$NYT (The New York Times Company)

$NYT {{ '2016-09-16T13:55:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Media company $NYT has named Joseph Kahn as Managing Editor, effective immediately. Mr. Kahn had been serving as assistant editor for International, and prior to this post, he served as International editor and deputy foreign editor. He has previously worked with The Wall Street Journal and The Dallas Morning News.

$PYPL {{ '2017-07-27T19:51:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PYPL stated that its new partnerships with $FB and $GOOG will start to accelerate and drive future growth looking into 2018, 2019 and 2020. These are not included in the current guidance for FY17.

$PYPL {{ '2017-07-27T19:38:48+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PYPL's open technology platform has enabled expanded partnerships with $GOOG, $AAPL, $FB and Samsung. In April, $GOOG announced an expansion of its partnership to make it easy for consumers to use PayPal as a payment method in Android Pay in-store, in app and online. $FB also announced additional commerce experiences with PayPal on Messenger.

$FB {{ '2017-07-26T21:51:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FB's ad revenue for 2Q17 rose 47% YoY to $9.16Bil. This growth rate is more than double of what Google generated in 2Q17. FB's rival and online advertising competitor $GOOG reported 19% increase in ad revenue from Google for 2Q17.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-26T17:21:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $GWW declared a cash dividend of $1.28 per share, payable on Sept 1, 2017, to shareholders as on Aug 14, 2017.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-25T21:44:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW has appointed Beatriz R. Perez, SVP & Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer of $KO, to its Board of Directors.

$TWX {{ '2017-07-25T21:35:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In the midst of still expecting the pending acquisition of $TWX to close by year-end, $T reported a rise in 2Q17 earnings driven by lower operating expenses. Net income rose to $3.9Bil or $0.63 per share from $3.4Bil or $0.55 per share last year. Revenue slid 1.7% to $39.8Bil on declines in legacy wireline services and consumer mobility.

$GCI {{ '2017-07-25T18:07:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GCI announced a partnership with RealMatch, an online recruitment advertising company, which hosts TheJobNetwork. The partnership will help $GCI grow its recruitment advertising business and gain new market share among larger employers seeking performance-based talent acquisition solutions.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T23:30:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL is in the process of testing and developing Google Maps to enhance the customer experience. The company intends to roll out Store Sales Measurement in the coming months to enable advertisers to measure revenue, in addition to store visits. Going ahead, Google sees strong growth for YouTube across all platforms, including television.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:35:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 3Q17, $GOOGL expects headcount additions to be seasonally high. Going ahead, significant contributions are expected from the growing non-ads revenue businesses, especially Google Play. Google continues to shift its focus to AI-driven computing, with efforts to make the technology available to people across the world.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:12:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL said the 20% growth in search revenue in 2Q17 was driven mainly by mobile search and YouTube. The $2.8Bil capital expenditure reflected investments in production equipment facilities and development of data centers. The internet search leader raised its stock–based compensation by 40% annually to $1.9Bil in the second quarter.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:13:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GOOGL said revenues of the Google segment grew 21% annually to $25.76Bil in 2Q17. Revenues of Other Bets division climbed 34% to $248MM. Revenues from US operations advanced 23%, and those from Europe, Middle East and Africa moved up 14%. APAC revenues grew 28%, while other Americas revenues dropped 8%.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:00:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Earnings of search service behemoth $GOOGL fell sharply in 2Q17, hurt by penalty imposed by the EU in an antitrust lawsuit. EPS dropped to $5.01 from $7 last year, despite a 21% rise in revenues. There was a 52% annual growth in aggregate paid clicks, while aggregate cost-per-click dropped 23%. Alphabet’s Other Bets division remained in loss.

$GOOG {{ '2017-07-24T20:58:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GOOG $GOOGL Alphabet Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$MAT {{ '2017-07-24T10:55:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT announced the opening of its newest distribution center in Jonestown, Pennsylvania. $R will operate and staff the 1,000,200-square-foot facility. The distribution center is now fully operational, and up to 400 jobs will be generated in Lebanon County during peak season.

$ETFC {{ '2017-07-21T19:52:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ETFC assumed a dividend needs to really be built around sort of the core earnings and growth over time from that earnings stream. $ETFC's decision really in looking at it from a capital generation standpoint is a good portion of this is related to actions being taken within the capital plan. $ETFC believes buyback is the right path for this.

$ETFC {{ '2017-07-21T19:42:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ETFC's net interest income for 2Q17 increased 12% to $356MM, as it grew average interest earning assets by $3.2Bil and net interest margin increased 11 basis points to 274 basis points. This was driven by impact of March Fed rate hike, higher customer margin balances, and strong securities lending activity attributable to a popular March IPO.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$SCHW {{ '2017-07-21T13:51:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SCHW's BoD declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per common share. The dividend is payable on Aug. 25, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on Aug. 11, 2017.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT, the 3rd largest market cap firm in US after $AAPL and $GOOGL, reported a profit that doubled in the tech giant's final quarter of 2017. The strong performance was boosted by growth in Cloud and Office businesses. GAAP net income surged 109% to $6.5Bil. GAAP EPS spiked up 112% to $0.83, aided by tax benefits. Non-GAAP EPS grew 42% to $0.98.

$ETFC {{ '2017-07-20T20:48:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As moving into 2H17, $ETFC is poised to execute on several critical initiatives: completion of the integration of OptionsHouse, continued balance sheet growth, and the launch of a new $1Bil share repurchase program. This is enabled by its strong financial performance and a reduction in consolidated Tier 1 leverage ratio threshold to 6.5%.

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