Flowers Foods (FLO -4.3%) Q4 earnings fell 27% as higher ingredient costs offset a sales...

|About: Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO)|By:, SA News Editor

Flowers Foods (FLO -4.3%) Q4 earnings fell 27% as higher ingredient costs offset a sales improvement helped by last year's acquisition of Tasty Baking. Results missed estimates, with EPS at $0.17 vs. consensus $0.21; the maker of Nature’s Own, Sunbeam and Blue Bird breads and baked goods also issued a cautious 2012 outlook.