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Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day Highlights: Smithfield Foods, Logitech International, Sanofi, Isis Pharmaceuticals and Aegerion Pharmaceuticals
Date:1/31/2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks Equity Research highlights Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) as the Bull of the Day and Logitech International (Nasdaq: LOGI) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Sanofi (NYSE: SNY), Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) and Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: AEGR).

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Full analysis of all these stocks is available at http://at.zacks.com/?id=2678.

Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:

Bull of the Day:

Started in 1936 as a small family owned packing plant in Smithfield, VA, Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) is now world's largest pork processor (28% market share) and hog producer (14% market share).

Smithfield Foods conducts its business through two groups, the Meat Processing Group and the Hog Production Group. Some of the popular brands include Eckrich sausage, Farmland bacon, Armour pepperoni and Healthy Ones prepared meals.

Smithfield had suffered losses in 2008 and 2009 as a result of higher grain costs and oversupply of hogs. However the company recovered nicely in fiscal 2011 and posted record high revenue in fiscal 2012.

Of late, the company has put a lot of efforts in improving the packaging and producing healthier choices for consumers using lean pr
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