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November 19, 2010 08:13 ET

Opinions on Cosan Ltd. and Hershey Co. - Sugar Producers and Users Expanding Production Facilities

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Confectioners fared better than most during the recession as people continued to enjoy their favorite comfort foods. Companies in the industry continue to do relatively well, and have recently released positive quarterly results. US core brands continue to do well and emerging markets' demand is increasing and helping to boost profits. The fourth quarter is typically a good quarter as it regroups both Halloween and Christmas, thus industry players are predicting continued growth in the next quarter. Some members of the industry such as Hershey Co. are feeling sufficiently positive that they are investing in expanding production facilities of both traditional products and newer branches such as yogurt. Investors looking for free research on Hershey Co. are welcome to sign up at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the confectioners industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Cosan Ltd. and Hershey Co.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

Companies involved in sugar production, refinement and ethanol such as Cosan Ltd. also had a positive last quarter as high sugar prices and demand resulted in solid profits. Unexpected weather conditions lead to some production stoppages. However, reduced production also temporarily rallied prices which helped offset the losses incurred due to dampened shipments. Companies in the industry are investing in ramping up production and implementing systems which will hopefully prevent future stoppages. Investors looking for free research on Cosan Ltd. are welcome to sign up at

Of slight concern to some in the industry is the possible entry of a new player. India has had a great growing season and some expect harvests will exceed local demand, leading to exports. Because of this, traditional exporters are concerned about the impact of lower priced sugar entering the market. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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