$SIAL (Sigma-Aldrich Corp)

$SIAL {{ '2015-09-28T12:27:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Life science & technology company $SIAL announced today, its progression towards the closing of the planned acquisition of $EMD a multinational chemical and life sciences company within the next two months. As per the previously announced definitive agreement, $EMD will acquire $SIAL for $17Bil, that is $140 cash per share.

$AOS {{ '2018-01-19T18:05:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $AOS approved a 29% increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.18 per share. This is consistent with the 5-year compound annual growth rate of its dividend which is over 25%. The dividend is payable on Feb. 15, 2018, to shareholders of record Jan. 31, 2018.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T14:05:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said it has been relatively acquisitive over its last 7 or 8 years and sees that is still a fundamental part of a way to deploy this excess cash flow. With regard to stock buyback, the company did buy back 2MM shares last year and $AYI has the authorization from the Board for another 2MM shares.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T14:02:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI remains bullish regarding the company’s long-term prospects for continued profitable growth, particularly as the company brings more value-added solutions to the market for both new construction and the conversion of the installed base.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:58:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI expects the price of certain LED components to continue to decline so at decelerating pace, while certain other costs, including certain components and commodity costs, especially steel prices, as well as certain employee-related costs due to further investments in associate headcount, wage inflation and health care costs all to rise somewhat.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:50:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said it has additional borrowing capacity of $244.7MM at Nov. 30, 2017 under credit facility, which does not expire until August 2019. $AYI now has authorization to repurchase up to 2MM shares of its common stock. $AYI will continue to seek the best use of its strong cash generation to enhance shareholder value.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:45:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said that its specific issues in the home center/showroom channel and certain international markets, the company was still able to grow its net sales in the U.S. and Canada by about 2% in 1Q18 far outpacing the negative growth rate of the overall lighting industry.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:06:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI now sees its blended consolidated effective income tax rate for FY18 to approximate 26-28% before discrete items, compared with nearly 35% for the prior year. $AYI sees tax rate for 2Q18 to be significantly lower than the estimated full-year blended tax rate to cumulatively adjust for the 35.5% tax rate recorded for 1Q18.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:04:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI expects certain headwinds in the home center/showroom channel to continue in the near term, giving way to growth in calendar 2H18 as the company brings new solutions to key customers and expand its access to market in this important sales channel.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:01:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's gross profit for 1Q18 declined 2.6% year-over-year. This was due primarily to lower sales, unfavorable price/mix, and higher input costs for certain commodity-related items, such as steel, which were partially offset by lower costs for certain LED components and productivity improvements. Adjusted gross margin fell 80 basis points to 41.6%.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:58:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's sales for 1Q18 declined 1% year-over-year. This was primarily due to a 1% decrease in sales volume and a 1% net unfavorable change in product prices and mix of products sold (price/mix), partially offset by a 1% favorable impact from changes in foreign exchange rates.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:54:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI CEO Vernon Nagel said 1Q18 sales results were below its expectations but once again better than market level performance as initial industry data suggests that the growth rate of its key end markets in North America was down low-single digits, which was in line with previous expectations.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:49:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI reported a 12.5% drop in 1Q18 earnings due to lower sales as well as last year's gain from sale of an investment in unconsolidated affiliate. Net income fell to $71.5MM or $1.70 per share from $81.7MM or $1.86 per share last year. Net sales declined 1% to $842.8MM. Adjusted EPS decreased 3% to $1.94.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-05T21:47:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The Board of Directors of $AYI declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share, payable on February 1, 2018 to shareholders of record on January 22, 2018.

$ACET {{ '2018-01-02T20:11:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACET's finished dosage form generics subsidiary Rising Pharmaceuticals launched the first generic for Efavirenz Capsules. This is an FDA-approved generic version of the reference listed drug, Sustiva from $BMY, which in combination with other drugs is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients.

$WST {{ '2017-12-22T12:59:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WST BoD approved 1Q18 dividend of $0.14 per share. The dividend will be paid on February 1, 2018, to shareholders of record as of January 18, 2018.

$RMBL {{ '2017-12-15T12:28:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RMBL entered into a strategic partnership with $SAH. This strategic partnership enhances RumbleOn's ability to acquire quality inventory direct from consumers for the RumbleOn Marketplace. Sonic will gain access to RumbleOn's e-commerce platform to provide instant appraisals and liquidity.

$PKG {{ '2017-12-15T11:49:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PKG BoD declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of Dec. 26, 2017 with a payment date of Jan. 12, 2018.

$CSL {{ '2017-12-13T15:11:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CSL announced that Jesse Singh, Chief Executive Officer of CPG International, has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

$ACET {{ '2017-12-07T22:37:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACET has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.065 per common share, payable on December 28, 2017 to shareholders of record as of December 18, 2017.

$RAVN {{ '2017-12-07T14:15:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RAVN appointed Rick Parod to the company's BoD, effective immediately. Mr. Parod served as President, CEO, and Director of $LNN from 2000 until his retirement in December 2017.

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