Bank holding company $WSBC said its BoD has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.24 per share payable Oct. 1, 2016 to shareholders of record on Sept. 14, 2016. This represents an annualized dividend of $0.96 per common share.
In the Foundational markets, $MCD saw positive comparable sales
of 11.1% for 4Q16 and 10% for 2016 with strong performance in Japan and certain
markets in Latin America, throughout 2016, as well as solid results across the
segment’s remaining geographic regions.
During 4Q16, $MCD delivered strong performance in the UK driven by
new food news, a steady focus on core classics and value. Australia continued
its positive momentum despite intensified competition in the marketplace. The
company saw strong performance in Canada and sees significant opportunity for
improvement in Germany and France.
$MCD's global comparable sales were up 3.8% for 2016. Operating
income increased 7% for 4Q16 and 11% for 2016 in constant currencies. The
company’s EPS increased 12% in 4Q16 and 16% in 2016 in constant currencies. Restaurant
cash flows grew worldwide and $MCD saw all-time highs in many major markets,
including the US.
$SLGN will acquire $WRK’s specialty closures and dispensing
systems business for $1.025Bil. The transaction is expected to close late 1Q17.
The deal is expected to be accretive to earnings and $SLGN expects to realize
operational cost synergies of $15MM within 24 months following the deal. $SLGN
expects to fund this through cash and borrowings.
$BDX announced that its PleurX catheter system received US Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the use in specific
non-malignant recurrent pleural effusions etiologies, including congestive