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News For MA;SKS;GPS;WMT;TGT From The Last 14 Days
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July 31, 2014
12:58 EDTTGT, WMTAnalysts applaud Target CEO selection
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10:02 EDTTGTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:32 EDTMAMasterCard sees euro, real to be slight 2014 tailwind if stay at current levels
09:30 EDTMAMasterCard says view on 2014 'essentially unchanged' since last quarter
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09:26 EDTMAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:26 EDTMAMasterCard reports process volume growth 11% in July to date
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09:11 EDTMAMasterCard CEO says 'pursuing multiple options' to comply with Russian law
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09:07 EDTMAMasterCard says signs on July retail sales ex-autos point to further improvement
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08:51 EDTMAAmerican Express CEO takes stand in antitrust suit, defends practices, WSJ says
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08:49 EDTTGTTarget upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Cowen
08:25 EDTTGTTarget hiring of Cornell a good choice, says Janney Capital
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08:05 EDTMAMasterCard reports Q2 processed transactions up 12% to 10.6B
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08:03 EDTMAMasterCard reports Q2 EPS 80c, consensus 77c
Reports Q2 revenue $2.38B, consensus $2.31B. Reports Q2 gross dollar volume up 13%, on a local currency basis, to $1.1T. Reports Q2 purchase volume up 13% on a local currency basis versus the second quarter of 2013 to $821B.
07:02 EDTWMT, TGTTarget names Brian Cornell as chairman and CEO, effective August 12
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07:01 EDTTGTTarget names Brian Cornell as chairman and CEO
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06:01 EDTTGTTarget to name PepsiCo's Brian Cornell as new CEO, WSJ reports
Target (TGT) is reportedly set to name Brian Cornell, an executive at PepsiCo (PEP), to become its new CEO, the Wall Street Journal reports. Cornell, who would be Target's first outside CEO pick, most recently ran PepsiCo's Americas Foods business. Reference Link
July 30, 2014
15:40 EDTMANotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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09:38 EDTMAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL AMZN TWTR NFLX GILD C MA FB RFMD AMGN GNW TSLA
08:53 EDTWMTSodaStream sees sales trends for sodamakers remaining challenging in U.S. in 2H
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08:51 EDTWMTSprint to launch Virgin Mobile Custom at Wal-Mart on August 9
Sprint (S) subsidiary Virgin Mobile USA introduced Virgin Mobile Custom, a no-annual-contract offer with unique parental controls and the ability for customers to build personally tailored rate plans. Virgin Mobile Custom will be available exclusively to Walmart (WMT) customers at select stores beginning Saturday, Aug. 9. Under the offer, customers will purchase a designated Custom phone and activate that device on the Base plan, which comes with 20 texts and 20 voice minutes, or the Unlimited plan for $35 with unlimited talk and text, with the ability to activate up to five lines for as low as $6.98 per line per month.
July 29, 2014
12:32 EDTWMTWal-Mart acquires online product discovery community Luvocracy
The company disclosed the acquisition on a post to its WalmartLabs blog. Reference Link
10:00 EDTWMTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:17 EDTWMTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:32 EDTMAAlliance and Data MasterCard sign new agreement
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07:27 EDTWMTPlug Power up 12.3% after confirming follow-on GenKey order from Wal-Mart
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07:25 EDTWMTPlug Power confirms follow-on GenKey order from Wal-Mart
Plug Power (PLUG) confirms the company has received a follow-on GenKey purchase order from Wal-Mart (WMT) to add an additional, seventh, GenKey site to the original six-site contract it announced in February. This additional site in Sterling, IL consists of 286 GenDrive fuel cell units and is planned to deploy in Q3. The add-on Sterling, Illinois GenKey site is currently in the planning stages and is expected to be deployed by the end of Q3.
06:11 EDTWMTWal-Mart downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman downgraded Wal-Mart to Neutral given the company's focus on growth and investment over returns, which is likely to impact share performance. Price target remains $83.
