The electronics retailers is reportedly a buyout candidate, and the media company will decide about splitting into 2.
The global gum market is poised to grow at 4.5% annual rate for the next few years.
Once the undisputed leader of national Italian restaurant chains, Darden's star property is facing pressure to sustain long-term growth.
Hershey is upgraded to 'buy' at Goldman, and Southwest is downgraded to 'neutral' at BofA/Merrill.
The food company is pushing its Planters brand and launching new initiatives to address the challenges of a maturing market.
Earnings jump as the food company leverages new supply and distribution networks in developing markets.
These stocks are a selection from among S&P's top buy-rated issues for capital appreciation potential.
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