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April 11, 2014
10:49 EDTYONG, STZ, FDO, EPBOptions with decreasing implied volatility: STZ EPB FDO YONG
News For STZ;EPB;FDO;YONG From The Last 14 Days
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January 26, 2015
10:38 EDTFDOFamily Dollar reports January preliminary SSS up 1.2%
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January 22, 2015
17:31 EDTFDOTrian Fund Management voting restrictions with Family Dollar have terminated
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09:37 EDTFDODollar Tree says Family Dollar merger could close as soon as March
Dollar Tree (DLTR) commented on the outcome of the shareholder vote of Family Dollar Stores (FDO) to approve the pending merger with Dollar Tree. It said, "Today’s vote of approval by Family Dollar shareholders represents a crucial step toward combining Dollar Tree, North America’s leading fixed-price point discount retailer, with Family Dollar, a leading multi-price point retailer with a 50+ year history of serving low and middle income customers By adding Family Dollar to our portfolio of brands, Dollar Tree will soon operate more than 13,000 stores in 48 states and five Canadian provinces with annual sales exceeding $18 billion. This merger enhances our geographic footprint and diversifies our business model. We intend to operate and grow both banners." Dollar Tree added that "several steps" need to take place to facilitate the successful completion of the acquisition. By the end of January, Dollar Tree expects to reach a preliminary agreement with the FTC staff on the list of substantially all of the stores to be divested. Dollar Tree then plans to finalize divestiture agreements with the selected buyers, to address any concerns of the investigating state attorneys general, and to execute a consent order with the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have agreed to provide the FTC with four weeks’ notice prior to closing. Dollar Tree expects to initiate this four-week notice period after Dollar Tree executes a consent decree with the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, which should enable the closing of the merger as soon as March 2015.
09:25 EDTFDOFamily Dollar shareholders approve Dollar Tree merger
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09:24 EDTFDOFamily Dollar shareholders approve Dollar Tree merger
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09:23 EDTFDODollar General says Rick Dreiling to continue as chairman and CEO
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09:21 EDTFDOFamily 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 EDTFDOFamily 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
10:01 EDTFDOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:02 EDTFDOFamily Dollar downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
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January 15, 2015
15:06 EDTFDOFamily Dollar downgraded at Credit Suisse citing Dollar Tree progress on deal
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14:53 EDTFDOFamily Dollar downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
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11:20 EDTFDOFamily Dollar to host special shareholder meeting
Special shareholder meeting to vote on the merger with Dollar Tree will be held in Charlotte, NC on January 22 at 9 am.
10:37 EDTSTZKraft rises after Goldman gets less cautious on food space, ups stock to buy
Shares of Kraft Foods (KRFT) are climbing after Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to Buy and placed the shares on its Conviction List. WHAT'S NEW: Costs for food makers are declining as commodity prices drop, Goldman Sachs analyst Judy Hong wrote in a note to investors today. Kraft is among the U.S. food companies that benefits the most from lower costs, the analyst stated. Additionally, Kraft's pricing power is one of the strongest in the group and it is heavily exposed to the U.S. economy, the analyst stated. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Hong's upgrade of Kraft was part of a note in which she took a more balanced view of the U.S. consumer staples sector. The analyst upgraded the Food sector to Neutral from Cautious, noting that consumer staples stocks with outsized exposure to the U.S. market should be boosted by strong U.S. growth and more favorable foreign exchange dynamics than their peers. In addition to Kraft, the analyst identified the following stocks as her top picks within the consumer staples sector: Monster Beverage (MNST), Constellation Brands (STZ), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), Freshpet (FRPT), Mead Johnson (MJN), and Estee Lauder (EL). Goldman also upgraded Hershey (HSY), Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS), and Clorox (CLX), all to Neutral from Sell, downgraded cigarette maker Philip Morris (PM) to Sell from Neutral and downgraded brewer Molson Coors (TAP) to Neutral from Buy. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Kraft climbed 3.7% to $65 per share.
09:15 EDTFDOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:08 EDTFDODollar General says has held talks with various parties on stores
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08:07 EDTFDODollar General says 'chosen not to be constrained by timing agreement with FTC'
08:02 EDTFDODollar General provides update on FTC review of proposed acquisition of Family Dollar
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07:37 EDTSTZConstellation Brands initiated with a Buy at Argus
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07:28 EDTFDOFamily Dollar to host special shareholder meeting
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