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March 22, 2013
10:58 EDTFDO, DG, WMTFamily Dollar falls after analysts express opposite views
Two research firms expressed different opinions on Family Dollar (FDO) in notes to investors earlier today. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold, while Citigroup downgraded the shares to Neutral from Buy. Fears about future declines in the discount retailer's margins have probably peaked, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell. The company's selling, general and administrative expenses disappointed investors in the first quarter of the company's fiscal year, but investors are now well aware of the headwinds that caused the situation and the problems should ease going forward, Trussell believes. Meanwhile, fears about a price war among dollar store companies is overdone, and Family Dollar is taking market share from Wal-Mart (WMT), according Deutsche's analyst, who added that Family Dollar has begun to benefit from tax refunds. Trussell expects the company's same-store sales to rise 4.3% in the second half of the year and he set a $71 price target on the shares. Conversely, Citigroup analyst Deborah Weinswig expects Family Dollar to have more difficulty beating analysts' earnings expectations going forward. The retailer's margins are likely to be hurt by stronger sales of less profitable items, according to the Citi analyst. Moreover, Family Dollar's "single store format" is hurting the company's ability to compete against Dollar General (DG), which has two expanded store formats, Weinswig wrote. She trimmed her price target on Family Dollar to $65 from $69. In mid-morning trading, Family Dollar fell 95c, or 1.5%, to $60.80.
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October 29, 2014
07:53 EDTWMTMCX member stores block Apple Pay amid threat of fines, NY Times says
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October 28, 2014
17:36 EDTFDOFamily Dollar mails proxy materials for December 11 Special Meeting
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11:44 EDTWMTGameStop weakness on Wal-Mart news a buying opportunity, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray believes the impact of Wal-Mart (WMT) on GameStop's (GME) used business will be immaterial and views today's pullback as a buying opportunity. Piper notes that the entrance of Wal-Mart into any market should not be taken lightly, but other retailers have tried and failed before to enter the used game business and that Wal-Mart's entry actually refutes the bear thesis on GameStop that the used game business is not attractive. The firm maintains its Overweight rating and $53 price target on GameStop.
10:27 EDTWMTGameStop retreats after Wal-Mart begins selling used video games
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09:08 EDTWMTWal-Mart says 1,700 stores selling pre-owned video games
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06:56 EDTWMTWal-Mart rejecting Apple Pay for consumer 'best interests', Business Insider say
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06:38 EDTWMTApple says Apple Pay in 220,000 locations already, Business Insider reports
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October 27, 2014
07:15 EDTWMTWal-Mart, Best Buy among companies rejecting Apple Pay, Business Insider says
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October 24, 2014
17:17 EDTFDOHoward Levine reduces stake in Family Dollar to 7.78% from 8.17%
October 23, 2014
13:40 EDTWMTWal-Mart's Sam's Club offering services to small businesses
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October 22, 2014
09:50 EDTWMTCredit Suisse to hold a field trip
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October 21, 2014
17:27 EDTDG, FDOFamily Dollar certifies substantial compliance with FTC
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October 20, 2014
08:31 EDTFDOFamily Dollar sets Oct. 30 as record date for special meeting of stockholders
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) announced that October 30, 2014 has been established as the record date for determining stockholders entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the Special Meeting of Stockholders, at which stockholders will be asked to adopt the previously announced merger agreement, as amended, with Dollar Tree (DLTR).
07:42 EDTWMTWal-Mart de Mexico reports Q3 net income 4.87B pesos vs. 5.12B pesos last year
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October 17, 2014
17:36 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says will review Elliot notice on directors in due course
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16:55 EDTWMTStocks end volatile week lower amid oil price plunge
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16:09 EDTFDO, DGElliott Advisors expresses concerns over Family Dollar merger, nominates slate
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10:23 EDTWMTWal-Mart volatile in mixed trading as it nears 52-week lows
The shares have been trading in a dollar range, but with multiple sweeps higher and lower this morning as price nears the 52-week low at $72.27. At the current price of $73.74, next support is at $73.03, the session low. Resistance is at $74.18, the high of the day.
10:00 EDTDGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:11 EDTDGDollar General initiated with a Buy at Stifel
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