The Value Line Investment Survey Initiates Coverage of Kraft Foods Group, Hillshire Brands, and Susser Holdings Business Wire NEW YORK -- October 23, 2012 Value Line (NASDAQ: VALU) has initiated coverage on Kraft Foods Group, Hillshire Brands, and Susser Holdings in its flagship product, The Value Line Investment Survey^®. Beginning Monday, October 22nd, Value Line’s analysts are evaluating the performance and business fundamentals of these stocks. The following is based on information in the companies’ SEC filings. Kraft Foods Group is one of the largest consumer packaged food and beverage outfits in North America. It manufactures and markets convenient meals, refreshment beverages and coffee, and other grocery items primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Major brands include Kraft Cheese, Oscar Mayer meats, and Maxwell House coffee. Kraft Foods Group was recently spun off from parent company Kraft Food Inc. (now known as Mondelez International). Hillshire Brands, formally known as Sara Lee Corp., is a food manufacturing and distribution company that focuses on meat-based products for the retail and food service markets. Wal-Mart and several other national purveyors of food products are major customers. Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, and Aidells are among Hillshire’s well-known brands. The corporation is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois and employs approximately 9,500 individuals. Susser Holdings Corp. operates retail convenience stores and the wholesale distribution of motor fuel in Texas and Oklahoma. It currently owns and manages more than 540 stores and has approximately 7,500 employees. The Corpus Christi-based corporation possesses a market capitalization of around $725 million. Read more detailed overviews at: www.valueline.com/CoverageInitiation_KraftFoodsGroup www.valueline.com/CoverageInitiation_HillshireBrands www.valueline.com/CoverageInitiation_SusserHoldings For more information about the particular investment merits of these companies, subscribers can visit www.valueline.com to access our full research reports in The Value Line Investment Survey. Value Line, Inc. is a leading New York-based provider of investment research. The Value Line Investment Survey is one of the most widely used sources of independent equities investment research. Value Line also produces a range of proprietary investment research in both print and digital formats including our acclaimed research in the areas of Mutual Funds, Options, Convertible securities and ETFs. Value Line’s trusted research also enables the Company to provide specialized products such as Value Line Select^®, The Value Line Special Situations Service^®, Value Line Dividend Select and proprietary data and ranking systems, distributed under copyright data agreements for fees. Value Line^® products are available at www.valueline.com or by calling a representative at 1-800-VALUELINE. Institutional-level services are available at www.valuelinepro.com. Value Line announces new coverage initiations regularly. Look for our press releases. Follow @ValueLine on Twitter and at www.facebook.com/ValueLine. Contact: Value Line, Inc. Howard Brecher, Chief Executive Officer 212-907-1500 or Ian Gendler, Director of Research IGendler@valueline.com
The Value Line Investment Survey Initiates Coverage of Kraft Foods Group, Hillshire Brands, and Susser Holdings
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