U.S. stock index futures shaved some losses Thursday after a better-than-expected jobless claims report and a batch of M&A announcements, but a disappointing reading on the European economy put a damper on gains.
H.J. Heinz confirmed Thursday that it agreed to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G for $28 billion.
Stocks finished higher Tuesday, wiping out most of the previous session's losses, boosted by a batch of encouraging earnings reports and positive economic data from Europe.
U.S. stock index futures climbed Tuesday, a day after major averages logged their worst one-day performance in nearly three months, tracking gains in European shares and ahead of a key services sector report.
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After nearly a year of keeping investors in the dark, Diamond Foods is set to report 2012 quarterly earnings and restatements to the company's 2010 and 2011 annual earnings in disclosures that will reveal just how deep an accounting scandal hits the popular snacks maker. TheStreet.com reports.
Nov 1- Kellogg Co reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as strong performance in its Pringles business offset costs related to a recall last month of Mini-Wheats. The world's largest cereal maker reported net income of $296 million, or 82 cents per share, for the third quarter, compared with $290 million, or 80 cents per share, a year earlier.
Burger King Worldwide Inc. reports quarterly financial results. Baidu Inc., the Chinese Internet company, reports quarterly financial results. Avon Products Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
After a bumper crop of pumpkin-flavored products this fall, it looks like it’s time to bring out the gingerbread and mint at restaurant chains even though trick-or-treaters have yet to ring the doorbell.
*UBS raises Barrick Gold target price to $52 from $46; rating buy. *UBS raises Rainy River Resources Ltd price target to C $7 from C $6;. rating buy* UBS raises Centerra Gold target price to C $17 from C $15.5; rating buy.
NEW YORK-- Kellogg's voluntary recall of certain packages of its Mini-Wheats Bite Size cereal may hurt its sales a bit, an analyst said Thursday. On Wednesday, Kellogg Co. announced that it was making the recall because of the possible presence of a flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich.-- Kellogg Co. reaffirmed its full-year earnings guidance on Wednesday, saying that strong performance from its recently acquired Pringles brand offset costs for the anticipated costs a recent recall of Mini-Wheats cereal. Kellogg expects to earn between $3.18 and $3.30 per share for the year.
TORONTO, Oct 10- Kinross Gold Corp said Wednesday its chief financial officer, Paul Barry, will leave the company, just two months after the Canadian miner replaced its chief executive. Barry, who joined Kinross in March 2011, will leave to pursue other interests, but will remain in his role until a replacement has been found, the company said.
Oct 10- Kinross Gold Corp:. *Source text: Kinross Gold Corporation today announced that Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Paul H. Barry will be leaving the Company and pursuing other interests.
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SAN FRANCISCO-- Nasdaq has told Diamond Foods Inc. that its failure to file its latest annual report on time is another factor that could lead to the delisting of the snack maker's shares from the Nasdaq Stock Market. The payments _ an estimated $20 million in 2010 and $60 million in 2011 _ skewed Diamond's financial results.
U.S. crude oil futures settled down nearly $2 a barrel as signs this week of slowing in the manufacturing and services sectors in Europe and China continued to weigh on investor sentiment. ,down 0.5 percent to C $33.00, Canadian Natural Resources, down 1.6 percent to C $30.22 and Encana Corp, off 2.6 percent to C $21.27.
TORONTO, Oct 5- Toronto's main stock index backed away from its highest level in nearly three weeks on Friday as concerns about weakness in the global economy hurt commodity prices, countering unexpectedly strong North American jobs data.