$DLR said that on its capital allocation, the highlight of 2Q16 was the agreement it reached to acquire a portfolio of eight highly strategic data centers in London, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. This transaction met all of $DLR's acquisition criteria and the transaction was strategic and complementary to its existing business.
Read a media report stating that good times are coming to an end for Dollar stores. If you ask me, there appears to be no cloud on the horizon and major Dollar stores like $DG and $DLTR are doing well for sure.
$HUM said a change in interpretation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) associated with a recent court decision now requires the company to write-off essentially all of $591MM in receivables associated with risk corridor premium stabilization program outstanding as of Sept. 30, 2016.
Regarding the SKU rationalization, $RH said it is one of the few people that mail a book to its size and complexity and faced some delays through printer. Some of the company's books are mailed in bundles, but it mail a 600-page book. Printers don't have other books of that size besides phone books, so the books goes through multiple facilities.
$UAL's traffic or revenue passenger miles for November 2016 increased 1.7% and available seat miles or capacity rose 1.6% YoverY. Load factor increased 0.1 points. $UAL now expects 4Q16 pretax margin of 7.5-8.5% and passenger unit revenue to decline 3-4%.
$COO said that on the 1-day silicone hydrogel growth expectation for 2017, the company doesn't expect to sustain the 50% that it saw in 2016. On the FX assumptions of major currencies in 2017, $COO stated it expects pretty much today's rates.
$RIG's indirect subsidiary Transocean Proteus Ltd. closed offering of $625MM of 6.25% senior secured notes due 2024. The net proceeds of about $609MM from the Notes will be used primarily for the purpose of partially financing the construction of the Deepwater Proteus.