“A common thread in our discussions (with supermarket industry leaders) has been declining Woolworths in-store execution,” said Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) analyst Tom Kierath. “Rising out of stocks, declining fresh food displays and tired stores were comments of note,” said Mr Kierath, who has cut his share price target from $31 to $30 and reduced his net profit forecast from $2.55 billion to $2.53 billion. Analysts say Woolworths has been losing market share in food for three consecutive quarters, mainly to Coles and discounters Aldi and Costco. UBS estimates that Woolworths’ share fell 75 basis points in the September quarter, the biggest drop in more than four years. Food and liquor volumes, after stripping out inflation, fell 2.5 per cent, the steepest decline in 12 years, after sliding 0.6 per cent in the June quarter 2014. Morgan Stanley says Woolworths has been increasingly relying on lower costs and gross margin expansion rather than operating leverage to achieve profit growth but this practice was unsustainable. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 16.90% and weekly performance is 2.51%. On last trading day company shares ended up $34.71. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.46%.
Vacation rental company HomeAway Inc. (NASDAQ:AWAY) launched a suit Monday calling San Francisco’s ordinance lifting a city ban on short-term housing unconstitutional discrimination that violates the Commerce Clause by catering to San Francisco residents and requiring a particular payment model. HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWAY) shares moved down -0.11% in last trading session and ended the day at $34.86. AWAY Gross Margin is 84.80% and its return on assets is 1.20%. HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWAY) quarterly performance is 5.06%.
Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ:UNIS) to Announce Financial Results For Fiscal Year 2015 First Quarter On Monday November 10 2014Schedules Conference Call for 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday November 10 2014. On 03 November, Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ:UNIS) shares moved down -2.72% and was closed at $3.57. UNIS EPS growth in last 5 year was 0.00%. Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ:UNIS) year to date (YTD) performance is -18.86%.
Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF) is to join forces with América Móvil S.A. de C.V.and Brazil’s Oi to bid for and then, if successful, divide the spoils of TIM Brasil ,Telecom Italia SpA (NYSE: TI)’s Brazilian unit, according to a report in Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, cited by Reuters. Under the terms of the reported deal, América Móvil would hold 40% of TIM’s business, Telefónica 32% and Oi 28%, for a price of 31.5 billion reais ($13.1 billion). Telefonica Brasil, S.A. (NYSE:VIV) ended the last trading day at $20.05. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.51% and price to cash ratio as 9.64. Telefonica Brasil, S.A. (NYSE:VIV) showed a weekly performance of 9.62%.
Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADMS) has initiated an additional Phase 3 safety and efficacy study evaluating ADS-5102 for the treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) in patients with Parkinson’s disease. ADS-5102, an investigational agent, is a high dose, controlled-release version of amantadine HCl administered once daily at bedtime. Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADMS) shares moved up 7.09% in last trading session and ended the day at $16.31. ADMS return on assets is 66.70%. Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADMS) quarterly performance is 1.37%.