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August 12, 2014
08:03 EDTWSM, SPWH, BBY, WMT, ULTA, AAP, DKSGoldman's Retail selections for Q2
Goldman is most above Q2 consensus for Advance Auto Parts (AAP), Best Buy (BBY) and Williams-Sonoma (WSM), sees best risk/reward in Ulta Salon (ULTA) and Sportsman's Warehouse (SPWH), and low visibility in Dick's Sporting (DKS) and Wal-Mart (WMT).
News For AAP;BBY;WSM;ULTA;SPWH;DKS;WMT From The Last 14 Days
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April 17, 2015
10:00 EDTULTAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: CECO Environmental (CECE) upgraded on several positive catalysts at Roth Capital... EMC (EMC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Fleetmatics (FLTX) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... NorthStar Asset Management (NSAM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at MLV & Co.... Penn National (PENN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Rosetta Genomics (ROSG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor... Ulta Salon (ULTA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Xcel Energy (XEL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus.
05:27 EDTULTAUlta Salon upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
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April 16, 2015
06:05 EDTWMTFormer Wal-Mart CEO Duke heads to Carlyle Group, WSJ reports
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April 15, 2015
10:00 EDTULTAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Tower (AMT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Ameriprise (AMP) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Builders FirstSource (BLDR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... China Telecom (CHA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... China Unicom (CHU) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Bernstein... Discover (DFS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... EV Energy (EVEP) upgraded on asset sale at RBC Capital... GoPro (GPRO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Intel (INTC) upgraded on valuation at RBC Capital... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein... Rice Energy (RICE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Staples (SPLS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Team (TISI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Ulta Salon (ULTA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
08:09 EDTDKSDick's Sporting realistic long-term targets positive, says UBS
UBS said the new realistic long-term targets set by Dick's Sporting are a positive, as they set the foundation for a favorable earnings revision cycle. UBS reiterated its Buy rating and $67 price target on Dick's Sporting shares.
April 14, 2015
18:32 EDTWMTCourt rules Wal-Mart can reject shareholder proposal on gun sales, WSJ says
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16:34 EDTULTAUlta Salon upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray upgraded Ulta Salon to Overweight after its survey of teens showed the brand gained market share among top beauty destinations. Piper has a $170 price target for shares.
16:05 EDTULTAUlta Salon upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
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10:01 EDTULTAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AB InBev (BUD) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... AMC Networks (AMCX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Avery Dennison (AVY) initiated with a Hold at BB&T... Boston Beer (SAM) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Brocade (BRCD) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush... Bunge (BG) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... CIRCOR (CIR) initiated with a Speculative Buy at Global Hunter... Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Canadian Natural (CNQ) initiated with a Buy at GMP Securities... Cenovus Energy (CVE) initiated with a Hold at GMP Securities... China Distance Education (DL) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) initiated with a Negative at Susquehanna... Coca-Cola (KO) initiated with a Negative at Susquehanna... Constellation Brands (STZ) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Discover (DFS) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Flex Pharma (FLKS) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Flowserve (FLS) initiated with a Neutral at Global Hunter... Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill... ITT Corp. (ITT) initiated with an Accumulate at Global Hunter... Intra-Cellular (ITCI) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Microsemi (MSCC) initiated with a Buy at Topeka... Molson Coors (TAP) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Monster Beverage (MNST) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... New Oriental Education (EDU) initiated with a Hold at Brean Capital... OM Group (OMG) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Pattern Energy (PEGI) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Pentair (PNR) initiated with a Neutral at Global Hunter... PepsiCo (PEP) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Ply Gem (PGEM) initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc... SodaStream (SODA) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Splunk (SPLK) initiated with an Outperform at Baird... SteadyMed (STDY) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Suncor (SU) initiated with a Hold at GMP Securities... SuperCom (SPCB) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... TAL Education (XRS) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Tarena (TEDU) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Ulta Salon (ULTA) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Versartis (VSAR) initiated with a Buy, $50 target at SunTrust... WisdomTree (WETF) initiated with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... uniQure (QURE) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital.
07:37 EDTDKSDick's Sporting backs FY15 EPS $3.10-$3.20, consensus $3.20
The company's earnings per share guidance includes the expectation of approximately $100M-200M of share repurchases in 2015. Consolidated SSS are currently expected to increase 1 to 3% in fiscal 2015.
07:36 EDTDKSDick's Sporting backs Q1 EPS 49c-53c, consensus 53c
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07:36 EDTDKSDick's Sporting expects to invest $850M in net CapEx over next three years
DICK'S Sporting Goods also reaffirmed its capital allocation strategy to provide returns to shareholders through investing in the business, repurchasing shares and paying dividends. To drive the growth of the business the company expects to invest approximately $850M in net capital expenditures over the next three years, primarily in new stores, store remodels and eCommerce. With its $1B 5-year share repurchase authorization, the company targets share repurchases of $100 to 200 million annually. The company is also committed to quarterly dividends.
07:35 EDTDKSDick's Sporting expects to open 9 Specialty Concept stores in 2015
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07:34 EDTDKSDick's Sporting plans to have ecommerce site on own platform in January 2017
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07:34 EDTDKSDick's Sporting sees significant opportunity to increase market share in US
The company sees significant opportunity to increase market share in the U.S. through growing its DICK'S Sporting Goods store base in new and underpenetrated markets and increasing its eCommerce sales. Stores continue to be a very profitable growth vehicle that deliver strong new store productivity, accelerate eCommerce growth, build brand equity and customer loyalty, and reinforce the strength of the Company's vendor partnerships. The company is taking a measured approach to growing its store count and anticipates growing its DICK'S Sporting Goods store base to approximately 735 to 750 stores by the end of fiscal 2017, an increase of approximately 135 to 150 stores from the 603 stores at the end of fiscal 2014. The company plans to grow eCommerce sales to approximately $1B-1.2B in fiscal 2017, from $628 million in fiscal 2014.
07:32 EDTDKSDick's Sporting sees FY17 revenue $8.7B-$9B, 3-year EPS CAGR of 12%-16%
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April 13, 2015
17:21 EDTULTAUlta Salon initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI
16:07 EDTBBYBest Buy chairman retiring June 9, CEO Joly to take on chairman role
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08:32 EDTDKSUnder Armour rises after Spieth brings attention to golf gear
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06:22 EDTWSMGap, Target, others scrutinized by NY AG over staffing practices, WSJ says
Several major retailer including Gap (GPS) and Target (TGT) are under investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over their staffing practices and whether they require workers to show up or stay home with little notice, The Wall Street Journal reports. Schneiderman sent letters warning Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), JC Penney (JCP), Urban Outfitters (URBN), TJX Cos (TJX), Ann Inc (ANN), L Brands (LB), Burlington Stores (BURL), Sears Holdings (SHLD), Williams-Sonoma (WSM) and J Crew Group that he believes the chains are using on-call scheduling and that such practices may be in violation of New York laws. Reference Link
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