$VSI (Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.)

$VSI {{ '2015-12-04T11:54:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VSI priced $125MM of 2.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2020 in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers. The convertible notes will be convertible into cash, its common shares or a combination thereof, at $VSI's election based on initial conversion rate of 25.1625 shares per $1,000 principal amount.

$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.

$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.

$SVU {{ '2017-07-21T13:54:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SVU announced a 1-for-7 reverse split of its common stock, effective as of Aug. 1, 2017. Beginning on Aug. 2, 2017, the company's common stock will trade on the NYSE on a split-adjusted basis. $SVU's stockholders authorized the BoD to amend the Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect a reverse stock split at a ratio of 1-for-5 to 1-for-7.

$ASH {{ '2017-07-19T20:47:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASH elected Susan Main and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson as new members of its BoD. This  brings the size of the board to 11 directors. Main has served as SVP and CFO of $TDY, and Kathleen is EVP and global chief human resources officer at $WBA.

$GS {{ '2017-07-19T11:22:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GS advised a number of important transactions that were announced during 2Q17, including $BCR's $24Bil sale to $BDX. $AMZN's $13.7Bil acquisition of $WFM, and $DFT's $7.6Bil merger with $DLR.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-17T20:58:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX appointed Cathy Smith, EVP and CFO of $TGT, to its BoD, bringing the total number of directors serving the company at this time to 13. Smith now also serves on $BAX's Audit Committee.

$CAR {{ '2017-07-17T13:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Car Rental operator $CAR said it has integrated $AMZN’s voice platform Alexa to allow travelers to book and manage car rental reservations with ease.  Avis is the first car rental company to offer the service.

$CHD {{ '2017-07-17T11:58:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CHD has agreed to acquire water-jet technology company Water Pik, Inc. from MidOcean Partners for approx $1Bil in cash. The acquisition is expected to be neutral to its 2017 EPS. The transaction, which will be financed with debt, is expected to close in the third quarter.

$PFE {{ '2017-07-13T12:13:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The FDA has accepted $PFE's filing of supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for XELJANZ (tofacitinib citrate), an investigational oral treatment for adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. The FDA has provided an anticipated Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date in March 2018 for the sNDA.

$KR {{ '2017-07-12T20:42:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR announced the appointment of Liz Ferneding as President of the Ruler division, effective July 31. Ms. Ferneding succeeds Paul Bowen, who retired in May.

$WBA {{ '2017-07-12T20:41:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share, up 6.7%. The dividend is payable Sept. 12, 2017 to stockholders of record Aug. 18, 2017, and raised the annual rate from $1.50 per share to $1.60 per share.

$KIM {{ '2017-07-12T15:14:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KIM has signed a lease with $TGT for a 48,000-square-foot, small-format store at Westmont Plaza in Haddon Township, New Jersey, set to open in July 2018. The addition of Target is the first step in a larger repositioning of the 173,000-square-foot, open-air center. The store will also offer a CVS Pharmacy and Target’s Order Pickup service.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-12T13:51:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said on Prime Day 2017, held on July 11, sales surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Prime Day 2017 event grew by more than 60% compared to 2016, and sales growth by small businesses and entrepreneurs was even higher. Purchases made on Prime Day 2017 were more than 50% higher than the prior year.

$PFE {{ '2017-07-12T11:41:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PFE said the FDA's Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted that the results of ALFA-0701 demonstrated a favorable risk benefit profile for Mylotarg on days 1, 4 and 7 added to chemotherapy for patients with newly-diagnosed CD33-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

$PFE {{ '2017-07-11T20:58:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The US FDA's Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted in favor of $PFE's MYLOTARG (gemtuzumab ozogamicin), an antibody-drug conjugate used to treat acute myeloid leukemia. The role of the ODAC is to provide recommendations to the FDA. The FDA decision on whether or not to approve MYLOTARG is anticipated by Sept. 2017.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-10T11:06:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN plans to open a new fulfillment center in Orlando, Fla. When the site opens in 2018, $AMZN will create 1,500 new full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.

$MDLZ {{ '2017-07-06T22:24:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDLZ stated that based on the current assessment of the situation, it is reaffirming its full-year organic revenue growth outlook of at least 1% growth. The company expects to incur incremental one-time costs in 2Q17 and 3Q17 due to this issue, but the underlying margin progress is in line with the outlook of mid-16% for full-year 2017.

$MDLZ {{ '2017-07-06T22:24:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Given the timing of the cyberattack, $MDLZ experienced disruption in its ability to ship and invoice during the last four days of 2Q17. There are a few markets where $MDLZ permanently lost some of that revenue due to holiday feature timing, but the company expects to recognize the majority of these delayed shipments in 3Q17 results.

$MDLZ {{ '2017-07-06T22:24:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDLZ said it is making good progress in restoring its systems across the enterprise in the wake of the global cyberattack. The company believes the issue has been contained and a critical majority of the affected systems are up and running again. The preliminary estimate of the revenue impact is a negative 300BP on 2Q17 growth rate.

$COST {{ '2017-07-06T13:10:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COST’s net sales increased 7% annually to $12.17Bil in June. Comparable store sales grew 6.5% during the month in the US and 3.2% in Canada. Other International comparable store sales were higher by 6.2% compared to June 2016. In the 44 weeks ended July 2, total sales advanced 6% from the year-ago period.

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