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Best Buy Co. (BBY)

  • Thu, May 21, 10:04 AM
    • Best Buy (BBY +4.6%) sees flat to low single-digit domestic revenue growth in Q2.
    • International sales are expected to fall 30% to 35% during the period on a reduced store count.
    • Customer retention rate was a major focus from management during the call. The company expects to hold on to customers despite store closings.
    • Execs said drivers of P&L improvement are SG&A tightening, focused marketing, and strategic tech investments
    • Categories showing strength beyond expectations include "iconic" phones, large screen TVs, and major appliances/
    • Previously: Best Buy beats by $0.08, beats on revenue (May. 21 2015)
    • Previously: Best Buy pops after earnings crusher (May. 21 2015)
    • Earnings call webcast
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  • Thu, May 21, 9:16 AM
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  • Thu, May 21, 7:16 AM
    • Sales in Best Buy's (NYSE:BBY) international segment fell to $668M in Q1.
    • Domestic segment revenue +1.4% to $7.89B
    • Domestic comparable-store sales were up 0.6% with a new installment billing program contributing130 bps of growth.
    • Domestic gross profit rate +120 bps to 22.7%.
    • International gross profit rate -220 bps to 23.8%.
    • Consolidated GAAP operating income rate -140 bps to 1.0%.
    • Previously: Best Buy beats by $0.08, beats on revenue
    • BBY +9.5% premarket.
  • Thu, May 21, 7:02 AM
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY): Q1 EPS of $0.37 beats by $0.08.
    • Revenue of $8.56B (-0.9% Y/Y) beats by $100M.
    • Press Release
  • Wed, May 20, 5:30 PM
  • Thu, May 14, 11:36 AM
    • Wedbush Securities warns on an earnings miss for Best Buy (BBY -2.8%) next week when the company reports Q1 results.
    • The investment firm is at BBY revenue of $8.24B and EPS of $0.26 vs. consensus of $8.49B and $0.29.
    • Though consumer spending trends don't bode well for a strong Best Buy U.S. comp, cost-cutting measures at the company have been on track in recent quarters.
    • BBY -9.72% YTD.
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  • Fri, Apr. 24, 7:50 AM
    • JPMorgan downgrades Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) to a Neutral rating after having the retailer previously slotted at Overweight.
    • Sales at Best Buy are running below the expectations built into share price, reasons JP.
    • The investment firm cut its price target on the stock to $40 from $45.
    • BBY -1.88% premarket to $35.45.
  • Mon, Apr. 13, 4:16 PM
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) names Hubert Joly to replace the retiring Hatim Tyabji as the Chairman of the Board.
    • Joly will continue on in his CEO role as well.
    • BBY +0.8% after hours
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  • Sun, Mar. 29, 4:18 AM
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) plans to close some stores and consolidate its operations in Canada, in a move that will hurt its earnings by $0.10-$0.20 this year.
    • Costing about $200M-$280M in restructuring charges, Best Buy said it will close 66 of its Future Shop stores in Canada and convert 65 of them into Best Buy outlets.
    • The retailer also announced plans to spend $160M to improve its Canadian online operations, increase staffing at its remaining stores, and launch a range of home appliances.
  • Tue, Mar. 17, 11:24 AM
    • Best Buy (BBY -0.5%) saw a large volume spike today off of a rumor on a Carl Icahn stake in the company.
    • Shares brought themselves into positive territory before settling back.
    • Though the reports of Icahn interest in the retailer are unconfirmed, the buzz was enough to take Best Buy to a 52-week high.
    • Some retail analysts have noted the bankruptcy of RadioShack and focus by Conn's on furniture and mattresses could give Best Buy some incremental traffic this quarter.
  • Wed, Mar. 4, 11:26 AM
    • Target (TGT +0.1%) trades higher as investors digest the information the company unveiled at its investor meeting late yesterday.
    • Though the headline items were the thousands of job cuts announced and FY16 EPS guidance, it's Target's shift in philosophy which may emerge as the biggest pullaway for investors.
    • "We recognize that we are talking about a significant cultural change, but it's driven by what the consumers want and expect from Target," said CEO Brian Cornell at the event.
    • Just 7 weeks after announcing a full exit from Canada, Target now calls digital its top priority in the U.S.
    • Janney Capital Markets thinks the +40% growth target for Target's digital business is a reach.
    • Piper Jaffray boosted its price target on TGT to $86.
    • Morgan Stanley sticks with a Positive stance on the company.
    • Some analysts think Target's digital scale is formidable enough to put some pricing pressure on Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), and Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT).
  • Tue, Mar. 3, 7:34 AM
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) reports revenue in its domestic segment increased 3.2% to $12.697B during Q4.
    • Comps were up over 2% with demand for TVs a positive factor.
    • International segment sales -12.4% to $1.512B.
    • Sales of tablets and revenue from services were lower during the quarter.
    • Domestic online revenue +9.7% to $1.72B - a deceleration from previous quarters.
    • Domestic gross profit rate +120 bps to 21.2%.
    • International gross profit rate flat at 21.7%.
    • Operating income rate +250 bps to 5.7%.
    • Previously: Best Buy set capital allocation plans
    • Previously: Best Buy beats by $0.13, misses on revenue
    • BBY +4.22% premarket.
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  • Tue, Mar. 3, 7:14 AM
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) declares $0.23/share quarterly dividend, 21% increase from prior dividend of $0.19.
    • Forward yield 2.38%
    • Payable April 14; for shareholders of record March 24; ex-div March 20.
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  • Tue, Mar. 3, 7:10 AM
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) announces it will repurchase $1B in stock over the next three years.
    • The company also fires off a special $0.51 per share dividend.
    • BBY +2.25% premarket.
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  • Tue, Mar. 3, 7:03 AM
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY): Q4 EPS of $1.48 beats by $0.13.
    • Revenue of $14.21B (+1.3% Y/Y) misses by $140M.
    • Press Release
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  • Mon, Mar. 2, 5:30 PM
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Company Description
Best Buy Co Inc is a retailer of technology products, including tablets and computers, televisions, mobile phones, large and small appliances, entertainment products, digital imaging and related accessories.
Sector: Services
Country: United States