$JAH (Jarden Corp.)

$JAH {{ '2016-03-21T04:15:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NWL expects to use net proceeds from the offering, along with other funds, to finance the cash part of its pending acquisition of $JAH, to refinance some outstanding $JAH debt, and to pay fees and expenses of the $JAH acquisition. The notes will be subject to mandatory redemption if the $JAH acquisition is not consummated.

$SWK {{ '2017-07-20T11:27:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SWK's BoD approved a $0.05 increase of its quarterly cash dividend to $0.63 per common share. The dividend is payable on Sept. 19, 2017 to shareholders of record on Sept. 1, 2017.

$SIG {{ '2017-07-17T12:07:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Virginia "Gina" Drosos, who has served as an independent director of $SIG since 2012, was named the CEO of the diamond jewelry retailer, effective August 1, 2017. Mark Light, who has served as CEO of Signet since 2014, has decided to retire after more than 35 years with the company due to health reasons.

$TIF {{ '2017-07-13T14:32:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Jewelry retailer $TIF has appointed Alessandro Bogliolo as CEO, effective October 2, 2017. He will also join Tiffany’s BoD. Most recently, he served as CEO of apparel company Diesel SpA. Earlier, Bogliolo served Bulgari SpA in various leadership roles, including COO and EVP.

$MOV {{ '2017-07-05T12:51:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Watch manufacturer $MOV has acquired UK-based JLB Brands Ltd., which owns  fashion watch and jewelry brands, for about GBP60MM, subject to working capital and other closing adjustments. The deal is expected to be immediately accretive to Movado’s earnings. The transaction was funded with cash held outside the US.

$WSO {{ '2017-07-03T12:43:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO BoD declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.25 on each outstanding share of its common and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable on July 31, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 17, 2017. $WSO also approved a 19% increase in the annual dividend rate to $5 per share.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T18:35:45+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

While $AYI sees the lighting market in North America growing modestly in the second half of calendar 2017, the company expects the price of certain LED components to continue to decline though at a decelerating pace.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T18:28:26+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

"We currently expect to spend approximately 2% of revenues in capital expenditures in fiscal year 2017," said CFO Ricky Reece as $AYI posted 3Q17 results.

$FCPT {{ '2017-06-29T15:14:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FCPT's BoD elected Charles Jemley as a director of the company, effective June 28, 2017. Jemley has also been appointed to the Audit Committee. As a result of such appointment, the Board now consists of six directors, five of whom are deemed independent directors. Charles Jemley is a SVP at $SBUX.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T13:11:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

"Softness in demand in the North American lighting market that began in the third calendar quarter of 2016 will continue through the remainder of the calendar year," said CEO Vernon J. Nagel, while $AYI posted 3Q17 results.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T13:08:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's net sales rose 5% to $891.6MM in 3Q17 with net income jumping 11% to $82.2MM or $1.90 per diluted share. Adjusted diluted EPS rose 4% to $2.15 in the quarter.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-27T20:36:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $AYI declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share, payable on August 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on July 18, 2017.

$SIG {{ '2017-06-21T20:46:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SIG appointed Mark Graf as an Independent Director of its BoD, effective July 1, 2017. Graf is the CFO at Discover Financial Services. Meanwhile, Dale Hilpert notified his decision to retire from the BoD for personal reasons, effective June 28, 2017.

$WSO {{ '2017-06-21T12:12:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO said its Carrier Enterprise business unit, a JV between $WSO and Carrier, has acquired 35% ownership of Russell Sigler. Consideration for the purchase was about $63.6MM paid in cash. The investment continues $WSO's strategy to partner with well-established businesses and represents an investment in the important Western U.S. region.

$WHR {{ '2017-06-20T21:38:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Jeff Fettig, $WHR Chairman and CEO since 2004, will step down as CEO and continue in his role as Chairman of the BoD. The Board has elected Marc Bitzer, the company's current President and COO, to succeed Fettig as CEO. These changes will become effective October 1.

$WHR {{ '2017-05-31T14:00:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WHR said it is filing safeguard petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission to address the repeated efforts by Samsung and LG to evade the US trade laws. The move comes after the government found residential washers were being unlawfully imported and dumped into the country by Samsung and LG, against the interest of local manufacturers.

$MOV {{ '2017-05-25T16:21:32+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

As $MOV posted 1Q18 results, the watchmaker said it looks forward to roll out the Rebecca Minkoff watch collection in 2Q18. Movado also plans to launch Uri Minkoff watches for men.

$SIG {{ '2017-05-25T14:49:16+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$SIG stated that less than 6% of its sales is done outside the mall currently. Five years from now, over 15% of sales is expected to be done outside the mall. In the longer term, $SI expects the closing of independent jewelers to create an opportunity for the company.

$SIG {{ '2017-05-25T14:42:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$SIG said that the jewelry experience is different in online and still the vast majority of jewelry is bought in person. But the vast majority of customers go online first to educate themselves, $SIG added. By Christmas time, the company plans to have a good online jewelry experience like other competitors in the industry.

$TIF {{ '2017-05-25T14:25:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TIF declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share, representing an 11% increase in the quarterly rate. The dividend will be paid on July 10, 2017 to shareholders of record on June 20, 2017.

$SIG {{ '2017-05-25T14:23:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

With regards to the credit portfolio outsourcing, $SIG expects the transaction to add to EPS in the first full year of operations based on repurchases at current share prices. One-time transaction costs are estimated to be $35-45MM, which are expected to be largely realized in FY18.

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