SOURCE: Market Foundations Inc.

February 17, 2012 09:00 ET

Perception, Opportunity in Volatility - Research & Analysis on Arden Group, Inc. and Ruddick Corporation

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Feb 17, 2012) - This morning, www.MarketFoundations.com announced new reports highlighting Arden Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDNA) and Ruddick Corporation (NYSE: RDK). Free research downloads are available at www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?coa=ARDNA&cob=RDK.

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Market Foundations is releasing new coverage on Arden Group, Inc. for its current position within the services industry. Arden Group, Inc. (Arden) is a holding company, which conducts operations through its wholly owned subsidiary, Arden-Mayfair, Inc. (Arden-Mayfair) and Arden-Mayfair's wholly owned subsidiary, Gelson's Markets (Gelson's), which operates supermarkets in Southern California. The Company also owns certain real estate properties through a subsidiary, Mayfair Realty, Inc. The full research report on Arden Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDNA) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?coa=ARDNA.

Market Foundations has released research on Ruddick Corporation for its changing role within the services industry. Ruddick Corporation is a holding company that through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is engaged in two businesses: Harris Teeter, Inc. (Harris Teeter), which operates a regional chain of supermarkets in eight states in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States, including the District of Columbia, and American & Efird, Inc. The full research report on Ruddick Corporation (NYSE: RDK) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?cob=RDK.

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