Sara Lee Disarray Costs Shareholders About $1 Billion

Sara Lee Disarray Costs Shareholders About $1 Billion

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Sara Lee’s stock, which was valued at $18.79 on Dec. 31, 1999, closed at $17.02 last week. Over that time, Sara Lee has made at least 10 acquisitions and disposed of more than 30 businesses, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.