The Anschutz Company announced a decision to put on the block its Anschutz Entertainment Group unit, a massive sports and entertainment entity. The multi-billion-dollar deal would include a range of assets such as stadia, baseball teams and music events. The Blackstone group has reportedly been hired to handle the deal which could have interested suitors such as News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS) and Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA).
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Auto parts retailer AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) reports an EPS of $8.46 and revenues of $ 2.8 billion during its fourth-quarter. Same-store sales within the US is up only 2.1 percent on an annual basis. Though gross profit margin as a percentage of sales was higher by 60 bps, inventory climbed 6.6 percent.
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