| Food supplier's profit nearly triples
The Boston Globe, September 19, 2014 Friday
Omaha-based ConAgra, a packaged-foods company, has a market value of $13.6 billion. ConAgra Foods Inc. reported that its quarterly profit nearly tripled, sending the stock up 4.6 percent. Sales at the company — its brands include Chef Boyardee canned pasta, Hebrew National hot dogs, and Healthy Choice frozen foods — were flat, but costs fell. ConAgra earned 39 cents a share, excluding some items, exceeding the average 35 cent estimate from analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.