Family Dollar Stores Inc

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    Fund Managers

    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.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    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), […]

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    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.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    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.

    By Diana Key
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why did Paulson & Co. sell its Family Dollar Stores stake?

    Paulson reduced its position in Family Dollar Stores (FDO) last quarter. The position now accounts for 1.84% of Paulson’s $20 billion 1Q 2014 portfolio, down from 3.12% in 4Q 2013.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    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), […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    How AIG Could Position Itself following Icahn’s Call for a Split

    It appears that AIG’s management will be more inclined to continue as a consolidated entity and to improve returns for its shareholders in its current form.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Strong Credit Card Growth Confirms Gains for Retailers

    Consumer credit rose by $16.1 billion in May following a revised gain of $21.4 billion in April. Gains for revolving credit point to strong credit card use.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    Walmart Plans to Allocate Capital to High-Growth Store Formats

    Walmart discussed its supercenter and neighborhood store formats at the investor update. The retailer is looking to roll out more neighborhood format stores.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Wal-Mart Impact on Food Price Deflation

    What starts as a competitive strategy for Wal-Mart may also affect the general level of grocery price inflation in the United States.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Fund Managers

    Maverick Capital Sells Position in Cognizant Technology Solutions

    In February 2015, Cognizant Technology Solutions announced its 4Q14 results and reported revenues of $2.74 billion, up 16.4% from $2.36 billion in 4Q13.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Fund Managers

    Corvex Management Lowers Its Stake in Dollar General

    Corvex Management lowered its stake in Dollar General (DG). The position accounted for 0.62% of the fund’s total portfolio in the fourth quarter.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cash Is King – Analyzing Valuations For Walmart And Its Peers

    Walmart (WMT) has been plagued by negative comps in key markets lately. Between January 2014 and January 2015, Walmart’s valuations increased.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Fund Managers

    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.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Walmart’s Stock Is Less Volatile

    Walmart (WMT) has a history of increasing dividends. Its stock is classified as a dividend aristocrat. At 2.4%, Walmart’s dividend yield is healthy.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Small-Format Stores Are Positive For Walmart

    Walmart’s smaller-sized stores average ~40,000 square feet in size. The stores are located predominantly in locations with a higher population density.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Fund Managers

    Why Carl Icahn threatened a proxy fight at Gannett

    Last month, activist investor Carl Icahn put pressure on Gannett Company (GCI). He threatened a proxy fight unless the fund’s concerns were resolved.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    Carl Icahn discloses activist stake in Manitowoc

    Activist investor Carl Icahn owns a 7.77% stake in Manitowoc and will push it to break into two companies.

    By Diana Key
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    Fund Managers

    Assessing Elliott Management holdings in third quarter

    The total value of Elliott Management’s US long portfolio increased to $8.79 billion in 3Q14 from $7.15 billion in 2Q14.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    Elliott takes activist stake in Family Dollar Stores

    In October 2014, Elliott Advisors UK Limited disclosed a 4.9% stake in Family Dollar.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Earnings Report

    Highfields Capital opens new position in Michaels Companies Inc.

    Highfields Capital initiated a new position in MIK in the third quarter. The position accounts for 1.38% of the fund’s 3Q14 portfolio. Michaels is the largest arts and crafts specialty retailer in North America.

    By Diana Key
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    Fund Managers

    JANA Partners adds a large stake in Dollar General

    In 3Q14, JANA Partners added a stake in Dollar General Corporation (DG). The position accounted for 2.55% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    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.

    By Samantha Nielson
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