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(SBH) Sally Beauty Holdings Increases Buyback Program

As part of its shareholder friendly moves, Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH) announced a new share buyback program. The board of directors of this cosmetic products retailer authorized the repurchase of shares worth $700 million, indicating...

18Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (SBH) Sally Beauty Holdings Increases Buyback Program | Continued

(ZAGG) ZAGG Incorporated – Value

ZAGG Inc. (ZAGG) has either outperformed or matched quarterly earnings estimates for years now. More recently, this mobile device accessories and technology company has surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in 3 of the last 4 quarters. Moreover,...

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (ZAGG) ZAGG Incorporated – Value | Continued

(BKS) Whitestone REIT Continues Acquisition Binge

Texas-based Whitestone REIT (WSR) recently completed the acquisition of a 310,979 square foot upscale community center named ‘Village Square at Dana Park’ and adjacent land parcels situated in Mesa. The...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (BKS) Whitestone REIT Continues Acquisition Binge | Continued

(SPLS) Staples Retained at Neutral

We maintain our Neutral recommendation on Staples Inc (SPLS), with a target price of $13.00, as the lingering macroeconomic concerns and sluggish job market continues to deter the sales of this leading retailer of office products...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (SPLS) Staples Retained at Neutral | Continued

(PETM) PetSmart Earnings Preview

PetSmart Inc. (PETM), a specialty retailer of products, services and solutions for pets, is expected to reveal its financial results for the second-quarter of fiscal 2012 on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

The current Zacks Consensus...

22Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (PETM) PetSmart Earnings Preview | Continued

(PETM) PetSmart Raised Guidance Leads to Growing Estimates

Following robust first-quarter results, PetSmart, Inc. (PETM) has witnessed 21 upward revisions out of 22 estimates for the current fiscal year. The specialty retailer of products, services and solutions for pets became a Zacks #1...

21Jun2012 | | Comments Off on (PETM) PetSmart Raised Guidance Leads to Growing Estimates | Continued

(PETM) PetSmart Reports Healthy Fourth Quarter Earnings

PetSmart Inc. (PETM), the specialty retailer of products, services and solutions for pets, recently posted healthy fourth-quarter 2011 earnings. The quarterly earnings of 91 cents a share jumped 18% from 77 cents delivered in the...

2Mar2012 | | Comments Off on (PETM) PetSmart Reports Healthy Fourth Quarter Earnings | Continued

(TSCO) Tractor Supply Company – Bull of the Day

Tractor Supply Co.’s (TSCO) fourth-quarter 2011 earnings of $0.96 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.92 and surged 43.3% from the prior-period earnings on the heels of strong same-store sales, improved merchandise...

13Feb2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SPLS) Staples 2011 Third Quarter Earnings Scorecard

Staples Inc. (SPLS), the global leader in the supply of office products, recently posted third-quarter 2011 results. Street analysts had enough time to ponder on the company’s scores. In the paragraphs that follow, we cover the...

28Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SPLS) Staples Reports Quarterly Earnings In Line

Staples Inc. (SPLS), the global leader in the supply of office products, recently posted third-quarter 2011 results. The quarterly earnings of 47 cents a share came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate and jumped 15% from 41...

23Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(FGP) Ferrellgas Partners L.P. Boosts Propane Portfolio

Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (FGP) has added another propane retailer, Economy Propane Inc., consistent with its strategy of acquiring new assets that complement its portfolio. The acquisition of this Lakeport, California-based retailer...

24Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ODP) Office Depot and OfficeMax to Merge?

Bloomberg reports that Office Depot (ODP), the second-largest U.S. office-supply chain, could merge with OfficeMax Incorporated (OMX). Intense competition among the...

22Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PETM) PetSmart Increases Dividend

PetSmart Inc. (PETM), in its attempt to optimize its shareholders’ return, decided to employ its available free cash in raising its quarterly dividend while also approving a share buyback program.

The specialty retailer of...

21Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(FGP) Ferrellgas Partners – Bear of the Day

Ferrellgas Partners (FGP), since the beginning of fiscal 2011, has already made four acquisitions. However, the partnership’s results in the second quarter continued the past trend of poor earnings.

Moreover, we believe...

20Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(FGP) Ferrellgas Partners – Bear of the Day

Ferrellgas Partners (FGP), since the beginning of fiscal 2011, has already made four acquisitions. However, the partnership’s results in the second quarter continued the past trend of poor earnings.

Moreover, we believe...

9Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SPLS) Staples Incorporated – Bear of the Day

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) posted lower-than-expected first-quarter 2011 results. The quarterly earnings of $0.28 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.32 and remained flat compared with the prior-year quarter. Given the underperformance,...

6Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(FGP) Ferrellgas Partners – Bear of the Day

Ferrellgas Partners (FGP), since the beginning of fiscal 2011, has already made four acquisitions. However, the partnership’s results in the second quarter continued the past trend of poor earnings.

Moreover, we believe...

24May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ODP) Office Depot – Bear of the Day

Office Depot (ODP), which has been persistently losing market share to industry stalwarts, recently posted lower-than-expected first-quarter 2011 results. The under performance can be traced back to sluggish sales across each business...

4May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(TSCO) Tractor Supply Company – Bull of the Day

On the back of strong same-store sales, improved merchandise mix, prudent inventory management and effective cost control, Tractor Supply Co. (TSCO) posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2010 results. The quarterly earnings beat...

19Apr2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ODP) Office Depot Contracts with National IPA

The leading provider of office supplies and services, Office Depot Inc. (ODP), in a streak to enhance its revenue stream, has recently entered into a five-year office furniture contract with the National Intergovernmental Purchasing...

13Apr2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(TSCO) Tractor Supply Company – Bull of the Day

On the back of strong same-store sales, improved merchandise mix, prudent inventory management and effective cost control, Tractor Supply Co. (TSCO) posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2010 results. The quarterly earnings beat...

12Apr2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(FGP) Ferrellgas Partners Buys More Propane Assets

Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (FGP) continued its acquisition spree by acquiring Dubois, Wyoming based independent propane dealer Ram Propane. The latter operates in the Western Wyoming markets catering to residential and industrial clients.

The...

27Mar2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(TSCO) Tractor Supply Company – Bull of the Day

On the back of strong same-store sales, improved merchandise mix, prudent inventory management and effective cost control, Tractor Supply Co. (TSCO) posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2010 results. The quarterly earnings beat...

3Mar2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(FGP) Ferrellgas Partners L.P. Acquires Propane Assets

Master limited partner, Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (FGP) has acquired Augusta, Georgia-based propane company, the Bennett Gas Company. Bennett Gas is an independent propane retailer serving the propane needs of residential and industrial...

4Jan2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(JAS) Jo-Ann Stores to be Acquired for $1.6 Billion

Jo-Ann Stores Inc. (JAS), the fabric and craft retailer announced that it will be purchased by an affiliate of private-equity firm, Leonard Green & Partners LP for $61 per share, or $1.6 billion, in cash. The offer price was at...

28Dec2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PETM) PetSmart Reports Quarterly Earnings in Line – Lifts Outlook

PetSmart Inc. (PETM), the specialty retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets, recently posted third-quarter 2010 earnings of 38 cents a share that came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate, and rose 22.6% from 31...

6Dec2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ODP) Office Depot Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Preview

Office Depot Inc. (ODP), one of the leading suppliers of office products and services, is scheduled to report its third-quarter 2010 financial results before the bell on Wednesday, October 27, 2010. The current Zacks Consensus Estimate...

25Oct2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PETM) PetSmart Incorporated – People Still Spending on Their Pets

PetSmart Inc. (PETM) has weathered the retail storm quite well. The company – a retailer specializing in all things pets – recently beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 14%, prompting analysts to raise estimates going forward. It was PetSmart’s...

27Sep2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(JAS) Jo-Ann Stores Incorporated – Swung to a Profit in the Second Quarter

Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. (JAS) recently raised fiscal 2011 earnings per share guidance for the second time this year after better than expected second quarter results.

Jo-Ann Stores has seen strong sales growth as consumers have...

7Sep2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(MED) Medifast Incorporated – 75% Jump in Revenue for the First Quarter

Medifast, Inc. (MED) analysts are raising estimates after a record setting quarter. The stock should see more investor attention after being added to a well known index.

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1Jul2010 | | 0 comments | Continued