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August 5, 2014
17:01 EDTTRBAA, ECOM, COH, TGT, AHC, MNI, SALE, WAG, GHC, CHGG, BLMN, GCIOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in the red and moved in a fairly narrow range through the early part of the day, albeit in negative ground. Stocks gained downward momentum early in the afternoon after headlines circulated that Russia has sharply increased its military presence along its eastern border with Ukraine in the past few days. The market lost not only what it had gained back yesterday but added to its losses from last week. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Markit's services PMI dipped to 60.8 for the final July print from the 61.0 flash estimate for the month. A similar reading from ISM, its non-manufacturing index, climbed to 58.7 in July from June's 56.0 reading. Factory orders rebounded 1.1% in June, which was better than the expected 0.5% increase. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Target (TGT) fell $2.67, or 4.4%, to $58.03 after the company lowered its forecast for earnings per share in the second quarter, excluding some items, to 78c from its previous guidance of 85c-$1.00. The company expects its comparable sales in the U.S. to be "essentially flat" and noted that discounts weighed on its margins as consumers continued to spend cautiously at the company's stores and focus on value. The retailer also estimated that the after-effects of its December 2013 data breach cost it $110M in the second quarter... Gannett (GCI) slid 45c, or 1.31%, to $33.87 after striking a deal to acquire the remaining 73% interest in Classified Ventures, whose primary asset is the online car shopping website Cars.com, for $1.8B from the other partners in the venture, which include McClatchy (MNI), Tribune Media (TRBAA), Graham Holdings (GHC) and A. H. Belo (AHC). Gannett also announced plans to spin-off its Publishing business, which includes USA Today, through a tax-free distribution to shareholders. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Chegg (CHGG), which gained $1.21, or 20.54%, to $7.10 after reporting higher than expected quarterly results and that it formed a strategic alliance with Ingram Content Group, the world's largest book distributor. Also higher was Coach (COH), which rose $1.49, or 4.34%, to $35.80 after reporting earnings, excluding certain items, that beat expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter. Among the noteworthy losers was Walgreen (WAG), which slipped $2.99, or 4.15%, to $69.12 after Sky News said the company will announce as soon as tomorrow that it will pay "in the region" of GBP5B to acquire the remaining 55% stake in Alliance Boots that it does not already own, though is likely to also state that it intends to remain a U.S.-domiciled company and will not pursue a tax inversion. Early this morning the company also announced that sales in its comparable stores increased by 5.2% in July. Also lower following their earnings reports were RetailMeNot (SALE), which fell $7.15, or 28.26%, to $18.15, ChannelAdvisor (ECOM), which dropped $6.90, or 29.73%, to $16.31, and Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), which declined $4.75, or 23.98%, to $15.06. INDEXES: The Dow dropped 139.81, or 0.84%, to 16,429.47, the Nasdaq fell 31.05, or 0.71%, to 4,352.83, and the S&P 500 declined 18.78, or 0.97%, to 1,920.21.
News For TGT;GCI;WAG;COH;BLMN;SALE;ECOM;CHGG;MNI;TRBAA;GHC;AHC From The Last 14 Days
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February 10, 2016
09:06 EDTMNIMcClatchy plans to 'forge ahead' with innovative transition in FY16
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09:05 EDTMNIMcClatchy reports Q4 EPS 10c, one estimate 12c
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February 9, 2016
18:50 EDTGCIGabelli to vote against Journal Media merger, disagrees with ISS recommendation
In a regulatory filing detailing a 15.63% stake in Journal Media Group (JMG), Gabelli noted it has reviewed the report by proxy advisory firm ISS regarding Journal's proposed merger with Gannett (GCI), and intends to vote against the merger plan for those shares over which it has voting authority. Journal Media's "refusal to disclose its real estate asset valuations, beyond the $5.4M 'excess real estate value' for real estate not used in core operations, is what is truly misleading to shareholders," Gabelli claimed.
14:30 EDTSALERetailMeNot downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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14:10 EDTSALERetailMeNot downgraded to Hold from Buy at Topeka
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12:36 EDTTGTWarner Bros. Consumer Products, Mattel announce partnership with Target
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11:50 EDTGCIGannett examining parcel-delivery business, WSJ reports
Gannett (GCI) is examining the parcel-delivery business and has reached out to consultants in the parcel industry as early as December, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. According to one source, Gannett also held preliminary talks with Amazon (AMZN) as it considers delivery possibilities. The report notes that Tribute Publishing (TPUB) abandoned a similar idea after briefly testing package delivery with Amazon in the fall. Reference Link
08:34 EDTTGTCVS Health expects Target Pharmacy integration to be completed by end of summer
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08:08 EDTGCIJournal Media Group says ISS recommends investors vote for merger with Gannett
Journal Media Group (JMG) announced that Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that Journal Media Group shareholders vote "FOR" the proposed merger between Journal Media Group and Gannett (GCI). ISS stated in its February 8, 2016 report: "A vote FOR this transaction is warranted given the substantial premium, the strength of the sales process, the fact that no superior offers have emerged despite the reasonable breakup fee, and the apparently material downside risks..." The transaction and other matters will be considered at a special meeting for Journal Media Group shareholders on March 1, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Journal Media Group's headquarters at 333 W. State St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Journal Media Group shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 21, 2016, are entitled to vote at the special meeting either in person or by proxy. The parties currently expect to complete the proposed transaction promptly following approval by Journal Media Group shareholders and the expiration or termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period.
06:14 EDTSALERetailMeNot authorizes $50M increase to stock repurchase program
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06:11 EDTSALERetailMeNot sees FY16 revenue $225M-$240M, consensus $247.32M
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06:11 EDTSALERetailMeNot sees Q1 revenue $49M-$54M, consensus $56.75M
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06:10 EDTSALERetailMeNot reports Q4 EPS 36c, consensus 28c
Reports Q4 revenue $83.1M, consensus $75.77M.
February 4, 2016
16:41 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor sees FY16 revenue $111M-$113M, consensus $112.89M
16:40 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor sees Q1 revenue $24.6M-$25M, consensus $25.44M
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16:39 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor reports Q4 EPS 11c, consensus (7c)
Reports Q4 revenue $29.4M, consensus $26.4M.
February 3, 2016
09:22 EDTCOHMichael Kors longer term outlook still questionable, says Wedbush
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February 1, 2016
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January 29, 2016
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08:17 EDTCOHCoach price target raised to $42 from $38 at Cowen
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