July 28, 2014
13:23 EDTWMTIcahn 'pleased' with Family Dollar deal, 'hopeful' alternate deal may surface
Carl Icahn released the following statement regarding Family Dollar Stores (FDO): "While we continue to believe there are a handful of potential buyers who could realize greater synergies through a combination with Family Dollar and are hopeful that one or more of them will surface as a result of today’s announcement, we are extremely pleased with Dollar Tree’s (DLTR) intention to acquire Family Dollar in a transaction that values the company at $74.50 per share. This is a big win for all shareholders of Family Dollar and yet another validation of the activist investment philosophy in general." Another company in the space, Dollar General (DG), has previously been speculated as an alternative partner for Family Dollar and Wal-Mart (WMT) is seen as a competitor to dollar store operators.
11:39 EDTWMTWells says potential for competing Family Dollar bid an unknown
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July 27, 2014
08:58 EDTWMTWal-Mart doesn't look cheap, Barron's says
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July 25, 2014
10:25 EDTMAMasterCard August weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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July 24, 2014
11:32 EDTWMTWal-Mart U.S. CEO change not likely due to current trends, says RW Baird
RW Baird believes the departure of Bill Simon from his post as CEO of Wal-Mart U.S. has more to do with the executive's long-term career planning than with current trends, which the firm believes remain sluggish. Baird keeps its Outperform rating and $84 price target on Wal-Mart.
08:38 EDTWMTWal-Mart volatility at historic low into Foran succeeding Simon as U.S. CEO
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08:31 EDTWMTWal-Mart names Greg Foran as president and CEO of Walmart U.S.
Walmart announced that Greg Foran has been promoted to President and CEO of Walmart U.S. Foran succeeds Bill Simon who has been in the role since June 2010 and will be transitioning out of the company. Foran will assume his responsibilities on August 9 and will report directly to Walmart President and CEO, Doug McMillon. Simon will be available on a consulting basis for the next six months to ensure a seamless transition.
06:56 EDTWMTCourt rules Wal-Mart to show bribery probe documents, Reuters says
The Delaware Supreme Court ruled that Wal-Mart Stores must show a shareholder documentation that has to do with the firm's internal investigation of allegations it paid bribes in Mexico, according to Reuters, citing comments from a company spokeswoman. Reference Link
July 22, 2014
06:55 EDTWMTWal-Mart reduces prices more intensly for back-to-school, Bloomberg says
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July 21, 2014
14:02 EDTGPSGap expands brand to Slovenia and Austria
Gap announced that it will introduce the Gap brand to Slovenia and Austria through agreements with new and existing franchise partners. Magistrat International has been selected for the launch of Slovenia and Gottex, which currently manages the Gap franchise business in Israel and Hungary, will launch Austria. Gap has signed a new agreement with Magistrat International to open three stores for the first time later this year in the capital city of Ljubljana. City Park. All locations are scheduled to open by September this year. Gap will also open its first store in Vienna, Austria this October through an existing relationship with Gottex Brands, which is a part of the Trimera Group.
13:36 EDTMASmartMetric files patent infringement suit against Visa, MasterCard
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06:42 EDTWMTWal-Mart adds over $102M to Indian wholesale unit, Reuters says
Wal-Mart added fresh funds worth $102.9M into its Indian wholesale division last month, according to Reuters, citing a filing made by its Indian business to the Registrar of Companies. The filing detailed that the funds were allotted as share application money. Reference Link
July 18, 2014
18:12 EDTTGT, MAVisa, MasterCard denied bid to dismiss opt-out swipe fee suits, Bloomberg says
Merchants that opted out of the swipe-fee settlement brought their own suits, which Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) were not approved to dismiss, Bloomberg reports. Merchants such as Target (TGT) and Macy’s (M) pursued their cases after dropping out of an earlier settlement over swipe fees, Bloomberg added. Reference Link
14:25 EDTMAVisa, MasterCard denied bid to dismiss opt-out swipe fee suits, Bloomberg says
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July 17, 2014
07:37 EDTMAVisa MasterCard underperformance creates buying opportunity, says Oppenheimer
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