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PLANO, Texas— Former Campbell Soup executive B. Craig Owens is joining J.C. Penney's board. Owens, 60, recently retired as chief financial officer for Campbell Soup Co.. Shares of J.C. Penney Co., based in Plano, Texas, rose 3 percent to 9.45 in premarket trading.
*Windsor Quality acquisition would be biggest for Ajinomoto. *Ajinomoto shares up 1.7 percent after news. TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's Ajinomoto Co Inc said on Wednesday it would buy unlisted U.S. frozen foods maker Windsor Quality Holdings for around $800 million as it seeks to expand in North America to offset slowing growth at home.
Analysts have high expectations for 32 companies in the S&P 500 that they say will trade at least 20 percent above their current levels.
NEW YORK, Sept 8- U.S. stock index futures are indicating slight losses at the open on Monday, though major indexes remain near record levels and the equity market's recent momentum appears intact. Among the biggest movers on Monday is Hertz Global Holdings Inc, up 5.2 percent to $29.95 after it said its chief executive had stepped down for personal reasons.
Sept 8- Campbell Soup Co on Monday reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales as markets for its soup and snack products remained sluggish. Shares of Campbell, which owns healthy food brand Bolthouse Farms as well as Pepperidge Farm snacks, were down 3.2 percent at $43.12 in trading before the market opened.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Sept 8- Campbell Soup Co on Monday reported a quarterly profit on strong sales in its Bolthouse business. Net income was $137 million, or 43 cents a share, in the fourth quarter ended on Aug. 3, compared with a year-earlier loss of $158 million, or 50 cents a share.
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Companies like Chipotle and Philip Morris have been discussing price hikes that would give bottom lines a whole new driver. USAT reports.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
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PARIS, July 1- Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits.
June 18- ConAgra Foods Inc warned that its adjusted fourth-quarter profit would be lower than its forecast, as the company struggles with its big push into private-label foods and sales fall in its consumer foods business. The company's shares fell as much as 7.4 percent to $30.41 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
PARIS, June 18- Japan's Ajinomoto Co may not have found a partner in French ingredients company Diana Group, but unlike the famous Paul Anka love song- a favourite of CEO Masatoshi Ito- the food company is moving on, and looking for other deals.
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Stocks finished in positive territory after hovering around the flatline for much of the session Monday, as investors remained cautious amid recent mixed economic reports.
*AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion.
*AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion. NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with another drop in bond yields supporting equities and gains in Internet and biotech stocks giving the Nasdaq an outsized advance.