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June 27, 2014
10:35 EDTDG, FDO, DLTRDollar General plunges after CEO announces retirement plans
Shares of discount retailer Dollar General (DG) are lower this morning after Chief Executive Officer Rick Dreiling announced plans to retire. WHAT'S NEW: The company's chairman and CEO announced he would retire effective May 30, 2015, or upon the appointment of a successor. Dreiling has been the company's CEO since January 2008 and was named chairman in December of that year. Dreiling will continue as chairman during a transition period following the appointment of a new CEO, the company said. The board of directors is currently conducting an internal and external search for a new CEO. Dreiling commented that "after considerable reflection, I am at a point where it is appropriate to begin to plan for my retirement. I plan to work with the Board of Directors on recruiting and mentoring a new CEO." Dreiling believes Dollar General is in a strong position and has "excellent" prospects for the future. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Activist investor Carl Icahn has made public that he holds a significant stake in another company in the sector, Family Dollar (FDO). Carl Icahn disclosed in an SEC filing on June 6 that he had obtained a 9.39% stake in Family Dollar. More recently, on June 20, Icahn sent a letter to Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine urging an immediate sale, stating that he believes there would be significant interest from strategic and financial buyers. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Dollar General fell $4.03, or 6.63%, to $57.55, while peer Family Dollar slid $2.54, or 3.7%, to $65.46. Dollar Tree (DLTR), another peer, is down 51c, or 0.95%, to $53.15.
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July 28, 2014
09:17 EDTDGDollar General initiated with a Hold at Argus
09:10 EDTDLTR, FDO, DGDollar Tree to benefit from Family Dollar deal, says Sterne Agee
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09:05 EDTDG, FDO, DLTRDollar General 'fully aware" of Family Dollar buyout, CNBC reports
Dollar General (DG) was "fully aware" of Family Dollar buyout process by Dollar Tree (DLTR), CNBC's David Faber reports. Shares of Dollar General are down 4% to $53.40 following news of the Dollar Tree, Family Tree merger.
09:00 EDTDLTR, FDOTrian to vote 7.34% stake in favor of Family Dollar buyout
Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund disclosed a voting agreement whereby it will vote its 7.34% Family Dollar stake in favor of Dollar Tree's (DLTR) buyout at $74.50 per share in cash and stock. A Trian spokeswoman told Reuters the fund "strongly" believes the merger represents the "best path forward" for Family Dollar.
08:59 EDTFDO, DLTRDollar Tree says store closures not a part of syngergy expectations at this time
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08:52 EDTDLTR, FDODollar Tree says sees compelling growth opportunities in discount retail space
Says deal will be 80% cash, 20% shares. Says acquisition synergies "significant and achievable." Says acquisition is "transformational." Family Dollar (FDO) says combination with Dollar Tree (DLTR) in the best interests of shareholders. Dollar Tree says will open new stores for both chains. Expects to generate significant free cash flow, pay down debt. Sees compelling growth opportunities in discount retail space. Comments made on Dollar Tree's conference call discussing its merger agreement to acquire Family Dollar.
08:25 EDTFDO, DLTRFamily Dollar Stores volatility expected to move on Dollar Tree acquiring
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08:07 EDTDLTR, FDODollar Tree volatility expected to move on acquiring Family Dollar for $8.5B
Dollar Tree (DLTR) volatility is expected to move on acquiring Family Dollar Stores (FDO) for $74.50 per share. Overall option implied volatility of 21 is near its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement.
07:12 EDTFDO, DLTRDollar Tree says CEO Bob Sasser to serve as CEO of combined company
Dollar Tree (DLTR) says Family Dollar (FDO) deal expected to be low to mid single digit percentage accretive to cash EPS in first financial year after close. Sees approximately $300M of annual run rate synergies to be achieved by third year post-closing. Says one time costs to achieve synergies of approximately $300M. Says Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser will serve as CEO of combined company. Says Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine to report to Sasser. Comments from slides that will be presented on Dollar Tree's conference call discussing its merger agreement to acquire Family Dollar.
06:43 EDTDLTR, FDODollar Tree to host conference call
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06:12 EDTFDO, DLTRDollar Tree to acquire Family Dollar for $74.50 per share in cash, stock
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06:07 EDTFDO, DLTRDollar Tree to acquire Family Dollar for $74.50 per share in cash, stock
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July 21, 2014
16:00 EDTDGOptions Update; July 21, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 65c to 28.53. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB NFLX DG CMCSA GILD PBR TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
13:23 EDTDGHigh option volume stocks: RFMD LCI MR PII DG CTRL
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July 16, 2014
17:15 EDTFDOIcahn not happy with Family Dollar management
17:14 EDTDG, FDOIcahn: Dollar General CEO leaving may impact possible deal with Family Dollar
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17:08 EDTFDO, DGIcahn disappointed Dollar General CEO leaving
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15:54 EDTFDO, DGPeltz says 'not satisfied' with performance at Family Dollar
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10:35 EDTFDOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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July 15, 2014
10:37 EDTFDOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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