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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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August 22, 2014
06:37 EDTBBYBest Buy weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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August 12, 2014
08:03 EDTBBYGoldman's Retail selections for Q2
Goldman is most above Q2 consensus for Advance Auto Parts (AAP), Best Buy (BBY) and Williams-Sonoma (WSM), sees best risk/reward in Ulta Salon (ULTA) and Sportsman's Warehouse (SPWH), and low visibility in Dick's Sporting (DKS) and Wal-Mart (WMT).
07:39 EDTRSHRadioShack turnaround highly in doubt, says UBS
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06:51 EDTRSHRadioShack turnaround in doubt, says UBS
UBS said RadioShack's turnaround efforts have been impacted by the difficult operating environment and its financial flexibility is in a "perilous position." The firm notes the company's CD's have climbed 70% in the last month indicating the cost of doing business with counter-parties has gotten more expensive. The firm is skeptical limited store remodels will impact the entire chain and that new products will not change the company's perception. Shares are Sell rated with a 50c price target, down from 90c.

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