CORPORATIONS: Remade Minute Maid

Only ten months ago the stock of Florida's Minute Maid Corp. was selling for ⅝|. Last week Minute Maid was one of the most heavily traded stocks on the New York Stock Exchange as it rose to 18. The stock was pushed up by a fast turnabout in the prospects for the company that pioneered frozen orange juice. In the red last year, Minute Maid turned in record third-quarter earnings of $1.8 million, and President John Michael Fox predicted more than $4.4 million net for the year.

Minute Maid, which had grown fast since its founding in 1945, got...

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