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February 21, 2013
13:09 EDTSWY, KR, HTSI, TFMSupermarket stocks climb after Safeway's results beat expectations
A number of supermarket stocks are climbing after supermarket chain Safeway (SWY) reported fourth quarter earnings per share, or EPS, that surpassed analysts' consensus estimate by a wide margin. The company's revenue, meanwhile, came in slightly higher than expected. Safeway's same-store sales rose 0.8% compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. In the first eight weeks of the current quarter, the company's same-store sales will be up 2% if the current week ends as expected, Safeway's CEO said on the company's conference call. Safeway's operating profit margin, however, inched up just 0.1 percentage points in the fourth quarter. In early afternoon trading, Kroger (KR) rallied 4% to $29, Harris Teeter (HTSI) advanced 1.50% to $42, The Fresh Market (TFM) climbed 2% to $48.80, and Safeway rallied 13.50% to $23.
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September 19, 2014
14:04 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market upgraded to Peer Perform from Underperform at Wolfe Research
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September 18, 2014
14:52 EDTKRKroger testing online ordering, pick-up service, Progressive Grocer says
Kroger is testing a "click-and-collect system" in Cincinnati which allows customers to submit their orders online and pick them up at a drive-thru windows, Progressive Grocer reports. The technology that Kroger is utilizing is the same technology that has been deployed by Harris Teeter, a company that Kroger acquired last year. "Harris Teeter has successfully scaled this model in their stores and we are learning a lot from them about it. Our approach with new technologies and systems is to test small and work out the kinks before scaling more widely," said Rachel Betzler, public relations manage for Kroger's Cincinnati division. Reference Link
14:06 EDTKRKroger price target raised to $58 from $55 at Argus
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10:44 EDTKRKroger board raises quarterly dividend by 12% to 18.5c
Kroger's Board raised the quarterly dividend by 12% to 18.5 per share, to be paid on December 1 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 14. The company continues to expect an increasing dividend over time.
September 17, 2014
11:02 EDTKR, SWYOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:31 EDTKRHouse Committee on Ways & Means to hold a hearing
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September 16, 2014
10:37 EDTKROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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