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Farallon Capital Increases Its Position in Dollar General
In 2014, Dollar General reported net sales of $18.9 billion, an increase of 8% compared to sales of $17.5 billion in 2013.
Balyasny exits position in Newfield Exploration Co.
BAM exited its position in Newfield Exploration Co. in 3Q14. It accounted for 1.31% of BAM’s second quarter portfolio. NFX is an energy company.
Why Family Dollar’s profits tumbled 33% in the third quarter
Comparable store sales for the 13-week period decreased 1.8% as a result of fewer customer transactions—sales in the 3Q14 were strongest in the Consumables category, driven primarily by strong growth in refrigerated or frozen food and tobacco.
Automobiles and Parts Slowed Growth In Retail Sales
The retail and food services sales for November 2015 grew by 0.4% if we exclude automobiles and parts retail sales, as the latter section fell by 0.4%.
Why Five Below Stock Is on an Uptrend in 2018
Five Below (FIVE) stock has been on an uptrend on 2018 and has gained 47.9% YTD (year-to-date) as of July 5.
Five Below Stock on the Rise as Future Prospects Look Bright
Five Below (FIVE) has generated YTD (year-to-date) returns of 13.4% as of April 13, 2018.
Dollar General’s 4Q17 Top-Line Expectations
Dollar General’s (DG) top line improved 8.5% to $17.3 billion during the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period the previous year.
Highfields Capital exits its position in Broadcom
Highfields Capital sold its position in BRCM in the third quarter. The position accounted for 1.66% of the fund’s 2Q14 portfolio. Broadcom makes semiconductors for wired and wireless communications.
Dollar Tree’s Ratings and Stock Market Performance
Dollar Tree (DLTR) stock didn’t show much momentum even though the company met top and bottom line expectations.
Inside Walmart’s Valuation and Growth Outlook
As of August 10, 2107, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) stock was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) of 18.2x.
Target and Walmart at Opposite Ends of Earnings Guidance
In its 2Q16 earnings release, Walmart revised its projections for fiscal 2016. It’s now expecting diluted EPS of $4.40–$4.70, down from its earlier guidance of $4.70–$5.05.
Costco on the Street: Analyst Recommendations
Of the 32 analysts covering Costco (COST), 69.0% have rated the stock as a “buy” as of April 5. The stock has been rated as a “hold” by 31% of these analysts.
Which Consumer Sector Stocks Lost the Most Last Week?
The Washington-based Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) announced its fiscal 2Q18 results on March 7 after the market closed.
Walmart’s Stock Rises 20% Year-to-Date: Can It Rise More?
The stock price of retail giant Walmart (WMT) has risen by 20.1% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis to $73.84, as of July 18. Walmart’s stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index, which has risen 7.7% on a YTD basis.
Lone Pine Capital buys a new position in LPL Financial Holdings
Lone Pine initiated a new position in LPL Financial Holdings (LPLA) last quarter that accounts for 1.95% of the fund’s total 1Q portfolio.
Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital buys a new position in Equinix
Lone Pine initiated a new position in Equinix (EQIX) last quarter that accounts for 1.81% of the fund’s total 1Q portfolio. Lone Pine had exited the position in 4Q 2013 and restarted it last quarter.
Costco’s Industry Positioning: A Porter’s 5 Force Analysis
Costco’s suppliers include companies like PepsiCo (PEP), Procter & Gamble (PG), and the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC). No single supplier accounts for over 5% of revenue.
Walmart’s Key Challenges In Its Business Environment
The NLRB filed a complaint last January. It accused Walmart of violating labor laws. The NLRB claims that the retailer acted against workers who joined unions.
Highfields Capital Management’s positions in 3Q14
Highfields Capital Management LP is based in Boston. The fund was founded by Jonathon Jacobson in 1998. The fund’s US long portfolio declined slightly to $12.8 billion in the third quarter.
Analyzing Walmart’s Stock Price Slide and 2016 Outperformance
Walmart’s stock price dropped by 3% to $64.12 on February 18, 2016, the day the company declared its fiscal 4Q16 results.
How Walmart Compares to Its Peers
On May 12, 2017, Walmart (WMT) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 17.5x.
Dollar General Outperformed Dollar Tree in Q1 amid COVID-19
Dollar General and Dollar Tree beat Wall Street’s estimates for the first quarter of fiscal 2020. There was a strong spike in demand for essential items.
Big Lots Stock Falls despite Telsey Advisory Group’s Upgrade
Telsey Advisory Group upgraded Big Lots from “market perform” to “outperform.” The firm also increased its 12-month target price from $20 to $31.
Kroger Stock Surges, Strong Sales Update amid Pandemic
Kroger stock has risen 2.7% as of 1:00 PM ET today. The stock rose even though the broader market collapsed due to increased coronavirus cases.
