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November 29, 2012
16:28 EDTUSNA, KR, SVU, BKS, BLOX, LQDT, WLLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street withstood some fiscal cliff related volatility to finish in positive territory. Some positive economic data, including better than expected pending home sales and an upward revision to Q3 GDP growth, contributed to the move higher but investors remained on edge and reacted with each new headline coming out of Washington... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., weekly jobless claims dropped to 393,000, versus expectations for claims to fall to 390,0000. The Commerce Department revised its estimate for the gain in Q3 GDP to 2.7% from the previously reported 2% gain. Analysts expected growth to be revised to a 2.8% rate. However, within the report, Q3 consumer spending was lowered to a 1.4% growth rate from the 2% gain previously reported. Pending home sales rose 5.2% in October from the prior month, versus expectations for an increase of 1%... COMPANY NEWS: A Bloomberg report said that PE-firm Cerberus Capital Management's planned buyout of SuperValu (SVU) had stalled on financing concerns. Shares of SuperValu dropped sharply following the news, eventually closing down 52c, or 18.57%, at $2.28... A report from the Wall Street Journal said that Whiting Petroleum (WLL) had been exploring a sale but would no longer pursue that alternative. After a midday circuit-breaker halt, shares of Whiting settled down $1.34, or 3.17%, to $40.94... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Infoblox (BLOX), up $4.12, or 29.53%, to $18.07 after its earnings beat consensus estimates. Also higher were shares of Kroger (KR), up $1.19, or 4.75%, to $26.25 after the company reported earnings and provided guidance that beat Street forecasts. Among noteworthy losers were Liquidity Services (LQDT), down $5.90, or 13.49%, to $37.83, and Barnes & Noble (BKS), down $1.79, or 11.15%, to $14.26, after their earnings reports. Also lower were shares of Usana Health Sciences (USNA), down $2.44, or 5.60%, to $41.17 after a report from short-selling blog Citron Research which said the company is the subject of criminal probes in China... INDICES: The Dow was up 36.71, or 0.28%, to 13,021.82; the Nasdaq was up 20.25, or 0.68%, to 3,012.03; and the S&P 500 was up 6.02, or 0.43%, to 1,415.95.
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June 24, 2015
14:03 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble July volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Barnes & Noble July call option implied volatility is at 40, August is at 35, October is at 36; compared to its 52-range-week of 29 to 54, suggesting non-directional price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on June 25.
09:21 EDTKRUnited Natural Foods added to Best Ideas List at Wedbush
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June 23, 2015
07:34 EDTWLLGlobal Hunter Securities to hold a conference
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07:27 EDTKRJefferies to hold a conference
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07:15 EDTSVUOppenheimer to hold a conference
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June 19, 2015
13:38 EDTKROptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: QIHU PIR RHT BLUE KMX RAD KBH ADBE ACM KR
09:28 EDTKRKroger participates in a conference call with Deutsche Bank
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June 18, 2015
16:47 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble appoints two new independent directors
Barnes & Noble announced the appointment of two new independent directors to its board, ahead of the Company’s previously announced separation of its Retail and College businesses. The new board members are Ann-Marie Campbell, President, Southern Division, The Home Depot, and Paul B. Guenther, former President of PaineWebber Group, the parent company of Paine Webber.
10:52 EDTKRKroger sees continued consolidation in industry
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10:33 EDTKROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:20 EDTKRKroger sees Q2 'slightly above' 8%-11% long-term EPS growth range
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09:44 EDTKRKroger sees long-term EPS growth rate of 8%-11%
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08:19 EDTKRKroger backs FY15 EPS $3.80-$3.90, consensus $3.87
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08:17 EDTKRKroger recorded $28M LIFO charge in Q1
FIFO gross margin was 22.1% of sales for the first quarter. Excluding retail fuel operations, FIFO gross margin decreased 7 basis points from the same period last year.
08:17 EDTKRKroger reports Q1 adjusted EPS $1.25, consensus $1.22
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June 17, 2015
15:16 EDTKRNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Rite Aid (RAD), consensus 3c... Kroger (KR), consensus $1.22.
10:11 EDTKRKroger management to meet with Oppenheimer
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10:00 EDTWLLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:42 EDTWLLWhiting Petroleum upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi upgraded Whiting Petroleum to Buy and raised its price target for shares to $46 from $35. The firm is positive on shares given the recent capital raises and positive momentum with slickwater fracs.
June 16, 2015
19:25 EDTKRWal-Mart ranks high among millenials, Ad Age says
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