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April 30, 2012
06:13 EDTPSS, DG, WCRX, WWW, WMTOn 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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April 1, 2015
06:39 EDTWMTWal-Mart pressures suppliers to lower prices, WSJ says
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March 31, 2015
15:54 EDTWMTWal-Mart April 82.5 weekly straddle priced 1.9% move into U.S. strategic update
09:07 EDTWMTSynchrony partners with My Home Renovator to offer credit card program
Synchrony Financial (SYF) announced a new, multi-year agreement to offer a private label credit card program for consumers to finance a wide range of home improvement products and services through My Home Renovator locations. My Home Renovatorís network of retail locations inside Walmart (WMT) stores nationwide allows shoppers with home improvement projects to easily connect with qualified renovators and products.
08:57 EDTWMTWal-Mart to hold a strategic update
President & CEO Foran holds a U.S. strategic update in New York on April 1 at 9 am. Webcast Link
08:13 EDTWMTWal-Mart April weekly volatility elevated into U.S. strategic update
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06:48 EDTWMTWal-Mart to omit holder proposal on staff motivation, Reuters says
Wal-Mart will omit a proposal by shareholders that would link executive pay as a method of motivation for employee engagement after the SEC sided with the company, reports Reuters. Reference Link
06:29 EDTWMTWal-Mart accuses Converse of 'extorting monetary settlements,' WWD reports
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06:19 EDTWMTOrganizers behind minimum wage increase movement to broaden reach, NY Times says
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March 30, 2015
12:53 EDTWMTNY AG Schneiderman announces agreement with GNC
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10:00 EDTWWWOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: BHP Billiton (BHP) upgraded to Outperformer from Sector Performer at CIBC...Analog Devices (ADI) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Continental Resources (CLR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale... FirstEnergy (FE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Madison Square Garden (MSG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Topeka... Madison Square Garden upgraded to Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird.... Restoration Hardware (RH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Wolverine World Wide (WWW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Global Hunter... Oracle (ORCL) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Hertz (HTZ) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Kraft Foods (KRFT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... GoPro (GPRO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Dougherty... Tetra Technologies (TTI) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil.
06:37 EDTWWWWolverine World Wide upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
March 27, 2015
05:51 EDTWMTStocks with implied volatility movement; GLW WMT
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March 26, 2015
10:01 EDTWMTWal-Mart volatility flat into U.S. strategic update
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09:02 EDTWMTSamsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge to be available in U.S. beginning April 10
Samsung Electronics America (SSNLF) announced the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in the U.S. beginning April 10, with pre-orders starting March 27. In the U.S., the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in Black Sapphire, White Pearl and Gold Platinum -- in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB2 memory options. AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), U.S. Cellular (USM) and Verizon Wireless (VZ) will carry both the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge, while Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS will carry the Galaxy S 6. Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy (BBY), as well as Amazon.com (AMZN), Costco Wholesale (COST), Samís Club (WMT), Target (TGT) and Walmart will also carry the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability.
08:08 EDTWMTStratasys' MakerBot expands 3D printer sales to Sam's Club locations
MakerBot (SSYS) says it recently started selling the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer at more than 300 Samís Club (WMT) retail locations across the United States.
March 23, 2015
06:57 EDTWMTWal-Mart, Trinity church courtcase scheduled for April 8, WSJ says
A U.S. appeals court on April 8 will decide whether Wal-Mart shareholder Trinity church can force the company to hold a shareholder vote on gun sales, reports the Wall Street Journal. Wal-Mart maintains that what it chooses to sell in its stores is a matter of "regular business" and is not subject to shareholder review. Cornell law professor Lynn Stout and three dozen of her peers have submitted friend of the court briefs to support Trinity, which won an initial case against Wal-Mart in November. Reference Link
March 22, 2015
18:22 EDTWMTWal-Mart shareholders allowed to vote for independent chairman, Reuters says
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March 20, 2015
15:28 EDTDGDollar General management to meet with Sterne Agee
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March 19, 2015
06:28 EDTWMTWal-Mart's Walmex unit to expand more slowly this year, Reuters reports
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March 18, 2015
09:36 EDTWMTActive equity options trading on open
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