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June 20, 2014
10:54 EDTDG, FDO, DLTRFamily Dollar rises as Icahn urges immediate sale of company
Shares of discount retailer Family Dollar Stores (FDO) are higher this morning after Carl Icahn sent a letter to the company's Chief Executive Officer urging an immediate sale. WHAT'S NEW: Citing consistent underperformance of the company, activist investor Carl Icahn said in a letter to Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine on Thursday that "it is imperative that Family Dollar be put up for sale immediately." Icahn believes there would also be significant interest from strategic and financial buyers, adding that "it is clear that now is a perfect time to sell," given the current interest rate environment and stock market. Icahn also said he believes that "an overwhelming majority of the company's shareholders would be in favor of a sale," and that three of his representatives should be added to the company's board of directors immediately. The activist investor claims that Family Dollar has been "in limbo" for too long and that consolidation in the discount retail space is "inevitable." Icahn warned that if he and the company cannot work on this collaboratively, he will take the matter directly to shareholders and commence a written consent solicitation within the next few weeks to replace Family Dollar's entire board of directors with "individuals that will have a shareholder mandate to sell the company." The letter comes after a conversation between Icahn and Levine the evening before. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Family Dollar responded to Icahn's letter, explaining that the company's management and board of directors are committed to acting in the best interests of the company and its shareholders. Family Dollar noted that the company is currently undertaking an in-depth business review, and will continue to take immediate, strategic actions to improve its performance "as appropriate." Family Dollar said it is open to communicating constructively with its investors to enhance value. PRICE ACTION: Family Dollar is up $1.06, or 1.6%, to $69.20 in mid-morning trading. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of Family Dollar peer Dollar General (DG) are up over 1% to $62.18, while another peer, Dollar Tree (DLTR), is fractionally lower at $53.61.
News For FDO;DG;DLTR From The Last 14 Days
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December 22, 2014
05:36 EDTDGStocks with implied volatility movement; ALU DG
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December 21, 2014
19:04 EDTFDO, DG, DLTRFamily Dollar vote on Dollar Tree offer set for Dec. 23, Bloomberg says
A judge will not block Family Dollar Stores' (FDO) shareholders from voting on the $8.5B offer from Dollar Tree (DLTR), until Family Dollar Stores' executives get a chance to "seriously weigh" a competing bid from Dollar General (DG), says Bloomberg. The judge's decision clears the way for a December 23 vote by Family Dollar Stores' shareholders on the Dollar Tree offer, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
December 19, 2014
09:44 EDTFDO, DG, DLTRFamily Dollar to delay shareholder vote on Dollar Tree deal, CNBC says
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09:09 EDTDGDollar General identified as best idea at Sterne Agee
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09:06 EDTDG, FDODollar General says actively engaged with FTC on proposed Family Dollar deal
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December 16, 2014
09:59 EDTDLTROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:18 EDTDLTR, FDO, DGDollar General likely to win Family Dollar takeover war, says Sterne Agee
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07:09 EDTFDO, DG, DLTRDollar General price target raised to $86 from $73 at Deutsche Bank
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06:46 EDTDLTRDollar Tree downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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05:56 EDTDGStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; CX DG
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December 15, 2014
06:10 EDTDLTR, DG, FDOFamily Dollar 'likely' to postpone investor vote on Dollar Tree deal, NYP says
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05:58 EDTDGStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; ACHN DG
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December 11, 2014
16:59 EDTFDOElliott Associates reports 6.8% stake in Family Dollar
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10:21 EDTDLTRHigh option volume stocks
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05:52 EDTDGStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; DG EBAY
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December 10, 2014
10:00 EDTDLTR, DGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: 3D Systems (DDD) initiated with an Underperform at Longbow... AutoZone (AZO) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... C.H. Robinson (CHRW) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... CSX (CSX) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... CVS Health (CVS) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Canadian National (CNI) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... CenterPoint Energy (CNP) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Con-way (CNW) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Depomed (DEPO) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Dollar General (DG) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Dollar Tree (DLTR) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Dynagas LNG (DLNG) initiated with a Buy at ABN Amro... EMC (EMC) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Energy Focus (EFOI) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Expeditors (EXPD) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... GasLog (GLOG) initiated with a Buy at ABN Amro... Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Golar LNG (GLNG) initiated with a Sell at ABN Amro... HII Technologies (HIIT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Hudbay Minerals (HBM) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... J.B. Hunt (JBHT) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Kansas City Southern (KSU) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Kroger (KR) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Lear (LEA) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... Lundin Mining (LUNMF) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... NetApp (NTAP) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Norfolk Southern (NSC) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... PROS (PRO) initiated with an Outperform at Pacific Crest... Qlik Technologies (QLIK)initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Rentokil (RTOKY) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Revolution Lighting (RVLT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... ServiceNow (NOW) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Stratasys (SSYS) initiated with a Neutral at Longbow... Suburban Propane (SPH) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... Tableau (DATA) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Teekay LNG (TGP) initiated with a Buy at ABN Amro... Tessera (TSRA) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti... Union Pacific (UNP) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Viper Energy (VNOM) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Visteon (VC) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... Walgreen (WAG) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Werner (WERN) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura.
06:16 EDTDLTRDollar Tree initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
Target $75.
06:16 EDTFDO, DGDollar General initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
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06:00 EDTDGStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; DG OPK
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; OPKO Health (OPK) 36, Dollar General (DG) 37 according to iVolatility.
December 9, 2014
06:07 EDTDGStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; DG OPK
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; OPKO Health (OPK) 41, Dollar General (DG) 37 according to iVolatility.

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