11/16/2016-ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG)

  by Robert Brauer

Attention, those of you who own ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG):  CAG has announced that it will be splitting into two separate public companies, ConAgra Brands, Inc. (CAG) and Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc (LW). As a result of this, CAG owners will receive 33 shares of LW for every 100 shares they currently own of CAG.

After expiration, you will want to sell your shares of LW at the market price. Following this, you will need to make some adjustments to your CAG position to account for the proceeds of the sale. The steps are as follows:

1) Take the net amount of the sale of LW, and divide it by the total number of shares that you currently own in CAG; this will give you the cost basis adjustment that you will need for CAG. For example, if you receive $3,000 in net proceeds, and you own 300 shares, you would take $3,000/300 for a cost basis adjustment of $10.

2) Take the cost basis adjustment figure, and subtract it from the price paid for each of your outstanding bundles of shares on the position. For example, if you had a bundle of shares that was purchased for $35 and a cost basis adjustment of $10, you would subtract $10 from $35 to arrive at a new price paid of $25.

3) After you have completed adjusting each bundle of shares, you will update your band rule worksheets to reflect the adjusted prices. Following this, you may resume regular trading of the position.

Lattco PRO / Lattco AutoPilot Clients: After you have completed selling off your LW shares, please contact us and we will perform the necessary adjustments to your account.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@snideradvisors.com or 1-888-6-SNIDER. We’ll be happy to walk you through the process.

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