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December 4, 2012
10:00 EDTFRAN, MPO, FTE, DLTR, SFD, SBAC, RENN, PSA, PTNR, OMER, HNT, GFI, WFMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Francesca's (FRAN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Gold Fields (GFI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Health Net (HNT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Omeros (OMER) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Partner Communications (PTNR) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Public Storage (PSA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor... Renren (RENN) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... SBA Communications (SBAC) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital... Smithfield Foods (SFD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Dollar Tree (DLTR) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... France Telecom (FTE) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein... Midstates Petroleum (MPO) upgraded to Focus List from Outperform at Howard Weil... Whole Foods (WFM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast.
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August 21, 2014
08:04 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar: Dollar General declined to schedule talks on antitrust issues
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08:03 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar: Dollar General's letter contained 'blatant mischaracterizations'
08:02 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar reaffirms recommendation in support of merger with Dollar Tree
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08:01 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar board rejects Dollar General proposal based on antitrust issues
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07:55 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar to reject Dollar General takeover bid, CNBC reports
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07:34 EDTDLTRDollar Tree sees FY14 EPS $2.94-$3.06, consensus $3.13
Sees FY14 sales $8.44B-$8.55B, consensus $8.51B. This estimate is based on a range of low- to low-mid-single digit positive comparable store sales. Diluted EPS, which includes 2c per share of Q2 acquisition-related costs, are expected to range from $2.94 to $3.06, excluding Q3 and Q4 acquisition-related costs.
07:32 EDTDLTRDollar Tree sees Q3 EPS 61c-66c ex-items, consensus 66c
Sees Q3 revenue $2.02B-$2.07B, consensus $2.05B. Sees low- to mid-single digit positive comparable store sales.
07:31 EDTDLTRDollar Tree says outlook for 2H unchanged from original guidance
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07:31 EDTDLTRDollar Tree reports Q2 EPS 61c ex-acquisition-related costs, consensus 64c
Reports Q2 revenue $2.03B, consensus $2.01B. Reports Q2 SSS up 4.5%.
05:35 EDTDLTRDollar General sends letter to Family Dollar board
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August 20, 2014
15:26 EDTDLTRNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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08:31 EDTHNTCognizant deal with Health Net has encouraging read through, says Cowen
Cowen noted Cognizant (CTSH) shareholders were concerned over its deal with Health Net (HNT) but noted management feels the deal is a true partnership. The firm feels management's positive comments are encouraging and address the execution and profitability concerns of shareholders. Shares of Cognizant are Outperform rated with a $50 price target.
August 19, 2014
15:54 EDTMPOEnerCom to hold a conference
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12:16 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar board frustrated with Dollar General tactics, CNBC reports
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11:41 EDTDLTRIcahn says Family Dollar throwing away $300M in fees, Reuters says
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09:46 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar board likely to meet this week, CNBC's Faber reports
Family Dollar's (FDO) board is likely to meet this week to discuss the takeover bid by Dollar General (DG), CNBC's David Faber reports, citing people close to the matter. The board has long focused on antitrust implications and is likely to reject the Dollar General proposal, Faber added. Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Family Dollar previously announced a merger agreement.
09:43 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar board likely to reject Dollar General bid, CNBC's Faber reports
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08:32 EDTHNTHealth Net says CFO Joseph Capezza to retire
Health Net announced that James Woys has been named executive vice president, chief financial and operating officer, and interim treasurer, effective September 2. This is a new position. Woys has been executive vice president and COO since November 2007. Previously Woys served as acting CFO from November 2006 through October 2007. The company announced that Joseph C. Capezza, currently executive vice president, CFO and treasurer, will retire as CFO. He will have a consulting contract with the company through year end to assist with transition issues. Capezza has been Health Netís CFO since November 2007.
07:29 EDTDLTRDollar Tree may raise bid for Family Dollar, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital thinks that Dollar Tree (DLTR) could increase its bid for Family Dollar (FDO) given the revenue and gross margin synergies that the firm thinks the deal would generate. However, the firm believes that Dollar General (DG) would ultimately win a bidding war for Family Dollar, leading to wins for the shareholders of Dollar General and Family Dollar.
05:27 EDTGFIGold Fields sells 51% stake in Chucapaca Project to Buenaventura for $81M
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