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Quarterly Dividends, Divestitures, Completed Acquisitions and Financial Results - Research Report on Hershey, Campbell Soup,



   Quarterly Dividends, Divestitures, Completed Acquisitions and Financial
    Results - Research Report on Hershey, Campbell Soup, TreeHouse Foods,
                      Sanderson Farms, and Diamond Foods

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PR Newswire

NEW YORK, October 11, 2013

NEW YORK, October 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Hershey
Co. (NYSE: HSY), Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB), TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:
THS), Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM), and Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:
DMND). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including
full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links
below.

Hershey Co. Research Report

On October 8, 2013, Hershey Co. (Hershey) announced that its Board of
Directors has authorized and declared quarterly dividends in the amount of
c.$0.49 on the Common Stock and c.$0.44 on the Class B Common Stock. The
dividends are payable on December 13, 2013, to stockholders of record as on
November 25, 2013. The Company informed that this represents the 336th
consecutive regular dividend on the Common Stock and the 117th consecutive
regular dividend on the Class B Common Stock. The Full Research Report on
Hershey Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/948b_HSY]

Campbell Soup Co. Research Report

On October 1, 2013, Campbell Soup Company (Campbell) announced that it has
signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its European simple meals
business to CVC Capital Partners (CVC), a leading global private equity firm.
Under the terms of the agreement, CVC will acquire Campbell's national brands
of soups, sauces and simple meals. Denise Morrison, Campbell's President and
CEO, said, "This sale reflects a strategic choice. We are in the process of
reshaping our portfolio to change Campbell's future growth trajectory. As part
of this effort, we will be focusing our investments, resources and talent on
building the brands that we believe we can grow around the world,
strengthening our core and expanding our business in faster-growing
geographies and categories." The Full Research Report on Campbell Soup Co. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/1d9e_CPB]

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Research Report

On October 8, 2013, TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (TreeHouse Foods) announced the
completion of its previously announced acquisition of Associated Brands, a
leading private label manufacturer of powdered drinks. TreeHouse paid
approximately $180 million in cash for the business, subject to an adjustment
for working capital. The Full Research Report on TreeHouse Foods, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/c204_THS]

Sanderson Farms, Inc. Research Report

On September 19, 2013, Sanderson Farms Inc. (Sanderson Farms) announced that
its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend in the
amount of $0.20 per share. The dividend is payable on October 15, 2013 to
stockholders of record as on October 1, 2013. The Company reported that this
represents a new annual dividend rate of $0.80. "We are very pleased the Board
has authorized an increase in our dividend rate and granted final approval to
commence construction of our next poultry complex," commented Joe F.
Sanderson, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Sanderson Farms. The Full Research Report
on Sanderson Farms, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/733e_SAFM]

Diamond Foods, Inc. Research Report

On September 30, 2013, Diamond Foods, Inc. (Diamond Foods) reported its Q4 FY
2013 financial results (period ended July 31, 2013). The Company reported
total net sales of $199.8 million, a 10.8% YoY decline. Adjusted EBITDA
increased 12.5% YoY to $24.6 million, while net loss for the quarter was
$147.1 million compared to $32.9 million in Q4 FY 2012. The Company reported
that non-GAAP net income was $2.3 million compared to $1.0 million in Q4 FY
2012. "Our cost savings and net price realization strategies helped us
generate improved results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year," said Brian
Driscoll, President and CEO. "We remain intently focused on these productivity
initiatives to help support our future brand innovation and to address
potential commodity headwinds in fiscal 2014. In addition, we believe the
proposed settlement of the securities class action lawsuit is an important
first step in our ability to normalize our capital structure." The Full
Research Report on Diamond Foods, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/09d1_DMND]

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