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June 26, 2014
11:20 EDTRH, BBBY, PIR, KIRK, WSMBed Bath & Beyond sinks after results, outlook miss estimates
Shares of home furnishings retailer Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) hit a fresh 52-week low after the company's first quarter results and second quarter profit outlook missed analysts' consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Bed Bath & Beyond reported Q1 EPS of 93c and revenue of $2.66B, trailing analysts' consensus estimates of 94c and $2.69B, respectively. Q1 comparable sales grew 0.4% versus 3.4% last year. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The company modeled Q2 EPS of $1.08-$1.16, versus consensus of $1.20, while Q2 revenue was seen growing 2%-4%, compared to consensus of $2.92B. Q2 same store sales are seen growing 1%-3%. For fiscal 2014, EPS is seen increasing by a mid-single digit percentage and revenue is expected to grow 4%. FY14 SSS is expected to grow 3%. On the company's earnings conference call, management said it was "cautiously optimistic about the balance of the fiscal year." ANALYST REACTION: This morning, JP Morgan lowered its price target on the shares to $65 from $75 after the company's Q1 comparable sales and gross margin missed expectations. The firm kept a Neutral rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley said Bed Bath & Beyond remains unattractive given margin pressures and slippage as it executes its omni-channel strategy. The firm lowered its price target to $58 from $63 and reiterated its Underweight rating. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Bed Bath & Beyond fell $5.61, or 9.2%, to $55.50 on nearly four times its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week low of $54.95. Including today's pull back, the stock is down approximately 20% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the home furnishings space include Williams Sonoma (WSM), Pier 1 Imports (PIR), Restoration Hardware (RH), and Kirkland's (KIRK).
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March 23, 2015
11:22 EDTWSMOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:10 EDTRHRestoration Hardware should be bought ahead of earnings, says Cowen
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March 20, 2015
16:22 EDTPIRGlenhill Advisors reports 5.2% passive stake in Pier 1 Imports
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10:00 EDTPIROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:24 EDTPIROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Ctrip.com (CTRP), up 20.1%... Rally Software (RALY), up 17.3%... Nike (NKE), up 5.2%... Darden Restaurants (DRI), up 4.3%... Cheetah Mobile (CMCM), up 3.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Prothena (PRTA), up 40.2% after reporting positive results from Phase 1 study of PRX002... Viggle (VGGL), up 26.9% after confirming receipt of offer from chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman... Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT), up 8.5% after announcing new data analyses from FLINT trial... Biogen Idec (BIIB), up 9.7% after presenting positive interim results from study of aducanumab... Pier 1 Imports (PIR), up 5.2% after being upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... JinkoSolar (JKS), up 2.8% after announcing that it will supply 75 MWdc of its PV solar modules to Red Horse 2 project and following a strategic collaboration agreement with DuPont (DD). DuPont is up just under 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: AK Steel (AKS), down 6.8%... Youku Tudou (YOKU), down 4.9%... Tiffany (TIF), down 3.3%. ALSO LOWER: Macerich (MAC), down 7.7% after Simon makes $95.50 per share "best and final" offer.
05:41 EDTPIRPier 1 Imports upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
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March 19, 2015
10:23 EDTWSMHigh option volume stocks
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10:02 EDTWSMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:20 EDTWSMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:40 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma Q4 better than it looks, says Deutsche Bank
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06:46 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T
BB&T downgraded Williams-Sonoma to Hold following the in-line Q4 report based on valuation.
March 18, 2015
18:32 EDTWSMOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Guess (GES), up 12.4% after reporting fourth quarter results and guidance... Shoe Carnival (SCVL), up 10%... NQ Mobile (NQ), up 9.1%... Tilly's (TLYS), up 1.3%... Cintas (CTAS), up 1.3% after reporting quarterly results and raising fiscal 2015 guidance. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Williams-Sonoma (WSM), down 4.1%... Jabil Circuit (JBL), down 1.8%... Juno Therapeutics (JUNO), down 3.3%. ALSO LOWER: Concert Pharmaceuticals (CNCE), down 4.4% after filing to sell common stock... Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (TKMR), down 3.7% after filing to sell 6M shares of common stock.
16:21 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma slips lower following earnings miss, levels to watch
Shares fell before earnings in the regular session and are continuing lower after hours. At the current price of $78.99, the stock is now below the 50-day moving average at $79.54 and that is now resistance. Next support based on current price is at $78.18.
16:18 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma increases quarterly dividend 2c to 35c per share
Williams-Sonoma announced that its board has authorized a 6% increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend. The quarterly cash dividend will be increased to 35c from 33c per common share and is payable on May 28 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 24.
16:17 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma sees FY15 EPS $3.35-$3.45, consensus $3.63
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16:16 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma sees Q1 EPS 40c-45c, consensus 54c
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16:14 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma reports Q4 EPS ex-items $1.52, consensus $1.52
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15:20 EDTWSMNotable companies reporting after market close
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07:19 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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