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January 6, 2014
11:57 EDTBBY, HGGBest Buy retreats after sales warning from competitor
Shares of Best Buy (BBY) are lower after another electronic retail chain, hhgregg (HGG), estimated that its third quarter sales were significantly lower than expected. WHAT'S NEW: hhgregg estimated that its third quarter net sales were $707.1M, versus the consensus analyst estimate of nearly $777M. The retailer estimated that its same-store sales had fallen over 11% compared to the same period in 2012. hhgregg said its sales of consumer electronics and computing and wireless products were significantly below its expectations, noting that its holiday sales were "significantly impacted" by increased promotional offerings of televisions and tablets across a variety of retail formats. Moreover, hhgregg stated that it expects its overall full-year results to be "materially below" its previous guidance, adding that it expects to "reassess and update" its annual earnings per share guidance. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Best Buy fell about 4% to $39.07, while hhgregg shares sank 5.4% to $12.87.
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April 22, 2014
10:19 EDTBBYBofA/Merrill retail/LatAm retail analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
U.S. Hardline Analyst Chai and LatAm Retail Analyst Ford discuss Brazil's largest hardline retailer, Via Varejo and the survival of hardline retailers in a digital age, using as a case study, Best Buy (BBY), on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on April 23 at 10 am.
April 15, 2014
12:00 EDTHGGh.h. gregg falls 11.8%
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11:41 EDTBBY, HGGElectronics retailers sink after hhgregg lowers outlook
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08:07 EDTHGGh.h. gregg sees FY14 adjusted EPS 9c, consensus 35c
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08:06 EDTHGGh.h. gregg sees Q4 adjusted EPS (17c), consensus 10c
The net loss includes approximately $4M of pre-tax expenses related to the expected write down of inventory for the planned exit from the contract-based mobile phone business and for the write-off of store fixtures associated with the company’s changing product mix. Sees Q4 net sales $538.3M, consensus $552.14M. Comparable store sales are estimated to have decreased approximately 9.9%, with the appliance category expected to have increased approximately 0.5%, the consumer electronic category expected to have decreased approximately 18.9%, the computing and wireless category expected to have decreased approximately 22.6%, and the home products category expected to have decreased approximately 0.4%.
08:04 EDTHGGh.h. gregg says to exit contract-based mobile phone business
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April 10, 2014
16:06 EDTBBYZynga CFO Vranesh leaving company, Best Buy's Lee to succeed as CFO
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