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April 10, 2014
11:15 EDTEPB, STZ, FDO, YONG, BBBYOptions with decreasing implied volatility: YONG STZ BBBY FDO EPB
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April 9, 2015
09:18 EDTFDO, BBBYBofA/Merrill retail analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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07:34 EDTSTZConstellation Brands sees FY16 comparable EPS $4.70-$4.90, consensus $4.85
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07:32 EDTSTZConstellation Brands reports Q4 EPS $1.03, consensus 94c
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07:19 EDTSTZConstellation declares initial quarterly dividend of 31c on Class A shares
Constellation Brands announced that its board of directors has approved the initiation of a dividend program under which the company intends to pay a regular quarterly cash dividend to stockholders of its common stock. Constellation's board of directors declared an initial quarterly cash dividend of 31c per share of Class A Common Stock and 28c per share of Class B Common Stock, payable on May 22 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 8. CFO Bob Ryder, stated, "Both our beer and wine and spirits businesses have strong, consistent, cash generation capabilities and produce solid returns on invested capital. The beer business acquisition and our organic growth focus across our businesses have strengthened our financial profile and created significant capital allocation flexibility and shareholder return opportunities. We are initially targeting a dividend payout ratio of 25% - 30% of our comparable basis net income. Going forward, we will evaluate opportunities to increase our dividend based on the growth of our net income and free cash flow."
05:51 EDTBBBYWells Fargo remains cautious on Bed Bath & Beyond
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April 8, 2015
19:46 EDTBBBYOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Apogee (APOG), up 6.4%... Pier 1 Imports (PIR), up 4.4%. ALSO HIGHER: Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), up 5.6% after being selected by DARPA to lead $45M Ebola prevention program. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Alcoa (AA), down 3.5%... Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), down 3.5%. ALSO LOWER: Zynga (ZNGA), down 10.3% after announcing CEO transition... Memorial Production (MEMP), down 2.9% after filing to sell 4.6M common units owned by MRD Holdco... Regulus (RGLS), down 2.2% after filing to sell 3.3M shares for Isis Pharmaceuticals.
16:19 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond sees FY15 SSS up 2%-3%
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16:18 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond sees Q1 EPS 90c-95c, consensus $1.01
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16:16 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond reports Q4 EPS $1.80, consensus $1.80
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15:25 EDTSTZNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), consensus 95c... Constellation Brands (STZ), consensus 94c... Synergy Resources (SYRG), consensus 4c.
15:24 EDTBBBYNotable companies reporting after market close
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15:06 EDTSTZConstellation Brands technical comments before earnings
The stock has been on a rapid rise since the start of the year, trading up 20%. Concerns have begun to emerge about share valuation, but that has not stopped the breakout in price that began in mid-2012 from gaining momentum. With price close to the life high at $120.24, there is little in the way of overhead resistance. A move to the $125 to $130 area would seem quite probable on strong news or outlook, using price channel projection as a guide. This technical move would fit largely with analyst price targets according to Thomson/First Call. The $125 area is the median price target, with the mean at $120.53 and the high at $137. The low target at $82 is something of an outlier, but is still above the 52-week low at $76.26. If the news were a disappointment, given the extension in valuation and the price run-up, there could be a larger than normal correction in price. First support would be at the 50-day moving average at $114.84. If that moving average were broken, next support would be at $109.91 and then at $100.77. In view of the long-term trend, it would take a move down to and below the 50-week moving average at $96.10 to break the long-term uptrend. Each touch of that average has been an initiation point for longs in the last two years.
14:45 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond technical comments ahead of earnings
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08:09 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says sales trends in March 'rebounded nicely'
"We continue to see tangible benefits from the investments we have made to strengthen our value proposition for customers. Our comparable store sales and customer traffic trends are improving, and we are beginning to see stabilization in key categories. While our trends in late-February were adversely impacted by severe winter weather, our sales trends in March rebounded nicely, reflecting both improved traffic trends and the benefit of an earlier Easter,” said Howard R. Levine, Chairman and CEO. “We are excited about the pending merger with Dollar Tree, and our teams are working to ensure a successful integration.”
08:05 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says not providing guidance
On January 22, Family Dollar (FDO) stockholders adopted the merger agreement with Dollar Tree (DLTR). The completion of the merger remains subject to Federal Trade Commission clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and other closing conditions. Dollar Tree, with support from Family Dollar, is continuing to work with the FTC to obtain clearance under the HSR Act, including in connection with arranging for divestitures. Dollar Tree has informed Family Dollar that Dollar Tree intends to close the merger by the end of May 2015. In light of the pending transaction, the company has not provided earnings guidance for fiscal 2015 and will not hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter results.
08:05 EDTFDOFamily Dollar reports March SSS up 3.7%
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08:04 EDTFDOFamily Dollar reports Q2 adjusted EPS 74c, consensus 73c
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April 7, 2015
16:38 EDTFDODollar Tree discloses update on FTC review process of Family Dollar acquisition
Dollar Tree (DLTR) disclosed in a regulatory filing, the following update on the Federal Trade Commission’s review process of the company’s pending acquisition of Family Dollar Stores (FDO). As of April 1, the FTC’s staff has substantially completed its review and identified approximately 340 stores for divestiture, representing approximately $47.4M of operating income. The company expects that all or almost all of the stores that will be divested will be Family Dollar stores. The company continues to make progress with divestiture buyers and has received multiple indications of interest from buyers, each of whom intend to operate these divested locations as dollar stores to address the FTC's concerns. The company is working to finalize divestiture agreements with the selected bidders in April 2015 and in parallel to secure FTC approval. The company intends to close the proposed merger in May, but this timing is subject to certain factors beyond the company’s control, including FTC approval.
15:30 EDTFDONotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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08:14 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond April volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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