Will Five Below Stock Recover in 2020?
Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) didn’t impress investors with its results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. The company’s sales lagged the estimates.
Stock Market Turmoil Overshadows Dollar General’s Q4 Earnings
Dollar General ended fiscal 2019 on a strong note with better-than-expected sales and earnings. However, the stock has fallen 4.2% as of 10:50 AM today.
Will Dollar General’s Q4 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?
Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) stocks rose on Monday even though the broader market crashed. They continued to rise on Tuesday.
Dollar Tree Stock Fell Due to Weak Earnings Outlook
Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) didn’t beat Wall Street’s expectations for its fourth-quarter sales. Also, the company issued a weak outlook for fiscal 2020.
Will Dollar Tree Stock Fall More after Its Q4 Earnings?
So far, Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) has fallen 10.1% this year. The company will likely release its results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 tomorrow.
Big Lots Stock Up 31%, Expects Earnings Growth in 2020
Big Lots (BIG) stock soared 31% today. Investors were pleased with the company’s plans to return to earnings growth in 2020 despite concerns over tariffs.
Dollar General Announces Strong Q3 Earnings
Dollar General (DG) stock was up 1.4% in the pre-market trading session today as the company declared strong third-quarter earnings.
Will Dollar General Surpass Q3 Earnings Expectations?
Dollar General (DG) is set to announce its third-quarter earnings results during premarket hours on December 5. Here’s what to expect.
Will Five Below Beat Wall Street’s Q3 Earnings Forecast?
Five Below (FIVE) will declare its results for Q3 2019 on December 4. The retailer beat analysts’ earnings expectations in the first half of 2019.
Dollar Tree Stock: Why JPMorgan Has Become Cautious
Dollar Tree (DLTR) stock fell 2.3% yesterday after JPMorgan Chase analyst Mathew Boss downgraded it to “neutral” from “overweight.”
Dollar Tree: Q3 Earnings Miss and Outlook Cut
Dollar Tree (DLTR) stock fell 13% during pre-market trade today. The company reported lower-than-expected third-quarter earnings results.
Dollar Tree Q3 Earnings: What’s in Store?
Analysts expect Dollar Tree (DLTR) to report another dismal quarter tomorrow. Let’s look at what’s behind their Q3 earnings forecast.
Why Foreign Currency Headwinds Have Hurt Walmart in Fiscal 2016
Adverse foreign currency movements due to an appreciating US dollar have reduced Walmart’s top line by $12.3 billion in the last three quarters.
How Has Walmart’s Profitability Dip Affected Its Outlook?
Walmart’s reported operating income margin declined from 5.6% in fiscal 2015 to 5.0% in fiscal 2016.
Costco’s Revenue Growth Likely to Moderate in Fiscal 2Q16
Costco posted record results for fiscal 2015. Revenue grew by 3.2% to $116.2 billion, and net income rose by 15.5% to $2.4 billion.
Analyzing Target’s Same-Store Sales Growth in Fiscal 2016
Target had upbeat revenue performance in fiscal 4Q16 and 2016. Store traffic was up by 1.3% YoY in fiscal 2016, trending in positive territory in all four quarters of the year.
Walmart’s Neighborhood Markets: A Compelling Retail Proposition
Walmart’s (WMT) Neighborhood Markets format stores, which average 42,000 square feet in size, have shown considerable resilience and sales traction over the past few years.
Eton Park Capital opens new positions in FDO, STZ, BID, EQIX, Sells NLSN, PCLN – 13F Flash
In this six-part series, we will go through some of the main positions Eton Park Capital traded this past quarter Eton Park Capital Management is a multi-strategy hedge fund founded in November 2004 by former Goldman Sachs partner Eric Mindich. The firm started new positions in Family Dollar Stores (FDO) , Constellation Brands (STZ), Sotheby’s (BID), […]
Why Dollar General Stock Surged after Its Q2 Results
Dollar General (DG) surged about 8% in premarket trading today after crushing expectations in its second-quarter results. It also raised its guidance for fiscal 2019.
Why Wells Fargo Downgraded Dollar General Stock
Wells Fargo downgraded Dollar General (DG) stock to “market perform” from “outperform” on July 25. It remains positive about the company’s prospects.
How Analysts Reacted to Dollar Tree’s First-Quarter Results
Dollar Tree (DLTR) reported better-than-expected sales growth of 4.6% in the first quarter of fiscal 2019.
Comparing Sales Outlook of Dollar General and Dollar Tree
Dollar General (DG) and Dollar Tree (DLTR) surpassed analysts’ sales expectations for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.
US-China Trade Tensions: Why the Consumer Sector Took a Hit
After the recent trade dispute with the United States and China’s retaliation, the consumer sector took a hit.
Dollar Tree’s Strategic Plans: Better Results in Fiscal 2019?
