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February 15, 2013
14:31 EDTDG, TGT, FDO, WMT, DLTR, COSTRetailers lower after Wal-Mart reportedly calls February 'a disaster'
Shares of a number of department and discount stores moved lower in afternoon trading after the world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart (WMT), reportedly said that its sales in February have been "a total disaster." In internal emails obtained by Bloomberg, Wal-Mart executives said sales in February are off to their worst start in years, attributing the weakness to the expiration of payroll tax cuts, the report said. Following the headlines, shares Wal-Mart fell to near their session low, down 3.3% to $68.47. Peers Target (TGT) and Costco (COST) fell sharply as well, with Target down nearly 3% and sliding about 0.6% after being higher in morning trade. A number of dollar stores fell as well, as Family Dollar (FDO) and Dollar General (DG) gave ups their earlier gains and were both nearly flat following the report.
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October 1, 2015
06:16 EDTWMTWal-Mart to lay off hundreds of employees at Arkansas headquarters, Reuters says
Wal-Mart plans to cut hundreds of jobs at its headquarters in Arkansas in an effort to pare costs, Reuters reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Fewer than 500 employees are expected to have their employment terminated and an announcement could come as early as Friday, the report says. Reference Link
September 30, 2015
12:00 EDTTGTTarget management to meet with Jefferies
Meeting to be held in New York on October 5 hosted by Jefferies.
11:23 EDTCOSTCostco expects to add 32 net new warehouses in FY16
Says expects to add 32 net new warehouses in FY16, with 18-20 of these in the U.S. Says inventories "in good shape." Sees FY16 CapEx $2.8B-$3B. Comments made on the Q4 earnings conference call. Costco is up 0.49% to $144.43 in late morning trading.
11:13 EDTTGTTarget announces expansion of price matching policy
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09:13 EDTCOSTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Mediwound (MDWD), up 25.5% after being awarded a BARDA contract valued up to $112M... Novavax (NVAX), up 8.4% after RSV F vaccine meets safety endpoints in its Phase 1 clinical trial... Western Digital (WDC), up 11.7% after receiving a $3.78B equity investment by Unisplendour Corporation... Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR), up 9.9% after being upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Chardan and after JPMorgan said they still see longer-term upside in the shares... Pericom Semiconductor (PSEM), up 6.5% after Montage Technology proposes to acquire the company for $18.50 per share... Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), up 5.2% after CNBC reported that the company could launch Ferrari's IPO as soon as Friday. NOTABLE: Ralph Lauren (RL), up 6.4% after appointing Gap's (GPS) global president of Old Navy, Stefan Larsson as CEO... Gap is down 7.4%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Barracuda Networks (CUDA), down 28.5%... Costco (COST), down a half a percent.
05:22 EDTCOSTCostco reports Q4 EPS $1.73, consensus $1.66
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September 29, 2015
15:22 EDTCOSTCostco October weekly 143 straddle priced for 3.2% movement into Q4
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10:00 EDTCOSTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:11 EDTTGT, WMTWal-Mart expands pick-up service to new markets, Fortune says
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06:14 EDTCOSTCostco October weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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06:10 EDTCOSTCostco initiated with an Outperform at Telsey Advisory
Target $152.
September 28, 2015
19:57 EDTTGTRetailers urge courts to reject Visa, MasterCard settlement, Reuters says
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06:42 EDTWMT, TGTPerfume makers look to Wal-Mart, Target, WSJ reports
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September 25, 2015
07:22 EDTCOSTCostco October weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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September 24, 2015
06:50 EDTCOSTAmerican Express price target lowered to $70 from $85 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst John Hecht says that even with the recent selloff, shares of American Express do not offer "compelling rewards" at current levels. Hecht believes AmEx is nearing saturation in its core demographic, the highly-affluent consumer, and views the Costco (COST) loss as a "significant challenge to overcome." American Express remains the industry leader in terms of rewards, but the gap to competitors has narrowed, Hecht tells investors in a research note. The company faces "several discrete headwinds" over the coming quarters, the analyst concludes. He cut his price target for AmEx shares to $70 from $85 and keeps a Hold rating on the name. The credit card provider closed yesterday down 8c to $75.63. Hecht has Buy ratings on card peers Discover (DFS) and Synchrony Financial (SYF).
September 23, 2015
20:08 EDTTGTChinese president visits U.S. amid cybersecurity, copyright worries
As part of his first official U.S. visit, Chinese president Xi Jinping held a meeting with American business leaders on Wednesday to address concerns of copyright infringement and cybersecurity, among numerous topics. In attendance were corporate giants from both nations, including Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Cisco (CSCO), Alibaba (BABA), Tencent (TCEHY), and Baidu (BIDU), according to media reports. COPYRIGHT CONCERNS: Responding to oft-cited concerns of copyright infringement by Chinese companies, Xi said China will "stand firm to protect" the intellectual property rights of American companies, according to Wall Street Journal coverage of the event. Note that in late 2014, China began establishing specialized courts to deliberate on intellectual property rights cases, and Xi commented Wednesday that "the newly established IPR courts are working smoothly. This means there will be much stronger IPR protection which will serve the interests of foreign businesses as well as Chinese companies." Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi is perhaps the most talked-about firm when it comes to the matter, with media outlets frequently criticizing its alleged "copying" of Apple design sensibilities. In mid-July, Xiaomi VP of global operations Hugo Barra told Bloomberg that the company is preparing to enter U.S. markets, though he cautioned that the launch could be "much more" than a year away as it seeks to build up its patent portfolio. CYBERSECURITY TENSIONS: Wednesday's meeting comes in the wake of numerous high-profile "hack attacks," with Sony (SNE), American Airlines (AAL), Anthem (ANTM), United Airlines (UAL), and Target (TGT) all reporting digital security breaches in recent years. Xi has consistently denied the involvement of state-backed hackers, but tensions have nevertheless arisen as cybersecurity firms such as FireEye (FEYE) and Palo Alto Networks (PANW) backtrace connections to the country. Cybersecurity intrusions originating from China have recently slowed ahead of Xi's visit, according to Reuters, with Kevin Mandia of security firm Mandiant telling the publication, "In my gut, I feel like the Chinese and the U.S. over the next couple of years are going to figure this out."
18:14 EDTWMTWal-Mart seeks 2%-6% cuts on China-made goods from suppliers, Reuters says
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18:06 EDTWMTWal-Mart seeks 2%-6% cuts on China-made goods from suppliers, Reuters says
September 22, 2015
10:45 EDTWMTReimbursement pressure on drug stores should moderate, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research analysts Rob Eich and Rob Stuyck said the firm's work indicates that stepdown reimbursement rates will be more manageable for drug store operators and that generic inflation will be less of a headwind for the group in FY16. However, Direct and Indirect Remuneration clauses will still be a source of margin pressure, the firm said, noting that several payers will be introducing a DIR next year. Cleveland Research has Neutral ratings on CVS (CVS), Walgreens (WBA), Rite Aid (RAD) and Wal-Mart (WMT).
September 21, 2015
12:08 EDTTGTTarget to test robot workers at concept store, Fortune reports
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