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."
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
June 26, 2017 16:26 ET (20:26 GMT)