Welcome!

News Feed Item

Earnings Results, Public Offerings, and Partnerships - Analyst Notes on Vipshop Holdings, Walmart, Target, Family Dollar, and Bon-Ton

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom

NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO), and Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

--

Vipshop  Holdings  Limited  Analyst  Notes

On March 11, 2014, Vipshop Holdings Limited (Vipshop Holdings) announced the pricing of its public offering of $550 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.50% convertible senior notes due 2019 (the Notes), which has been upsized from the previously announced offer amount of $400 million. The Company also finalized the pricing of the public offering by certain selling shareholders of the Company of an aggregate of 1.14 million American Depositary Shares (the ADSs) at a price to public of $143.74 per ADS, with each ADS representing two ordinary shares of the Company. According to Vipshop Holdings, it has granted to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $82.5 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes. Vipshop Holdings stated that it intends to use a portion of the proceeds of the Notes offering for repayment of existing indebtedness under certain of its facility agreements, which were incurred in connection with a recent acquisition, and the remainder for general corporate purposes and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the ADSs by the selling shareholders. The full analyst notes on Vipshop Holdings Limited are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03182014/VIPS/report.pdf

--

Wal-Mart  Stores  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 12, 2014, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Walmart) reported that The Walmart Foundation's South Dakota State Giving Program has awarded $50,000 to two nonprofits dedicated to serving residents through its core areas of giving, which are hunger relief & healthy eating, sustainability, career opportunity and women's economic empowerment. The Company stated that South Dakota nonprofits to receive grants also included Rapid City's One Spirit and Mission's Teach for America Inc. Walmart's Regional General Manager for South Dakota, Sharon Power, said, "We believe in giving back to organizations that keep communities thriving. We look forward to seeing ONE Spirit continue to make significant strides in fighting hunger in Rapid City and Teach for America better the lives of families and children in Mission by providing educational services." The full analyst notes on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03182014/WMT/report.pdf


--

Target  Corp.  Analyst  Notes

On March 7, 2014, Target Corp. (Target) announced that it is teaming up with Major League Baseball (MLB) to work together this baseball season to engage guests and fans in celebrating the nation's teachers and inspiring kids. The Company stated that efforts will include Target joining MLB and PEOPLE's longstanding tradition of recognizing community heroes through the Target Presents "PEOPLE All-Star Teachers" program, which includes hosting a series of events in schools across the country and honoring teachers at the 2014 All-Star Game. The full analyst notes on Target Corp. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03182014/TGT/report.pdf

--

Family  Dollar  Stores  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 7, 2014, Family Dollar Stores Inc. (Family Dollar) announced that it has joined EPA's ENERGY STAR program as an ENERGY STAR partner. According to Family Dollar, through its voluntary partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Program, the Company will work to improve energy efficiency and sustainability, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a strategic, corporate energy management program that will help preserve the environment for future generations. Family Dollar mentioned that the new partnership will help the Company measure and track the energy performance of the organization's facilities (where possible) by using tools offered through ENERGY STAR, develop and implement a plan consistent with the ENERGY STAR Energy Management Guidelines to achieve energy savings, and highlight its achievements with recognition offered through ENERGY STAR. The full analyst notes on Family Dollar Stores Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03182014/FDO/report.pdf


--

Bon-Ton  Stores  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 11, 2014, Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (Bon-Ton) reported its financial results for Q4 FY 2013 and full year FY 2013 (period ended February 1, 2014). For Q4 FY 2013, Bon-Ton's net sales fell 9.9% YoY to $914.9 million, while annual net sales went down 5.1% YoY to $2.8 billion. Net income for the quarter was $61.3 million or $3.04 per diluted share, compared with $74.4 million or $3.71 per diluted share in Q4 FY 2012. In FY 2013, the Company registered a net loss of $3.6 million or $0.19 per diluted share, versus a net loss of $21.6 million or $1.16 per diluted share in FY 2012. President and CEO Brendan Hoffman said, "Despite disappointing fourth quarter sales results, we continued to make progress on several strategic initiatives that we believe will drive improved performance. Multiple snowstorms and the polar vortex during the December and January periods resulted in a sharp decline in traffic and, therefore, we were unable to achieve our comparable store sales goals in the fourth quarter." The full analyst notes on Bon-Ton Stores Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03182014/BONT/report.pdf


--

About  Analysts  Review
We provide our members with a simple and reliable way to leverage our economy of scale. Most investors do not have time to track all publicly traded companies, much less perform an in-depth review and analysis of the complexities contained in each situation. That's where Analysts Review comes in. We provide a single unified platform for investors' to hear about what matters. Situation alerts, moving events, and upcoming opportunities.

