ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE: CAG) said on Thursday that net income dipped 42% in the fiscal first quarter. The Company said weaker results in the consumer food division hurt the bottom line. Overall revenue climbed 27% to $4.2 billion, aided by the acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings. Still, it fell short of street’s expectation of $4.29 [...]
Shares of Paychex Inc, (NASDAQ: PAYX) slumped about 5.70% by mid-day trade. The Rochester, NY based Company, which handles employee benefits and provides human resources related services, late last evening reported nearly flat earnings growth for the fiscal fourth quarter as higher revenue was offset by jump in income tax expenses.
ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) announced on Tuesday that it agreed to buy Ralcorp Holdings Inc (NYSE: RAH) in all cash deal estimated at $4.95 billion. The deal will make ConAgra one of the largest packaged food companies in North America with estimated annual sales of $18 billion.
The following stocks saw significant activity in trading on Thursday, September 20, 2012.