OMAHA — ConAgra Foods Inc. on Thursday reaffirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings guidance, stating in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that e.p.s. from continuing operations "is expected to be slightly above $1.50."

"This reflects the company’s plans for year-over-year growth in Consumer Foods operating profits for the second half of the fiscal year, with the progress concentrated in the fiscal fourth quarter," ConAgra said in the Jan. 15 filing.