$BGC (General Cable Corporation)

$BGC {{ '2016-08-08T18:12:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BGC said its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share on all outstanding common shares. The dividend is payable on September 30, 2016, to all common shareholders of record at the close of business on September 9, 2016.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T18:59:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

John Flannery, who is to be $GE's 13th CEO effective Aug 1, 2017, brushed aside concerns that the company might find itself in a state of limbo during the transition period. He said there is no operational paralysis within the team, adding robust discussions will happen in November regarding the future of course of $GE's operations.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T18:13:06+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GE reiterated its FY17 net earnings guidance of $1.60-1.70 per share on organic sales growth, which is expected in the range of 3-5%. The company added that EPS is trending to the bottom end of the projected range, as Oil and Gas continues to witness weakness.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T17:28:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Cash flow from operations, one of $GE's closely watched financial metric, plummeted 67% to $3.6Bil in 2Q17. The Boston, Massachusetts-based conglomerate said this was primarily due to the sale of its appliances division.

$MRK {{ '2017-07-21T15:21:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

President Donald Trump announced that pharma giants $MRK and $PFE are collaborating with Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning ($GLW) for manufacturing a new glass (Valor Glass), which is superior and reliable for the delivery of injectable drugs. Corning is planning to initially invest $500MM creating 1,000 jobs at 3 facilities in US.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T12:51:53+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GE General Electric Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:43:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE CEO Jeff Immelt said, "We expect cash flow to continue to improve throughout the year. We’ve reduced our industrial structural costs year-to-date by $670MM and we are on track to meet or exceed our $1Bil cost reduction target for the year."

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:40:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Primarily due to $GE's shift of focus into industrial operations, its backlog in 2Q17 grew 2% to $327Bil, while orders increased 6% to $28.3Bil. $GE has a history of orders and backlogs growing faster than its revenue.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:38:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE's total revenue in 2Q17 fell 12% to $29.6Bil due to weakness in its Energy Connections segment, which supplies automation products to various industries including marine, mining and oil & gas. Revenue from this segment fell 27% during the quarter.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:35:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q17, which marks the end of Jeff Immelt at the helm of $GE after 16 years, the multinational conglomerate posted net earnings that more-than-halved to $1.19Bil, or $0.13 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, EPS declined 45% to $0.28 during the quarter.

$NEM {{ '2017-07-19T20:55:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NEM elected Sheri Hickok and Molly Zhang to its BoD. Hickok is currently General Manager, Global Product Development, Onshore Wind at $GE's Renewable Energy. Zhang currently serves as a director of Cooper Standard Automotive and XG Science as a supervisory board member at GEA Group in Germany.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-18T12:18:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Kate Johnson to join $MSFT as President and Corporate VP of Microsoft US on Sept 8, 2017. Johnson currently serves as Chief Commercial Officer of GE Digital, a unit of $GE.

$BGC {{ '2017-07-17T12:56:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BGC sees 2Q17 revenue of about $923MM for North America, Europe and Latin America. $BGC sees operating loss of about $23MM, which includes non-cash charge from sale of investment in Algeria, and adjusted operating income of $32MM. Also, as of June 30, $BGC maintained availability of about $360MM under $700MM asset-based revolving credit facility.

$BGC {{ '2017-07-17T12:53:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BGC's BoD started a review of strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value, including a potential sale of the company. The company has engaged J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as financial advisor and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP as legal advisor to assist in the process.

$MSM {{ '2017-07-13T12:03:45+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSM expects 4Q17 gross margins to be 43.8%, plus or minus 20 basis points and sees a typical sequential decline in margins for 4Q17. The company expects midpoint operating expenses to be about $230MM and effective tax rate of 37.3%. Operating margin is now expected to be around 12.6% at the midpoint of forecast.

$MSM {{ '2017-07-13T11:58:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSM's capital expenditures were $12.4MM in 3Q17 and now expects its FY17 capital expenditures to be around $55-60MM. $MSM's operating cash flow conversion ratio and that’s net cash from operating activities divided by net income was around 99% in 3Q17 and it expects to end the fiscal year at roughly the same level.

$MSM {{ '2017-07-13T11:56:07+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSM added about 5,000 net SKUs in 3Q17 and total active salable SKU count is over 1.5MM. $MSM ended the quarter at 2,309 field sales and service associates. The company expects a slight decline over the following few months. And $MSM expects this trend to continue as its sales effectiveness programs gain traction.

$MSM {{ '2017-07-13T11:54:32+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSM said the improvement in growth rates during 3Q17 was pretty much across the board, with particularly strong growth in national accounts which increased in the mid single-digit range with building momentum through the quarter. Government growth was in the low single-digit range.

$MSM {{ '2017-07-12T11:07:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSM expects net sales for 4Q17 of $732-746MM, based on current market conditions. At the midpoint, average daily sales are expected to increase roughly 7% compared to last year. The company expects EPS of $0.97-1.01 for 4Q17.

$MSM {{ '2017-07-12T11:05:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSM's average daily sales for 3Q17 increased by 3.8%. Most of this came from customer types and products with lower gross margins and, hence, its gross profit was slightly below expectations. However, offsetting this was continued focus on expense control, resulting in operating margins 20 basis points ahead of the midpoint of guidance.

$MSM {{ '2017-07-12T11:03:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSM reported a decline in 3Q17 earnings due to higher costs and expenses. Net income fell to $62.84MM from $64.82MM last year, while EPS rose to $1.09 from $1.05 on lower weighted average shares. Net sales grew to $743.92MM from $727.5MM, on improving sales growth across all of customer types.

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