News Feed Item

Pre-Market Commentary:General Mills, BRF S.A., Flowers Foods, and Unilever

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.

LONDON, December 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On Friday, December 27, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged lower, as the S&P 500 ended the day at 1,841.40, down 0.03%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,478.41, down 0.01%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 4,156.59, down 0.25%. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index edged 0.25% higher to end the day at 441.54; and the S&P 500 Food Products Industry Index ended the day at 447.65, up 0.13%. The S&P 500 Food Products Industry Index has gained 2.29% in the last one month and 8.20% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 1.97% and 9.51% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods.  The major movers in the industry included General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), BRF S.A. (NYSE: BRFS), Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE: FLO), and Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Download free technical analysis and charting reports on GIS, BRFS, FLO, and ULnow at:


On Friday's, shares in General Mills Inc. ended the day at $49.84, which is 0.28% higher than the previous day's closing price of $49.70. The company's shares vacillated between $49.63 and $50.11 during the trading session. A total of 1.81 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.89 million. The company's shares have gained 1.38% in the previous three trading sessions and3.66% in the last three months, compared to a gain of0.73% and 9.51% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Moreover, General Mills Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $49.62. Download free research on GIS today by registering at:


BRF S.A.'s stock advanced 1.76% on Friday, closing the day at $20.79. The company's shares oscillated between $20.45 and $20.79 during the trading session. A total of 1.31 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.09 million. The company's shares have gained 1.12% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 0.73%, during the same period. However, BRF S.A.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $22.57 and $22.99, respectively. Sign up and have access to our free report on BRFS at:


On Friday, Flowers Foods Inc.'s stock edged higher to finish the day at $21.33, up 0.33% from the previous day's closing price of $21.26. The company's shares fluctuated between $21.10 and $21.41 during the trading session. A total of 0.74 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.29 million. The company's shares have gained 0.85% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 0.73%, during the same period. However, Flowers Foods Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $22.70 and $22.23, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on FLO at:


Shares in Unilever PLC advanced on Friday, even as the broader market posted losses. The company's shares ended the day 1.31% higher at $40.95, after trading between $40.81 and $41.13. A total of 0.79 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.32 million. The company's shares have gained 2.55% in the previous three trading sessions and 3.25% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 0.73% and 9.51% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Furthermore, Unilever PLC's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $40.12 and $40.82, respectively. The free report on UL can be downloaded by signing up now at:




  1. This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned.
  2. Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by Ananya Ghosh, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. If you notice any errors or omissions, please notify us below.
  3. This information is submitted as a net-positive to companies mentioned, to increase awareness for mentioned companies to our subscriber base and the investing public.
  4. If you wish to have your company covered in more detail by our team, or wish to learn more about our services, please contact us at [email protected].
  5. For any urgent concerns or inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].
  6. Are you a public company? Would you like to see similar coverage on your company? Send us a full investors' package to [email protected] for consideration.


Content is researched, written and reviewed on a best-effort basis. This document, article or report is prepared and authored by Equity News Network. An outsourced research services provider represented by Ananya Ghosh, CFA, has only reviewed the information provided by Equity News Network in this article or report according to the Procedures outlined by Equity News Network. Equity News Network is not entitled to veto or interfere in the application of such procedures by the outsourced provider to the articles, documents or reports, as the case may be.


Equity News Network makes no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness or fitness for a purpose (investment or otherwise), of the information provided in this document. This information is not to be construed as personal financial advice. Readers are encouraged to consult their personal financial advisor before making any decisions to buy, sell or hold any securities mentioned herein.


Equity News Network is not responsible for any error which may be occasioned at the time of printing of this document or any error, mistake or shortcoming. No liability is accepted by Equity News Network whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. Equity News Network expressly disclaims any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Equity News Network does not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice.

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

SOURCE AAA Research Reports

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Blockchain. A day doesn’t seem to go by without seeing articles and discussions about the technology. According to PwC executive Seamus Cushley, approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just last year. In Gartner’s recent hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchain is approaching the peak. It is considered by Gartner as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.’ While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality’ discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is b...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settle...
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
The need for greater agility and scalability necessitated the digital transformation in the form of following equation: monolithic to microservices to serverless architecture (FaaS). To keep up with the cut-throat competition, the organisations need to update their technology stack to make software development their differentiating factor. Thus microservices architecture emerged as a potential method to provide development teams with greater flexibility and other advantages, such as the abili...
Product connectivity goes hand and hand these days with increased use of personal data. New IoT devices are becoming more personalized than ever before. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Nicolas Fierro, CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, will discuss how in order to protect your data and privacy, IoT applications need to embrace Blockchain technology for a new level of product security never before seen - or needed.
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
"As we've gone out into the public cloud we've seen that over time we may have lost a few things - we've lost control, we've given up cost to a certain extent, and then security, flexibility," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics,in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the b...
The use of containers by developers -- and now increasingly IT operators -- has grown from infatuation to deep and abiding love. But as with any long-term affair, the honeymoon soon leads to needing to live well together ... and maybe even getting some relationship help along the way. And so it goes with container orchestration and automation solutions, which are rapidly emerging as the means to maintain the bliss between rapid container adoption and broad container use among multiple cloud host...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, described how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launching ...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
Imagine if you will, a retail floor so densely packed with sensors that they can pick up the movements of insects scurrying across a store aisle. Or a component of a piece of factory equipment so well-instrumented that its digital twin provides resolution down to the micrometer.
"Since we launched LinuxONE we learned a lot from our customers. More than anything what they responded to were some very unique security capabilities that we have," explained Mark Figley, Director of LinuxONE Offerings at IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable?Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, answered these questions and demonstrated techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and co...