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April 15, 2014
11:41 EDTHGG, BBY, RSHElectronics retailers sink after hhgregg lowers outlook
Shares of electronics retailers Best Buy (BBY) and RadioShack (RSH) are sinking after another company in the sector, hhgregg (HGG), preannounced weaker than expected results and said that it would no longer sell mobile phones with contracts. WHAT'S NEW: hhgregg estimated that its loss per share for Q4 would be 17c. On average, analysts had expected the company to report earnings per share of 10c for the period. The company's EPS guidance includes a pre-tax write down of about $4M related to its decision to stop selling mobile phones and its write-off of associated equipment. But the retailer's Q4 revenue guidance also came in below expectations, and it estimated that its comparable store sales during the quarter had tumbled 9.9%. hhgregg said that its results were hurt by the harsh winter weather. For fiscal 2014, the company predicted that its EPS, excluding certain items, would come in at 9c, versus the consensus estimate of 35c. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, hhgregg tumbled $1.30, or 15%, to $7.40, while Best Buy fell 4.5% to $24.50 and RadioShack gave back 6% to $1.90.
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July 29, 2014
13:23 EDTRSHRadioShack may run through liquidity in 2015, Moody's says
Moody's earlier today said its base case for RadioShack has the company running through its liquidity by the end of October 2015. The rating agency believes the electronics retailer has adequate liquidity for another year. Moody's has a Caa2 rating with a negative outlook on RadioShack. The stock is down 10%, or 8c, to 69c in afternoon trading.
July 25, 2014
16:37 EDTRSHRadioShack notified of possible delistment by NYSE
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July 21, 2014
10:45 EDTBBYAnalysts roll out coverage on GoPro with differing views
Shares of GoPro (GPRO) are climbing after a number of analysts initiated coverage of the stock with different outlooks. GoPro develops mountable and wearable cameras. BULLISH TAKE: JPMorgan analyst Paul Coster initiated coverage of GoPro with an Overweight rating. GoPro is gaining share in the digital camcorder market, and it has begun to penetrate "active lifestyle" markets, which are a much larger opportunity for the company, Coster believes. The company could ship 10M of its products for use by active lifestyle participants annually, the analyst estimated. In a best case scenario, the company could also sell low-cost devices for the mass market, according to Coster. However, GoPro will face competition from major companies, including Google (GOOG) and possibly Apple (AAPL) in this market, warned Coster, who set a $51 price target on GoPro. Also initiating coverage of the name with an Overweight rating was Piper Jaffray analyst Sean Naughton. GoPro is in the early stages of growth, as the company's user base is poised to expand beyond extreme sports enthusiasts, the analyst forecast. The company has a competitive advantage over other brands, which should enable it to maintain strong profitability, added Naughton, who set a $48 price target on the shares. BEARISH TAKE: Stifel analyst Jim Duffy started coverage of GoPro with a Hold rating. The company's three year growth outlook is compelling, but the stock is fully valued, the analyst believes. The company faces a number of risks, including competition in the image device market and the possibility that its relationship with key channel partners, including Best Buy (BBY), could be disrupted, the analyst wrote. Sales to Best Buy accounted for 17% of GoPro's revenue in fiscal 2013, Duffy reported. After GoPro surged following its initial public offering, the stock is likely to advance by only limited amounts, wrote Barcalys analyst Joseph Wolf, who initiated coverage of the shares with an Equal Weight rating. The stock could fall to $30 if the company is unable to increase its hardware sales or make progress in its efforts to develop a media business, the analyst warned. He set a $45 price target on the shares. PRICE ACTION: A total of seven analysts rolled out coverage today on GoPro, according to The Fly’s research, with only two recommending the stock with buy-equivalent ratings. Shares of the camera marker are up 3%, or $1.10, to $42.53 in morning trading.
July 16, 2014
12:22 EDTBBYBest Buy calls active on speculation of an activist investor stake
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10:24 EDTBBYRumor: Best Buy moves up on speculation of an activist investor stake
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