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January 13, 2014
04:55 EDTZLC, ZLC, SIG, SIG, OXM, OXM, MOV, MOV, KKD, KKD, DFRG, DFRG, SFM, SFM, CAB, CAB, MNRO, MNRO, TITN, TITN, CMG, CMGStephens to hold meetings at ICR XChange 2014
Company Meetings at ICR XChange 2014 are being held in Orlando on January 13-14.
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July 23, 2015
08:10 EDTCABCabela's reports Q2 EPS 56c, consensus 62c
Reports Q2 revenue $836.3M, consensus $852.89M. Retail store revenue increased 13.9% to $570.1 million; Direct revenue decreased 7.0% to $136.8 million; and Financial Services revenue increased 14.2% to $124.9 million. During the period, consolidated comparable store sales decreased 0.9%. Net income was $40.1 million compared to $43.5 million in the year ago quarter, and earnings per diluted share were $0.56 compared to $0.61 in the year ago quarter.
07:36 EDTMNROMonro Muffler agrees to acquire 31 store in NY, PA, MA
Monro Muffler Brake announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire 31 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Twenty seven of these stores are located in central New York and Pennsylvania and will be rebranded as Mr. Tire stores, allowing the company to fill in existing markets where it currently operates Monro Brake & Tire locations. This acquisition, which is expected to be completed in mid-August, significantly increases Monro's market share in these markets, demonstrating the advantages of Monro's two-brand strategy. The remaining four stores are located in Massachusetts and will operate as Monro Brake & Tire locations. The company completed the acquisition of these stores in July. Combined, these 31 acquired stores are expected to add approximately $31M in annualized sales, representing a sales mix of 60% service and 40% tires. These acquisitions are expected to be slightly dilutive to earnings per share in Q2, but breakeven in fiscal 2016, as cost synergies are expected to be realized more quickly due primarily to the company's ability to leverage existing distribution in these markets. In April, Monro Muffler Brake completed the previously announced acquisition of the Car-X brand, a chain of 146 franchised locations operating in ten states, three of which are new states for Monro. As previously announced, the company expects Car-X to be slightly accretive to EPS in FY16.
07:35 EDTMNROMonro Muffler backs FY16 EPS view of $2.00-$2.20, consensus $2.17
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07:33 EDTMNROMonro Muffler sees Q2 EPS 54c-59c, consensus 57c
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07:32 EDTMNROMonro Muffler reports Q1 SSS down 0.4%
07:31 EDTMNROMonro Muffler reports Q1 EPS 57c, consensus 58c
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06:14 EDTDFRGDel Frisco's: Q2 reflects choppy sales across all brands and inclement weather
06:13 EDTDFRGDel Frisco's reports Q2 Del Frisco's Grille revenue up 26.7% to $19.1M
Reports Q2 comparable restaurant sales down 6.3% at Del Frisco's Grille. Reports Q2 comparable restaurant sales up 1% at Del Frisco's Double Eagle. Reports Q2 comparable restaurant sales down 3% at Sullivan's Steakhouse.
06:12 EDTDFRGDel Frisco's reports Q2 EPS 16c, consensus 19c
Reports Q2 revenue $73.78M, consensus $75.35M. Reports Q2 restaurant-level EBITDA up 5.3% to $16.5M.
