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  • Dec 22- ConAgra Foods Inc reported profits that topped estimates on Tuesday, helped by cost-cutting and lower commodity expenses as the company shifts to healthier, less processed foods that consumers want. After facing pressure this year from activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC, ConAgra announced a major restructuring, including the sale of its...

  • *Express Scripts up after 2016 profit forecast. Dec 22- U.S. stock indexes were set to open slightly higher on Tuesday as third-quarter GDP growth beat estimates and crude oil prices edged up from multi-year lows. "I think the main thing that markets are going to be looking at today is the whole deal with oil," said Matthew Tuttle, chief executive, Tuttle Tactical...

  • Dec 22- ConAgra Foods Inc reported lower-than-expected revenue for the third straight quarter due to weak sales in its consumer foods business, which includes Chef Boyardee pasta and Healthy Choice frozen dinners. Net income attributable to the company rose to $154.9 million, or 35 cents per share, in the quarter ended Nov. 29 from $10 million, or 2 cents per share,...

  • ConAgra Foods' quarterly sales miss estimates Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 7:38 AM ET

    Dec 22- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Chef Boyardee pasta and Healthy Choice dinners, reported lower-than-expected revenue for the third straight quarter, hurt by weak sales in its consumer foods business, which includes frozen dinners and pasta. Net income attributable to ConAgra rose to $154.9 million, or 35 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Nov. 29...

  • Dec 22- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, ahead of third-quarter GDP data, even as crude oil prices edged up from multi-year lows. *The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to trim third-quarter GDP growth to an annual rate of 1.9 percent from 2.1 percent reported last month. The data is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

  • Wall Street’s drive for breakeven could stall today Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 6:56 AM ET

    Futures point to a moderately lower open Tuesday, leaving the Dow and S&P 500 with little time to erase their 2015 deficits.

  • Most activists underperforming, but not this one Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 1:46 PM ET
    Scott Ferguson, Sachem Head Capital Management

    Many activist hedge fund names faltered in recent months, but there are some still doing well. Here's their names.

  • Early movers: FCS, CAG, LOW, SPLS, PMCS & more Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Nov 18- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, said it would spin off its Lamb Weston frozen potato products business into a separate public company and rename itself Conagra Brands Inc.. The businesses forming Conagra Brands had combined sales of about $9 billion in the year ended May, while Lamb Weston generated about $2.9...

  • Wall Street firms despite terror concerns Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 7:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were higher this morning, despite European equities being under pressure on security concerns after Friday's attacks in Paris.

  • UPDATE 1-ConAgra Foods to split into 2 public companies Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 6:50 AM ET

    Nov 18- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pastas, said it would spin off its Lamb Weston frozen potato products business into a separate public company and rename itself Conagra Brands Inc.. Conagra Brands will house the company's consumer brands including Marie Callender's frozen meals, Hunt's ketchup and Reddi-wip whipped...

  • ConAgra Foods to split into two public companies Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 6:37 AM ET

    Nov 18- ConAgra Foods Inc said it would separate into two independent public companies, one of which would focus on its consumer brands and the other on its frozen potato products business. The consumer brands business will be renamed Conagra Brands Inc and the frozen potato products business will operate under the Lamb Weston name. The transaction is expected...

  • Nov 4- XPO Logistics Inc, which acts as a broker between shippers and freight companies, said its revenue more than tripled, driven by acquisitions. XPO, whose customers include Macy's Inc, ConAgra Foods Inc and Dean Foods Co, also acquired trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc for $3 billion last month. XPO's net loss attributable to shareholders widened to...

  • Santoli: For CEOs and bankers, it's now or never Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    Merge and Acquisition

    CNBC senior markets commentator Michael Santoli explains why dealmaking is accelerating as 2015 ends and which buyout may be next.

  • Cramer Remix: 2 great growth stocks of our time Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 7:12 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Jim Cramer has two companies that stand head and shoulders above the rest of Wall Street.

  • TreeHouse Foods' huge deal doubled the company Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 6:21 PM ET
    Sam Reed, chief executive officer of TreeHouse Foods Inc.

    Jim Cramer spoke with the CEO Of TreeHouse foods following its acquisition of ConAgra's private label brand.

  • *Dyax soars after Shire offers to buy company. Nov 2- Wall Street was higher on Monday as data showed factory activity was beginning to stabilize in key countries and health care stocks rallied. "The global economy is on track for growth," said Ed Hyland, global investment specialist at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, adding that any fears about a recession, particularly in...

  • *ConAgra bought business in 2013 for $5.1 bln. Nov 2- ConAgra Foods Inc said it would sell its private-label unit to TreeHouse Foods Inc for $2.7 billion, after struggling to turn around the business it acquired just two years ago. "Given how long the process seemed to take and that in the end perhaps was the sole negotiating partner, we are slightly relieved for sake...

  • *Factory activity decline in China slows. *Dyax soars after Shire offers to buy company. But, while the Institute for Supply Management's national manufacturing index slipped to 50.1, it was ahead of the expected reading of 50.0.

  • Nov 2- ConAgra Foods Inc said it would sell its private brands unit to food company TreeHouse Foods Inc for $2.7 billion, just two years after picking up the business. TreeHouse, which will become the No. 1 private-label food manufacturer in the United States after the deal, said it would fund the cash transaction with $1.8 billion in new debt and about $1.0 billion...