Value Line (NASDAQ: VALU) has initiated coverage on Kraft Foods Group, Hillshire Brands, and Susser Holdings in its flagship product, The Value Line Investment Survey
. Beginning Monday, October 22nd, Value Line’s analysts are evaluating the performance and business fundamentals of these stocks. The following is based on information in the companies’ SEC filings.
Kraft Foods Group is one of the largest consumer packaged food and beverage outfits in North America. It manufactures and markets convenient meals, refreshment beverages and coffee, and other grocery items primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Major brands include Kraft Cheese, Oscar Mayer meats, and Maxwell House coffee. Kraft Foods Group was recently spun off from parent company Kraft Food Inc. (now known as Mondelez International).
Hillshire Brands, formally known as Sara Lee Corp., is a food manufacturing and distribution company that focuses on meat-based products for the retail and food service markets. Wal-Mart and several other national purveyors of food products are major customers. Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, and Aidells are among Hillshire’s well-known brands. The corporation is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois and employs approximately 9,500 individuals.
Susser Holdings Corp. operates retail convenience stores and the wholesale distribution of motor fuel in Texas and Oklahoma. It currently owns and manages more than 540 stores and has approximately 7,500 employees. The Corpus Christi-based corporation possesses a market capitalization of around $725 million.
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