06:08 EDTDFRGDel Frisco's lowers FY15 adj EPS growth view to 5%-9% from 15%-18%
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July 22, 2015
16:27 EDTCMGOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
Stocks began the session in negative territory and remained there throughout the day. Uninspiring earnings reports from Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) were enough to push the Nasdaq lower and the rest of the market followed. There was good news on the housing sector, with both existing home sales and a housing market index coming in with good data, but it was not enough to overcome the tech selloff. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the FHFA home price index rose 0.4% to 222.8 in May, as expected. Existing home sales rose 3.2% to a 5.49M rate in June, better than the 0.9% increase that was expected. In Europe, the European Central Bank reportedly raised the cap on Greece's Emergency Liquidity Assistance by EUR900M to EUR90.4B, according to Bloomberg. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Apple dropped $5.79, or 4.43%, to $124.96 after iPhone shipments in the just completed quarter and the company's sales forecast for the new quarter missed estimates. A number of suppliers to Apple declined in tandem with the tech giant. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), Qorvo (QRVO) and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) were among the many semiconductor stocks that slid following Apple's report... Microsoft declined $1.88, or 3.97%, to $45.40 after reporting its Q4 Devices and Consumer revenue declined 13% and its Windows OEM revenue decreased 22% as revenue was impacted by PC market declines following the XP end-of-support refresh cycle. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Thoratec (THOR), which rose $5.84, or 10.14% to $63.42 after St. Jude Medical (STJ) announced an agreement to acquire the company for $63.50 per share in a transaction valued at $3.4B. Shares of St. Jude, meanwhile, edged down by 4c to $76.67. Also higher following earnings reports were shares of Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), advancing about 8.5% and 7.8%, respectively. Among the noteworthy losers was Caesars Entertainment (CZR), which dropped $3.26, or 40.65%, to $4.76 following reports that a judge ruled the company must face certain creditor lawsuits that could force a bankruptcy. Caesars Acquisition (CACQ) also dipped after the news, falling $1.13, or 14.52%, to $6.65. Also lower was XOMA (XOMA), which plummeted $3.46, or 78.61%, to 94c and saw downgrades at numerous research firms after the company's Phase 3 gevokizumab study did not meet its primary endpoint. INDEXES: The Dow fell 65.60, or 0.37%, to 17,853.69, the Nasdaq lost 36.35, or 0.7%, to 5,171.77, and the S&P 500 declined 5.06, or 0.24%, to 2,114.15.
15:26 EDTCABNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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12:32 EDTCMGOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday as slides in a number of big name tech stocks following their earnings reports dominated the news flow and largely dictated the market's direction. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the FHFA home price index rose 0.4% to 222.8 in May, as expected. Existing home sales rose 3.2% to a 5.49M rate in June, better than the 0.9% increase that was expected. In Europe, the European Central Bank reportedly raised the cap on Greece's Emergency Liquidity Assistance by EUR900M to EUR90.4B, according to Bloomberg. COMPANY NEWS: The tech sector has been weak, headlined of course by a 5% pullback in shares of Apple (AAPL) after iPhone shipments in the just completed quarter and the company's sales forecast for the new quarter missed estimates. Adding to the negative tone in tech stocks, and contributing further to the decline in the Nasdaq, was the 3% drop seen in Microsoft (MSFT) shares after its quarterly report as well as Yahoo's (YHOO) 1% decline after its revenue outlook missed the consensus forecast... Shares of Boeing (BA) and Coca-Cola (KO) fared better than Dow peer Apple after each reported better than expected sales and profits, though neither stock was moving far from where they closed yesterday's trading. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Thoratec (THOR), which rose 10% after the company agreed to be acquired by St. Jude Medical (STJ) for $3.4 billion in cash, or $63.50 per share. St. Jude shares advanced fractionally after the deal, which had been foreshadowed by media reports yesterday, was announced. Also higher following their earnings reports were Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), which gained 10%, Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), which advanced 8% and Whirlpool (WHR), which was up 6%. Among the noteworthy losers were a number of suppliers to Apple that declined in tandem with the tech giant after it reported a sequential drop in iPhone sales. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), Cirrus Logic (CRUS), Qorvo (QRVO) and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) were among the many semiconductor stocks that slid following Apple's report. Also sharply lower was antibody-based therapeutics maker XOMA (XOMA), which plunged more than 73% and was downgraded to Neutral at Piper Jaffray after a Phase III trial of its gevokizumab drug in patients with Behcet's disease uveitis did not meet its primary endpoint. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 82.22, or 0.46%, to 17,837.07, the Nasdaq was down 42.68, or 0.82%, to 5,165.44, and the S&P 500 was down 6.93, or 0.33%, to 2,112.28.
11:10 EDTCMGChipotle hits 52-week high despite lower than expected comp sales
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10:15 EDTCMGOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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08:43 EDTCMGChipotle price target raised to $850 from $800 at Baird
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08:26 EDTCMGChipotle July comp guidance likely to be viewed as encouraging, says Bernstein
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08:05 EDTCMGChipotle has several positive catalysts, says Oppenheimer
After Chipotle reported lower than expected Q2 comps, Oppenheimer notes that the company said that its traffic had accelerated so far in Q3. The firm says that this data point should reduce worries about the company's difficult Q3 comparison. Oppenheimer says that the company's margin outlook is improving, while its comp growth is set to accelerate next quarter and analysts may raise their 2016 EPS estimates. The firm keeps a $775 price target and Outperform rating.
07:33 EDTCMGChipotle long-term growth story remains intact, says JPMorgan
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06:45 EDTCMGChipotle price target raised to $740 from $700 at Piper Jaffray
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