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April 30, 2012
06:13 EDTDG, WMT, WCRX, PSS, WWWOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Stock-trading hedge funds looking to extend their Q1 rebound ran into a nervous market in April, a reminder that funds betting that stocks will rise or fall based on valuation or other fundamentals can get thrown off when markets become rough, the Wall Street Journal reports...Dollar General (DG), whose stores have taken bargain hunting shoppers from Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), is now looking to take market share from the grocery business, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: San Francisco Fed President Williams is more optimistic about the U.S. economy now than three months ago and doesn't see the need for further monetary measures now, according to the Handelsblatt newspaper, Reuters reports...China is considering sovereign guarantees for its ships to enable it to continue importing Iranian crude after new EU sanctions come into effect in July, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: Warner Chilcott (WCRX) is considering its options, including a possible sale, after receiving interest from strategic and private-equity buyers, sources say, Bloomberg reports...Collective Brands (PSS) selected a group made up of Wolverine World Wide (WWW) and Golden Gate Capital as the leader to buy the company, sources say, Bloomberg reports.
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July 28, 2014
14:45 EDTDGFamily Dollar bid as high as $87 could make sense, Reuters says
The relatively low level of cost savings synergies identified by Family Dollar (FDO) and Dollar Tree (DLTR) may leave room for another suitor, such as Dollar General (DG), to step in with a higher bid that would still make financial sense, according to Reuters Breakingviews columnist Kevin Allison. If an alternate buyer could find $500M of annual savings, that would justify paying roughly $87 per share, or about double the current premium, for Family Dollar, Allison calculates. Reference Link
13:23 EDTWMT, DGIcahn 'pleased' with Family Dollar deal, 'hopeful' alternate deal may surface
Carl Icahn released the following statement regarding Family Dollar Stores (FDO): "While we continue to believe there are a handful of potential buyers who could realize greater synergies through a combination with Family Dollar and are hopeful that one or more of them will surface as a result of today’s announcement, we are extremely pleased with Dollar Tree’s (DLTR) intention to acquire Family Dollar in a transaction that values the company at $74.50 per share. This is a big win for all shareholders of Family Dollar and yet another validation of the activist investment philosophy in general." Another company in the space, Dollar General (DG), has previously been speculated as an alternative partner for Family Dollar and Wal-Mart (WMT) is seen as a competitor to dollar store operators.
12:21 EDTDGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:39 EDTWMT, DGWells says potential for competing Family Dollar bid an unknown
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10:24 EDTDGFamily Dollar, Dollar Tree advance after agreeing to combine
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10:02 EDTDGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:50 EDTDGActive equity options trading on open
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09:17 EDTDGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:17 EDTDGDollar General initiated with a Hold at Argus
09:10 EDTDGDollar Tree to benefit from Family Dollar deal, says Sterne Agee
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09:05 EDTDGDollar 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.
July 27, 2014
08:58 EDTWMTWal-Mart doesn't look cheap, Barron's says
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July 24, 2014
11:32 EDTWMTWal-Mart U.S. CEO change not likely due to current trends, says RW Baird
RW Baird believes the departure of Bill Simon from his post as CEO of Wal-Mart U.S. has more to do with the executive's long-term career planning than with current trends, which the firm believes remain sluggish. Baird keeps its Outperform rating and $84 price target on Wal-Mart.
08:38 EDTWMTWal-Mart volatility at historic low into Foran succeeding Simon as U.S. CEO
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08:31 EDTWMTWal-Mart names Greg Foran as president and CEO of Walmart U.S.
Walmart announced that Greg Foran has been promoted to President and CEO of Walmart U.S. Foran succeeds Bill Simon who has been in the role since June 2010 and will be transitioning out of the company. Foran will assume his responsibilities on August 9 and will report directly to Walmart President and CEO, Doug McMillon. Simon will be available on a consulting basis for the next six months to ensure a seamless transition.
06:56 EDTWMTCourt rules Wal-Mart to show bribery probe documents, Reuters says
The Delaware Supreme Court ruled that Wal-Mart Stores must show a shareholder documentation that has to do with the firm's internal investigation of allegations it paid bribes in Mexico, according to Reuters, citing comments from a company spokeswoman. Reference Link
July 22, 2014
06:55 EDTWMTWal-Mart reduces prices more intensly for back-to-school, Bloomberg says
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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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06:42 EDTWMTWal-Mart adds over $102M to Indian wholesale unit, Reuters says
Wal-Mart added fresh funds worth $102.9M into its Indian wholesale division last month, according to Reuters, citing a filing made by its Indian business to the Registrar of Companies. The filing detailed that the funds were allotted as share application money. Reference Link
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