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March 20, 2014
11:12 EDTSHLD, JCP, M, BONT, BURLBurlington 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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November 26, 2014
05:46 EDTSHLDSears, Kmart to extend Cyber Monday deals to a week
Sears and Kmart, two leading integrated retailers, have turned Cyber Monday into a weeklong savings event to make holiday shopping easier for Shop Your Way members and customers. Cyber Week deals start Nov 30 at 12:00 a.m. and run for seven days to Dec 6 at 11:59 p.m. Plus, through the online/in-store collaboration between Sears and Kmart, members and customers can avoid shipping and pick up their gifts at more than 1,800 locations, ready in five minutes or less.
November 24, 2014
13:32 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney director discloses 100K share purchase at $7.28
J.C. Penney director Javier Teruel disclosed in a filing late Friday the purchase of 100K shares at $7.28 on Nov. 19. Shares of JCP are up 5.5% in early afternoon trading.
09:14 EDTSHLDSears Holdings volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Sears Holdings overall option implied volatility of 80 compares to its 26-week average of 57 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results.
November 23, 2014
13:07 EDTMMacy's CEO sees lower gas prices to benefit retailer, Fox News says
In an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo today, the CEO of Macy's Terry Lundgren said that Macy's will benefit from lower gas prices. Lundgren said, “We expect to benefit from the lower gas prices...We have much higher expectations for the fourth quarter.” Reference Link
November 21, 2014
07:29 EDTMMacy's well positioned heading into Holiday, says Deutsche Bank
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November 20, 2014
09:21 EDTBONTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:36 EDTMMacy's management to meet with Deutsche Bank
Meeting to be held on New York on November 20 hosted by Deutsche Bank.
07:03 EDTBONTBon-Ton Stores sees FY14 EPS (20c)-10c, consensus 35c
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07:01 EDTBONTBon-Ton Stores reports Q3 EPS (57c), may not compare to consensus 10c
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November 19, 2014
10:25 EDTJCPOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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November 18, 2014
10:20 EDTJCPOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:56 EDTMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Allergan (AGN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Allergan downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Allergan downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Basic Energy (BAS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... CBS (CBS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Key Energy (KEG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Macy's (M) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Statoil (STO) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Urban Outfitters (URBN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory... Urban Outfitters downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Urban Outfitters downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Baker Hughes (BHI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus.... Precision Drilling (PDS) downgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James.
07:23 EDTMMacy's downgraded at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded Macy's to Neutral from Buy. The firm downgraded shares citing valuation and slowing earnings growth. Price target is $65.
06:04 EDTMMacy's downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
November 17, 2014
14:21 EDTJCPEarnings Preview: Home Depot shares up over 17% since last earnings report
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12:03 EDTJCPOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:06 EDTSHLDSears Canada, JPMorgan Chase announce changes to credit card program
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10:01 EDTSHLDSears introduces 'Reserve It' service
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November 14, 2014
16:26 EDTMNasdaq clear leader as major averages end week higher
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