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February 25, 2014
05:37 EDTPG, ULProcter & Gamble, Unilever battle over hair care, WSJ reports
Hair care is now a battleground for consumer goods companies in developed markets like the U.S. and Western Europe, reports the Wall Street Journal. The products provides strong profit margins and the potential for innovation through adding minor ingredients. But those margins are under threat, as Unilever (UL) and Procter & Gamble (PG) trade accusations of starting a shampoo discounting war in the U.S. Reference Link
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August 1, 2014
09:27 EDTPGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:13 EDTPGProcter & Gamble sees being in businesses it 'should be in' after simplification
Procter & Gamble says its plan to simplify down to 70-80 "core" brands is based on desire to be in the businesses the company "should be in," as opposed to the businesses it is in now. P&G says there will be some low-cost basis businesses among those that will be disposed, but it believes it can do those divestitures on a tax-efficient basis, as it has in the past.
09:07 EDTPGP&G says timing of exits from 'non-core' brands guided by value creation
The company estimates it may make moves on exiting "non-core" brands with 12-24 months, but that its decisions will not be guided by a timeline but by its focus on value creation.
09:05 EDTPGProcter & Gamble says FY15 guidance does not assume major portfolio moves
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08:50 EDTPGMars exercises option to buy P&G pet food businesses in additional markets
Mars, Incorporated announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of the IAMS, EUKANUBA and NATURA brands in North America, Latin America and other select countries from Procter & Gamble. This follows an agreement announced by the companies in April and receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. Mars also announced that it will exercise the option to purchase P&G's pet food business in some parts of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, including Australia, Japan and Singapore. This move reinforces the company's strategic intent to build its presence in emerging markets and will enable Mars Petcare to meet the needs of more customers and pets around the world, Mars said. Mars expects that the close for these additional businesses may take up to around a year, subject to regulatory approvals.
08:48 EDTPGProcter & Gamble says will accelerate, over-deliver on $10B savings plan goal
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08:44 EDTPGProcter & Gamble says will harvest, partner or divest about 90-100 brands
08:43 EDTPGProcter & Gamble says will become 'more streamlined' with 70-80 core brands
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08:37 EDTPGProcter & Gamble says 'essentially held market share' in FY14
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07:23 EDTPGProcter & Gamble CFO says will accelerate, exceed cost-cutting targets
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07:10 EDTPGProcter & Gamble reports Q4 Beauty segment net sales down 5%
Procter & Gamble reports Q4 Beauty segment net sales down 5%, with organic sales down 3%. Reports Q4 Grooming segment net sales up 5%, with organic sales up 7%. Reports Q4 Health Care segment net sales down 1%, with organic sales flat. Reports Q4 Fabric and Home Care segment net sales down 2%, with organic sales up 1%. Reports Q4 Baby, Feminine, Family Care segment net sales up 1%, with organic sales up 3%.
07:05 EDTPGProcter & Gamble sees FY15 core EPS up mid-single digits, consensus $4.51
Sees FY15 organic sales growth in the low-to-mid single digit range, consensus $86.03B. Net sales growth is expected to be in the low single digit range, including a negative one point impact from foreign exchange. P&G noted that the quarterly profile of earnings will be heavily influenced by the variation of foreign exchange impacts from period-to-period. The company expects the most significant negative impact from foreign exchange in the July-September 2014 quarter. At current spot rates, P&G expects foreign exchange to be roughly neutral to earnings growth in the second half of fiscal year 2015.
07:03 EDTPGProcter & Gamble reports Q4 organic sales grew 2%
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07:02 EDTPGProcter & Gamble reports Q4 core EPS 95c, consensus 91c
Reports Q4 revenue $20.16B, consensus $20.48B.
July 31, 2014
15:38 EDTPGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:12 EDTPGProcter & Gamble technical notes ahead of earnings
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July 30, 2014
16:53 EDTULUnilever downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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08:10 EDTPGProcter & Gamble August weekly volatility elevated into Q4
Procter & Gamble August weekly call option implied volatility is at 34, August is at 14, September is at 12, November is at 11; compared to its 26-week average of 14 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on August 1.
July 24, 2014
05:53 EDTULUnilever reports Q2 underlying sales growth 3.8%
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July 21, 2014
06:14 EDTULTesco names Unilever's Dave Lewis as CEO, effective October 1
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