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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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September 15, 2014
11:09 EDTBBYRadioShack rises after CFO resigns, analyst suggests Amazon should buy stores
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06:24 EDTBBYRadioShack liquidation could lift Best Buy comps, says Deutsche Bank
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September 11, 2014
08:02 EDTHGGh.h. gregg appoints Riesbeck CFO
hhgregg announced the hiring of Robert Riesbeck as CFO. Riesbeck will assume the CFO position on September 15. He previously served as Operations Executive/Group CFO at Sun Capital Partners.
07:13 EDTBBYSome retailers wary of Apple Pay platform, Reuters says
Apple (AAPL) Pay's success is dependent on incorporating more large retailers such as Wal-Mart (WMT) and Best Buy (BBY) into the service, but both retailers recently ceased accepting payments using NFC terminals, according to Reuters, citing comments from Best Buy spokesman Jeff Shelman. Shelman said, "At this point we have no plans to accept Apple Pay." Reference Link
September 8, 2014
06:21 EDTBBYSmartwatch market to reach $10B by 2018, says Citigroup
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September 2, 2014
06:34 EDTBBYApple cuts iPad mini prices as non-Apple vendors may follow, DigiTimes says
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