Welcome!

Containers Expo Blog Authors: Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Scott Sobhani, Stefan Bernbo

News Feed Item

Acquisitions, Recognitions, New Stores, and Positive Sales Results - Analyst Notes on Walgreen, Best Buy, McKesson, Target, and Rite Aid

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.

NEW YORK, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Walgreen Company (NYSE: WAG), Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY), McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

--

Walgreen Company Analyst Notes 

On April 3, 2014, the Walgreen Company (Walgreens) announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Water Street Healthcare Partners (Water Street) under which Water Street will acquire a majority interest in a Walgreens subsidiary - Take Care Employer Solutions, LLC. Walgreens further stated that Water Street has also signed an agreement to simultaneously invest in CHS™ Health Services (CHS). The Company informed that Water Street will merge Take Care Employer Solutions and CHS to form a new company dedicated to providing worksite health centers that improve the cost and quality of employee health care. According to the Company, Water Street will own a majority interest in the new company, while Walgreens will own a significant minority interest. Walgreens informed that the transaction is expected to close by mid-calendar year 2014. The full analyst notes on Walgreen Company are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04112014/WAG/report.pdf

--

Best Buy Co., Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 3, 2014, Best Buy Co., Inc. (Best Buy) reported that it has been named by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - the only consumer electronics retailer to be named so. The Company stated that EPA has recognized its substantial contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating consumers about energy efficiency. Best Buy added that the ceremonies for recognizing the Company will take place on April 29, 2014 in Washington D.C. The Company stated that it received this recognition as its certified products helped its U.S. customers save over $76 million in utility bills in 2013. The full analyst notes on Best Buy Co., Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04112014/BBY/report.pdf

--

McKesson Corporation Analyst Notes 

On April 3, 2014, the McKesson Corporation (McKesson) announced that it was ranked 8th on this year's InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S., in recognition for its development of McKesson OneCloud, an internally developed private and public cloud capability used in the development of internal and customer-facing solutions. According to McKesson, OneCloud enables its technologists to meet the demands for secure, regulated exchange of healthcare information, while providing the organization with low-cost agile development environments. Commenting on the recognition, Randy Spratt, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer, McKesson, stated, "McKesson is honored to be recognized as one of today's top technology innovators. As a leader in healthcare, McKesson is committed to evolving our business through the innovative use of technology to shape the future of healthcare and to help our customers and their patients achieve better health." The full analyst notes on McKesson Corporation are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04112014/MCK/report.pdf

--

Target Corporation Analyst Notes 

On April 2, 2014, Target Corporation (Target) announced its plans to open a new store in Westwood, Massachusetts in March 2015. According to Target, the new 135,000 sq. ft. store will be located on University Avenue, between Route 129 and Canton Street, as part of the new University Station development. The Company stated that the new store will provide guests a destination for everyday discovery by offering a wide assortment including fresh food selections, household essentials, home furnishings, electronics, sporting goods, toys and apparel and accessories. According to Target, the Westwood location will be the Company's 26th store in the Boston area, and will employ approximately 200 team members. The full analyst notes on Target Corporation are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04112014/TGT/report.pdf

--

Rite Aid Corporation Analyst Notes 

On April 3, 2014, Rite Aid Corporation (Rite Aid) released its March 2014 sales results, with same stores sales up 0.7% YoY. Rite Aid also reported that March front-end same store sales decreased 5.0%, with 4.1% of the decrease attributable to a shift in the timing of Easter. The Company stated that pharmacy same store sales increased 3.5% and prescription count at comparable stores grew 1.1% YoY. Rite Aid added that its total drugstore sales for March 2014 increased 0.4% to c.$1.95 billion compared to c.$1.94 billion in March 2013, with prescription sales accounting for 69.4% of drugstore sales, and third party prescription sales representing 97.4% of pharmacy sales. The full analyst notes on Rite Aid Corporation are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04112014/RAD/report.pdf

--


About Analysts Review
We provide our members with a simple and reliable way to leverage our economy of scale. Most investors do not have time to track all publicly traded companies, much less perform an in-depth review and analysis of the complexities contained in each situation. That's where Analysts Review comes in. We provide a single unified platform for investors' to hear about what matters. Situation alerts, moving events, and upcoming opportunities.

