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Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (LL)

  • Wed, Apr. 8, 10:38 AM
    • Lumber Liquidators (LL +1.1%) announces it doubled its production capacity at a finishing line in Virginia.
    • The company invested $5M to add the ability to give products handscraped and wire brushed looks.
    • A new vacuum stacker at the facility could allow Lumber Liquidators to source more materials from North America.
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  • Mon, Apr. 6, 8:20 AM
    • Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) is seeing some buying action in early trading.
    • A bullish note Raymond James on testing of laminated wood flooring products is sparking the mini-rally.
    • The investment firm's message is similar to Lumber Liquidators claim that products comply with the standards set by the California Air Resource Board.
    • LL +2.44% premarket to $34.01.
  • Thu, Apr. 2, 7:10 AM
    • Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) provides a fresh business update on Q1.
    • The company says sales grew 5.6% to $260M.
    • Sales fell off 12.8% in March to $89.4M amid negative publicity.
    • Comps sales were down 1.8% during the quarter on a 6.2% decrease in average sale price.
    • Open orders at the end of the quarter +13.5% Y/Y to $46.4M.
    • Gross margin rate expected at 35.5%-36.5% vs. 41.1% a year ago.
    • Full results will be released on April 29.
    • LL +3.0% premarket on light volume.
  • Wed, Apr. 1, 11:07 AM
    • Lumber Liquidators (LL +4.6%) spikes higher on strong volume with some buzz over a posting by the EPA on proposed rules for formaldehyde standards with wood products.
    • Shares of LL should be watched closely as the EPA doesn't make mention of Lumber Liquidators specifically in its statement - contrary to what some traders are claiming.
    • EPA website update
  • Wed, Mar. 25, 1:14 PM
    • Lumber Liquidators (LL +7.2%) trades higher after the CPSC presser.
    • Investors seem to be gauging the testing method of the federal agency to be potentially less restrictive than the style of the California Air Resources Board.
    • The CPSC plans to test finished products for formaldehyde released into the environment contrary to how 60 Minutes and CARB conducted its tests on the deconstructed products.
    • Shares of LL are still down over 50% since 60 Minutes came calling.
    • Previously: Lumber Liquidators spikes ahead of CPSC call
  • Wed, Mar. 25, 10:26 AM
    • The Consumer Product Safety Commission confirms it's investigating Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) over the safety of laminate products.
    • CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye says the probe will take several months to complete.
    • Shares of Lumber Liquidators are 9.8% higher on heavy volume just as a CPSC press conference begins.
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  • Wed, Mar. 25, 9:11 AM
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  • Mon, Mar. 23, 9:54 AM
    • New York Senator Chuck Schumer is pressing the Consumer Product Safety Commission to investigate Lumber Liquidators (LL -3.4%) over the safety of the company's products.
    • On Seeking Alpha, Whitney Tilson has a new article titled "Lumber Liquidators is Evil" and Max Vision has a breakdown of the disclosures by the California Air Resource Board on the company.
    • Shares of Lumber Liquidators hit a new 52-week in early trading.
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  • Wed, Mar. 18, 3:25 AM
    • Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) has sent free "idiot-proof" formaldehyde test kits following the damaging 60 Minutes report that accused the company of selling contaminated laminate flooring from China.
    • Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory, which manufactures and analyzes the kits, estimates it sent out 3,000-5,000 sets so far.
    • LL shares have tumbled 42.7% since the report surfaced on March 1.
  • Fri, Mar. 13, 8:41 AM
    • Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) is down 4.1% in premarket trading to $34.60.
    • Shares of the company bottomed out at $27.79 following the 60 Minutes story and are still trading with a high level of daily volatility.
    • Investors needing to play catch-up on the story have plenty to pick through: Lumber Liquidators news timeline, Trading Alpha (long take), Paulo Santos, Whitney Tilson (short take), Donovan Royal (industry insider take).
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  • Thu, Mar. 12, 2:14 PM
    • Whitney Tilson calls Lumber Liquidators (LL +13.3%) a better short opportunity now than before 60 Minutes aired its piece on the company in a new article posted on SA.
    • Tilson calls it an insult to investors that execs with Lumber Liquidators didn't take questions during this morning's conference call.
    • The investor discloses he doubled his short position in LL last week.
    • Trading volume on Lumber Liquidators is already 3X normal activity today.
    • Previously: Lumber Liquidators +12.7% after conference call
  • Thu, Mar. 12, 12:36 PM
    • Shares of Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) are 12.7% higher to $36.88 after the company holds a press conference to provide a business update.
    • The company was full of details on its safety testing process and says its will offer free testing to consumers.
    • Specific financial guidance wasn't issued, although pricing adjustments and an increased marketing spend may be needed to stoke sales, say execs.
    • Lumber Liquidators business update conference call webcast
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  • Thu, Mar. 12, 9:14 AM
  • Thu, Mar. 12, 2:55 AM
    • Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) founder and chairman, Tom Sullivan, hopes today's conference call will give his company a chance to "show our side of the story," and declared that the "real story" about the retailer is only starting to come out.
    • Yesterday, activist investor Robert Chapman revealed he had taken a long position in Lumber Liquidators despite Sunday's damaging 60 Minutes formaldehyde report that sent the stock into a nosedive.
    • LL +6.1% premarket
  • Wed, Mar. 11, 11:08 AM
    • Lumber Liquidators (LL +12.3%) jumps higher after activist investor Chapman Capital discloses being long the stock through calls.
    • CEO Robert Chapman says the fund has bet 15% of the value of its holdings on the beaten-up lumber seller.
  • Tue, Mar. 10, 3:03 PM
    • Lumber Liquidators (LL +6.7%) has been asked by the Connecticut AG for information on flooring it sold to customers.
    • There is a not-to-subtle hint from the state office on compensation for customers sold flooring with formaldehyde.
    • Also in the background today, the company set a conference call for Thursday and Citron Research came out with a cautionary note on shorting LL at current levels.
    • Previously: Lumber Liquidators sets conference call to discuss safety and Q1 outlook
    • Shares of Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) are up 6.59% to $29.79 on the day.
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Company Description
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc is a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America. It offers products including domestic hardwood species, engineered hardwood, laminate, vinyl plank, bamboo and cork.