$VRTV (Veritiv Corporation)

$VRTV {{ '2016-03-15T12:37:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Packaging and printing supplies distributor $VRTV reported a 4Q15 net income of $10.1MM or $0.63 per share compared to a loss of $14MM or $0.88 per share last year, due to lower costs and expenses. The latest quarter earnings included $9MM of integration expenses and restructuring charges.

$SON {{ '2017-07-19T15:51:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $SON declared a quarterly dividend of $0.39 per share of its common stock. The dividend is payable on Sept. 8, 2017 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 11, 2017.

$SON {{ '2017-07-19T13:48:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SON announced that Philippe Guillemot has been named to its BoD. Guillemot is an independent board member and replaces Ed Lawton, who recently resigned for personal reasons.

$WRK {{ '2017-07-17T20:42:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WRK completed its acquisition of the assets of Island Container Corp. and Combined Container Industries LLC, which together are independent producers of corrugated boxes, sheets and point-of-purchase displays.

$SON {{ '2017-07-12T16:55:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SON will once again raise prices for paper-based tubes and cores, effective from shipments, beginning July 24, 2017. The company attributed the price hike to "fundamental changes in recovered paper markets."

$RRD {{ '2017-07-05T13:57:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Marketing solutions provider $RRD has signed a new agreement with healthcare company Vizient, effective this month. Under the three-year agreement, Vizient member hospitals will get access to R.R. Donnelley’s extensive end-to-end communication offerings for forms, commercial and promotional print initiatives.

$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.

$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.

$SPLS {{ '2017-06-29T13:07:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SPLS entered into definitive agreement to be acquired by investment funds managed by Sycamore Partners for $10.25 per share in cash or about $6.9Bil. $SPLS' BoD unanimously approved the merger agreement and recommends that all $SPLS stockholders vote in favor of the transaction. The transaction is expected to close no later than December 2017.

$GEF {{ '2017-06-28T20:46:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GEF announced highlights of its 2017 Investor Day. The highlights include a 2020 operating profit before special items range of $425-465MM, and a 2020 free cash flow range of $230-270MM. Also, the BoD authorized to repurchase up to 4MM shares of class A or class B common stock or any combination of the foregoing.

$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.

$SON {{ '2017-06-26T12:30:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Packaging company $SON has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Clear Lam Packaging, a manufacturer of packaging films, for around $170MM in cash. The deal is part of Sonoco’s strategy of expanding its global flexible packaging and thermoforming plastics operations.

$WRK {{ '2017-06-21T20:35:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WRK has agreed to acquire the assets of Island Container Corp. and Combined Container Industries LLC. $WRK will pay total consideration representing an EBITDA multiple of less than 4.5 times on a post-synergy basis. The consideration will be made in cash. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

$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.

$SON {{ '2017-06-19T13:17:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SON said it will renew its previously announced April price increase for all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada. It said the yield on its April hike has not been sufficient to cover rising costs of raw materials.

$THS {{ '2017-06-13T17:03:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Packaged foods manufacturer $THS appointed Robert B Aiken Jr. President and COO, effective July 10, 2017. Aiken, who served as President and CEO of $ESND earlier, will succeed Dennis F Riordan who has announced his retirement. Prior to serving Essendant, Aiken was President and CEO of US Foods.

$ESND {{ '2017-06-13T12:40:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ESND appointed Richard Phillips, its Group President of Industrial, as interim President and CEO, effective immediately. Phillips succeeds Robert Aiken, Jr., who has resigned as President and CEO and as a Director to pursue an opportunity outside the company. $ESND retained independent search firm to assist in process of selecting permanent CEO.

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