--

=============

EDITOR NOTES: 

  • This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned.
  • Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by Nidhi Vatsal, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. If you notice any errors or omissions, please notify us below.
  • This information is submitted as a net-positive to companies mentioned, to increase awareness for mentioned companies to our subscriber base and the investing public.
  • If you wish to have your company covered in more detail by our team, or wish to learn more about our services, please contact us at pubco [at] AnalystsReview.com.
  • For any urgent concerns or inquiries, please contact us at compliance [at] AnalystsReview.com.
  • Are you a public company? Would you like to see similar coverage on your company? Send us a full investors' package to research [at] AnalystsReview.com for consideration.

COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE 

Content is researched, written and reviewed on a best-effort basis. This document, article or report is prepared and authored by Analysts Review. An outsourced research services provider represented by Nidhi Vatsal, CFA, has only reviewed the information provided by Analysts Review in this article or report according to the Procedures outlined by Analysts Review. Analysts Review is not entitled to veto or interfere in the application of such procedures by the outsourced provider to the articles, documents or reports, as the case may be.

NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE 

Analysts Review makes no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness or fitness for a purpose (investment or otherwise), of the information provided in this document. This information is not to be construed as personal financial advice. Readers are encouraged to consult their personal financial advisor before making any decisions to buy, sell or hold any securities mentioned herein.

NO WARRANTY OR LIABILITY ASSUMED 

Analysts Review is not responsible for any error which may be occasioned at the time of printing of this document or any error, mistake or shortcoming. No liability is accepted by Analysts Review whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. Analysts Review expressly disclaims any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Analysts Review does not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice.

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.


SOURCE Analysts Review

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
"We work in the area of Big Data analytics and Big Data analytics is a very crowded space - you have Hadoop, ETL, warehousing, visualization and there's a lot of effort trying to get these tools to talk to each other," explained Mukund Deshpande, head of the Analytics practice at Accelerite, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to 'DevOps at Cloud Expo 2016' as Conference Chair The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited t...
Basho Technologies has announced the latest release of Basho Riak TS, version 1.3. Riak TS is an enterprise-grade NoSQL database optimized for Internet of Things (IoT). The open source version enables developers to download the software for free and use it in production as well as make contributions to the code and develop applications around Riak TS. Enhancements to Riak TS make it quick, easy and cost-effective to spin up an instance to test new ideas and build IoT applications. In addition to...
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 6thInternet of @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Presidio has received the 2015 EMC Partner Services Quality Award from EMC Corporation for achieving outstanding service excellence and customer satisfaction as measured by the EMC Partner Services Quality (PSQ) program. Presidio was also honored as the 2015 EMC Americas Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year and 2015 Mid-Market East Partner of the Year. The EMC PSQ program is a project-specific survey program designed for partners with Service Partner designations to solicit customer feedbac...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, provided an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profession...
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Ask someone to architect an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and you are guaranteed to see a reference to the cloud. This would lead you to believe that IoT requires the cloud to exist. However, there are many IoT use cases where the cloud is not feasible or desirable. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, will discuss the strategies that exist to extend intelligence directly to IoT devices and sensors, freeing them from the constraints of ...
Connected devices and the industrial internet are growing exponentially every year with Cisco expecting 50 billion devices to be in operation by 2020. In this period of growth, location-based insights are becoming invaluable to many businesses as they adopt new connected technologies. Knowing when and where these devices connect from is critical for a number of scenarios in supply chain management, disaster management, emergency response, M2M, location marketing and more. In his session at @Th...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm ...
Apixio Inc. has raised $19.3 million in Series D venture capital funding led by SSM Partners with participation from First Analysis, Bain Capital Ventures and Apixio’s largest angel investor. Apixio will dedicate the proceeds toward advancing and scaling products powered by its cognitive computing platform, further enabling insights for optimal patient care. The Series D funding comes as Apixio experiences strong momentum and increasing demand for its HCC Profiler solution, which mines unstruc...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to imp...
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...