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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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05:53 EDTWMTStocks with implied volatility movement; CSCO WMT
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12:50 EDTWMTWal-Mart sued by comedian Tracy Morgan over June crash, Reuters says
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12:21 EDTFDOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:00 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says reduced price SKUs showing 'nice' unit lifts
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10:30 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says was 'delighted' with business done on July 4th weekend
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10:21 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says operating environment likely to remain difficult
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10:11 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says in 'early stages' of turnaround
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10:05 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says long-term growth prospects remain strong
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09:15 EDTFDOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Zumiez (ZUMZ), up 5.7% after raising Q2 outlook... DragonWave (DRWI), up 5% after reporting better than expected Q1 results... International Game (IGT), up 3.6% after Italian press report says the company will soon get a $4B offer from GTECH... United Continental (UAL), up 2.9% after reporting June traffic. LOWER: Lumber Liquidators (LL), down 23% after downgraded at Jefferies and Credit Suisse following the company's reduced full-year outlook. Tile Shop (TTS), which also serves flooring customers, down 5.5% following Lumber Liqudators' profit warning... Family Dollar (FDO), down 1.9% after reporting Q3 earnings that missed expectations... Tractor Supply (TSCO), down 5.9% after reporting Q2 preliminary results, saying it now sees FY14 results at low end of guidance range... Liquidity Services (LQDT), down 8% after revising Q3 guidance after its sales of selected rolling stock and other assets under its Surplus Contract with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency have ceased at the request of DLA... Potbelly (PBPB), down 18% after lowering its Q2 and FY14 outlook... Memorial Production Partners (MEMP), down 7.4% after filing to sell 8.6M shares of common units for partners... Kosmos (KOS), down 3.3% after filing to sell 17M shares of common stock.
07:26 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says Q3 results reflect economic challenges facing core customers
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07:05 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says on track to close 370 underperforming stores by end of FY
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07:05 EDTFDOFamily Dollar sees FY14 EPS $3.07-$3.17 ex-items, consensus $3.15
Sees low single digit increase in FY14 net sales, low single digit decline in SSS. Sees approx. 525 new store openings and approximately 400 store closings. Sees FY CapEx $450M-$500M. As part of its ongoing business review, the Company is taking deliberate actions to strengthen its value proposition, increase operational efficiencies and improve its financial performance. As previously announced, the Company has: Lowered prices on nearly 1,000 basic items, investing more than $50 million, on an annualized basis, to deliver more compelling values to customers; Reduced corporate overhead and re-aligned key organizational functions to improve execution and reinforce a commitment to being an efficient, low-cost retailer; Launched a process to close approximately 370 underperforming stores in the second half of fiscal 2014. Building on efforts to capture more food trips, the Company intends to further expand its cooler program beginning in fiscal 2015; Continuing to expand traffic-driving categories with a multi-year rollout of beer and wine, beginning in fiscal 2015; and Leveraging the scale and considerable diversity of the chain to launch a multi-year clustering initiative designed to enhance store productivity. The Company’s in-depth business review remains on-going, and the Board and management team continue to evaluate additional opportunities to drive efficiency in stores, and further increase value and convenience for the customer.
07:04 EDTFDOFamily Dollar sees Q4 EPS 75c-85c ex-items, consensus 78c
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07:02 EDTFDOFamily Dollar reaffirms Q4 guidance
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07:01 EDTFDOFamily Dollar reports Q3 adjusted EPS 85c, consensus 89c
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06:28 EDTFDOOptions expected to be active
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06:07 EDTWMTWal-Mart implied volatility of 11 at lower end of index mean range
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