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November 4, 2012
19:56 EDTR, TGT, M, FDX, KSS, WMT, JCPHurricane Sandy impacts supply chain, threatening holiday shopping, NYT says
Hurricane Sandy may impact holiday shopping as disruptions in the supply chain from flooded warehouses to gas shortages slow things down, says the New York times. Reference Link
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April 11, 2014
10:29 EDTFDXTen people die after FedEx truck crashes into bus, USA Today says
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09:19 EDTMMacy's management to meet with JPMorgan
Meetings to be held in Boston on April 15-16 hosted by JPMorgan.
07:09 EDTWMT, KSSLi & Fung collaborates with Citigroup on brand unit spinoff, Bloomberg says
Li & Fung (LFUGF)) is said to be collaborating with Citigroup (C) to spin off its brands division, which is valued at nearly $2B, according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The company's brand unit sells clothing and toys to retailers such as Wal-Mart (WMT) and Kohl's (KSS). Reference Link
April 10, 2014
13:14 EDTWMTFamily Dollar slides after holiday disappointment prompts store closures
Shares of discount retailer Family Dollar (FDO) are falling after the company reported second quarter earnings per share and revenue that fell below expectations, along with third quarter and FY14 projections that are lower than analysts' consensus. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Family Dollar reported second quarter earnings per share of 80c, which fell below analysts consensus of 90c. The company reported second quarter revenue of $2.72B, while analysts projected $2.77B. Family Dollar, which reported that its second quarter same-store-sales decreased by 3.8%, said the holiday season was challenged by "a more promotional competitive environment and a more financially constrained consumer" and that its results were also significantly impacted by severe winter weather like many retailers. The company expects third quarter earnings per share excluding-items to be 85c-95c, while analysts project a 98c consensus. Family Dollar said that it sees FY14 earnings per share excluding items to be $3.05-$3.25, which is at the lower end of analysts' estimations. Family Dollar noted that it expects to close nearly 370 underperforming stores in the second half of FY14 and slow new store growth beginning in FY15. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During Family Dollar's earnings conference call, the company said that it plans to slow square footage growth in the beginning of FY14 and said that it recently cut about 10% of its corporate workforce. ANALYST OPINION: Wells Fargo analyst Matt Nemer said Family Dollar's third quarter negative comp guidance and commentary about a challenging macro environment could pressure its own shares as well as those of its peers Dollar General (DG) and Dollar Tree (DLTR). However, Family Dollar's store closures combined with a decrease in future store growth could ultimately have positive implications for its competitors, Nemer added. On March 4, Credit Suisse said Family Dollar's underperformance compared to Dollar General and significant earnings possibilities gives the rationale for a potential merger of the two. On February 19, Credit Suisse analyst Michael Exstein suggested that Wal-Mart (WMT) should consider acquiring Family Dollar as a way to "jumpstart" its small store effort. CNBC's David Faber reported the same morning that Exstein published his note that Family Dollar was not holding any talks about selling itself at that time. PRICE ACTION: During afternoon trading, shares of Family Dollar decreased $1.54, or 2.61%, to $57.53, Dollar Tree dropped 2.5%, and Dollar General fell about 1.5%.
06:13 EDTWMTWal-Mart to carry Wild Oats organic food items
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April 9, 2014
16:34 EDTKSSAbercrombie & Fitch names Joanne Crevoiserat CFO
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09:20 EDTMBofA/Merrill's retail analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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09:10 EDTWMTWal-Mart to purcahse energy-efficient LED ceiling lighting fixtures from GE
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07:36 EDTFDXCFA Society of Cleveland to hold a luncheon meeting
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April 8, 2014
11:42 EDTJCPStocks with call strike movement; P JCP
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10:41 EDTRRyder rises after analyst says shares could double in next five years
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07:26 EDTRRyder price target raised to $102 from $82 at FBR Capital
FBR Capital raised its price target for Ryder shares to $102 from $82 saying the stock still has "significant upside" from current levels. FBR believes Ryder is in the early stages of possibly the strongest growth cycle in its history and that the stock could double over the next five years. it keeps an Outperform rating on the name.
06:17 EDTWMTWal-Mart to expand in India, add e-commerce, wholesale stores, WSJ reports
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April 7, 2014
06:28 EDTJCPStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; SWY JCP
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April 4, 2014
11:31 EDTJCPStocks with call strike movement; JCP TWTR
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08:02 EDTWMTSam's Club extends contract for branded credit card program with GE Capital
Samís Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), has finalized a multi-year agreement with GE Capital Retail Bank (GE) to extend their existing relationship to provide Samís Club-branded credit cards to club members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. As part of the extension, GE Capitalís Retail Finance business will continue to manage and service the credit card programs for Samís Club Savings, Business and Plus members. Under the agreement, the Samís Club co-branded credit card programs will be converted to MasterCard (MA) later this year. Walmart has also extended their relationship with GE Capital Retail Bank and branded cards will transition to MasterCard later this year.
06:07 EDTJCPStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; JCP PLUG
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April 3, 2014
11:55 EDTJCPStocks with call strike movement; JCP TWTR
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08:28 EDTWMTChecks indicate GameStop won't be threatened by Wal-Mart, says BB&T
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07:18 EDTTGTTarget heading in the right direction, says Piper Jaffray
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