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  • Got this wrong following dutch auction

  • Really.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Lower transportation costs, lower fertilizer costs, and higher consumer spending all good for FDP.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Auction fell short.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • bottom floor entry price...............

  • Stock is going higher following dutch auction imo.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • With all the M&A happening in food sector hard to believe FDP is not a target.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Seeing more and more product available at Costco.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • 1st time I've seen FDP at our local Costco. Imo that's good for earnings.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Packing on hold to assess California citrus damage

    12/11/2013 06:03:00 PM
    Mike Hornick

    As California citrus growers endured a week and counting of freezing overnight temperatures, the industry put a 48-hour hold on packing Dec. 10 to give authorities more time to inspect for damaged fruit at 81 facilities.

    The move came out of meetings with San Joaquin Valley growers, industry representatives and regulators aimed in part at keeping damaged mandarin and navel oranges off the fresh market.

    The scope of losses is still being determined but will range from major to manageable depending on location and variety, according to Exeter-based California Citrus Mutual.

    Enough harvested fruit was on hand to supply the market through the holiday season without affectng consumer prices, the trade group reported. The 48-hour hold wasn’t expected to impede movement, though it was costly for packers.

    “We’re just going to wait to get through this event, then pick up the pieces and decide where we’re going to go from here,” Doug Carman, vice president of farming for Los Angeles-based Paramount Citrus, which markets mandarins under the Wonderful Halos label, said Dec. 11. “We’re fighting the frost and developing a game plan but don’t have one in place yet. The frost isn’t over yet.”

    Temperatures reached the low 20s in parts of the valley during the Dec. 4-10 cold spell. For Dec. 11-12 the National Weather Service forecast lows of 31 and 32 degrees respectively in Reedley with a slight warming trend to follow.

    State and county inspectors are checking groves as well as packinghouses. Field inspections are planned for more than 200,000 acres in Fresno, Kern and Tulare counties. The aim is to eliminate most damaged fruit before harvesting.

    “Although temperatures are now on the upswing, the compound effect of a seven-day freeze event has made the fruit more susceptible to damage at higher temperature points,” Citrus Mutual president Joel Nelsen said in a news releas

  • Does this imply its over done or moré to come?

  • Fresh Del Monte posts break-even results for 4Q

    Posted on February 19, 2013
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Fresh Del Monte Produce reported breakeven results for its fourth quarter, driven by reduced expenses and lower charges.

    The quarterly performance compares with a loss of $10.1 million, or 17 cents per share, a year earlier.

    Fresh Del Monte's current quarter included impairment and other charges totaling $100,000. A year ago, these charges totaled $3.5 million.

    Selling, general and administrative expenses dropped to $40 million from $48.8 million. There was also a larger income tax provision in the year-ago period.

    Revenue for the period ended Dec. 28 dipped 1 percent to $776.9 million from $780.8 million.

    The company said Tuesday that its revenue results were hurt by lower sales from its banana segment, which was somewhat offset by better sales from its other fresh produce division.

    For the year, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. earned $143.2 million, or $2.46 per share. In the previous year the Coral Gables, Fla. company earned $92.5 million, or $1.56 per share.

    Adjusted earnings were $2.54 per share.

    Annual revenue fell 5 percent to $3.42 billion from $3.59 billion.
    businessweekDOTcom/ap/2013-02-19/fresh-del-monte-posts-break-even-results-for-4q

  • Freeze Warning JACKSONVILLE FL

    Freeze Warning
    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
    1249 PM EST TUE JAN 22 2013

    FLZ020 025-030 032-035-036-231400-
    /O.CON.KJAX.FZ.W.0001.130123T0900Z-130123T1400Z/
    HAMILTON-SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-NASSAU-DUVAL-UNION-BRADFORD-CLAY-
    GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JASPER...LIVE OAK...LAKE CITY...
    MACCLENNY...FERNANDINA BEACH...JACKSONVILLE...LAKE BUTLER...
    STARKE...GREEN COVE SPRINGS...TRENTON...GAINESVILLE
    1249 PM EST TUE JAN 22 2013

    ...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 9 AM EST
    WEDNESDAY...

    * TEMPERATURE...MINIMUM TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 29 AND 32 DEGREES
    WITH 3 TO 5 HOURS OF SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES FOR INTERIOR
    SECTIONS.

    * IMPACTS...A BRIEF PERIOD OF SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES TOWARDS
    SUNRISE ON WEDNESDAY COULD HARM SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
    APPROPRIATE ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT TENDER
    VEGETATION AND OUTDOOR PETS WILL BE PROTECTED FROM THE COLD
    TEMPERATURES.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
    EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST 2 HOURS. APPROPRIATE ACTION SHOULD BE
    TAKEN TO ENSURE TENDER VEGETATION AND OUTDOOR PETS HAVE ADEQUATE
    PROTECTION FROM THE COLD TEMPERATURES. YOUNG CHILDREN...THE
    ELDERLY AND THE HOMELESS ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE COLD.
    TAKE MEASURES TO PROTECT THEM.

    forecastDOTweatherDOTgov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=FLZ036&warncounty=FLC001&firewxzone=FLZ036&local_place1=&product1=Freeze+Warning

    ----------------------------------------------

    Tallahassee Regional Airport (KTLH)
    Lat: 30.4 Lon: -84.35 Elev: 69ft.

