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March 25, 2014
14:23 EDTWAG, CVS, RADWalgreens climbs after reporting same-store sales gain, store closure plans
Shares of drug store owner Walgreens (WAG) are advancing despite the company reporting lower than expected profits as its revenue came in close to expectations and said its Alliance Boots synergies are tracking ahead of expectations. WHAT'S NEW: Walgreens reported earnings per share, excluding some items, of 91c for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, compared with analysts' consensus estimate of 93c. The retailer's Q2 revenue was $19.6B, in-line with the consensus estimate. Walgreens' same-store sales rose 4.3% last quarter. Moreover the company predicted that its fiscal 2016 revenue, including a contribution from Alliance Boots, would be over $130B. Walgreens has a 45% stake in Alliance Boots and has an option to acquire the rest of the European retailer in 2015. "Our second quarter performance, in spite of expected headwinds from slower generic drug introductions, comparisons with last year’s flu season and severe weather, was marked by solid top-line growth driven by record quarterly sales and record second-quarter prescriptions filled,” said Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson in a statement. “We also continued to gain prescription market share while we maintained a firm hold on our costs," Wasson added. Walgreens also announced that as part of its efforts to optimize the company’s asset base, it plans to close 76 drugstores during the second half of this fiscal year. Including these store closures, Walgreens still expects a net increase in its store count in fiscal 2014 of approximately 55-75 locations. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Walgreens rose $1.75, or 2.72%, to $66.06. Other major U.S. drug store chains also climbed, with Rite Aid (RAD) adding 2.4% and CVS (CVS) gaining 0.6%.
News For WAG;CVS;RAD From The Last 14 Days
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July 28, 2014
12:21 EDTCVSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:17 EDTCVSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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06:22 EDTCVSHorizon Pharma said Duexis, Vimovo to be placed on CVS, Express exlclusion lists
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July 25, 2014
13:13 EDTRADEinhorn bought Lam Research shares, sold Rite Aid last quarter
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July 24, 2014
16:09 EDTRADRite Aid names Darren Karst as executive VP, CFO
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16:05 EDTRADRoundy's CFO Karst leaves for Rite-Aid, names Michael Turzenski as CFO
Roundy’s (RNDY) announced that Darren Karst, Roundy’s executive VP and CFO will be leaving the company to join Rite Aid (RAD) as its executive VP and CFO. Karst will remain with Roundy’s through August 9. Michael Turzenski, currently Roundy’s group VP and Chief Accounting Officer, has been appointed group VP, CFO by Roundy’s board. Turzenski has served as group VP, Chief Accounting Officer since February 2012. Turzenski joined Roundy’s in 2007 as VP, controller.
09:17 EDTWAGWalgreen's president of pharmacy, health and wellness announces retirement
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July 23, 2014
06:02 EDTWAGWalgreen implied volatility of 37 at upper end of index mean range
July 22, 2014
10:07 EDTWAGWalgreen new corporate structure could add $10-$12 upside, says Deutsche Bank
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09:51 EDTWAGWalgreen added to short-term buy list at Deutsche Bank
July 18, 2014
06:21 EDTWAGCTW Investment asks SEC to probe Walgreen's meetings, NY Post says
CTW Investment Group has asked the SEC to investigate private meetings that top Walgreen (WAG) executives held with investors to reincorporate overseas for tax reasons, reports the New york Post. The pension advisor is raising questions about whether Walgreen's meetings with Goldman Sachs (GS), Jana Partners, Och-Ziff and Corvex broke fair disclosure rules. Reference Link
July 16, 2014
08:39 EDTCVSCVS Caremark signs new affiliations with four major health care providers
CVS Caremark has entered into new clinical affiliations with four major health care providers in Connecticut, Texas, South Carolina and Louisiana. Through these clinical affiliations the patients of these health care providers will receive access to clinical support, medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs at CVS/pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark.
07:42 EDTCVSCVS Caremark earnings could beat expectations, says Wells Fargo
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06:27 EDTWAGWalgreen could relocate to Switzerland if it buys out Alliance Boots, WSJ says
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July 14, 2014
16:23 EDTCVSCVS Caremark acquires Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy
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06:06 EDTWAGWalgreen implied volatility of 35 at upper end of index mean range

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