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- Shares of WhiteWave Foods (WWAV +4.6%), Dean Foods (DF +1.3%), and Sanderson Farms (SAFM +2.7%) are higher after Tyson Foods tops the bid of Pilgrim's Pride for Hillshire Brands.
- Though consolidation in the food sector is expected to pick up, some analysts warn the takeover premium in select stocks is getting played out.
May 23, 2013, 7:05 PMWhiteWave (WWAV) announces the completion of its spinoff from Dean Foods (DF). In addition, its board has authorized a $150M share repurchase program. The primary purpose of the program will be to offset dilution from WhiteWave’s equity compensation plans, but the company reserves the option to make discretionary, opportunistic purchases as well. WWAV +0.7%, DF +0.3% AH. | Comment!
May 17, 2013, 3:03 PMKeep an eye on Dean Foods (DF +1%). Though the food company could see some choppy trading next week after it was dumped from the S&P 500, dealReporter notes there's plenty of M&A speculation around the name to keep shares perky. A market cap below $4B raises the possibility that a larger company could see DF as a bolt-on acquisition. | Comment!
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Aug. 17, 2011, 9:51 AMMacro troubles in the U.S. and Europe aren't scaring off private equity funds from making new deals: TheCityUK expects PE firms to invest over $200B globally this year, up 11% from 2010. Over the last month, companies such as DF, TLB, IR, RBS, ALU, and BCS have been linked to private equity deals. | Comment!
Aug. 15, 2011, 11:09 AM
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Dean Foods Co process and distribute fluid milk and other dairy products, including ice cream, ice cream mix and cultured products. It also produces and distributes TruMoo, a reformulated flavored milk, as well as juices, teas, and bottled water.
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