Marianos is an up-scale grocery store, but the focus isn't on organics in the least. This will have 0 impact on Marianos but should have an impact on Whole Foods. As for the 5%, that was for the all stores correct? Roundys is still full of below average grocery stores so the strength of Marianos isn't yet making up for that.
This is strange, you would think that by selling their #$%$ stores and focusing on Marianos the stock would be going up. Maybe this is due to pre-earnings jitters but this seems like a great move, and I hope they continue selling their underperforming stores.
I have no idea, the fact that they have also stated that they aren't going to sell any of it is a big plus to me. Although it seems that both Yahoo and Softbank own a few percent less of the company than most of us thought, that could be the reason. I believe softbank owns 34.4% and I usually saw people mentioning 37%.
I stayed at the Vdara and it was a really great experience. I just wish they would have bought the Cosmo, it goes well with the rest of the City Center and it is a very nice hotel and casino. The future is in Asia though, so if they can get a resort in Japan or Korea that would be huge. I'm expecting LVS to win one of the Japan spots though and MGM is likely an underdog.