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March 20, 2014
11:12 EDTBURL, M, SHLD, BONT, JCPBurlington Stores rallies after profits surpass analyst forecast
Shares of off-price branded apparel retailer Burlington Stores (BURL) are rallying after the company reported higher than anticipated fourth quarter earnings per share. WHAT'S NEW: Burlington Stores reported fourth quarter earnings per share of $1.07, topping analysts' consensus forecast of $1.03. The company's fourth quarter same-store-sales rose 4% and its revenue of $1.33B narrowly missed the consensus forecast of $1.34B. Burlington Stores said it sees first quarter adjusted earnings per share of 19c-23c, while analysts had a consensus view of 23c prior to the report. The company expects first quarter same-store-sales and FY14 same-store sales to be up 2%-3%. The retailer expects FY14 adjusted earnings per share of $1.25-$1.35, which is lower than analysts' consensus of $1.38. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During it's fourth quarter earnings conference call, the company said it sees Q1 total net sales to increase in the range of 5.4% to 6.4% and it plans to open two new stores. It said it will continue to focus on its pipeline of deals and expects to move toward a more balanced split between first half and second half openings in future years. OTHERS TO WATCH: Competitors of Burlington Stores include Macy's (M), Sears (SHLD), Bon-Ton Stores (BONT) and J.C. Penney (JCP). PRICE ACTION: During morning trading, shares of Burlington Stores rose 13.9% to $29.50.
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October 8, 2014
11:03 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney now sees Q3 SSS up low single digits vs. previous guidance
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11:01 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney says has seen slow down in sales in September
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11:00 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney reaffirms all FY guidance metrics
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10:59 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney sees $14.5B in total sales by 2017
CFO Ed Record says focused on restoring profitability. Says since 4Q13, has had three straight quarters of sales growth. Sees opportunities to improve SG&A and gross margin. Sees $3.5B sales growth opportunity over next three years: Sees continued share growth a $1M opportunity over three years, center core a $1M opportunity, home store a $750M opportunity, omnichannel a $800M opportunity. Sees $1.2B EBITDA growth opportunity over next three years. Sees sales growth in mid single digits through 2017. Free cash flow over next three years "at least" $600M. Comments made at J.C. Penney's Analyst Day.
10:38 EDTSHLDHigh option volume stocks
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10:33 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney says seeing "significant" shift to mobile
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10:25 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney says home is $750M growth opportunity
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10:24 EDTSHLDSears vendor to withhold products, Bloomberg reports
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10:23 EDTSHLDSears Holdings volatility spikes after Bloomberg says vendor to halt shipments
Sears Holdings October weekly call option implied volatility is at 200 above a level of 100 from the open, October is at 127, November is at 88, December is at 78, March is at 68; compared to its 26-week average of 54 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement after Bloomberg says vendor to halt shipments.
10:11 EDTSHLDSears drops 9% after Bloomberg says vendor to halt shipments
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09:23 EDTMCitigroup to hold a tour
Athletic Footwear Mall Tour travels to Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, New York on October 8.
09:20 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney says will expand Disney stops in stores to 680 from 500
09:20 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney CEOsays will open more Sephora shops in store
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09:20 EDTJCPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:18 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney CEO Ullman says customers remain cautious
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06:16 EDTSHLDSears Holdings volatility elevated
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October 7, 2014
13:04 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney to host analyst day
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10:13 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney volatility increases into company hosted analyst day
J.C. Penney October weekly call option implied volatility is at 118, October is at 72, November is at 57, January is at 55, February is at 53; compared to its 26-week average of 54 according to Track Data suggesting large near term price movement into a company hosted analyst day event on October 8.
09:39 EDTMMacy's Q3 revenues tracking to $6.25B vs. consensus $6.392B, says ITG Research
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09:16 EDTBURLBurlington Stores 8M share Spot Secondary priced at $38.25
JPMorgan acted as sole book running manager for the offering.
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