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July 28, 2014
09:05 EDTFDO, DG, 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.
News For DG;FDO;DLTR From The Last 14 Days
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March 20, 2015
15:28 EDTDGDollar General management to meet with Sterne Agee
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March 17, 2015
16:58 EDTDGGIC Private Limited reports 5.02% passive stake in Dollar General
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March 13, 2015
11:27 EDTFDO, DLTRDollar Tree says FTC has identified 250 stores for divestiture to date
Dollar Tree (DLTR) disclosed in a regulatory filing that, as of March 10, the FTC has identified approximately 250 stores for divestiture, representing approximately $34M of operating income, related to the company's planned acquisition of Family Dollar (FDO). "We expect the FTC to substantially complete its review of all remaining stores in the near future. We continue to estimate that no more than roughly 300 stores will be required to be divested, although we can give no assurance as to the exact number and it could be more or less than 300. In parallel, we have made good progress with divestiture buyers and have received multiple indications of interest from buyers, each of whom intend to operate these divested locations as dollar stores to address the FTC's concerns. We will work to secure FTC approval and finalize divestiture agreements with the selected bidder(s) as soon as practical," the company added. Dollar Tree note that it is working to close the proposed merger as early as April, but it is uncertain whether the FTC will approve the transaction by that date.
08:15 EDTDGDollar General price target raised to $84 from $79 at UBS
UBS raised its price target on Dollar General to $84 from $79 following its Q4 report, citing accelerating square footage growth, visible comp drivers, stable gross margins, and its capital return strategy. UBS reiterated its Buy rating on Dollar General shares.
08:09 EDTDGDollar General price target raised to $87 from $75 at Jefferies
Jefferies raised its price target for Dollar General to $87 after management announced a plan to speed up store growth in FY17 to 7%. The firm believes better sales and store growth, the $1.3B buyback plan for this year and the initiation of a dividend should drive the stock higher. It keeps a Buy rating on the name.
March 12, 2015
10:33 EDTDG, FDODollar General says making 'solid progress' in CFO search
Dollar General (DG) says has "very promising future" despite failure to acquire Family Dollar (FDO). Says plans to return approx. $1.6B to shareholders during 2015 via dividend, repurchases. Says West Coast port slowdown negatively impacted Q4 by approx. 2c. Says items priced $1-$5 now 76% of sales. Says "cautiously optimistic" for core customers in 2015, says consumers more positive. Sees possible drag to Q1 earnings of 1c-2c per share from West Coast port slowdown. Says business model has "proven resilient." Says making "solid progress" in CFO search, sees CFO appointed in "short period of time." Comments made on the Q4 earnings conference call. Dollar General is up 3.08% to $73.65 in mid-morning trading.
09:21 EDTDGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:04 EDTDGDollar General sees FY15 EPS $3.85-$3.95, consensus $3.99
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07:03 EDTDGDollar General says board approved initiation of 22c dividend
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07:02 EDTDGDollar General announces EVP, CFO David Tehle to retire, effective July 1
Dollar General Corporation announced that David Tehle, executive VP and CFO, will retire from Dollar General effective July 1. Dollar General has started a search for a successor and will consider both internal and external candidates for the job.
07:01 EDTDGDollar General reports Q4 EPS $1.17, consensus $1.17
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