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December 17, 2012
11:21 EDTPNRA, CBOU, DNKN, SBUX, BAGLCoffee retailers rise after acquisition of Caribou Coffee
A number of retailers that specialize in selling coffee are advancing after Germany's Joh. A. Benckiser Group announced earlier today that it would acquire Caribou Coffee Company (CBOU) for $16 per share, or about $340M. The deal represents a premium of about 30% over Caribou's closing stock price on Friday. Caribou had about 581 coffeehouses, including 169 franchised locations, in the U.S. as of January 1, 2012, according to Reuters. In late morning trading, Starbucks (SBUX) climbed 1.80% to $54.32, Dunkin Brands (DNKN) increased 2.50% to $32.45, Einstein Noah (BAGL) gained 2.39% to $16.02 and Panera Bread (PNRA) rose 1.44% to $160.46.
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February 5, 2016
12:26 EDTSBUXOptions with increasing implied volatility
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February 4, 2016
11:21 EDTDNKNOptions with increasing call volume; FMC HST XME RIO BHP PAY DNDK BSX ALLY SWFT
10:54 EDTDNKN, SBUXDunkin' same-store sales fall amid increased competition
Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) reported higher than expected top and bottom line fourth quarter results this morning, but the company noted that same-store sales fell 0.8% for its flagship Dunkin' Donuts brand in the U.S. The company's same-store sales decline was in contrast to Starbucks (SBUX), which recently reported a comparable store sales increase in the U.S., and come after McDonald's (MCD) launched its "All-Day Breakfast" initiative. WHAT'S NEW: Dunkin' reported Q4 earnings per share of 52c, versus the consensus estimate of 50c. Its Q4 revenue came in slightly above expectations. However, the chain reported that its same-store sales slid 0.8% versus the same period a year earlier in its Dunkin' Donuts locations. The company provided fiscal 2016 earnings guidance that was in-line with expectations, excluding certain items. It expects its U.S. Dunkin' Donuts same-store sales to rise 0%-2% in fiscal 2016. In comparison, Starbucks reported that its Americas same-store sales jumped 9% in Q4. Of note, Dunkin' Brands raised its dividend by 13% to 30c per share. ANALYST REACTION: Dunkin's same-store sales came in below expectations, wrote Michael Gallo, an analyst at CL King. However, excluding a decline of 1.2 percentage points in sales of the company's K-cup offerings, the company's same-store sales were flat, he stated. McDonald's launch of all-day breakfast clearly negatively impacted Dunkin, as guest traffic at Dunkin's stores fell one percentage point, the analyst stated. Gallo kept a Buy rating on the shares but noted that he was placing his price target under review. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Dunkin Brands shares gained 2% to $41.72.
10:20 EDTDNKNHigh option volume stocks: EPC DK DNKN TTWO AVT VHC RL ZBH BSX AGCO
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09:18 EDTDNKNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Glu Mobile (GLUU), up 21.9%... Solaredge Technologies (SEDG), up 11.2%... Cadence Design (CDNS), up 6.6%. ALSO HIGHER: VirnetX Holding (VHC), up 91.7% after the company won a $625.6M verdict in favor of in a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple (AAPL)... Viacom (VIAB), up 5.1% after CNBC's David Faber reported that sources said CEO Philippe Dauman is likely to be named Chairman despite objections from Shari Redstone. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: GoPro (GPRO), down 16.4%... ConocoPhillips (COP), down 2.9%... Dunkin Brands (DNKN), down 2.1%... Philip Morris (PM), down 3.2%. ALSO LOWER: L Brands (LB), down 3.3% after providing Q4 guidance, reporting January Same-Store Sales were down 2%... MannKind (MNKD), down 8.1% after Piper Jaffray analyst Joshua Schimmer calls the company a penny stock with a mid-cap valuation.
07:06 EDTSBUXWaste Management to hold a forum
2016 Executive Sustainability Forum is being held in Scottsdale, AZ on February 4.
06:06 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands raises Q1 dividend by 13% to 30c per share
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06:05 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands sees FY16 adjusted EPS $2.17-$2.19, consensus $2.18
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06:03 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands reports Q4 EPS 52c, consensus 50c
Reports Q4 revenue $203.8M, consensus $203.31M. Reports Q4 Dunkin' Donuts U.S. SSS down 0.8%. Reports Q4 Baskin-Robbins U.S. SSS up 4.4%.
February 3, 2016
15:46 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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14:48 EDTDNKNNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Philip Morris (PM), consensus 81c... AstraZeneca (AZN), consensus 88c... Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus (12c)... ConocoPhillips (COP), consensus (65c)... Cigna (CI), consensus $1.80... Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), consensus $3.01... Boston Scientific (BSX), consensus 25c... Charter Communications (CHTR), consensus (12c)... Ralph Lauren (RL), consensus $2.13... Dunkin' Brands (DNKN), consensus 50c... GrubHub (GRUB), consensus 14c... Level 3 (LVLT), consensus 53c... AmerisourceBergen (ABC), consensus $1.25... Cummins (CMI), consensus $2.11.
February 2, 2016
11:39 EDTPNRAOptions with increasing call volume; FDC IMOS WEN IDTI HS GPR KORS HRS PNRA R CX
09:20 EDTDNKNDunkin' Donuts signs store development agreement with Panama City Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, Panama City Donuts, to develop five new restaurants in New Orleans, Louisiana. The first restaurant under the agreement is planned to open in 2017.
February 1, 2016
12:27 EDTDNKNOptions with increasing put volume
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07:24 EDTSBUXEU's Vestager dismisses U.S. criticism of tax cases, Reuters says
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January 27, 2016
10:00 EDTPNRAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Airlines (AAL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Armstrong World (AWI) upgraded on valuation at BB&T... Autoliv (ALV) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird... BHP Billiton (BHP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird... Boyd Gaming (BYD) upgraded on valuation at Sterne Agee CRT... CF Industries (CF) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... Deutsche Boerse (DBOEY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Diamond Offshore (DO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Clarksons Platou... Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi... FCB Financial (FCB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Flushing Financial (FFIC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Hawaiian Holdings (HA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Imperva (IMPV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities... Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... McDonald's (MCD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Munich Re (MURGY) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... NextEra Energy (NEE) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... PG&E (PCG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Panera Bread (PNRA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... Raptor Pharmaceuticals (RPTP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Siemens (SIEGY) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays... Sprint (S) upgraded to Perform from Underperform at Oppenheimer... Stryker (SYK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital... Super Micro Computer (SMCI) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Talmer Bancorp (TLMR)upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Terex (TEX) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Clarksons Platou... Washington Trust (WASH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point... Yara (YARIY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg.
06:45 EDTPNRAPanera Bread upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG
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January 26, 2016
10:48 EDTSBUXTreeHouse may benefit from strategy shifts, says Detwiler Fenton
Detwiler Fenton said TreeHouse (THS) may benefit from Keurig Green Mountain's (GMCR) and Starbucks' (SBUX) focust shift into new products. Keurig Green Mountain dropping of its private-label business opens the door for TreeHouse to take market share, the firm's analyst said. Detwiler sees TreeHouse benefiting from Starbucks' shifts away from Keurig Green Mountain and into other product opportunities.
09:33 EDTDNKNDunkin' Donuts announces plans for four new restaurants in Detroit
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January 25, 2016
09:32 EDTSBUXApple Active equity options trading on open
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