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Hormel Foods Corporation: Reiterating HOLD on Hormel Foods

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Hormel Foods Corp., based in Austin, Minnesota, produces and markets meat and food products to retail, foodservice, deli, and commercial customers in the U.S. and internationally. The company is 48%-owned by the Hormel Foundation. The Foundation's priorities are to preserve the independence of the company; support the Austin, Minnesota, community; and provide for the financial welfare of the family's heirs. The company has approximately 18,700 employees.

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Analyst Profile

John D. Staszak, CFA

Securities Analyst: Consumer Discretionary & Consumer Staples
John's specialty at Argus includes the gaming, lodging and restaurant groups within the Consumer Discretionary sector. John earned an MBA from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. In the financial services industry, he has worked as an analyst and consultant for firms including Standard & Poor's, the Bank of New York, Harris Nesbitt Gerard and Merrill Lynch. John is a CFA charterholder. Forbes magazine named John as the second-best stock picker among restaurant analysts in 2006. He was also ranked the second-best analyst covering the restaurant sector by the Wall Street Journal in 2007, a year in which a Financial Times/StarMine survey also ranked John that same way. In 2008, the Journal again listed John as an award winner, with a third-best designation among hotel industry analysts and a fifth-best designation among restaurant analysts.