    ----------------------------------------------

    Gainesville Regional Airport (KGNV)
    Lat: 29.68 Lon: -82.27 Elev: 134ft.

    URLs at talkstock

  • Hard Freeze Warning
    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
    1200 PM PST SAT JAN 12 2013

    CAZ015 019-131700-
    /O.NEW.KSTO.HZ.W.0001.130113T1100Z-130113T1700Z/
    NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
    SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA-
    NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...REDDING...CHICO...STOCKTON...MODESTO
    1200 PM PST SAT JAN 12 2013

    ...HARD FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM PST SUNDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A HARD
    FREEZE WARNING FOR THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY...DELTA AND NORTHERN SAN
    JOAQUIN VALLEY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM PST SUNDAY.

    * TEMPERATURES: MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER
    TEENS IN COLDEST AREAS OF THE VALLEY TO UPPER 20S IN LARGE URBAN
    AREAS. DURATIONS BELOW 28 DEGREES OF 3 TO 6 HOURS ARE LIKELY.

    * TIMING: LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING.

    * LOCATIONS INCLUDE: REDDING...CHICO...YUBA CITY...SACRAMENTO...
    VACAVILLE...FAIRFIELD...STOCKTON...MODESTO.

    * IMPACTS: LONG DURATIONS BELOW FREEZING WILL KILL UNPROTECTED
    FREEZE SENSITIVE VEGETATION. EXPOSED WATER PIPES COULD BURST.
    PETS AND LIVESTOCK FEEL THE EXTREME COLD AS WELL.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT
    OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
    SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

    &&

    $$
    forecastDOTweatherDOTgov/showsigwxDOTphp?warnzone=CAZ017&warncounty=CAC067&firewxzone=CAZ217&local_place1=&product1=Hard+Freeze+Warning

  • Freeze Warning
    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
    934 AM PST THU JAN 10 2013

    CAZ089 092-110500-
    /O.UPG.KHNX.FZ.A.0001.130111T1200Z-130114T1800Z/
    /O.NEW.KHNX.FZ.W.0002.130111T1200Z-130114T1800Z/
    WEST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-EAST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
    SOUTHWESTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-SOUTHEASTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
    934 AM PST THU JAN 10 2013

    ...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PST
    MONDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
    WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PST MONDAY
    FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY. THE FREEZE WATCH
    IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN
    VALLEY.

    * TEMPERATURES: MINIMUM TEMPERATURES OF 26 TO 28 DEGREES MAY
    OCCUR FOR A PERIOD OF 1 TO 4 HOURS IN THE COLDEST LOCATIONS
    OF THE VALLEY PRIOR TO DAYBREAK FRIDAY. MINIMUM TEMPERATURES
    OF 28 DEGREES AND LOWER WILL BE MORE PROLONGED AND
    WIDESPREAD FRIDAY NIGHT...SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY NIGHT
    WITH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES OF 23 TO 28 DEGREES FOR A DURATION
    OF 4 TO 8 HOURS. IN THE NORMALLY COLDEST LOCATIONS...
    TEMPERATURES COULD BOTTOM OUT IN THE MID TO UPPER TEENS FOR
    A COUPLE OF HOURS THIS WEEKEND.

    * TIMING: THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY OCCUR BETWEEN
    2 AM PST AND 9 AM PST. HOWEVER...THE NORMALLY COLDEST
    LOCATIONS COULD FALL BELOW 28 DEGREES AS EARLY AS 11 PM PST.

    * LOCATIONS INCLUDE: COLLINS CORNER...CLOVIS...KERMAN...
    LEMOORE...HANFORD...AVENAL...VISALIA...CORCORAN...DELANO...
    WASCO...BUTTONWILLOW.

    * IMPACTS: PLANTS...EXPOSED WATER PIPES...AND PETS WILL BE
    ENDANGERED BY LONG DURATIONS OF BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES.

    forecastDOTweatherDOTgov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ090&warncounty=CAC047&firewxzone=CAZ290&local_place1=&product1=Freeze+Warning

  • Freeze Warning

    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
    344 AM EST FRI DEC 21 2012

