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April 10, 2014
11:23 EDTRAD, WAG, CVSRite Aid hits 52-week high after results, sales view top estimates
Shares of retail drugstore Rite Aid (RAD) are rallying after the company's fourth quarter results and fiscal 2015 revenue outlook topped analysts' consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Rite Aid reported fourth quarter adjusted earnings per share of 10c and revenue of $6.6B, compared to expectations of 4c and $6.54B, respectively. Q4 same store sales increased 2.1%. Rite Aid forecast FY15 EPS of 31c-42c, compared to the consensus of 35c. FY15 revenue was seen at $26B-$26.5B, ahead of the consensus $25.75B. FY15 same-store sales are expected by the company to be up 2.5%-4.5%. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Rite Aid also announced it has acquired RediClinic, which currently operates 30 clinics in the greater Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas. Rite Aid CEO John Standley said, “Our recent acquisitions of Health Dialog and RediClinic, our expanded partnership with McKesson and our continued commitment to investing in our store base have positioned us to transition our strategy from turnaround to growth as we more aggressively pursue opportunities to become a growing retail healthcare company.” PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Rite Aid rose 71c, or about 11%, to $7.11 on more than twice its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $7.39. Including today's advance, the stock is up approximately 300% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other retail drugstore operators include Walgreen Company (WAG) and CVS Caremark (CVS).
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July 31, 2014
12:03 EDTWAGStocks with call strike movement; AAPL WAG
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08:32 EDTRADRite Aid reports July SSS up 4.6%
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08:25 EDTCVSCVS Caremark earns first Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC
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July 30, 2014
09:00 EDTCVSMcKesson extends pharmaceutical distribution agreement with CVS Caremark
McKesson Corporation (MCK) announced a three-year extension of its existing distribution agreement with CVS Caremark (CVS) through June, 2019. “We have a long track record of delivering comprehensive supply chain solutions to CVS Caremark which in turn allows CVS Caremark to ensure the highest level of pharmaceutical care to its customers,” said Paul Julian, executive vice president, group president, McKesson Corporation. “We are pleased to have extended our agreement with CVS Caremark and continue our long standing partnership.”
July 29, 2014
07:55 EDTCVSLeerink a buyer of Catamaran ahead of Q2 results
Leerink says it's a buyer of Catamaran (CTRX) ahead of the company's Q2 results as it believes shares have more room to run. The firm is cautious on Express Scripts (ESRX) after hearing from a specialist that service challenges may impact the company's 2015 and 2016 selling seasons. The firm remains positive on CVS Caremark (CVS), but notes shares have outperformed and the company could see retail pressure from recent drug inflation trends.
July 28, 2014
12:21 EDTCVSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:17 EDTCVSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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06:22 EDTCVSHorizon Pharma said Duexis, Vimovo to be placed on CVS, Express exlclusion lists
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July 25, 2014
13:13 EDTRADEinhorn bought Lam Research shares, sold Rite Aid last quarter
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July 24, 2014
16:09 EDTRADRite Aid names Darren Karst as executive VP, CFO
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16:05 EDTRADRoundy's CFO Karst leaves for Rite-Aid, names Michael Turzenski as CFO
Roundy’s (RNDY) announced that Darren Karst, Roundy’s executive VP and CFO will be leaving the company to join Rite Aid (RAD) as its executive VP and CFO. Karst will remain with Roundy’s through August 9. Michael Turzenski, currently Roundy’s group VP and Chief Accounting Officer, has been appointed group VP, CFO by Roundy’s board. Turzenski has served as group VP, Chief Accounting Officer since February 2012. Turzenski joined Roundy’s in 2007 as VP, controller.
09:17 EDTWAGWalgreen's president of pharmacy, health and wellness announces retirement
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July 23, 2014
06:02 EDTWAGWalgreen implied volatility of 37 at upper end of index mean range
July 22, 2014
10:07 EDTWAGWalgreen new corporate structure could add $10-$12 upside, says Deutsche Bank
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09:51 EDTWAGWalgreen added to short-term buy list at Deutsche Bank
July 18, 2014
06:21 EDTWAGCTW Investment asks SEC to probe Walgreen's meetings, NY Post says
CTW Investment Group has asked the SEC to investigate private meetings that top Walgreen (WAG) executives held with investors to reincorporate overseas for tax reasons, reports the New york Post. The pension advisor is raising questions about whether Walgreen's meetings with Goldman Sachs (GS), Jana Partners, Och-Ziff and Corvex broke fair disclosure rules. Reference Link

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