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Consumer Staples Equities under the Scanner -- Kraft Foods, WhiteWave Foods, Pinnacle Foods, Unilever, and PepsiCo

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LONDON, August 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, August 07, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,334.97, down 0.46%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.46% lower at 16,368.27, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,909.57, down 0.56%. The losses were broad based as eight out of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index ended the day at 446.79, down 0.81%, and the index has declined 3.81% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Kraft Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT), The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE: WWAV), Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE: PF), Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL), and PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:  


On Thursday, Kraft Foods Group Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 3.59 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 2.55 million shares. The stock finished the day at $54.68, down 1.25%, and registered an intraday range of $54.64 and $55.69. Kraft Foods Group Inc.'s shares have declined 9.81% in the last one month and 3.56% in the past three months. However, the stock has advanced 1.43% on YTD basis. Furthermore, the company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $58.93 is above its 200-day moving average of $55.79. Additionally, shares of Kraft Foods Group Inc. traded at a PE ratio of 13.19 and have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 36.32. Sign up and read the free notes on KRFT at:


The WhiteWave Foods Co.'s stock surged 10.65%, to close Thursday's session at $32.84, after hitting a new 52-week high of $33.44. The stock recorded a trading volume of 6.26 million shares, much above its three months average volume of 1.65 million shares. Over the last one month and past three months, The WhiteWave Foods Co.'s shares have gained 2.95% and 23.41%, respectively. Also, from the beginning of 2014, the stock has rallied 43.16%. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $31.55 is above its 200-day moving average of $26.82. Further, The WhiteWave Foods Co.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 39.45 and has an RSI of 38.38. On the same day, the company announced its Q2 FY 2014 financial results. For Q2 FY 2014, the company reported net income attributable to The WhiteWave Foods Co. of $34.40 million, or $0.19 per diluted share. The complimentary notes on WWAV can be downloaded as in PDF format at:


On Thursday, shares in Pinnacle Foods Inc. finished the session 0.69% higher at $30.49. A total of 0.63 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 1.94 million shares. The stock moved between $30.24 and $30.66 during the session. Over the last one month, Pinnacle Foods Inc.'s shares have lost 3.42%. However, the stock has gone up 1.13% over the past three months and 11.03% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $31.70 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $29.34. Shares of Pinnacle Foods Inc. traded at a PE ratio of 23.28 and have an RSI of 38.75. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on PF at:


Unilever PLC's stock fluctuated between $42.96 and $43.41 before ending Thursday's session up 0.02%, at $43.02. The stock reported a trading volume of 0.69 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.91 million shares. Further, Unilever PLC's shares have lost 5.68% over the last one month and 2.54% over the past three months. However, the stock has surged 4.42% on YTD basis. The company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average. The stock's 50-day moving average of $44.92 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $42.13. Moreover, shares of Unilever PLC have an RSI of 30.10. The complete research on UL is available for free at:


PepsiCo Inc.'s stock declined 0.67%, to close Thursday's session at $89.90, after vacillating between $89.54 and $90.85. The stock recorded a trading volume of 4.63 million shares, above its three months average volume of 4.08 million shares. Over the last one month and past three months, PepsiCo Inc.'s shares have advanced 0.04% and 3.57%, respectively. Also, over from the beginning of 2014, the stock has rallied 8.39%. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $89.09 is above its 200-day moving average of $84.60. Further, PepsiCo Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 20.26 and has an RSI of 55.07. Free in depth research on PEP is available at:


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