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March 13, 2014
11:22 EDTRH, KIRK, BBBY, WSM, PIRWilliams-Sonoma soars to 52-week high after results top estimates
Shares of home goods retailer Williams-Sonoma (WSM) hit a new 52-week high after the company's fourth quarter results topped expectations. In addition to its flagship brand, the company also operates the West Elm and Pottery Barn collection of chains. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Williams-Sonoma reported Q4 earnings per share of $1.38 and revenue of $1.47B, beating expectations of $1.36 and $1.43B, respectively. Q4 comparable brand revenue increased 10.4%. The company forecast Q1 EPS of 41c-44c and revenue of $920M-$940M, compared to consensus of 46c and $943.61M, respectively. Q1 comparable brand revenue is expected to increase 4%-6%. For FY14, Williams-Sonoma expects EPS and revenue of $3.05-$3.15 and $4.63B-$4.71B, versus consensus of $3.20 and $4.64B, respectively. FY14 comparable brand revenue is expected to increase 5%-10%. The company also raised its quarterly dividend to 33c from 31c per share. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, Citigroup removed Williams-Sonoma from its U.S. Focus list following the company's Q4 results, citing the stock's strong performance over the past year. However, the firm reiterated a Buy rating on shares with a $67 price target. Another firm, RW Baird, raised their price target on the shares to $70 from $64. The firm cited robust top-line trends, leverage to housing and e-commerce, and emerging international growth. RW Baird has an Outperform rating on Williams-Sonoma. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Williams-Sonoma rose $5.95, or about 10%, to $64.92 on three times its average daily trading volume. The stock continues to make new 52-week highs as the session unfolds. Including today's advance, the stock has gained about 43% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other retailers specializing in home goods include Pier 1 Imports (PIR), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), and Restoration Hardware (RH). Another company in the space, Kirklands (KIRK), also reported results this morning and its shares were up about 6% in late morning trading.
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June 25, 2015
09:34 EDTBBBYActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB NFLX AMZN BAC CVX TWTR INTC GILD BBBY
June 24, 2015
20:00 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond shares down following Q1 earnings miss
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19:01 EDTBBBYOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Herman Miller (MLHR), up 5.1%. ALSO HIGHER: Turtle Beach (HEAR), up 3.6% after partnering with AuDConnex for direct audio hearing solution. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), down 2.6%. ALSO LOWER: Cree (CREE), down 5.1% after lowering fourth quarter revenue outlook... Sabra Health Care (SBRA), down 2.7% after filing to sell 5M shares of common stock at a price range of $25.25-$25.65.
18:28 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond attractive despite Q1 miss, says Cantor
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17:33 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond says Q1 performance 'on track'
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16:20 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond sees FY15 EPS flat to up mid-single digits, consensus $5.25
16:19 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond repurchased approximately $385M common stock in Q1
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16:18 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond says Q1 SSS include approximate 0.3% unfavorable FX impact
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16:17 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond sees Q2 EPS $1.18-$1.23, consensus $1.23
Sees Q2 SSS up 2%-3%. Continues to model a 2.0% to 3.0% increase for the remainder of the year.
16:15 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond reports Q1 EPS 93c, consensus 94c
Reports Q1 revenue approximately $2.738B, consensus $2.74B. Reports Q1 SSS up approximately 2.2%.
15:53 EDTBBBY, KIRKSunTrust identifies the most likely M&A activity in specialty retail
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15:12 EDTBBBYBed Bath and Beyond June weekly June 71 straddle priced for 6.3% move into Q1
15:01 EDTBBBYNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), consensus 94c.
13:50 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond technical comments ahead of earnings
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10:19 EDTPIROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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06:09 EDTBBBYOptions expected to be active
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June 23, 2015
14:04 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond could be attractive buyout target, WSJ says
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10:30 EDTPIROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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06:57 EDTBBBYBed Bath and Beyond June volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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June 22, 2015
10:21 EDTPIROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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