Analysts expect Dollar Tree’s sales to rise 3.8% to $23.7 billion in fiscal 2019. The adjusted EPS is expected to fall 2.2% to $5.33.
Dollar Tree: Telsey Advisory Upgraded the Stock
On March 20, Telsey Advisory Group upgraded Dollar Tree (DLTR) stock to “outperform” from “market perform.”
Dollar Tree Stock: Higher Target Price after Q4 Results
Dollar Tree (DLTR) stock rose 5.1% on March 6 after the company reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results.
Why Wall Street Is Bullish on Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in 2019
Most Wall Street analysts have retained their “buy” ratings for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings (OLLI) stock, given the strong financial performance in 2018.
Five Below: Evaluating the Target Price Changes
Since Five Below (FIVE) reported its strong third-quarter results on December 5, there have been two target price changes.
How Ollie’s Bargain Outlet’s PE Multiple Looks after Q3 Results
As of December 4, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings (OLLI) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 42.5x.
Where’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Stock Headed Now?
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings (OLLI) announced strong third-quarter results on December 4 after market hours.
Dollar General Stock Fell 6.8% on Lower Fiscal 2018 Outlook
For Dollar General’s (DG) third quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended on November 2, the company reported adjusted earnings and sales ahead of analysts’ expectations.
How Analysts Reacted to Dollar Tree’s Q3 Results
Dollar Tree (DLTR) reported mixed results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 (which ended on November 3) on November 29.
IFF: Analyzing Institutional Investors before Its Q3 Earnings
The 13F filings on June 30 indicated that institutional investors own 85.9% of International Flavors and Fragrances’ (IFF) outstanding shares.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Rises an Impressive 75.8% Year-to-Date
On October 2, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) stock gained 75.8% year-to-date. In comparison, the S&P 500 Index gained 9.3% YTD.
Analysts Are Bullish on Five Below’s Strong Fiscal Q2 Results
There have been quite a few target price changes for Five Below since it reported robust results for its fiscal second quarter.
Can OLLI Stock Sustain Its Momentum after Fiscal Q2 2018?
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet’s (OLLI) stock price rose 52.4% to $81.15 on August 27 on a year-to-date basis.
Comparing Five Below’s Valuation to Its Peers’
As of July 5, Five Below (FIVE) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 36.4x.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet: What’s Driving the Stock?
Discount retailer Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings’ (OLLI) stock price has risen 39.2% this year to $74.15 as of June 11.
Dollar General versus Dollar Tree: A Quick Look
The US dollar industry is highly concentrated and dominated by two major players, Dollar General (DG) and Dollar Tree (DLTR).
Analysts Are Bullish on Five Below’s Strong Q1 2018 Results
On June 6, Five Below (FIVE) reported a strong fiscal first quarter. That prompted ten analysts to raise their price targets.
Dollar General’s Gross Margin Strengthens in 4Q17
While Dollar General (DG) missed Wall Street’s top-line expectations in 4Q17, the company managed to post in-line earnings per share (or EPS).
Dollar General Reports Better-than-Expected Sales Comps in 4Q17
As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, Dollar General (DG) reported its fourth-quarter 2017 results on March 15.
Dollar Tree Missed Top-Line and Bottom-Line Expectations
Dollar Tree (DLTR) reported a 12.9% YoY (year-over-year) increase in total sales to $6.4 billion, which missed the consensus expectations by $30 million.
Goldman Sachs: Dollar Tree Is the ‘Top Pick’ in Food Retail
Prykull favored dollar stores and called them relatively “immune.” He was particularly positive on Dollar Tree (DLTR) and named the stock as his top pick.
Dollar Tree to Report 3Q17 Earnings: What to Expect
The Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree (DLTR) is slated to release its 3Q17 results on November 21. The results relate to the three-month period ending October 28.
Casey’s Didn’t Meet Analysts’ Top-Line Expectations
Casey’s missed Wall Street analysts’ expectations by $60 million due to a softer-than-expected performance from the Prepared Food and Fountain segment.
Understanding Dollar General’s Analyst Ratings after the Fiscal 2Q17 Results
While analysts have reaffirmed their former ratings after Dollar General’s fiscal 2Q17 results, many seem concerned about DG’s narrowing margins.
Behind Dollar General’s Fiscal 2Q17 Top Line
Dollar General (DG) saw its top line rise 8.1% YoY (year-over-year) to $5.6 billion, driven by an 8.9% rise in demand for consumables.
This Drove Dollar General’s 1Q17 Top Line
Dollar General’s 1Q17 top line rose 6.5% YoY to $5.6 billion, driven by 6.8% YoY growth in consumables, 6.7% in apparel, and 6.2% in seasonal products.
What Wall Street Recommends for Dollar General
Dollar General is currently trading at $70.21, ~38% below its 52-week high price.
