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August 20, 2014
20:25 EDTBONT, BONT, PERY, PERY, SMRT, SMRT, PLCE, PLCE, LANC, LANC, TTC, TTC, WUBA, WUBA, PDCO, PDCO, DLTR, DLTR, HRL, HRLNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Hormel Foods (HRL), consensus 48c; Dollar Tree (DLTR), consensus 64c; Patterson Companies (PDCO), consensus 50c; 58.com (WUBA), consensus 8c; Toro (TTC), consensus 83c; Lancaster Colony (LANC), consensus 99c; Children's Place (PLCE), consensus (45c); Stein Mart (SMRT), consensus 8c; Perry Ellis (PERY), consensus (12c); Bon-Ton Stores (BONT), consensus ($1.54).
News For HRL;DLTR;PDCO;WUBA;TTC;LANC;PLCE;SMRT;PERY;BONT From The Last 14 Days
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December 21, 2014
19:04 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar vote on Dollar Tree offer set for Dec. 23, Bloomberg says
A judge will not block Family Dollar Stores' (FDO) shareholders from voting on the $8.5B offer from Dollar Tree (DLTR), until Family Dollar Stores' executives get a chance to "seriously weigh" a competing bid from Dollar General (DG), says Bloomberg. The judge's decision clears the way for a December 23 vote by Family Dollar Stores' shareholders on the Dollar Tree offer, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
December 19, 2014
13:43 EDTHRLUSDA says bird flu found in backyard poultry in Oregon
The United States Department of Agricultureís Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in guinea fowl and chickens from a small backyard poultry flock in Winston, Oregon. The H5N8 virus has not been found in commercial poultry anywhere in the United States and there is no immediate public health concern, as the H5N8 virus has been found in birds in other parts of the world and has not caused any human infection to date, the USDA stated. The Fly notes companies that offer or are developing flu vaccines include BioCryst (BCRX) and Novavax (NVAX). Publicly traded meat producers include Hormel Foods (HRL), Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), Sanderson Farms (SAFM) and Tyson Foods (TSN). Reference Link
09:44 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar to delay shareholder vote on Dollar Tree deal, CNBC says
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December 16, 2014
09:59 EDTDLTROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:18 EDTDLTRDollar General likely to win Family Dollar takeover war, says Sterne Agee
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07:09 EDTDLTRDollar General price target raised to $86 from $73 at Deutsche Bank
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06:46 EDTDLTRDollar Tree downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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December 15, 2014
11:04 EDTPDCOPatterson Companies to acquire Holt Dental Supply; financial terms not disclosed
Patterson Companies announced that the company has agreed to acquire Holt Dental Supply, a regional dental supply company located near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Holt Dental serves dental practices in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan and Indiana. The acquisition will help accelerate Patterson Dentalís local reach and deepen its Midwest influence. Holt Dentalís sales were approximately $15M in 2013, and the transaction is expected to be modestly accretive in its first year. Paul Holt has led his organization for 16 years and brings significant industry expertise in leading Holt Dentalís group of 40 employees. He and the Holt Dental staff will join Patterson Dental, with Paul Holt becoming a district manager. No additional terms of the transaction were disclosed.
06:10 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar 'likely' to postpone investor vote on Dollar Tree deal, NYP says
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December 11, 2014
10:21 EDTDLTRHigh option volume stocks
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09:22 EDTWUBAAlibaba to buy $50M of Momo shares in IPO, 58.com to buy $10M
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December 10, 2014
12:06 EDTHRLUSDA lowers 2014 meat production forecast
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10:00 EDTDLTROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: 3D Systems (DDD) initiated with an Underperform at Longbow... AutoZone (AZO) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... C.H. Robinson (CHRW) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... CSX (CSX) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... CVS Health (CVS) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Canadian National (CNI) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... CenterPoint Energy (CNP) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Con-way (CNW) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Depomed (DEPO) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Dollar General (DG) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Dollar Tree (DLTR) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Dynagas LNG (DLNG) initiated with a Buy at ABN Amro... EMC (EMC) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Energy Focus (EFOI) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Expeditors (EXPD) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... GasLog (GLOG) initiated with a Buy at ABN Amro... Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Golar LNG (GLNG) initiated with a Sell at ABN Amro... HII Technologies (HIIT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Hudbay Minerals (HBM) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... J.B. Hunt (JBHT) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Kansas City Southern (KSU) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Kroger (KR) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Lear (LEA) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... Lundin Mining (LUNMF) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... NetApp (NTAP) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Norfolk Southern (NSC) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... PROS (PRO) initiated with an Outperform at Pacific Crest... Qlik Technologies (QLIK)initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Rentokil (RTOKY) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Revolution Lighting (RVLT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... ServiceNow (NOW) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Stratasys (SSYS) initiated with a Neutral at Longbow... Suburban Propane (SPH) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... Tableau (DATA) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Teekay LNG (TGP) initiated with a Buy at ABN Amro... Tessera (TSRA) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti... Union Pacific (UNP) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Viper Energy (VNOM) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Visteon (VC) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... Walgreen (WAG) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Werner (WERN) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura.
06:16 EDTDLTRDollar Tree initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
Target $75.
December 9, 2014
14:46 EDTLANCJohn B. Gerlach, Jr. reports 7.6% passive stake in Lancaster Colony
12:06 EDTSMRTBurlington Stores rises after beating Q3 estimates, raising FY14 outlook
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06:46 EDTPERYPerry Ellis' Hanono may be spending more time at GFX, NY Post says
Perry Ellis Chief Administrative Officer Fanny Hanono could be spending more time at GFX, an auto-parts chain that the family owns, than she should, reports the New York Post, citing a former employee. A company spokesperson stated that those accusations aren't true, the Post added. Reference Link
December 8, 2014
09:03 EDTPERYPerry Ellis announces men's footwear license agreements for Farah brands
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