Topic: How To Invest

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of January 8, 2019

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Global food giants are eager to spur growth—either by swapping their sugary offerings for more healthful treats or by acquiring and then streamlining smaller competitors. Apart from market leaders PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, other big firms, like Kraft Heinz, are looking to make more acquisitions. Below are special reports on two smaller food companies that we cover in our Spinoffs, Takeovers & Special Situations newsletter. Both have sound businesses and growth prospects. We also feel they could draw activist pressure to maximize profits from their existing brands—or spin off some of their businesses, or even put themselves up for sale. Any of these developments could spark a rise in these stocks. B&G FOODS INC. $28.72 (New York symbol BGS; Shares outstanding: 65.9 million; Market cap: $1.9 billion; www.bgfoods.com) makes, sells, and distributes a wide range of prepackaged food and household products in the U.S., including Puerto Rico, and Canada. Its product line is large: hot cereals, fruit spreads, canned meats and beans, bagel…

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