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June 19, 2014
11:22 EDTKR, SWY, SVU, WFM, TFMKroger hits 52-week high after increasing guidance
Shares of supermarket operator Kroger (KR) hit a fresh 52-week high after the company's first quarter results surpassed analysts' consensus estimates and it raised its fiscal 2014 earnings per share outlook. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Kroger reported Q1 adjusted EPS of $1.09 and revenue of $32.96B, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.05 and $32.64B, respectively. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The company raised its FY14 adjusted EPS view to to $3.19-$3.27 from $3.14-$3.25, compared to consensus of $3.22. The company's long-term net earnings per diluted share growth rate guidance is 8%11%, plus a growing dividend. Kroger raised its identical supermarket sales growth guidance, excluding fuel, to 3.0%-4.0% for FY14, versus its prior original view of 2.5%-3.5%. On its Q1 earnings conference call, the company said it was seeing strong positive indicators in shopping behavior, with customers exhibiting less cautious spending behavior. It said more customers perceive the economy to be in recovery. For the remainder of the year, the company sees inflation higher than expected. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Kroger rose about 5.5% to $49.89 on heavy trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $50.20. Including today's advance, the stock is up about 40% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the supermarket space include Safeway (SWY), SUPERVALUE (SVU), Whole Foods Markets (WFM), and The Fresh Market (TFM).
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September 15, 2014
07:28 EDTKRKroger outlook has improved, says Oppenheimer
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September 12, 2014
10:35 EDTKROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:02 EDTKRKroger management to meet with Oppenheimer
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September 11, 2014
11:07 EDTKROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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11:04 EDTKRKroger says expects to open more stores this year than last year
10:57 EDTKRKroger says balance sheet does not preclude company from doing M&A
10:20 EDTKRKroger sees delivering net EPS growth rate of 13%-15% for FY14
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10:01 EDTKRKroger sees long-term EPS growth 8%-11%
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09:37 EDTKRActive equity options trading on open
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08:32 EDTKRKroger raises FY14 adjusted EPS to $3.22-$3.28 from $3.19-$3.27, consensus $3.28
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08:31 EDTKRKroger recorded $26M LIFO charge in Q2 compared to $14M a year ago
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08:31 EDTKRKroger reports Q2 EPS 70c, consensus 69c
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September 10, 2014
15:50 EDTKRNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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September 9, 2014
14:54 EDTWFMApple announces Apple Pay
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14:31 EDTWFMWhole Foods confirms participation with Apple Pay
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September 8, 2014
13:58 EDTWFMWhole Foods announces partnership with Instacart
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10:42 EDTSWYOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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September 5, 2014
14:11 EDTKRKroger September volatility elevated into Q2 and guidance
Kroger September call option implied volatility is at 23, October is at 18, January is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of 21 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on September 11.
09:35 EDTWFMActive equity options trading on open
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09:29 EDTKRKroger to hire 20,000 permanent employees
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