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April 4, 2013
05:58 EDTWMT, COST, CLX, PG, CHDLaundry soap sales shrink as pods emerge, WSJ reports
The laundry soap business is shrinking as premeasured pod detergents from Procter & Gamble (PG) and others stop consumers from over usage, reports the Wall Street Journal. Total U.S. sales of laundry detergents slid 2.1% in the 12 months to March, according to market-information firm Nielsen, whose data excludes sales from Costco (COST) and some other retailers.Detergent sales are down 5.1% in dollar terms, to $7.06B from $7.44B.Reference Link
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October 2, 2015
08:21 EDTWMTAmazon to be number two player in U.S. consumables by 2018, says Cowen
John Blackledge and the research team at Cowen project that (AMZN) will grow to be the number two player in the $425B market for U.S. consumables - which they define as personal care, household, pet and baby products - by 2018. The firm expects Amazon to use its multi-platform approach, centered around Prime, to help the e-commerce giant gain share in consumables at the expense of Wal-Mart (WMT), Target (TGT), Walgreens (WBA) and CVS Health (CVS). Cowen has Outperform ratings on Amazon and Target and a Market Perform rating on shares of Wal-Mart.
06:51 EDTWMTWal-Mart Chile eyes shopping center chain sale, Reuters says
Wal-Mart Chile is eyeing a sale of its chain of shopping centers in an effort to focus on its larger supermarket operations in Chile, Reuters reports. The plan would involve the sale of 10 "Espacio Urbano" centers throughout the country, totaling roughly 250,000 square meets, the report says. Reference Link
October 1, 2015
16:05 EDTPGFutureFuel extends supply agreement with Procter & Gamble
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12:56 EDTCLXClorox sees growing net sales 3%-5% annually through 2020
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10:37 EDTWMTBofA/Merrill's Top 10 US Ideas for Q4 2015
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08:10 EDTWMTAmerican Express cards now accepted at Sam's Club
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06:16 EDTWMTWal-Mart to lay off hundreds of employees at Arkansas headquarters, Reuters says
Wal-Mart plans to cut hundreds of jobs at its headquarters in Arkansas in an effort to pare costs, Reuters reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Fewer than 500 employees are expected to have their employment terminated and an announcement could come as early as Friday, the report says. Reference Link
September 30, 2015
13:11 EDTCLXClorox volatility flat into investor meeting
Clorox October call option implied volatility is at 23, November is at 20; compared to its 52-week range of 12 to 25, suggesting non-directional price movement into a company hosted an investor day on October 1.
11:23 EDTCOSTCostco expects to add 32 net new warehouses in FY16
Says expects to add 32 net new warehouses in FY16, with 18-20 of these in the U.S. Says inventories "in good shape." Sees FY16 CapEx $2.8B-$3B. Comments made on the Q4 earnings conference call. Costco is up 0.49% to $144.43 in late morning trading.
09:13 EDTCOSTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Mediwound (MDWD), up 25.5% after being awarded a BARDA contract valued up to $112M... Novavax (NVAX), up 8.4% after RSV F vaccine meets safety endpoints in its Phase 1 clinical trial... Western Digital (WDC), up 11.7% after receiving a $3.78B equity investment by Unisplendour Corporation... Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR), up 9.9% after being upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Chardan and after JPMorgan said they still see longer-term upside in the shares... Pericom Semiconductor (PSEM), up 6.5% after Montage Technology proposes to acquire the company for $18.50 per share... Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), up 5.2% after CNBC reported that the company could launch Ferrari's IPO as soon as Friday. NOTABLE: Ralph Lauren (RL), up 6.4% after appointing Gap's (GPS) global president of Old Navy, Stefan Larsson as CEO... Gap is down 7.4%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Barracuda Networks (CUDA), down 28.5%... Costco (COST), down a half a percent.
05:22 EDTCOSTCostco reports Q4 EPS $1.73, consensus $1.66
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September 29, 2015
15:22 EDTCOSTCostco October weekly 143 straddle priced for 3.2% movement into Q4
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12:35 EDTPGPerrigo shareholders pressure company to explore sale, Reuters says
Certain Perrigo (PRGO) shareholders have requested that company explore a sale, hoping for an alternative to Mylan's (MYL) approximately $25B hostile bid, Reuters reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The pressure represents a challenge to Perrigo's defense strategy, the report says. Some of the company's shareholders view Novartis (NVS), Sanofi (SNY), Procter & Gamble (PG), and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) as potential suitors, the report says. Reference Link
11:10 EDTCLXClorox to host analyst meeting
Analyst meeting to be held in New York on October 1 at 9 am. Webcast Link
10:00 EDTCOSTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:11 EDTWMTWal-Mart expands pick-up service to new markets, Fortune says
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06:14 EDTCOSTCostco October weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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06:10 EDTCOSTCostco initiated with an Outperform at Telsey Advisory
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September 28, 2015
06:42 EDTWMT, PGPerfume makers look to Wal-Mart, Target, WSJ reports
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September 25, 2015
07:22 EDTCOSTCostco October weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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