Caxton Associates initiates a new position in Walmart
Walmart’s revenues increased 1.4% to $141.6 billion in the quarter ending January 30, 2015.
Competitive Forces: Why Walmart Dominates The Grocery Industry
Walmart’s largest merchandising category is groceries. According to the USDA, Walmart was the largest seller of grocery items in the US in 2013.
Walmart’s Sam’s Club Segment: Positioning For The Next Level
Walmart’s Sam’s Club segment consists of membership-only club warehouse retail operations. Members include both business owners and individual consumers.
What Investors Need To Know About Walmart’s US Segment
Walmart’s US segment is the company’s largest segment in terms of net sales and operating profit contribution. It accounted for 58.7% of net sales in fiscal year 2014.
Farallon Capital raises its position in Safeway
On March 6, 2014, grocery store operators Safeway and Albertsons announced a merger agreement valued at approximately $9 billion.
Farallon Capital sold its position in SiriusXM Holdings
SiriusXM’s net income was $136 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in 3Q14, an increase of 117% from $63 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in 3Q13.
Farallon Capital exits its position in Time Warner Cable
In February, Comcast agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for ~$45.2 billion. This deal will create the largest cable provider in the U.S.
Farallon Capital establishes a new position in Hillshire Brands
Hillshire reported fiscal 4Q14 net sales of $1.1 billion, up 10.7% in comparison to the corresponding period last year.
Farallon Capital adds a new position in Covidien
Ireland-based Covidien is a global healthcare leader that offers innovative medical technology solutions and patient care products to providers.
Apache drives shareholder value with repurchases and dividends
Apache said in its annual regulatory filing that by 2013, it completed more than $7 billion in asset sales—the proceeds were utilized to pay down nearly $2.6 billion of debt and to repurchase $1 billion of shares under a 30-million share repurchase program authorized by the company’s board.
Why JANA Partners sold stake in Huntsman
JANA Partners’ 13F filing said the fund sold its position in Huntsman (HUN) that accounted for 3.27% of JANA’s 4Q 2013 portfolio.
Why JANA Partners sold Safeway stake amid merger
JANA Partners’ 13F filing said the fund sold its position in Safeway Inc. (SWY) that accounted for 3.98% of JANA’s 4Q 2013 portfolio.
Why JANA Partners opened new position at Constellium
JANA Partners’ 13F filing disclosed a brand new position in aluminum product manufacturer Constellium N.V. (CSTM) that accounts for 1.83% of JANA’s 1Q 2014 portfolio.
Why credit upgrades and downgrades affect bond returns
A ratings upgrade or downgrade has a direct impact on fixed income yields, and therefore directly affects bond prices.
Must-know: Are credit ratings another bubble in the making?
This series focuses on the links between ratings actions (upgrades and downgrades) and the overall economy, specifically looking at companies in the S&P 500.