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November 23, 2012
13:15 EDTRIMM, WMT, BAX, ALU, MAPP, OCZOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher during the post-holiday short session, with each of the major averages adding over 1%. Following an initial move higher in the first hour after the bell, aided by some encouraging economic data from abroad, the indices drifted higher for the remainder of the day and closed at their highs... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major economic data was released, however, in Europe, separate reports showed business confidence increased in November in both Germany and France. Also, in China, HSBC's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index increased to 50.4, indicating expansion... COMPANY NEWS: Wal-Mart (WMT) announced had its "best ever Black Friday events" in spite of some scattered strikes by workers and shares advanced $1.31, or 1.90%, to $70.20... Research in Motion (RIMM) shares benefited a day after National Bank raised it price target on the stock to $15 from $12. The firm said in a note to investors yesterday that RIM's new management team is executing by maintaining the BlackBerry subscriber base and U.S. listed shares rose $1.40, or 13.65%, to $11.66 in their first day of trading following the bullish write-up... Shares of Baxter (BAX) moved up $2.69, or 4.07%, to $68.81 after The Wall Street Journal said the company is in talks to buy medical-equipment maker Gambro for about $4B to round out its kidney-dialysis business... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), up 10c, or 10.00%, to $1.10 after Bloomberg said the company is in talks with Goldman Sachs (GS) on a loan to strengthen its balance sheet, and MAP Pharmaceuticals (MAPP), up $2.60, or 20.28%, to $15.42 after the company announced that the FDA accepted its Levadex resubmission with a six-month review. Among the noteworthy losers was OCZ Technology (OCZ), which fell 3c, or 2.52%, to $1.16 following its disclosure of a SEC inquiry... INDICES: The Dow was up 172.79, or 1.35%, to 13,009.68; the Nasdaq was up 40.30, or 1.38%, to 2,966.85; and the S&P 500 was up 18.12, or 1.30%, to 1,409.15.
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July 28, 2014
13:23 EDTWMTIcahn 'pleased' with Family Dollar deal, 'hopeful' alternate deal may surface
Carl Icahn released the following statement regarding Family Dollar Stores (FDO): "While we continue to believe there are a handful of potential buyers who could realize greater synergies through a combination with Family Dollar and are hopeful that one or more of them will surface as a result of today’s announcement, we are extremely pleased with Dollar Tree’s (DLTR) intention to acquire Family Dollar in a transaction that values the company at $74.50 per share. This is a big win for all shareholders of Family Dollar and yet another validation of the activist investment philosophy in general." Another company in the space, Dollar General (DG), has previously been speculated as an alternative partner for Family Dollar and Wal-Mart (WMT) is seen as a competitor to dollar store operators.
11:39 EDTWMTWells says potential for competing Family Dollar bid an unknown
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July 27, 2014
08:58 EDTWMTWal-Mart doesn't look cheap, Barron's says
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July 24, 2014
11:32 EDTWMTWal-Mart U.S. CEO change not likely due to current trends, says RW Baird
RW Baird believes the departure of Bill Simon from his post as CEO of Wal-Mart U.S. has more to do with the executive's long-term career planning than with current trends, which the firm believes remain sluggish. Baird keeps its Outperform rating and $84 price target on Wal-Mart.
08:38 EDTWMTWal-Mart volatility at historic low into Foran succeeding Simon as U.S. CEO
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08:31 EDTWMTWal-Mart names Greg Foran as president and CEO of Walmart U.S.
Walmart announced that Greg Foran has been promoted to President and CEO of Walmart U.S. Foran succeeds Bill Simon who has been in the role since June 2010 and will be transitioning out of the company. Foran will assume his responsibilities on August 9 and will report directly to Walmart President and CEO, Doug McMillon. Simon will be available on a consulting basis for the next six months to ensure a seamless transition.
06:56 EDTWMTCourt rules Wal-Mart to show bribery probe documents, Reuters says
The Delaware Supreme Court ruled that Wal-Mart Stores must show a shareholder documentation that has to do with the firm's internal investigation of allegations it paid bribes in Mexico, according to Reuters, citing comments from a company spokeswoman. Reference Link
July 22, 2014
06:55 EDTWMTWal-Mart reduces prices more intensly for back-to-school, Bloomberg says
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July 21, 2014
06:42 EDTWMTWal-Mart adds over $102M to Indian wholesale unit, Reuters says
Wal-Mart added fresh funds worth $102.9M into its Indian wholesale division last month, according to Reuters, citing a filing made by its Indian business to the Registrar of Companies. The filing detailed that the funds were allotted as share application money. Reference Link
July 17, 2014
09:15 EDTBAXBaxter says 'feels good' about guidance
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08:56 EDTBAXBaxter: Guidance contemplates possible headwinds related to cyclo competition
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07:05 EDTBAXBaxter sees Q3 EPS before special items $1.28-$1.32, consensus $1.32
The company said, "For Q3, the company expects sales growth of approximately 12%-13%, excluding the impact of foreign currency. TheQ3 earnings guidance excludes approximately 7c per diluted share of projected intangible asset amortization expense."
07:04 EDTBAXBaxter narrows FY14 adjusted EPS view to $5.10-$5.20, consensus $5.15
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07:02 EDTBAXBaxter reports Q2 adjusted EPS $1.26, consensus $1.22
Reports Q2 revenue $4.26B, consensus $4.12B.
07:01 EDTBAXBaxter confirms FY14 outlook
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July 16, 2014
15:27 EDTBAXNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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July 15, 2014
05:53 EDTWMTStocks with implied volatility movement; CSCO WMT
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Cisco (CSCO) 23, Wal-Mart (WMT) 13 according to iVolatility.

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