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January 6, 2014
11:57 EDTHGG, BBYBest 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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June 24, 2015
15:53 EDTBBYSunTrust identifies the most likely M&A activity in specialty retail
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11:11 EDTBBYAnalyst says Best Buy shares poised to rise
Best Buy's (BBY) stock is poised to advance after the company reports its second quarter results, research firm B. Riley predicted. WHAT'S NEW: Best Buy's forecast for increased margins in the second half of the year, along with easing comparisons, should cause the stock to rise, predicted B. Riley in a note to investors earlier today. The shares will be particularly well-positioned to climb after the company updates its guidance following its Q2 results, the firm believes. Best Buy's initiatives should help increase its revenue and profits heading into fiscal 2017 and the retailer can continues to increase its market share at the expense of Sears (SHLD), RadioShack and others. Additionally, macro economic trends remain favorable for Best Buy and its key product categories continue to perform well, according to B. Riley. The firm, which is particularly confident about the company's ability to beat Q4 consensus estimates, keeps a $47 price target on the name and reiterates a Buy rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In their own note to investors this morning, SunTrust analysts David Magee and D. Mitch Van Zelfden speculated on potential M&A activity in the specialty retail space, noting that "Wall Streetís appetite for acquisitions has strengthened recently." In their opinion, Best Buy acquiring GameStop (GME) is among the "most compelling relationships" in the sector, the note explained. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Best Buy slid 0.4% to $34.72, while GameStop rose 1.3% to $44.92.
07:27 EDTBBYBest Buy recommended ahead of 2H margin gains at B. Riley
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June 16, 2015
19:47 EDTBBYXbox chief says digital game sales 'really strong,' WSJ reports
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June 15, 2015
13:17 EDTHGGDennis May reports 5.5% stake in hhgregg
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