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June 27, 2014
10:35 EDTFDO, DG, 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.
News For DG;FDO;DLTR From The Last 14 Days
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May 26, 2015
06:19 EDTDGDollar General upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
Goldman added Dollar General to the Conviction Buy List and increased its price target to $87 from $85. The firm sees a positive inflection in fundamentals given favorable low-income consumer tailwinds and a reduced margin drag from tobacco, sustainable competitive advantages driving long-term growth, and attractive valuation.
May 22, 2015
07:09 EDTDLTRDollar Tree underlying business healthy, says Wells Fargo
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May 21, 2015
09:28 EDTDLTROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Quality Systems (QSII), up 9.5%... Trina Solar (TSL), up 7.1%... Best Buy (BBY), up 7.5%... Kirkland's (KIRK), up 4.3% after reporting quarterly results, guidance, and announcing a $1.50 per share special dividend... Williams-Sonoma (WSM), up 3.8%... salesforce.com (CRM), up 4.8%... Youku Tudou (YOKU), up 1.2%. ALSO HIGHER: CTPartners (CTP), up 30.7% after agreeing to exclusive negotiations to be acquired by DHR International... Omnicare (OCR), up 1.3% after CVS Health (CVS) agrees to acquire the company for $98.00 per share, CVS Health is up 1%... Telenav (TNAV), up 3.3% after being initiated with an Outperform at Northland. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: NetApp (NTAP), down 11.7%... Rexnord (RXN), down 9.9%... Dollar Tree (DLTR), down 2%. ALSO LOWER: Wave Systems (WAVX), down 22.9% after 7.3M share Spot Secondary priced at 65c... Lumber Liquidators (LL), down 16.5% after CEO resigns... Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (DRNA), down 5.8% after 2.75M share Secondary priced at $17.75.
07:44 EDTFDO, DLTRDollar Tree intends to close proposed Family Dollar merger in early July
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07:42 EDTDLTRDollar Tree narrows FY15 EPS ex-costs view to $3.32-$3.47 from $3.30-$3.50
Consensus $3.49. Narrows FY15 revenue view to $9.24B-$9.42B, compared to the company’s previous expected range of $9.21B-$9.45B. Estimate is based on a low to low-mid single-digit increase in same-store sales, and 7.3% square footage growth. Adjusted for Q1 results, outlook for the remainder of the year remains unchanged from the company’s original 2015 guidance, Dollar Tree said.
07:41 EDTDLTRDollar Tree sees Q2 EPS ex-acquisition costs 63c-68c, consensus 70c
Sees Q2 revenue $2.17B-$2.23B, consensus $2.23B. Sees Q2 low to low-mid single-digit increase in same-store sales and 8% square footage growth.
07:39 EDTDLTRDollar Tree reports Q1 EPS ex-acquisition costs 71c, consensus 75c
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May 20, 2015
15:00 EDTDLTRNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Dollar Tree (DLTR), consensus 75c... Best Buy (BBY), consensus 29c... Advance Auto Parts (AAP), consensus $2.48... Patterson Companies (PDCO), consensus 65c... Donaldson Company (DCI), consensus 35c... Booz Allen Hamilton Holding (BAH), consensus 33c... The Buckle (BKE), consensus 78c... Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO), consensus 39c... Brady Corp. (BRC), consensus 37c... Trina Solar (TSL), consensus 9c... Quality Systems (QSII), consensus 15c... Kirkland's (KIRK), consensus 11c... Bon-Ton Stores (BONT), consensus ($1.56).
May 18, 2015
08:46 EDTDLTRDollar Tree weakness an attractive buying opportunity, says UBS
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May 15, 2015
17:33 EDTDLTR, DGPoint72 Asset Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:07 EDTFDOTrian Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: PepsiCo (PEP), Mondelez (MDLZ), Bank of New York Mellon Group (BK), and Du Pont (DD). DECREASED STAKES: Family Dollar (FDO), and Ingersoll-Rand (IR). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Lazard (LAZ).
14:15 EDTDLTRDollar Tree volatility flat into Q1 and outlook
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