ConAgra profit rises on acquisitions, consumer foods sales

Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:40am EST

Dec 20 (Reuters) - ConAgra Foods Inc reported a 17 percent jump in second-quarter profit, helped by recent acquisitions and higher sales in its consumer foods business.

The maker of Chef Boyardee pasta and Hunt's ketchup said profit rose to $211.6 million, or 51 cents per share, in the quarter ended Nov. 25, from $180.2 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier.

Sales rose 9 percent to $3.74 billion.

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