Wall Street Expects Dollar General’s EPS to Contract in 1Q17
Wall Street predicts that Dollar General’s first quarter earnings will contract 2.8% YoY (year-over-year) to $1 per share.
What Analysts Think of Target Stock
The majority of analysts covering Target (TGT) are neutral on the stock. Analysts’ consensus rating on TGT was 2.9 on a scale of 1.0 (strong buy) to 5.0 (strong sell).
Analyzing Dollar General’s Same-Store Sales Trends
Dollar General’s (DG) same-store sales have grown for 27 consecutive years. What’s more interesting is that comps rather improved during the recession period.
Understanding the US Dollar Store Industry
Dollar stores follow a small-box format to maintain low costs. Target customers are typically lower- and middle-income families.
A Snapshot of Dollar General, America’s Largest Dollar Store Chain
Headquartered in Tennessee, Dollar General (DG) is the largest discount store retailer in the United States in terms of total sales.
Understanding Dollar General’s Key Product Offerings
Dollar General (DG) is the largest discount store retailers in the United States in terms of total revenue generated.
Dollar General’s Sales Comps Turn to Growth in Fiscal 4Q16
In fiscal 4Q16, Dollar General’s (DG) top line increased 13.7% year-over-year to $6 billion.
Why Wall Street Is Mostly Positive on Dollar General
30 Wall Street analysts cover Dollar General (DG). On average, they rate the company a 2.4 on a scale of one (strong buy) to five (strong sell).
Can Dollar General Bounce Back in 4Q16?
Dollar General (DG) is set to report its fourth quarter results on March 16.
What to Expect from Dollar General’s 4Q16 Results
Wall Street has predicted that Dollar General’s EPS will rise 8.7% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.41 on sales growth of 12.9% in the fourth quarter.
What Happened to Dollar Tree’s Top Line in 4Q16?
Dollar Tree (DLTR), America’s leading discount store operator, delivered a sales beat on March 1.
Walmart’s 4Q Results: Can the Retail Giant Impress Investors?
In the first nine months of fiscal 2017, which ended on October 31, 2016, Walmart’s revenue rose 0.7% to $354.9 billion.
Can Dollar General’s Fiscal 2Q16 Earnings Deliver According to Expectations?
Dollar General’s adjusted earnings have beaten the consensus estimate in five of the past nine quarters. DG recorded a 22.4% adjusted EPS growth in 1Q16.
How Will Dollar General’s Stock Price Respond to the Fiscal 2Q16 Results?
Dollar General’s stock price has risen by 23.6% on a YTD basis to $89.49 as of August 16, 2016.
Which Picks Have Been a Boon for the MFS Growth Fund so Far in 2016?
The MFS Growth Fund Class A has gained by 3.2% YTD in 2016, which makes the fund among the above-average performers in the year so far, among our 12 funds.
Walmart’s Efforts to Boost its Revenue
In fiscal 1Q17, which ended on April 30, 2016, Walmart’s overall revenue increased by 0.9% to $115.9 billion.
What Jeffrey Sherman of DoubleLine Thinks about High Yield Market
Jeffrey Sherman was of the opinion that despite a rebound in equity markets, high yield investors may suffer due to volatility in the energy sector.
Dollar Tree: A Positive Mix of Organic and Inorganic Growth
Dollar Tree (DLTR) (XRT) (XLY) is pretty consistent for extracting organic growth from its business, seeing growth in the mid-single digits over the years.
What Are Lowe’s Strengths and Weaknesses?
Lowe’s (LOW) is one of the largest and oldest big box retailers around. It’s been publicly listed since 1961.
How Important Are Retail Sales to the US Economy?
Two-thirds of the US GDP comes from PCE (personal consumption expenditure), where retail sales play a significant role.
A Glance at Family Dollar’s Historical Performance
Over the last five years, Family Dollar was able to generate a five-year CAGR revenue of 7.2%. That looks decent when you look at it alone. But let’s compare it to its peers.
How Are Brick and Mortar Retail Companies Valued?
Brick and mortar retail companies have high inventory levels and are very capital-intensive companies that require a significant amount of working capital and capital expenditure.
Highfields Capital Lowers Its Stake in Hertz Global Holdings
Highfields Capital lowered its holdings in Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) as per its recent 13F filing.
Elliott Management increases position in Family Dollar Stores
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) operates a chain of more than 8,100 stores in 46 states. It sells all of its products for less than $10.
Overview: Initial jobless claims after a weak BLS payrolls report
The weekly initial jobless claims for the week ending September 6, will be released on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor. Initial claims measure the number of people applying for first-time unemployment insurance. The report will also include continuing claims figures for the week ending August 30.
Family Dollar and Dollar Tree merger transaction details
At closing, Family Dollar shareholders will own no less than 12.7% and no more than 15.1% of the outstanding common stock of Dollar Tree.