Consumer shares are mixed while General Mills (GIS) is in exclusive talks with French private equity group PAI Partners and French dairy cooperative Sodiaal SA to buy a 50% stake in the entity which owns yogurt-maker Yoplait SAS and affiliated companies. Meanwhile, Nike (NKE) is down after it reported late Thursday Q3 revenue of $5.1 bln, in line with Street estimates. EPS was $1.08 per share, less than expectations of $1.13 per share, if comparable. As of the end of the quarter futures orders for NIKE Brand athletic footwear and apparel, scheduled for delivery from March through July 2011, totaled $7.9 billion, 11% higher than orders reported for the same period last year. Excluding currency changes, reported orders would have increased 9%, it said.
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