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February 28, 2014
13:08 EDTFRED, CVS, WAG, DGFred's shopping itself to CVS, Walgreens, Dollar General, Bloomberg says
Fredís (FRED), which has previously disclosed that it is exploring strategic opportunities including a potential sale, has contacted possible suitors including CVS Caremark (CVS), Walgreen (WAG) and Dollar General (DG) as well as private-equity firms, according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Note that on January 9, Fred's announced its board of directors has retained BofA Merrill Lynch and Peter J. Solomon Company to review strategic opportunities to enhance shareholder value. Shares of Fred's are up 8% to $19.55 in afternoon trading following Bloomberg's report. Reference Link
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July 28, 2014
09:05 EDTDGDollar General 'fully aware" of Family Dollar buyout, CNBC reports
Dollar General (DG) was "fully aware" of Family Dollar buyout process by Dollar Tree (DLTR), CNBC's David Faber reports. Shares of Dollar General are down 4% to $53.40 following news of the Dollar Tree, Family Tree merger.
06:22 EDTCVSHorizon Pharma said Duexis, Vimovo to be placed on CVS, Express exlclusion lists
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July 24, 2014
09:17 EDTWAGWalgreen's president of pharmacy, health and wellness announces retirement
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July 23, 2014
06:02 EDTWAGWalgreen implied volatility of 37 at upper end of index mean range
July 22, 2014
10:07 EDTWAGWalgreen new corporate structure could add $10-$12 upside, says Deutsche Bank
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09:51 EDTWAGWalgreen added to short-term buy list at Deutsche Bank
July 21, 2014
16:00 EDTDGOptions Update; July 21, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 65c to 28.53. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB NFLX DG CMCSA GILD PBR TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
13:23 EDTDGHigh option volume stocks: RFMD LCI MR PII DG CTRL
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July 18, 2014
09:18 EDTFREDFBR Capital 'skeptical' of Sycamore interest in Fred's
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06:21 EDTWAGCTW Investment asks SEC to probe Walgreen's meetings, NY Post says
CTW Investment Group has asked the SEC to investigate private meetings that top Walgreen (WAG) executives held with investors to reincorporate overseas for tax reasons, reports the New york Post. The pension advisor is raising questions about whether Walgreen's meetings with Goldman Sachs (GS), Jana Partners, Och-Ziff and Corvex broke fair disclosure rules. Reference Link
July 17, 2014
13:00 EDTFREDFred's calls active on Sycamore said in early stage talks to acquire
Fred's July 12.5 and 15 calls are active on total call volume of 300 contracts (70 puts) on PE firm Sycamore Partners is in early stage talks to acquire, sources tell Reuters. August call option implied volatility is at 54, October is at 45; compared to its 26-week average of 37. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for price movement.
12:44 EDTFREDSycamore in early talks to acquire Fred's, Reuters reports
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12:32 EDTFREDFred's up 9% after Reuters reports PE firm Sycamore in talks to buy company
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12:28 EDTFREDSycamore in early discussions to acquire Fred's, Reuters reports
July 16, 2014
17:14 EDTDGIcahn: Dollar General CEO leaving may impact possible deal with Family Dollar
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17:08 EDTDGIcahn disappointed Dollar General CEO leaving
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15:54 EDTDGPeltz says 'not satisfied' with performance at Family Dollar
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08:39 EDTCVSCVS Caremark signs new affiliations with four major health care providers
CVS Caremark has entered into new clinical affiliations with four major health care providers in Connecticut, Texas, South Carolina and Louisiana. Through these clinical affiliations the patients of these health care providers will receive access to clinical support, medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs at CVS/pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark.
07:42 EDTCVSCVS Caremark earnings could beat expectations, says Wells Fargo
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06:27 EDTWAGWalgreen could relocate to Switzerland if it buys out Alliance Boots, WSJ says
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