Consumer Companies Up as Loeb Invests in Nestle - Consumer Roundup

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Shares of retailers and other consumer-services companies rose as one big investor identified an opportunity in the food-processing industry.

Shares of Nestle rallied after Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund disclosed a $3.5 billion stake in the food processor, demanding a raft of changes it said would boost margins and shares, including the divestment of a long-held stake in cosmetics company L'Oreal.

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Nestle responded to say it would maintain an "open dialogue with all our shareholders" but remained "committed to executing our strategy and creating long-term shareholder value."

(-By Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com)

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June 26, 2017 16:26 ET (20:26 GMT)