    FLZ020 025-030 033-035 037-040-GAZ132 136-149 154-162 166-211930-
    /O.UPG.KJAX.FZ.A.0010.121222T0700Z-121222T1300Z/
    /O.NEW.KJAX.FZ.W.0012.121222T0600Z-121222T1300Z/
    /O.NEW.KJAX.FZ.A.0011.121223T0700Z-121223T1300Z/
    /O.CON.KJAX.LW.Y.0049.000000T0000Z-121221T2300Z/
    HAMILTON-SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-NASSAU-DUVAL-UNION-BRADFORD-CLAY-
    ST JOHNS-GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-PUTNAM-MARION-COFFEE-JEFF DAVIS-BACON-
    APPLING-WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-BRANTLEY-INLAND GLYNN-
    COASTAL GLYNN-ECHOLS-CLINCH-CHARLTON-INLAND CAMDEN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JASPER...LIVE OAK...LAKE CITY...
    MACCLENNY...FERNANDINA BEACH...JACKSONVILLE...LAKE BUTLER...
    STARKE...GREEN COVE SPRINGS...ST AUGUSTINE...TRENTON...
    GAINESVILLE...PALATKA...OCALA...DOUGLAS...HAZLEHURST...ALMA...
    BAXLEY...JESUP...PEARSON...WAYCROSS...BLACKSHEAR...NAHUNTA...
    BRUNSWICK...STATENVILLE...HOMERVILLE...FOLKSTON...WOODBINE...
    ST MARYS
    344 AM EST FRI DEC 21 2012

    ...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS
    EVENING...
    ...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM EST SATURDAY...
    ...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
    MORNING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
    WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM EST SATURDAY. A
    FREEZE WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS FREEZE WATCH IS IN EFFECT
    FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. THE FREEZE WATCH
    IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * TIMING...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE STRONG AND GUSTY TODAY.

    * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH. WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 35 MPH AT
    TIMES.

    * TEMPERATURE...LOWS WILL FALL INTO THE MID AND UPPER 20S FOR
    INLAND LOCATIONS BY THE PREDAWN HOURS ON SATURDAY. DURATIONS OF
    SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES OF UP TO SIX HOURS ARE POSSIBLE IN
    COLDER LOCATIONS. THEN ON SATURDAY...LOWS WILL FALL INTO THE
    UPPER 20S TO NEAR 30 INLAND BY THE PREDAWN HOURS.

    * IMPACTS...TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE PLANTS SHOULD BE COVERED OR
    BROUGHT INDOORS IN ADVANCE OF THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES ON
    FRIDAY NIGHT. PETS SHOULD ALSO BE BROUGHT INDOORS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
    EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST 2 HOURS. APPROPRIATE ACTION SHOULD BE
    TAKEN TO ENSURE TENDER VEGETATION AND OUTDOOR PETS HAVE ADEQUATE
    PROTECTION FROM THE COLD TEMPERATURES. YOUNG CHILDREN...THE
    ELDERLY AND THE HOMELESS ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE COLD.
    TAKE MEASURES TO PROTECT THEM.

    A LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO
    25 MPH OR GUSTS OF 30 TO 39 MPH ARE EXPECTED. SMALL BOATS WILL BE
    ESPECIALLY PRONE TO CAPSIZING. BOATERS IN THE ADVISORY AREA
    SHOULD AVOID OPEN WATER AND STAY CLOSE TO SHORE IN WIND PROTECTED
    INLETS. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN
    TRAVELING AS WELL.

    A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE FOR
    AT LEAST 2 HOURS. PRECAUTIONS MAY BE REQUIRED TO PROTECT PLANTS...
    PETS AND THOSE SENSITIVE TO THE COLD IF A FREEZE WARNING IS
    ISSUED.

    forecastDOTweatherDOTgov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=FLZ036&warncounty=FLC001&firewxzone=FLZ036&local_place1=&product1=Freeze+Warning

    ------------------------------------------

    Current conditions at

    Tallahassee Regional Airport (KTLH)
    Lat: 30.4 Lon: -84.35 Elev: 69ft.
    forecastDOTweatherDOTgov/MapClick.php?lat=30.39397227948333&lon=-84.34556060302736

    Gainesville Regional Airport (KGNV)
    Lat: 29.68 Lon: -82.27 Elev: 134ft.
    forecastDOTweatherDOTgov/MapClick.php?lat=29.687754492987512&lon=-82.27746963500976

    Orlando / Sanford Airport (KSFB)
    Lat: 28.78 Lon: -81.24 Elev: 55ft.
    forecastDOTweatherDOTgov/MapClick.php?lat=28.773677918788586&lon=-81.24784469604492

    Crestview, Sikes Airport (KCEW)
    Lat: 30.79 Lon: -86.52 Elev: 190ft.
    forecastDOTweatherDOTgov/MapClick.php?lat=30.784680097792158&lon=-86.52566468750001

  • Sacramento CA
    forecastDOTweatherDOTgov/MapClick.php?CityName=Sacramento&state=CA&site=STO&textField1=38.5817&textField2=-121.493&e=1

    Corning CA
    forecastDOTweatherDOTgov/MapClick.php?lat=39.93869581647654&lon=-122.17003999999997

    Merced / Castle Air Force Base
    forecastDOTweatherDOTgov/MapClick.php?lat=37.36437424737956&lon=-120.56016514282225

FDP
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