman Sachs analysts Jason English, Sean King and Manpreet Sethl were cautious on Hershey, saying that they expect the company's domestic momentum to fade. Goldman lowered its earnings per share estimates for Hershey's fiscal years 2014 through 2016 by 3%-6% to reflect lower sales and margin projections. While they said that they still perceive Hershey as a "best-in-breed company" whose international momentum will continue, the analysts believe expectations for the company are on the verge of turning more negative. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the chocolate industry include Nestle (NSRGY) and Mondelez (MDLZ), which owns Cadbury. PRICE ACTION: During afternoon trading, shares of Hershey fell $2.57 or $2.53%, to $99.15.
07:29 EDTNSRGYKellogg speculated as Berkshire target amid volatile trading, Bloomberg says
Kellogg (K) shares have surged over last week amid speculation the company may be a takeover target for Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), said Bloomberg's "Real M&A" column, which noted that Kellogg fits the financial criteria for the types of acquisitions Buffet has made in the past. Kellogg could also appeal to another food company, like PepsiCo (PEP) or Nestle (NSRGY), the report added. Reference Link
April 7, 2014
07:23 EDTNSRGYNestle's chairman Brabeck to step down in FY17, Reuters says
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April 4, 2014
07:47 EDTNSRGYBidders for Danone unit narrowed to Nestle, Fresenius, Reuters says
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April 2, 2014
10:00 EDTNSRGYOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:04 EDTNSRGYNestle upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
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