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Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO)

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  • Nov. 12, 2014, 7:04 AM
    • Flower Foods (NYSE:FLO) reports a 4.4% drop in volume during Q3.
    • Price/mix added 1.1% of growth during the period.
    • Lower cake and frozen foodservice demand contributed to the 11.8% decline in warehouse segment sales.
    • The company's gross margin rate rose 110 bps to 47.8% as lower input prices and manufacturing improvements factored in.
    • Guidance: 2014 sales of $3.75B-$3.77B expected vs. $3.82 consensus and EPS of $0.86-$0.90 vs. $0.93 consensus.
    • FLO -2.6% premarket.
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  • Oct. 3, 2014, 11:16 AM
    • More M&A murmurings and a decent mix of economic news is enough to give foods stocks a lift.
    • Sector leaders: Tyson Foods (TSN +1.8%), Pilgrim's Pride (PPC +5.1%), Sanderson Farms (SAFM +4.3%), Flower Foods (FLO +1.8%), Post Holdings (POST +2.1%) and Kellogg (K +1.1%).
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  • Sep. 24, 2014, 11:01 AM
    • Food stocks are topping market averages as investors shift to a more defensive stance.
    • The sector is also getting a look with grain, corn, meat, and rice prices moderating on improved global supplies.
    • On the move: Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) +2.0%, Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) +1.0%, Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) +1.7%, Diamond Foods (NASDAQ:DMND) +1.5%, Flower Foods (NYSE:FLO) +1.3%, Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) +1.6%, General Mills (NYSE:GIS) +0.7%, ConAgra (NYSE:CAG) +1.1%, Kraft Foods (NASDAQ:KRFT) +1.0%, Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) +1.5%, Seaboard (NYSEMKT:SEB) +2.7%.
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  • Aug. 12, 2014, 9:16 AM
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  • Feb. 12, 2014, 10:23 AM
    • Investors are looking at Flower Foods (FLO +1.6%) in a different light following Grupo Bimbo's acquisition of Canada Bread for a sweet premium.
    • Right away the deal takes away the worry that Flower Foods would try to stretch too far to acquire Canada Bread for itself - while down the road the narrowed field of bread makers in the U.S. could support pricing and give a boost to Flower Foods' profits.
    • Shares of FLO cracked $20 for the first time this month off the development.
    • A little insider buying never hurts sentiment either. (SEC Form 4)
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  • Dec. 6, 2013, 5:45 PM
    • Top Gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: [IDIX[]] +6.7%.[UQM[]] +6.6% PFPT +5.1%. RSYS +4.6%. CBR +4.3%.
    • Top Loser, as of 5:15 p.m.: LTS -6.3%. MGAM -5.7% MFRM -5.1%. FLO -4.8%. OME -4.2%.
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  • Jun. 20, 2013, 12:45 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: OTIV +16%. LGND +14%. FNSR +12%. NYNY +10%. ZN +9%. NVGN +8%. CEDU +8%. CLSN +7%. COGO +7%. GME +7%.
    Midday top 10 Losers: EBIX -41%. FLO -35%. RIOM -16%. DQ -14%. ORMP -13%. PVG -11%. FCEL -11%. SVLC -11%. CLFD -10%. PGNX -10%.
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  • Nov. 19, 2012, 3:22 PM
    Flower Foods (FLO +1.7%) continues to trade higher following news of the demise of Hostess Brands. The company is a clear winner from the lack of Hostess products on the shelves of grocery stores and outlets even if the shortage is short-lived with reports out P-E firms are sniffing around the Hostess trash bin.
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  • Nov. 16, 2012, 5:40 PM
    After-hours top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: GNOM +12.5%. GTAT +5.1%. SWFT +4.6%. KFY +4.5%. STRI +4.5%
    After-hours top losers: KWK -10.4%. REGN -9.7%. BPZ -9.4%. FLO -9.2%. NSM -8.7%.
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  • May. 31, 2012, 3:21 PM
    Flowers Foods (FLO +5.3%) gets an added boost from an upgrade to Buy at SunTrust. The firm expects FLO to benefit from accelerating organic growth and and a more rational market from the Sara Lee/Bimbo merger.
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  • Feb. 10, 2012, 10:44 AM
    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.
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  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:49 AM
    Flowers Foods (FLO -8.9%) takes a hit after its Q2 EPS dips 16% on higher-than-anticipated acquisition charges and a decline in sales growth due to rising commodity prices. The baked goods company also cuts FY11 guidance, as increasing packaging and shipping costs cut into margins.
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Company Description
Flowers Foods Inc is a producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods. It consists of two business segments direct-store-delivery and warehouse delivery. Its brands includeNature's Own,Whitewheat,Wonder Bread,Cobblestone Bread Co.,among others.