Airplane company $BA said Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) has 21 in-service airplanes and 3 BBJ MAXs currently on order in the Chinese market. Boeing Business Jets will deliver a BBJ 2 into China in 2016, followed by another BBJ 2 in 2017.
Over the long term, $HSY expects annual constant currency net sales growth of 2% to 4%, driven primarily by its North America business. $HSY reaffirmed its long-term adjusted diluted EPS growth target of 6% to 8%, also driven mainly by the advantages of the company's North America business and the "Margin for Growth" related initiatives.
$HSY expects to reduce its global workforce by about 15%, driven primarily by its hourly headcount outside of the US. This is part of $HSY's "Margin for Growth" program, which is expected to enable investments in business model and generate about 22% to 23% adjusted operating profit margin by 2019 end.
$CTRE has appointed Spencer Plumb as an independent Class III director to its BoD, effective February 28, 2017. Plumb's appointment follows Gary Sabin's resignation from the BoD, effective August 1, 2016. Plumb is the CEO of Sabin Holdings, a global real estate platform.
$AMED signed a deal to buy home health and hospice operations in Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas from $THC. Healthcare company Amedisys has announced six acquisitions since Dec. 2015, deploying about $125MM in capital.