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Best Buy Co. (BBY)

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  • Dec. 9, 2014, 8:36 AM
    • Shares of Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) are lower in early trading as a crisis at Conn's casts a shadow over big box retail.
    • Some retail analysts are calling the knee-jerk reaction a little overwrought considering Best Buy hasn't been as aggressive with its financing program.
    • BBY -1.9% premarket vs. S&P 500 -0.7%. Shares of hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) haven't opened yet but could see some nervous trigger fingers also.
    | Dec. 9, 2014, 8:36 AM | 3 Comments
  • Dec. 4, 2014, 7:25 AM
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) plans to exit China after running into a number of challenges competing in the region.
    • The company's Jiangsu Five Star Appliance unit will be sold to Zhejiang Jiayuan Real Estate Group for an undisclosed amount.
    • Last year, Best Buy sold off its European business in a move that took some pressure off its bottom line.
    | Dec. 4, 2014, 7:25 AM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 2, 2014, 1:05 PM
    • A technical breakdown on the performance of retail e-commerce sites for Black Friday and Cyber Monday reveals some winners and losers.
    • Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), Costco (NASDAQ:COST), Office Depot (NASDAQ:ODP), REI, Saks and NewEgg drew high marks for using responsive web design to create a seamless mobile experience for users.
    • Costco and Sears were also on a list of fastest sites - along with Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), and Hennes & Mauritz (OTCPK:HMRZF).
    • The extended holiday was more uneven for Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), Cabela's (NYSE:CAB), and Forever 21 which had painful outages or slow performance times.
    • J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) was reported to have had a temporary mobile glitch which caused a slowdown, but also ended up on a list of top website performers.
    | Dec. 2, 2014, 1:05 PM | 9 Comments
  • Dec. 2, 2014, 2:42 AM
    | Dec. 2, 2014, 2:42 AM | 17 Comments
  • Dec. 1, 2014, 1:40 PM
    • Cyber Monday e-commerce sale are up 9% so far, according to data from IBM.
    • It appears some online sales were pulled forward with both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday sales numbers coming in very strong.
    • Related stocks: EBAY, AMZN, DKS, BBY, TGT, WMT, SPLS, M, GPS.
    | Dec. 1, 2014, 1:40 PM | 10 Comments
  • Dec. 1, 2014, 9:35 AM
    • Shares of Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) slide 1.8% at the open after the retailer suffers some website outages over the key Black Friday weekend.
    • Wedbush is also out with margin warning on the company after taking in pricing trends.
    | Dec. 1, 2014, 9:35 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 1, 2014, 7:50 AM
    • Comscore estimates e-commerce spending rose 32% on Thanksgiving Day to $1.01B and 26% on Black Friday to $1.51B.
    • Most retail analysts are sticking with their forecast for 4.0%-4.5% growth for holiday sales this year, with early shopping and e-commerce making up for a dip in store traffic on Black Friday.
    • Apparel sellers in particular came out with a stronger online push this year.
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    | Dec. 1, 2014, 7:50 AM | 7 Comments
  • Nov. 28, 2014, 11:39 AM
    • Best Buy's (BBY +1.8%) website is back up and running.
    • In a statement to the media, Best Buy said a spike in mobile traffic caused its ill-timed outage earlier today.
    • The company has been touting its price-match guarantee this holiday season which is believed to be creating large interest with shoppers.
    | Nov. 28, 2014, 11:39 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 28, 2014, 10:16 AM
    • Best Buy's (BBY +1.8%) website is down at the moment.
    • A message on the retailer's home page to Black Friday consumers: "Check back soon."
    • Shares of BBY have trimmed off some of their early gains, but could feel a sharper sting if the outage minutes stretch into hours.
    | Nov. 28, 2014, 10:16 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 24, 2014, 12:01 PM
    • Some data mining by WalletHub gives a sneak peek at which retailers are above and below the sector average of 39.5% on Black Friday discounting off of typical pricing.
    • Retailers with above-average discount activity: J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) 65.44%, Macy's (NYSE:M) 63.52%, Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) 53.34%, Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD) 50.19%.
    • Retailers with below-average discount activity: Costco (NASDAQ:COST) 21.14%, Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) 25.24%, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) 26.10%, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) 32.08%.
    | Nov. 24, 2014, 12:01 PM | 7 Comments
  • Nov. 21, 2014, 9:06 AM
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) declares $0.19/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.00%
    • Payable Dec. 31; for shareholders of record Dec. 11; ex-div Dec. 9.
    | Nov. 21, 2014, 9:06 AM | Comment!
  • Nov. 20, 2014, 10:26 AM
    • Shares of Best Buy (BBY +7.4%) rally to their highest level since January after the company's earnings report and guidance satisfies.
    • The earnings call was a little bit uneven with management making a solid case that the Best Buy turnaround was picking up steam, but also warning on product shipments and pricing on some electronics.
    • Execs cleared up that specialized customer service reps showing up in its stores are Best Buy employees and not 3rd-party personnel.
    • The company doesn't face the same number of impediments in selling mobile installment plans that it did a year ago which could help boost the Q4 comp.
    • Best Buy earnings call webcast
    | Nov. 20, 2014, 10:26 AM | Comment!
  • Nov. 20, 2014, 7:17 AM
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) reports comparable-store sales rose 2.2% in FQ3, led by a brisk 3.2% rise in the U.S.
    • The comp for the online business was +21.6%, compared to +15.1% for the same period a year ago.
    • U.S. revenue mix: Consumer electronics 29%, computers/mobile 49%, entertainment 7%, appliances 8%, services 6%, other 1%.
    • U.S. gross margin rate -50 bps to 23.0%, due in part to pressure in the mobile business and tablet promotions.
    • International gross margin rate -50 bps to 20.7%.
    • BBY +2.7% premarket
    | Nov. 20, 2014, 7:17 AM | Comment!
  • Nov. 20, 2014, 7:07 AM
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY): Q3 EPS of $0.32 beats by $0.07.
    • Revenue of $9.38B (+0.5% Y/Y) beats by $270M.
    • Press Release
    | Nov. 20, 2014, 7:07 AM | 3 Comments
  • Nov. 19, 2014, 5:30 PM
  • Nov. 18, 2014, 10:18 AM
    • Piper Jaffray comes up with an eclectic mix as part of its five best retail stock picks for the holiday season.
    • Best Buy (NYSE:BBY): A strong electronics lineup this year bodes well for Best Buy. Ultra HD 4K TVs, iPhone 6s, and GoPro products top many wish lists.
    • Coty (NYSE:COTY): A focus on color cosmetics sets up Coty for market share gains this holiday season.
    • Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:DFRG): A bounce in consumer and business expense spending should help this high-end dining name, says Piper.
    • Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS): The MK brand is as hot as ever. Consumers in a survey by Piper ranked it as the top fashion brand.
    • Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN): The department store operator's best in-class e-commerce operation stands out.
    | Nov. 18, 2014, 10:18 AM | Comment!
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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