Koninklijke Ahold N.V. ADR (AHONY) - OTCQX
  • Sun, Jul. 3, 2:50 PM
    • via Barclays:
    • "Although stocks in the U.S. and Europe have partially bounced back from the sharp selloff sparked by the U.K. referendum result, risks remain prevalent. [Analyst] Keith Parker foresees further equity downside alongside a prolonged market bottoming process, during which positioning is likely to turn much more defensive at active managers.
    • "With this in mind, our stock screen this week highlights Overweight-rated stocks that screen defensively based on sector and equity beta but are also expected to generate superior ROE and free cash flows in FY1.
    • "Our screen considers the following factors: i) Large-cap (US $5 billion+) stock in the consumer staples, utilities, telecom or healthcare sectors. ii) Adjusted beta less than 1.0. iii) Rated Overweight by Barclays equity research. iv) 15%+ ROE and 4.5%+ FCF yield expected in FY1, based on Barclays estimates."
    • The stocks: Aetna (NYSE:AET), BT Group plc (NYSE:BT), Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH), Coloplast (OTC:CLPBF, OTCPK:CLPBY), CVS (NYSE:CVS), Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), Glanbia (OTC:GLAPF, OTCPK:GLAPY), Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS), Imperial Brands (OTCQX:IMBBY, OTCQX:ITYBF), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY, OTCQX:AHODF, OTCQX:AHOND), LabCorp (NYSE:LH), Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO), Telus (NYSE:TU), Unilever (UL, UN), UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH)
    • See full table here.
    | Sun, Jul. 3, 2:50 PM | 14 Comments
  • Wed, Jun. 1, 7:21 AM
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  • Wed, Mar. 16, 1:53 PM
    • Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY) and Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) announce that they won approval for their merger from the Belgian Competition Authority. The development completes the regulatory process for the deal in Europe.
    • The approval is conditional on the companies paring 13 stores from their portfolio.
    • The merger is expected to be finalized in the middle part of this year.
    | Wed, Mar. 16, 1:53 PM
  • Thu, Mar. 3, 8:36 AM
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  • Fri, Jan. 22, 9:35 AM
    • Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) reports comparable-store sales rose 2.3% in the U.S. during Q4.
    • Total sales in the U.S. were up 2.6% to $4.4B.
    • The company saw comps rise 5.1% in Belgium and 7.8% in Southeastern Europe during the quarter.
    • Delhaize is on track to merge with Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY) by mid-2016.
    | Fri, Jan. 22, 9:35 AM
  • Nov. 11, 2015, 10:27 AM
    • Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY) and Delhaize (DEG +3.2%) both trade higher with the merger of the two grocery companies still on track to occur in the middle of 2016.
    • Management of Ahold confirmed the merger status along with Q3 earnings which came in ahead of consensus estimates. Results in the Netherlands and the U.S. were solid.
    • Ahold Q3 results and presentation (.pdf)
    | Nov. 11, 2015, 10:27 AM
  • Aug. 21, 2015, 11:13 AM
    • Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY) will introduce a new brand when a bfresh store opens in the Boston area, reports The Supermarket News.
    • The concept is aimed at younger consumers looking for fresh/organic food.
    • The area of Boston picked by Ahold to build the store has nearby Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's stores.
    | Aug. 21, 2015, 11:13 AM
  • Jul. 20, 2015, 7:48 AM
    • Grocery store chain A&P files for bankruptcy.
    • The Chapter 11 filing is the second in the last five years.
    • A&P plans to sell some of its stores to Acme Markets, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company (OTCQX:AHONY), and Key Food Stores Co-operative.
    | Jul. 20, 2015, 7:48 AM
  • Jun. 24, 2015, 3:00 AM
    • Dutch food retailer Royal Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY) and Belgium's Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) have agreed to merge, creating one of the largest supermarket operators in the U.S.
    • Ahold operates the Stop & Shop and Giant chains, as well as online grocery store Peapod, while Delhaize operates the Food Lion and Hannaford banners.
    • Under the new deal, Delhaize shareholders will receive 4.75 Ahold shares for each share held. Ahold investors will own 61% of the €26.1B combined company and Delhaize shareholders will own the rest.
