Automotive parts retailer $AZO operated 5,193 AutoZone stores in the US, including Puerto Rico, 451 in Mexico, eight in Brazil and 24 Interamerican Motor Corporation branches as of February 13, 2016. Net sales were up 5.3% for the quarter driven by domestic same store sales growth of 3.6% and net sales of $37MM from new stores. EPS grew 14.2%.
$TGT is currently operating in a challenging environment where many
retailers are closing stores, exiting markets and cutting costs. This
contraction will create opportunities for $TGT to pick up market share over the
long-term but aggressive promotional activity will create pressure on the
business in the near term.
$PRGO agreed to divest Tysabri royalty stream. Royalty Pharma will buy all of $PRGO's rights to receive Tysabri royalty payments from and after Jan. 1, 2017, which $PRGO has under agreement with $BIIB. Tysabri is FDA approved treatment for multiple sclerosis. $PRGO acquired Tysabri royalty stream rights through 2013 acquisition of Elan Corp. plc.
$PRGO agreed to divest Tysabri royalty stream for up to $2.85Bil. The consideration composed of $2.2Bil in cash at closing and up to $650MM in potential milestone payments based upon future global net sales of Tysabri in 2018 and 2020.