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March 13, 2014
10:31 EDTDGDollar General says sees headwind from Affordable Care Act
Says Q4 was a "challenging" time for the industry. Sales trends starting out so far in Q1 have been impacted by the continued weather volatility. Says tobacco sales are continuing to have a positive impact on sales and store traffic. Says remains optimistic that changes which were implemented in FY13 will impact FY14. Says confident in store growth for many years to come. Says confident it can meet operating goals. The company says it remains cautious regarding the economic outlook for core customers. Dollar General says it has purchased an additional 3.5M shares or $200M so far in 2014. Says to remain consistent, opportunistic in share repurchases. Expects online sales for FY14 to increase. Sees health costs increasing. Says several factors weighing on Q1 results, including weather. says gross margin will continue to be impacted by tobacco introduction. Believes customer spending will be constrained in FY14. Sees headwind of approximately $10M-$15M, or 2c-3c from Affordable Care Act. Comments made during the company's Q4 earnings conference call.
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July 29, 2014
05:54 EDTDGStocks with implied volatility movement; DG HLF
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July 28, 2014
16:32 EDTDGOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:12 EDTDGDollar General rejected chance to bid on Family Dollar, Bloomberg reports
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15:54 EDTDGDollar General rejected chance to bid on Family Dollar, Bloomberg reports
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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 EDTDGIcahn '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 EDTDGWells 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 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
17:14 EDTDGIcahn: Dollar General CEO leaving may impact possible deal with Family Dollar
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17:08 EDTDGIcahn disappointed Dollar General CEO leaving
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15:54 EDTDGPeltz says 'not satisfied' with performance at Family Dollar
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