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March 11, 2014
04:55 EDTMCD, MCD, SFM, SFM, JWN, JWN, THI, THI, DPZ, DPZ, SKX, SKX, PETM, PETM, CAKE, CAKE, ANF, ANF, COTY, COTY, FL, FL, M, M, DKS, DKSBofA/Merrill to host a conference
2014 Consumer & Retail Conference is being held in New York on March 11-12.
News For MCD;M;FL;COTY;ANF;CAKE;PETM;SKX;DPZ;THI;JWN;SFM;DKS From The Last 14 Days
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May 12, 2015
15:00 EDTMNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:09 EDTMMacy's May volatility increases into Q1 and outlook
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12:44 EDTMEarnings Watch: Macy's sees FY15 EPS $4.70-$4.80, total sales up about 1%
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08:10 EDTSFMSprouts Farmers Markets has reached attractive entry point, says RBC Capital
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May 11, 2015
19:45 EDTMCDMcDonald's to simplify drive-thru, add mid-priced items, WSJ says
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09:59 EDTSFMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded to Outperform at Baird... Cisco (CSCO) upgraded to Outperform with $36 target at Pacific Crest... Evolution Petroleum (EPM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... Hecla Mining (HL) upgraded on hedging discipline at Roth Capital... Joy Global (JOY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird... Monster Beverage (MNST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... On Deck Capital (ONDK) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Sterne Agee CRT... Royal Caribbean (RCL) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... SMC (SMECF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Sally Beauty (SBH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) upgraded to Outperform at BMO Capital... Suburban Propane (SPH) upgraded on positive outlook at Stifel... Suffolk Bancorp (SUBK) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Syngenta (SYT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Triumph Group (TGI) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... United Natural Foods (UNFI) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Web.com (WWWW) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Zillow Group (Z) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust.
09:41 EDTSFMSprouts Farmers Markets upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
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08:48 EDTMCDPanera Bread appoints Drew Madsen President effective May 11
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06:22 EDTSFMSprouts Farmers Markets upgraded to Outperform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital upgraded Sprouts Farmers Market to Outperform from Market Perform with a $34 price target. The firm upgraded shares citing valuation, reduced expectations, long-term earnings growth, differentiated strategy, and high barriers to entry.
May 10, 2015
14:12 EDTSFMWhole Foods stock unlikely to outperform in near-term, Barron's says
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13:29 EDTMCDMcDonald's shares could stall near $97, Barron's says
Despite the company's recent turnaround plan, shares of McDonald's look "ambitiously" priced, Barron's contends in a feature article. Barron's argues that the turnaround plan focuses on bookkeeping details rather than improving the fundamentals of its food business. Reference Link
May 8, 2015
16:36 EDTMCD, SFMStocks end week higher as jobs data, M&A boosts shares
Stocks finished the week higher as favorable U.S. jobs data and significant M&A news boosted the major averages. MACRO NEWS: Weekly jobless claims and nonfarm payrolls for April both beat expectations. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.4% from 5.5%. Other U.S. economic data points were mixed, as a services sector index for April beat expectations, while factory orders for March were in-line with the consensus estimate... Fed Chairman Janet Yellen said that high equity valuations could pose potential dangers... In China, exports fell 6.2% and imports slid 16.1% in April, according to government data... In Europe, the Conservative party succeeded in a surprise election victory in the U.K. and David Cameron will return as prime minister. Elsewhere in the region, a report showed that industrial production in Germany unexpectedly declined 0.5% in March. COMPANY NEWS: Yelp (YELP) rallied after Dow Jones reported that the company is looking to sell itself... Bloomberg reported early in the week that Microsoft (MSFT) was considering a bid for software as a service provider Salesforce (CRM). However, Reuters reported today that Microsoft isn't currently interested in buying the cloud company... Agricultural products maker Monsanto (MON) confirmed that it had made a bid to acquire Syngenta (SYT) for 449.00 CHF per share. Switzerland based Syngenta, which develops crop protection and seed products, turned down the offer, which it believes undervalues the company... McDonald's (MCD) said it would restructure its business into four segments, accelerate the pace of its refranchising and reach the top end of its three year $18B-$20B cash return to shareholders target by the end of 2016... Cisco (CSCO) announced that Chuck Robbins would take over as CEO and that John Chambers would assume the role of executive chairman on July 26... Among the companies whose stocks fell following their earnings reports were organic foods supermarket chains Whole Foods (WFM) and Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) and accessories designer Kate Spade (KATE). Conversely, the shares of Herbalife (HLF) and data analytics tool provider Tableau (DATA) advanced after their quarterly reports. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 0.9% to 18,191.11, the Nasdaq fell 0.05% to 5,003.55, and the S&P 500 gained 0.36% to 2,116.10.
16:34 EDTSFMOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
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16:05 EDTMCDOptions Update; May 8, 2015
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12:58 EDTSFMOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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11:44 EDTSFMSprouts Farmers Markets tumbles after Q1 results miss expectations, SSS slows
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10:41 EDTSFMSprouts Farmers Markets falls after earnings and outlook
The stock is down over 9% to $27.45 at time of writing. At that price, next support is at $27.17 and then at $26.60. Resistance is at $28.29.
09:28 EDTSFMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:03 EDTSKXSkechers price target raised to $111 from $83 at Sterne Agee CRT
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07:59 EDTMCDMcDonald's reports April global comparable sales down 0.6%
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