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February 26, 2013
05:55 EDTAES, AES, CNP, CNP, DLTR, DLTR, JOY, JOY, NRG, NRG, TGT, TGT, TJX, TJXCompanies reporting Before the Market Open on Wednesday, February 27
Notable companies reporting before the opening bell include AES (AES), CenterPoint Energy (CNP), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Joy Global (JOY), NRG Energy (NRG), Target (TGT) and TJX Companies (TJX).
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April 23, 2014
06:52 EDTDLTRDollar Tree added to short-term buy list at Deutsche Bank
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April 22, 2014
10:24 EDTNRGHigh option volume stocks: NRG JNS MDSO ASHR EEP SBAC
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April 14, 2014
06:53 EDTTGTTarget breach sparks retail push to upgrade card technology, Bloomberg says
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April 11, 2014
16:26 EDTJOYJoy Global acquires certain assets of Mining Technologies International
Joy Global announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to purchase certain assets of Mining Technologies International for $51M Canadian dollars. MTI is a Canadian manufacturer of underground hard rock mining equipment serving the North American markets and a world leading supplier of raise bore drilling consumables. The company is acquiring substantially all of the assets associated with MTIís hard rock drilling, loaders, dump trucks, shaft sinking, and raise bore product lines. MTI's fiscal 2013 revenues associated with these product lines were approximately $90M U.S. dollars. Excluding the impact of transaction costs and excess purchase accounting charges, the company expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings in 2015. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to occur within 90 days.
April 10, 2014
13:14 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar slides after holiday disappointment prompts store closures
Shares of discount retailer Family Dollar (FDO) are falling after the company reported second quarter earnings per share and revenue that fell below expectations, along with third quarter and FY14 projections that are lower than analysts' consensus. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Family Dollar reported second quarter earnings per share of 80c, which fell below analysts consensus of 90c. The company reported second quarter revenue of $2.72B, while analysts projected $2.77B. Family Dollar, which reported that its second quarter same-store-sales decreased by 3.8%, said the holiday season was challenged by "a more promotional competitive environment and a more financially constrained consumer" and that its results were also significantly impacted by severe winter weather like many retailers. The company expects third quarter earnings per share excluding-items to be 85c-95c, while analysts project a 98c consensus. Family Dollar said that it sees FY14 earnings per share excluding items to be $3.05-$3.25, which is at the lower end of analysts' estimations. Family Dollar noted that it expects to close nearly 370 underperforming stores in the second half of FY14 and slow new store growth beginning in FY15. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During Family Dollar's earnings conference call, the company said that it plans to slow square footage growth in the beginning of FY14 and said that it recently cut about 10% of its corporate workforce. ANALYST OPINION: Wells Fargo analyst Matt Nemer said Family Dollar's third quarter negative comp guidance and commentary about a challenging macro environment could pressure its own shares as well as those of its peers Dollar General (DG) and Dollar Tree (DLTR). However, Family Dollar's store closures combined with a decrease in future store growth could ultimately have positive implications for its competitors, Nemer added. On March 4, Credit Suisse said Family Dollar's underperformance compared to Dollar General and significant earnings possibilities gives the rationale for a potential merger of the two. On February 19, Credit Suisse analyst Michael Exstein suggested that Wal-Mart (WMT) should consider acquiring Family Dollar as a way to "jumpstart" its small store effort. CNBC's David Faber reported the same morning that Exstein published his note that Family Dollar was not holding any talks about selling itself at that time. PRICE ACTION: During afternoon trading, shares of Family Dollar decreased $1.54, or 2.61%, to $57.53, Dollar Tree dropped 2.5%, and Dollar General fell about 1.5%.

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