NEW YORK, Nov 21- Middleby Corp, maker of high-end kitchen appliances for both professional and home cooks, has become a new favorite of fund managers as it benefits from changing American dining habits. That push away from Big Macs has spurred Middleby's revenue growth, which hit 14 percent in its current fiscal year, and prompted 81 mutual funds, including those...» Read More
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With commodities prices high and global supply low, analysts are bullish on this ugly-duckling business.