    • Previously: Delhaize and Ahold rally as merger deal gets closer (Jun. 03 2015)
    | Jun. 24, 2015, 3:00 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 3, 2015, 10:34 AM
    • Delhaize (DEG +5.6%) and Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY +4.1%) are working toward reaching a deal on a merger by the end of the month, according to Bloomberg.
    • A combination could lead to annual cost savings of €300M ($337.6M) to €700M ($787.8M), estimate inside sources.
    • Shares of both grocery chain stocks rose in European trading to be followed by similar action with the U.S. ADRs.
    • Previously: Ahold, Delhaize confirm merger talks (May. 12 2015)
    • Previously: Talk picks up over grocery chain consolidation (May. 14 2015)
    | Jun. 3, 2015, 10:34 AM
  • May 14, 2015, 9:47 PM
    • Consolidation in the grocery industry could pick up even more, observes Supermarket News.
    • A large merger between Albertsons and Safeway (NYSE:SWY) has been followed by talks between Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) and Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY).
    • The increased push by Wal-Mart and Target in the sector has added pressure to leverage store growth through M&A.
    • "There is mounting pressure in the supermarket industry to consolidate operations to drive better purchasing power and leverage distribution and technology platforms," notes Wolfe Research.
    • Kroger (NYSE:KR) is seen as a likely candidate to look for a chain to acquire.
    • Previously: Ahold, Delhaize confirm merger talks (May 12)
    • Grocery stocks: RNDY, SVU, VLGEA, WFM, CASY, IMKTA, OTCPK:PUSH, TFM, SFM, WMK.
    | May 14, 2015, 9:47 PM | 8 Comments
  • May 12, 2015, 3:19 AM
    • Dutch food retailer Royal Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY) and Belgium's Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) have confirmed they are in talks about a possible $25B merger that could also create one of the largest supermarket operators across the Atlantic.
    • Despite being based in Europe, both companies generate about 60% of their sales in the U.S.
    • Ahold operates the Stop & Shop and Giant chains, as well as online grocery store Peapod, while Delhaize operates the Food Lion and Hannaford banners.
    • Previously: Ahold, Delhaize surge on merger reports (May. 11 2015)
    | May 12, 2015, 3:19 AM
  • May 11, 2015, 10:52 AM
    • Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) is up 13.3% after reports on a merger with Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY +3.8%) drove up shares listed in Europe earlier today.
    • The talk of industry consolidation has some other U.S. grocery stocks ahead of market averages as well.
    • Grocery gainers: Kroger (NYSE:KR) +1.0%, Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) +1.2%, Roundy's (NYSE:RNDY) +1.0%, Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) +1.0%, Fairway Group (NASDAQ:FWM) +0.9%, Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) +9.8% with earnings also a factor.
    • Previously: Ahold, Delhaize surge on merger reports
    | May 11, 2015, 10:52 AM | 3 Comments
  • May 11, 2015, 6:20 AM
    • Royal Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY) and Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) surged in early European trading after weekend reports that the Dutch and Belgian retailers are in talks to merge, a deal that would pool U.S. chains Stop & Shop and Food Lion.
    • Delhaize soared as much as 18%, valuing the company at €8.8B ($9.8B), while Ahold advanced as much as 10% for a valuation of €17B.
    • Talks between the companies are at a preliminary stage, Belgian newspapers De Tijd and L'Echo reported on Saturday.
    | May 11, 2015, 6:20 AM
  • Aug. 18, 2014, 8:25 AM
    • Kroger (NYSE:KR) is one of the companies interested in making a bid for Market Basket, according to Bloomberg.
    • Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) and Royal Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY) are also reported to be in the hunt.
    • The New England grocery store chain has annual sales of over $4B.
    | Aug. 18, 2014, 8:25 AM
  • Mar. 4, 2013, 1:07 PM
    Grocery store chain Publix is reported to be interested in acquiring Harris Teeter (HTSI -1.4%). Bidding between the company and Royal Ahold (AHONY.PK) should commence later this month.
    | Mar. 4, 2013, 1:07 PM
Company Description
Ahold is an international food retailing group based in the Netherlands, operating leading supermarket companies in Europe and the United States. Ahold's supermarkets are powerful local brands with a strong focus on the customer, offering great value, a convenient and innovative shopping... More
Industry: Department Stores
Country: Netherlands