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January 9, 2014
10:17 EDTFDOFamily Dollar 'not happy' with Q1 results, cites increased competition
The company said core lower income customers have faced challenges which have resulted in incremental financial pressure and reduction in overall spend in the market. The operating environment will remain difficult. In hindsight, Family Dollar says it would have made a different decision instead of limiting assortment and layout changes in FY13 given the deteriorating customer trends. However, it says gross margin and inventory growth has stabilized as it is beginning to see better trends in inventory shrinkage and store managing retention. The company said it plans to invest significantly this year and further enhance price image. It also plans to convert three additional distribution centers this year and plans to open 525 new stores this year. It remains on track to complete the chain by around 2016 and new store returns remain strong and initial sales productivity remain consistent between 85%-90% per average store. The company said it remains committed to a 5%-7% annual square footage growth. Comments taken from Q1 earnings conference call.
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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).
October 17, 2014
17:36 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says will review Elliot notice on directors in due course
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16:09 EDTFDOElliott Advisors expresses concerns over Family Dollar merger, nominates slate
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October 15, 2014
11:27 EDTFDOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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October 13, 2014
12:01 EDTFDOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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October 10, 2014
16:17 EDTFDODollar General receives second request from FTC
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08:11 EDTFDOFamily Dollar Q4 bad enough to justify merger, says FBR Capital
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October 9, 2014
16:19 EDTFDOFamily Dollar will not provide guidance for FY15
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16:17 EDTFDOFamily Dollar reports Q4 adjusted EPS 73c, consensus 77c
Reports Q4 revenue $2.61B, consensus $2.58B. Reports Q4 SSS up 0.3%. Q4 adjusted results exclude the negative impact on diluted net income per common share of 43c per share related to the Company’s restructuring charges and fees related to its pending merger with Dollar Tree.
09:41 EDTFDOBofA/Merrill retail analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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October 8, 2014
15:25 EDTFDONotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include PepsiCo (PEP), consensus $1.29; Family Dollar (FDO), consensus 77c; Lindsay (LNN), consensus 57c.

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