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March 17, 2014
12:41 EDTWMT, LO, MO, RAD, CVS, VGR, KR, WAG, RAI, PM, SWYTobacco stocks relatively weak after AGs write retailers
Tobacco stocks are trading relatively weaker today after Attorneys General in numerous states encouraged U.S. retailers to follow the example of CVS Caremark (CVS) and stop selling tobacco products in stores that also have pharmacies. WHAT'S NEW: Led by Attorney General Schneiderman and Attorney General DeWine, the Attorneys General of 28 states and territories have written to the CEOs of Wal-Mart (WMT), Walgreen (WAG), Rite-Aid (RAD), Safeway (SWY) and Kroger (KR), asking them to remove any and all tobacco products from their shelves. In addition, 32 Attorneys General have commended CVS Caremark for its recent decision to stop selling tobacco in its stores. PRICE ACTION: At midday, the U.S. equity markets are all up over a percentage point, but shares of Altria Group (MO) and Vector Group (VGR) are trading near the flat-line, Reynolds American (RAI) is down almost 1% , while Lorillard (LO), which was also upgraded by Goldman today, is up 0.6%.
News For MO;PM;VGR;LO;RAI;CVS;WMT;WAG;RAD;SWY;KR From The Last 14 Days
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March 20, 2015
06:09 EDTRADRite Aid implied volatility of 63 at upper end of index
March 19, 2015
16:01 EDTRADOptions Update; March 19, 2015
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11:02 EDTRADOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: HLF RAD NFLX HLSS NOW
09:37 EDTRADActive equity options trading on open
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07:35 EDTKRKroger price target raised to $90 from $80 at Deutsche Bank
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07:04 EDTRADAmerican Express confirms plans to launch Plenti loyalty program
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06:28 EDTWMTWal-Mart's Walmex unit to expand more slowly this year, Reuters reports
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05:49 EDTRADStocks with implied volatility movement; RAD XLV
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March 18, 2015
16:00 EDTRADOptions Update; March 18, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.20 to 26.10. Option volume leaders: AAPL RAD PBR TWTR FB TSLA CLF BP MGM according to Track Data.
10:30 EDTRADRite Aid calls active on renewed takeover speculation
Rite Aid April 8 and 9 calls are active on 138K contracts (1K puts) on renewed takeover speculation. March call option implied volatility is at 72, April is at 62, May is at 53; compared to its 26-week average of 44 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for larger near term price movement.
10:15 EDTRADRumor: Rite Aid moves higher on renewed takeover speculation
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09:36 EDTWMTActive equity options trading on open
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06:16 EDTRADAmerican Express to launch Plenti loyalty program this spring, WSJ reports
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March 17, 2015
06:31 EDTCVSStudies find Gilead's hepatitis C drugs cost effective, Reuters says
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March 16, 2015
06:16 EDTWMTWal-Mart to sell Tide rival Persil in stores, WSJ reports
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March 15, 2015
18:07 EDTKRKroger shares could still go 20% higher, Barron's says
Kroger shares could climb 20% higher as it continues to gain market share, Barron's contends in a follow up article. Reference Link
15:59 EDTRAI, LOFTC increases scrutiny on Reynolds-Lorillard deal, WSJ says
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March 12, 2015
11:12 EDTMOOptions with increasing implied volatility
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07:48 EDTWMTMcCormick downgraded at Bernstein
As noted earlier, Bernstein downgraded McCormick (MKC) to Market Perform from Outperform. The firm downgraded the stock based on the discounts that Wal-Mart (WMT) is placing on the company's 5th Season brand. Target remains $81.
06:28 EDTMO, LO, PM, RAIBritish parliament bans branded cigarette packaging, Sky News says
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