PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio ETF(PBJ)- NYSEARCA
  • Oct. 23, 2015, 9:58 AM
    • M&A talk in the food sector could set off a chain reaction, according to analysts.
    • Kellogg's (K +0.2%) interest in Diamond Foods (DMND +6.6%) and a play by Treehouse Foods (THS +3.1%) for Ralcorp are in advanced stages, but other companies which could be drawn into talks include Boulder Brands (BDBD +0.5%), Amplify Snack Brands (BETR +1.7%), Mondelez International (MDLZ -0.1%), Campbell Soup (CPB +0.1%) and Hain Celestial Group (HAIN +0.4%).
    • Private-label brands in particular may look appetizing to larger food companies.
    • Previously: Reuters: TreeHouse in talks to buy Ralcorp from ConAgra (Oct. 22 2015)
    • Previously: NY Post: Kellogg close to Diamond Foods buyout (Oct. 23 2015)
    • Related ETF: PBJ
    | Oct. 23, 2015, 9:58 AM | 6 Comments
  • Mar. 25, 2015, 2:45 PM
    • Kraft is the 2nd-largest holding in the PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ETF's (PBJ +1.9%) 31 stocks.
    • Others getting a lift include the Guggenheim Spin-Off ETF (CSD +1.5%), and the First Trust IPO Index (FPX +0.8%),.
    • Source: Barron's
    • Previously: Kraft, Heinz announce merger (March 25)
    | Mar. 25, 2015, 2:45 PM
  • Oct. 2, 2013, 10:25 AM
    • The restaurant sector is proving to be more sensitive than most to the developments with the government shutdown and the potential impact to the U.S. economy.
    • Analysts already saw restaurant traffic under pressure during Q4, but an extended government shutdown could take estimates even lower.
    • Leading decliners: Brinker International (EAT) -2.4%, McDonald's (MCD) -2.0%, Cracker Barrel (CBRL) -1.9%, Yum Brands (YUM) -1.7%, Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) -1.6%.
    • Related ETFs: PBJ, XLY.
    | Oct. 2, 2013, 10:25 AM
  • Sep. 19, 2013, 12:01 PM
    • Food stocks are out of favor after ConAgra (CAG -3.9%) disappoints with its FQ1 report and General Mills (GIS -2.8%) is downgraded by Wells Fargo.
    • A general theme is emerging out of the sector that consumers in the U.S. are trading down from higher prices.
    • Decliners: Kraft Foods (KRFT) -2.8%, J.M. Smucker (SJM) -1.1%, TreeHouse Foods (THS) -2.6%, Pinnacle Foods (PF) -1.7%, B&G Foods (BGS) -1.0%.
    • Related ETFs: PBJ
    | Sep. 19, 2013, 12:01 PM | 2 Comments
PBJ Description
The PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio (Fund) is based on the Dynamic Food & Beverage Intellidex Index (Index). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Index is designed to provide capital appreciation by thoroughly evaluating companies based on a variety of investment merit criteria, including fundamental growth, stock valuation, investment timeliness and risk factors.
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Sector: Services
Country: United States
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