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June 27, 2014
12:56 EDTNKE, LITB, FINL, DG, DD, ROCK, MTWOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday with DuPont's (DD) slide weighing down the blue-chip Dow more than Nike's (NKE) advance is helping it. Stocks began the session in negative territory but soon turned mixed, where they have remained, with the Nasdaq the leader and the Dow the laggard. The averages have stalled, but they still remain on track to be positive for the month of June, though the month does not end until after Monday's session. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the final University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for June rose to 82.5, which beat the consensus expectation for a reading of 81.9. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of athletic apparel and footwear giant Nike and sports shoe retailer Finish Line (FINL) climbed after both companies reported better than expected quarterly sales and profits. Near midday, Dow member Nike rose 1.6%, while Finish Line advanced 1.4%... Another member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, DuPont, moved in the opposite direction, falling over 4.5% after the chemical company cut its earnings outlook for its second quarter and its current fiscal year. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was LightInTheBox (LITB), which jumped 20% after the company raised its Q2 revenue outlook. Also higher was Manitowoc (MTW), which gained 9% and was upgraded to Hold at Jefferies after activist Relational Investors took an 8.5% stake in the company and urged for a spin-off of its food business. Among the noteworthy losers was Gibraltar Industries (ROCK), which dropped nearly 10% after cutting its Q2 outlook, stating that end market demand in the quarter did not rebound as expected. Also lower were shares of discount retailer Dollar General (DG), which fell over 7% after Chief Executive Officer Rick Dreiling announced plans to retire. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 36.58, or 0.22%, to 16,809.55, the Nasdaq was up 7.41, or 0.17%, to 4,386.45, and the S&P 500 was down 1.60, or 0.08%, to 1,955.62.
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January 22, 2015
09:23 EDTDGDollar General says Rick Dreiling to continue as chairman and CEO
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09:22 EDTDGDollar General says Rick Dreiling to continue as chairman and CEO
09:21 EDTDGFamily Dollar holders approve Dollar Tree deal, Bloomberg reports
Family Dollar (FDO) shareholders approved today the buyout offer from Dollar Tree (DLTR), Bloomberg reports.
06:05 EDTDGFamily Dollar investors expected to approve Dollar Tree deal, NY Post reports
Family Dollar (FDO) investors are poised to approve Dollar Tree's (DLTR) $8.5B cash and stock takeover offer at a meeting today, The New York Post reports. Reference Link
January 16, 2015
17:23 EDTMTWCarl Icahn raises stake in Manitowoc to 7.81% from 7.77%
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15:31 EDTMTWManitowoc long added to best ideas list at Hedgeye
06:02 EDTDGFamily Dollar downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
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January 15, 2015
15:06 EDTDGFamily Dollar downgraded at Credit Suisse citing Dollar Tree progress on deal
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14:17 EDTFINLFinish Line raises dividend 13% to 9c per share
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09:15 EDTDGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:08 EDTDGDollar General says has held talks with various parties on stores
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08:07 EDTDGDollar General says 'chosen not to be constrained by timing agreement with FTC'
08:02 EDTDGDollar General provides update on FTC review of proposed acquisition of Family Dollar
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January 14, 2015
10:40 EDTDGISS recommends Family Dollar stockholders vote 'for' merger with Dollar Tree
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10:39 EDTDGISS recommends Family Dollar stockholders vote 'for' merger with Dollar Tree
10:14 EDTDGISS recommends Family Dollar holders support Dollar Tree deal
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06:32 EDTNKEAdidas wants to gain traction in U.S. market with endorsement deals, WSJ reports
In a move to gain traction int he U.S. market, Adidas is planning to increase endorsement deals with professional football and baseball players in the U.S. in the next few years, The Wall Street Journal reports. Adidas North American President Mark King says the German sportswear maker's U.S. arm has approval to sign up to 250 NFL players and 250 MLB players over the next three years, up from a total of less than 40 right now. Reference Link
January 13, 2015
09:52 EDTDDDuPont workers exposed to lethal chemicals for years, Houston Chronicle reports
DuPont workers may have been exposed to potentially lethal chemical for years due to malfunctions with a exhaust and ventilation system inside its La Porte pesticide plant, reports the Houston Chronicle. The company had a catastrophic release that killed four people on November 15. But according to reports filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, it appears no one ever alerted officials with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration smaller, but still significant levels of toxic gas released during troubleshooting activities. Reference Link
January 12, 2015
18:29 EDTDDDuPont to sell Theater business after proxy fight with Trian, WSJ says
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12:02 EDTDDUSDA cuts 2014 corn output estmate on lower yields
In its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, or WASDE, report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said its U.S. feed grain supplies for 2014/15 are now projected lower, with a reduction in corn production more than offsetting an increase in sorghum. Corn production is estimated 191M bushels lower, though yield and production both remain records, USDA noted. Publicly traded companies in the space include Agrium (AGU), Andersons (ANDE), Archer Daniels (ADM), Bunge (BG), CF Industries (CF), Compass Minerals (CMP), DuPont (DD), Intrepid Potash (IPI), Monsanto (MON), Mosaic (MOS), Potash (POT) and Syngenta (SYT). Reference Link
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