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June 6, 2014
17:59 EDTDG, FDOIcahn may push for Family Dollar, Dollar General merger, Fox Business says
Carl Icahn's firm just took a 9.39% stake of discount retailer Family Dollar (FDO), and in an interview with Fox Business, Icahn said he would consider pushing Family Dollar to merge with rival Dollar General (DG). Reference Link
News For FDO;DG From The Last 14 Days
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May 29, 2015
16:34 EDTFDODollar Tree agrees to sell 330 Family Dollar stores to Sycamore
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08:29 EDTDGDollar General June weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Dollar General June weekly call option implied volatility is at 34, June is at 29, July is at 22, August is at 21; compared to its 52-week range 19 to 44, suggesting large near term price movement into its expected release of Q1 results on June 2.
May 28, 2015
09:03 EDTDGDollar General names COO Todd Vasos as CEO
Dollar General Corporation announced that effective June 3, its board of directors has named Todd J. Vasos, COO, to the position of CEO and has elected him to the board. Vasos will succeed Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO, who had previously announced his retirement plans. Dreiling will remain on the board for the remainder of his term and will serve as senior advisor and chairman of the board through January 29, 2016. The election of Vasos to Dollar Generalís board will bring the total number of directors to nine.
May 26, 2015
09:58 EDTDGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: L Brands (LB) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... Dollar General (DG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... Accenture (ACN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Expedia (EXPE) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities... The Fresh Market (TFM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow... Marvell (MRVL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Health Care REIT (HCN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Gold Fields (GFI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at HSBC... eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Axiom... CNOOC (CEO) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Quintiles (Q) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... DCT Industrial (DCT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Fortinet (FTNT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... BB&T (BBT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Hercules Technology (HTGC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... InterXion (INXN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.
06:19 EDTDGDollar General upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
Goldman added Dollar General to the Conviction Buy List and increased its price target to $87 from $85. The firm sees a positive inflection in fundamentals given favorable low-income consumer tailwinds and a reduced margin drag from tobacco, sustainable competitive advantages driving long-term growth, and attractive valuation.
May 21, 2015
07:44 EDTFDODollar Tree intends to close proposed Family Dollar merger in early July
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May 15, 2015
17:33 EDTDGPoint72 Asset Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:07 EDTFDOTrian Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: PepsiCo (PEP), Mondelez (MDLZ), Bank of New York Mellon Group (BK), and Du Pont (DD). DECREASED STAKES: Family Dollar (FDO), and Ingersoll-Rand (IR). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Lazard (LAZ).

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