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General Mills Inc. (GIS) said Thursday that it agreed to sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. (BGS) for about $765 million in cash, subject to an inventory adjustment at closing. General Mills will continue to operate the Green Giant business in Europe and select...

Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) reported a third-quarter loss of $8.3 million, or $0.10 per share, compared to a loss of $7.3 million, or $0.09 per share for the same period in 2014. On average, seven analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report a loss per share of $0.07 for the quarter....

Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) reported that its same store sales for the five weeks ended August 29, 2015, increased 1.6 percent over the prior-year period. August front-end same store sales increased 0.6 percent. Pharmacy same store sales, which included an approximate 222 basis points negative impact from...

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS), in conjunction with Samsung Electronics America, Thursday announced the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK, an 8-inch tablet blending Samsung's multi-tasking power with NOOK's reading and entertainment experience. The new flagship in Samsung's line of tablets, the co-branded...

Netlist, Inc. (NLST), a provider of high performance memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, announced the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has issued decisions on the post-trial motions in Netlist's trade secret case against Diablo Technologies. The Court...

First National Bank of Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp. (FNB), entered into a purchase and assumption agreement to acquire approximately $383 million in retail and private banking deposits, 17 branch banking locations and related consumer loans in the Pittsburgh MSA from Fifth Third Bank. The...

Rosneft (ROSN.L) announced the company and China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec) have signed the Heads of Agreement on cooperation within the proposed joint development of Russkoye and Yurubcheno-Tokhomskoye fields. Under the agreement, Sinopec Group has the right to acquire a 49% stake in East Siberian...

LHC Group Inc. (LHCG), a national provider of comprehensive post-acute healthcare services, said that it agreed to acquire Halcyon Hospice LLC for approximately $58.5 million in cash. As a result of the acquisition, LHC Group expects to receive a step up in tax basis, resulting in anticipated cash...

Fred's, Inc. (FRED) reported that comparable store sales for the four-week month ended August 29, 2015 increased 1.2% from last year. Fred's total sales for the month increased 12% to $165.6 million from $147.2 million in August 2014. Excluding $5.6 million from last year's August sales related...

Specialty retailer Genesco, Inc. (GCO) Thursday reported second-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $7.6 million or $0.32 per share, up from $4.8 million, or $0.20 per share in the comparable quarter last year. Excluding items, earnings from continuing operations increased to $8.5 million,...

Medical device maker Medtronic plc (MDT) reported that first-quarter net income declined to $820 million or $0.57 per share from $871 million or $0.87 per share in the prior-year quarter. Excluding items, adjusted net income for the quarter was $1.02 per share, compared to $0.99 last year. On average,...

Stein Mart Inc. (SMRT) reported total sales for the four-week period ended August 29, 2015 of $86.1 million, a 0.4 percent decrease over total sales of $86.5 million for the four-week period ended August 30, 2014. Comparable store sales for the four-week period decreased 1.4 percent. The company noted...

MGP Ingredients Inc. (MGPI) announced that Tom Pigott, 50, will join the company as vice president of finance and chief financial officer, effective September 14. Pigott's most recent position was vice president of finance for the Meal Solutions Division of Kraft Foods Group. Between 1994 and 2009,...

Teleflex Inc. (TFX) said that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its ARROW Triple Lumen Pressure Injectable Acute Hemodialysis Catheter. The ARROW Triple Lumen Pressure Injectable Acute Hemodialysis Catheter is available in the ARROW ErgoPack System, helping hospitals maintain compliance...

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) reported fourth-quarter net earnings attributable to Company of $68 million or $0.22 per share compared to $137 million or $0.43 per share, last year. Adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $0.43, for the quarter. On average, 14 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected...

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