$ITW said 60% of the company's revenues achieved ready to grow status and 45% grew at 6% in 2015. The company also said it expects that 80% of its revenues would be in ready to grow status by the end of 2016.
$OA has been awarded a $50MM order from the U.S. government to supply non-U.S. standard ammunition (NSA) for the Department of Defense in support of international allies. $OA received the order under the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity and Basic Ordering Agreement contracts.
Regionally, $HAL's North America revenue in 4Q16 rose 9%, with operating margins improving by about 550 BP. Latin American revenue rose by 3% in the quarter, with operating income nearly tripling for the quarter, helped by increased activity levels in Colombia and Argentina and year-end software sales and consulting in Venezuela and Mexico.
$MAR opened a record 55,000 rooms in 2016, excluding the 381,000
rooms gained with the Starwood acquisition.
The combined company signed 880 new hotel deals, representing nearly
136,000 rooms, under long-term management and franchise agreements, and opened
over 400 hotels with more than 68,000 rooms around the world.
Research & advisory firm $IT said that worldwide semiconductor
revenue is forecast to total $364.1Bil in 2017, an increase of 7.2% from
2016. This represents a complete turnaround for the semiconductor
industry as the market experienced 1.5% growth in 2016.