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March 17, 2014
12:41 EDTMO, SWY, RAD, WAG, WMT, CVS, RAI, LO, VGR, PM, KRTobacco 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%.
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August 24, 2014
21:53 EDTWMT, CVS, RAD, WAGNational Association of Chain Drug Stores to hold an expo
2014 NACDS Total Store Expo to be held in Boston on August 23-25.
August 22, 2014
13:45 EDTWAGWalgreen pharmacy database fails after system update, DJ reports
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05:44 EDTWAGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; SNDK WAG
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; SanDisk (SNDK) 23, Walgreen (WAG) 20 according to iVolatility.
August 21, 2014
13:23 EDTWMTWal-Mart cut iPhone prices, Washington Post says
Wal-Mart (WMT) today began selling Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 5s for $79, and cut the price of the iPhone 5c to just 97c, according to The Washington Post. The devices previously cost $99 and $29 respectively at Wal-Mart, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
12:00 EDTMOAltria Group raises quarterly dividend by 8.3% to 52c from 48c
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11:47 EDTWAGWalgreen upgraded at BofA/Merrill
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11:09 EDTWAGWalgreen upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
10:34 EDTWMTOptions Update; August 21, 2014
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09:37 EDTWMTActive equity options trading on open
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06:00 EDTWAGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; TWX WAG
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August 20, 2014
08:30 EDTWMTWal-Mart management to meet with MKM Partners
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08:09 EDTWAGWalgreen pressured CFO, pharmacy chief to leave, WSJ reports
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06:00 EDTWAGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; SEAS WAG
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August 19, 2014
14:22 EDTKRGabelli liquidates 8.99% stake in Vitacost.com
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06:01 EDTWAGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; SEAS WAG
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August 18, 2014
18:13 EDTWMTWal-Mart not likely to bid for Family Dollar, Bloomberg reports
According to people familiar with the situation, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) is unlikely to make an offer for Family Dollar Stores (FDO), Bloomberg reports. Reference Link
08:47 EDTWMTDollar General says would slow store opening growth in Family Dollar deal
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08:31 EDTCVSCVS Caremark's Accordant Health receives NCQA accreditation
CVS Caremark announced that its Accordant Health Services division has received full NCQA Patient and Practitioner Oriented Disease Management accreditation for programs to support: Epilepsy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Parkinson's Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Myasthenia Gravis, Sickle Cell Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Hemophilia, Scleroderma, Polymyositis, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Dermatomyositis, and Gaucher Disease.
08:02 EDTKRKroger completes merger with Vitacost.com
Kroger (KR) and Vitacost.com (VITC) announced the successful completion of Kroger's tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Vitacost.com for $8.00 per share in cash. The tender offer expired at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on August 15, 2014. Kroger expects to complete the acquisition of the remaining eligible Vitacost.com shares not acquired in the tender offer later today through a merger under Section 251h of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. Following completion of the merger, Vitacost.com shares will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Global Market, which is expected to take effect later today.
06:04 EDTWAGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; SEAS WAG
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