--


=============

EDITOR  NOTES:

  • This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned.
  • Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by Nidhi Vatsal, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. If you notice any errors or omissions, please notify us below.
  • This information is submitted as a net-positive to companies mentioned, to increase awareness for mentioned companies to our subscriber base and the investing public.
  • If you wish to have your company covered in more detail by our team, or wish to learn more about our services, please contact us at pubco [at] AnalystsReview.com.
  • For  any  urgent  concerns  or  inquiries, please contact us at compliance [at] AnalystsReview.com.
  • Are you a public company? Would you like to see similar coverage on your company? Send us a full investors' package to research [at] AnalystsReview.com for consideration.

COMPLIANCE  PROCEDURE

Content is researched, written and reviewed on a best-effort basis. This document, article or report is prepared and authored by Analysts Review. An outsourced research services provider represented by Nidhi Vatsal, CFA, has only reviewed the information provided by Analysts Review in this article or report according to the Procedures outlined by Analysts Review. Analysts Review is not entitled to veto or interfere in the application of such procedures by the outsourced provider to the articles, documents or reports, as the case may be.

NOT  FINANCIAL  ADVICE

Analysts Review makes no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness or fitness for a purpose (investment or otherwise), of the information provided in this document. This information is not to be construed as personal financial advice. Readers are encouraged to consult their personal financial advisor before making any decisions to buy, sell or hold any securities mentioned herein.

NO  WARRANTY  OR  LIABILITY  ASSUMED

Analysts Review is not responsible for any error which may be occasioned at the time of printing of this document or any error, mistake or shortcoming. No liability is accepted by Analysts Review whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. Analysts Review expressly disclaims any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Analysts Review does not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice.

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

SOURCE Analysts Review

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage, for instance, is more capable than where we read and write data. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Atwell, a Developer Advocate for NetApp, will discuss the role and value...
In order to meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s customers, companies are continually forced to redefine their business strategies in order to meet these needs, stay relevant and continue to see profitable growth. IoT deployment and development is integral in this transformation, and today businesses are increasingly seeing the value of investing their resources into IoT deployments. These technologies are able increase ROI through projects such as connecting supply chains or enabling sm...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
SYS-CON Events announced today that A&I Solutions has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 1999, A&I Solutions is a leading information technology (IT) software and services provider focusing on best-in-class enterprise solutions. By partnering with industry leaders in technology, A&I assures customers high performance levels across all IT environments including: mai...
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tappest will exhibit MooseFS at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MooseFS is a breakthrough concept in the storage industry. It allows you to secure stored data with either duplication or erasure coding using any server. The newest – 4.0 version of the software enables users to maintain the redundancy level with even 50% less hard drive space required. The software func...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software in the hope of capturing value in IoT. Although IoT is relatively new in the market, it has already gone through many promotional terms such as IoE, IoX, SDX, Edge/Fog, Mist Compute, etc. Ultimately, irrespective of the name, it is about deriving value from independent software assets participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution.
SYS-CON Events announced today that EARP will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "We are a software house, so we perfectly understand challenges that other software houses face in their projects. We can augment a team, that will work with the same standards and processes as our partners' internal teams. Our teams will deliver the same quality within the required time and budget just as our partn...
Regardless of what business you’re in, it’s increasingly a software-driven business. Consumers’ rising expectations for connected digital and physical experiences are driving what some are calling the "Customer Experience Challenge.” In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Marco Morales, Director of Global Solutions at CollabNet, will discuss how organizations are increasingly adopting a discipline of Value Stream Mapping to ensure that the software they are producing is poised to o...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).