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Associated British Foods (ABF) reported some mixed results today prompting investors to take money off the table. A good Christmas trading update from its Primark subsidiary was offset by a weaker than expected performance from its sugar products division. The stock was down 4% at 11am. Given the strong run in the share price since June last year, investors have reasons to take profits.