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BRIEF-Hormel Foods reports Q4 ‍diluted EPS of $0.41​

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Hormel Foods Corp:

* Q4 revenue $2.5 billion

* Hormel foods announces full year and fourth quarter results and provides guidance for fiscal 2018

* Q4 revenue view $2.42 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

* Hormel foods corp qtrly diluted eps of $0.41

* Hormel foods corp - sees fiscal 2018 net sales guidance $9.40 billion - $9.80 billion

* Hormel foods corp - sees fiscal 2018 earnings per share guidance $1.60 - $1.70

* Hormel foods corp qtrly specialty foods volume down 8%; organic volume down 1%

* Hormel foods corp qtrly specialty foods net sales down 9%; organic net sales down 2%

* Hormel foods corp - qtrly grocery products volume down 4%, organic volume up 4%

* Hormel foods corp qtrly jennie-o turkey store volume down 7%; organic volume flat

* Hormel foods corp - qtrly grocery products net sales down 1%, organic net sales up 7%

* Hormel foods corp qtrly jennie-o turkey store net sales down 10%; organic net sales down 4%

* Hormel foods corp - qtrly refrigerated foods volume down 17% , organic volume up 1%

* Hormel foods corp - qtrly refrigerated foods net sales down 6% , organic net sales up 8%

* Hormel foods - fiscal 2018 net sales and eps guidance exclude pending acquisition of columbus craft meats, which is expected to close in december

* Hormel foods corp - columbus craft meats transaction is expected to be 2-3 cents per share accretive to earnings in fiscal 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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