Business News: Buy, Sell, Trade – AOL, General Mills, Syngenta; Verifone, Campbell, H&R Block, Release Earnings, Chipotle Sued

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Syngenta, the Swiss agricultural and chemical firm, and AOL, and consumer giant General Mills each separately sought to firm up the financials with buy backs, acquisitions and portfolio sales enriching the reserves heading into the fourth quarter.

Syngenta Plans to Divest Vegetable Seeds Business and Buy Back Shares

 

In an effort to appease shareholders after rejecting a takeover bid from Monsanto, Swiss agricultural and chemical company Syngenta announced it would sell its vegetable seeds business and buy back more than $2 billion in shares.

 

AOL to Acquire Millennial Media

 

Verizon-owned AOL announced today that it will buy Millennial Media, a mobile advertising firm, for $328 million. The following graphics depict stock prices for Verizon's and Millennial Media’s as the news was announced.

 

General Mills to Sell Green Giant and LeSueur to B&G Foods

 

B&G Foods announced that it has agreed to pay $765 million in cash for General Mills’ Green Giant and Le Sueur canned vegetables. Below a comparison of each of the consumer food companies.

 

Verifone Systems Inc. Released Third Quarter Earnings

 

 
 

Campbell Soup Company

 

Below find the earnings statement for the consumer pre-packaged food giant.

 
 

H&R Block Surprise Earnings

 

 
 

Chipotle Sued

 

Mexican restaurant Chipotle is facing litigation after a law suit alleging the company lied about no longer serving genetically modified food on its menu was released.

 
 

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