Financial Results, New Store Openings, Senior Leadership Changes and Stock Movement - Research Report on Walgreen Company,

  Financial Results, New Store Openings, Senior Leadership Changes and Stock
Movement - Research Report on Walgreen Company, Nordstrom, Gap, McKesson, and
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NEW YORK, October 7, 2013

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Walgreen
Company (NYSE: WAG), Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN), The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS),
McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), and rue21, inc. (NASDAQ: RUE). Today's
readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Walgreen Company Research Report

On October 1, 2013, Walgreen Company (Walgreens) reported its consolidated
financial results for Q4 FY 2013 and full-year FY 2013 (period ended August
31, 2013). The Company's net sales increased 5.1% YoY to $17.9 billion during
the quarter, and for full-year FY 2013, it increased 0.8% YoY to $72.2
billion. Net earnings were $657 million or $0.69 per diluted share in Q4 FY
2013 compared to net earnings of $353 million or $0.39 per diluted share in Q4
FY 2012. The Company's net earnings were c.$2.5 billion or $2.56 per diluted
share for full-year FY 2013 compared to $2.1 billion or $2.42 per diluted
share for full-year FY 2012. Commenting on the results, Walgreens President
and CEO Greg Wasson, said, "We saw improvement in our daily living business
resulting from the investments we made and enhanced execution. We also saw
continued strength in our pharmacy business as we increased our retail
pharmacy market share for the fiscal year to 19.1 percent, and we continued to
make great progress on controlling selling, general and administrative costs."
The Full Research Report on Walgreen Company - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/844c_WAG]

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Nordstrom, Inc. Research Report

On October 1, 2013, Nordstrom, Inc. (Nordstrom) announced its plan to open a
Nordstrom Rack at 1700 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia, a property owned and
managed by JEMB Realty Corporation. Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail
division of Nordstrom that offers customers a wide selection of on-trend
apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30-70% off regular
prices. The Company stated that Nordstrom Rack will move into a completely
renovated space that was initially occupied by department store Bonwit Teller
and was most recently held by Daffy's. The new store will occupy the first
three floors of the eight-story building. The Company reported that the
Chestnut Street Nordstrom Rack is its first in Philadelphia, and is scheduled
to open in the fall of 2014. The Full Research Report on Nordstrom, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/7e7a_JWN]

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The Gap Inc. Research Report

On October 3, 2013, The Gap Inc. (Gap) announced that Simon Kneen, Executive
Vice President of design and Creative Director for Banana Republic, will be
leaving the Company, effective December 31, 2013. Gap stated that it will
begin the search for a new head of design and creative director immediately
and Kneen will remain with the Banana Republic design team through the end of
the year to manage through the transition. Jack Calhoun, Global Brand
President, Banana Republic, said, "In the last five years with the brand,
Simon has led with passion, creativity and a thoughtful approach to designing
modern and versatile styles for professional men and women. As we compete to
win on the global stage, now is the right time to make a change." Kneen's
final collection for Banana Republic will be Summer 2014. The Full Research
Report on The Gap Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/3877_GPS]

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McKesson Corporation Research Report

On September 30, 2013, McKesson Corporation (McKesson) announced that James A.
Beer will join the Company as Executive Vice President and CFO on October 9,
2013. According to the Company, Beer will be overseeing all financial
functions for McKesson and will succeed Jeff C. Campbell, who left the Company
in June 2013 to become the CFO of American Express Company. Beer previously
served as the Executive Vice President and CFO of Symantec Corporation. John
Hammergren, Chairman and CEO, McKesson Corporation, said, "James Beer is
exceptionally qualified to lead our finance organization as chief financial
officer. His extensive experience as the CFO for leading, publicly traded
companies across several industries provides him with the ideal background and
perspective to help guide McKesson's continued success." The Full Research
Report on McKesson Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/a057_MCK]

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rue21, inc. Research Report

On October 2, 2013, rue21, inc.'s (rue21) stock rose by 3.77%, ending the day
at $40.99. Over the previous three trading sessions, rue21's shares gained
4.25%, outperforming the Nasdaq Composite which gained 0.88% during the same
period. The Full Research Report on rue21, inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/e81f_RUE]

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