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Albertsons to buy rest of Rite Aid as Amazon threat looms
- Supermarket operator Albertsons Companies Inc will buy the rest of Rite Aid Corp (RAD) not being sold to Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) , the latest in a string of drug industry mergers to tackle the threat of Amazon.com Inc . Shares in Rite Aid (RAD) fell 30 percent in the six months after Walgreens agreed to buy half of its stores, with investors judging the smaller pharmacy chain was ...
Dow industrials retreat as investors kick off trade following long holiday weekend
U.S. stock benchmarks drifted lower at the open on Tuesday, with investors finding few reasons to keep pushing shares higher following a six-session rally that gave indexes their biggest one-week percentage gain in years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 90 points, or 0.3%, at 25,142, the S&P 500 index was off 0.2% at 2,727. The Nasdaq Composite Index , meanwhile, was off 0.2% at 7,227. Wall Street investors are watching a rising dollar and climbing bond yields, both of which could make equities less attractive at current levels, even as macroeconomic conditions and corporate earnings are still seen as strong. The dollar, as measured by the U.S. ICE Dollar Index was up 0.5% at 89.57, while the 10-year Treasury note was at 2.90%. In corporate news, Rite Aid surged after privately held grocer Albertsons Cos. said it would buy the rest of the drugstore chain that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. isn't buying. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
BRIEF-Albertsons Plans To Buy Rest Of Rite Aid That Isn't Being Sold To Walgreens - WSJ
* ALBERTSONS PLANS TO BUY REST OF RITE AID CORP THAT ISN'T BEING SOLD TO WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - WSJ Source text - http://on.wsj.com/2BBe11H Further company coverage:
Dow opens 160 points lower, as stock market threatens to halt 2-day climb
U.S. stock benchmarks point to a modestly lower open on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 170 points, or 0.7%, lower at 24,448, while the S&P 500 index slipped 15 points, or 0.5%, to 2,642. The Nasdaq Composite Index gave up 31 points, or 0.4%, at 6,952. The main benchmarks are threatening to halt two consecutive days of advances as stocks struggle to recover from its worst week in about two years. Investors have also been weighing a Federal budget that U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed as well as an infrastructure proposal. Looking ahead, Wall Street investors are awaiting key readings of inflation on Wednesday and Thursday. In corporate news, shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. rose sharply after reports that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has made an offer to buyout the drug distributor. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
AmerisourceBergen shares surge 26% on report of Walgreens takeover bid
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is making a bid to take over AmerisourceBergen Corp. , the Wall Street Journal reported late Monday, in a deal that could be worth around $20 billion. Shares of AmerisourceBergen shot up more than 26% after hours. The Journal said Walgreens has made a high-level outreach to the drug distributor, and that talks are in their early stages. Walgreens already owns about 26% of AmerisourceBergen. As of the end of regular trading Monday, AmerisourceBergen's market cap stood at $19.65 billion. Walgreens' market cap was about $67.8 billion.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
BRIEF-Dixons Carphone says Alex Baldock To Succeed Sebastian James As CEO
Dixons Carphone Plc: * DIXONS CARPHONE PLC ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ALEX BALDOCK AS GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE FROM APRIL 2018. * ALEX BALDOCK TO SUCCEED SEBASTIAN JAMES, WHO HAS INFORMED BOARD OF HIS DECISION TO STEP DOWN AROUND END OF FINANCIAL YEAR. * SEBASTIAN WILL BE JOINING WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE LATER THIS YEAR Further company coverage:
Dow closes above 25,000 for first time, as equity benchmarks rattle off fresh round of records
U.S. stocks recorded their third consecutive day of gains on Thursday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the psychologically important 25,000 mark for the first time in history. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite hit records for the first three trading days of the year for the first time since 1964 and 1999, respectively. Sentiment remained upbeat on the back of supportive ADP payroll data, as well as a rise in commodity prices. In individual stocks, CVS Health Corp rose 2.6% after issuing its 2018 guidance. Financials were up across the board , with JPMorgan Chase & Co. rising 1.4%, Bank of America Corp. up 1.3% and Wells Fargo & Co. 1.3% higher. Among the days losers was Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. , which fell 5.1% despite better-than-expected earnings.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
UPDATE 2-Walgreens' weak retail sales, gross margins hit shares
Jan 4 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc
on Thursday reported its sixth straight fall in retail
same-store sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 along with
a drop in gross margins in its U.S. business, sending its shares
down as much as 6.3 percent.
BRIEF-Walgreens Boots Alliance Reports Q1 Gaap Earnings Per Share $0.81
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc(WBA): * WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE REPORTS FISCAL 2018 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS. * Q1 GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.81. * Q1 SALES $30.7 BILLION VERSUS I/B/E/S VIEW $30.47 BILLION.
Rite Aid's stock rockets on heavy volume for a 2nd-straight day
Shares of Rite Aid Corp. rocketed on heavy volume Wednesday for a second-straight session, after the drugstore chain said it had completed the "pilot closing" of its amended asset purchase deal with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. . The stock shot up 14% to a 2-month high. Volume hit 39 million shares, enough to make it the most active stock on major U.S. exchanges, and already about double the full-day average. On Tuesday, after the stock shot up 16% on volume of 51.5 million shares. Rite Aid said late Monday that the pilot closing resulted in the transfer of 97 stores and related assets to Walgreens. Under the amended agreement announced in September, Rite Aid will sell a total of 1,932 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory for $4.38 billion in cash. Rite Aid expects to use the bulk of the proceeds from the deal to repay debt. Despite the stock's surge this week, it was still down 73.9% year to date, while Walgreen shares have lost 11.5% and the S&P 500 has gained 17.4%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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