$MKSI (MKS Instruments, Inc.)

$MKSI {{ '2016-02-23T12:45:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MKSI said it has agreed to buy $NEWP for $23 per share. The all-cash transaction is valued at about $980MM. The transaction is expected to add to $MKSI's non-GAAP earnings and free cash flow during the first 12 months post-closing. The combined company is expected to have about $1.4Bil in pro forma annual revenue.

$DHR {{ '2017-07-20T15:06:40+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

With nearly $900MM of free cash flow and strong conversion in 2Q17, $DHR is optimistic on further acqusitions. Adding to its strong cash flow, $DHR has $500MM to $1Bil worth of opportunities slated for 2H17. Notably, the company's two most recent large acquisitions, Pall and Cepheid, continues to perform well and became part of the core revenue.

$DHR {{ '2017-07-20T13:00:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 3Q17, $DHR sees its GAAP EPS to range from $0.74 to $0.78 and non-GAAP EPS to range from $0.92 to $0.96. For FY17, GAAP EPS to range from $3.16 to $3.23 and non-GAAP EPS to range from $3.90 to $3.97.

$DHR {{ '2017-07-20T12:56:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DHR, a science and technology company, reported a 15% YoY drop in net earnings for 2Q17 to $557.3MM, or $0.79 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, grew 10% to $0.99 per share. Sales rose 6% to $4.5Bil.

$DHR {{ '2017-07-20T12:12:31+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$DHR Danaher Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$RPM {{ '2017-07-19T13:03:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RPM appointed Julie Lagacy to its BoD, effective immediately, and has nominated Robert Livingston as a director candidate for election to the board at its annual stockholders' meeting on Oct. 5, 2017. Lagacy is VP of global information services and CIO at $CAT, and Livingston is president and CEO of $DOV.

$A {{ '2017-07-19T12:28:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$A has appointed Hans E Bishop to its BoD. Bishop is a co-founder and CEO of Seattle-based biopharmaceutical firm Juno Therapeutics. He has held various executive positions in the pharmaceutical industry, including as COO of Dendreon.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-18T14:54:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT partners with Chinese Internet search giant $BIDU. Baidu will use the tech giant's cloud computing platform Microsoft Azure for its self-driving car project Apollo. Baidu, which competes with $GOOG and $TSLA in the self-driving vehicle market, will use Microsoft's Azure and share its technologies with Apollo partners outside China.

$CAT {{ '2017-07-18T12:38:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CAT's BoD appointed  Cheryl H. Johnson as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) effective July 24, 2017. In this new role, Johnson will report directly to the CEO Jim Umpleby, and will be a member of company's executive office. Prior to this she was the EVP of human resources at $TXT.

$TXT {{ '2017-07-17T20:16:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TXT named Julie Duffy as EVP, Human Resources, effective immediately. Duffy succeeds Cheryl Johnson, who has been named Chief Human Resources Officer at $CAT. Duffy will report directly to $TXT Chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly.

$A {{ '2017-07-17T17:47:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$A introduced a new sequencing library prep solution, Agilent SureSelectXTHS. SureSelectXTHS is a streamlined, high-sensitivity solution for research, optimized for labs with a requirement to sequence DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples, which may have degraded over time.

$AA {{ '2017-07-12T11:32:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AA plans to restart three of five potlines at its Warrick Operations aluminum smelter near Evansville, Ind. Restart expenses are expected to be incurred in 3Q17 and 4Q17 to be $30-35MM, or $0.16-0.19 per share. In 3Q17, $AA will record after-tax benefit of about $25MM, or $0.13 per share, for reversal of liabilities related to original closure.

$AA {{ '2017-07-12T11:29:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AA plans to restart three of five potlines at its Warrick Operations aluminum smelter near Evansville, Ind., an action that will further improve the competitiveness of the on-site rolling mill. The process to restart the three lines, with 161,400 metric tons of annual capacity, will begin immediately and is expected to be complete in 2Q18.

$GPRO {{ '2017-07-11T13:36:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GPRO has kept the application process for the Fusion Pilot Program open and expects to add more pilot partners to the program later this summer. A limited commercial release of Fusion is expected by the end of 2017, with details on pricing and other technical specifications expected at launch.

$GPRO {{ '2017-07-11T13:35:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GPRO shipped its first new 5.2K spherical camera Fusion pilot units to selected production teams to the likes of Golden State Warriors, USA TODAY NETWORK, FOX Sports, and AccuWeather to name a few. In April, $GPRO began taking applications from content professionals seeking to be among the first to use its new camera as part of a pilot program.

$MKSI {{ '2017-07-11T13:17:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Manufacturing solutions provider $MKSI made a $50MM voluntary principal prepayment on its term loan, in addition to the scheduled payment of $1.6MM. The payment has reduced the outstanding principal amount to $523MM from $780MM.

$A {{ '2017-07-07T15:46:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Analytical laboratory technology provider $A has acquired UK-based Cobalt Light Systems, a provider of Raman spectroscopic instruments, for GBP 40MM in cash. After completion of the deal, Cobalt’s CEO will remain with Agilent as Director of Raman Spectroscopy. Agilent’s global center for Raman spectroscopy will be Oxford.

$AMD {{ '2017-07-03T13:06:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMD has announced the appointment of Abhi Y. Talwalkar to its BoD. He currently serves on the boards of $LRCX, iRhythm Technologies, Inc., and $TEL. Additionally, the company has increased the annual base salary of CFO Devinder Kumar, SVP James R. Anderson and CTO Mark D. Papermaster, effective July 1, 2017.

$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.

$CAT {{ '2017-06-28T15:57:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CAT has named Karl Weiss, VP of the Earthmoving division, as VP of the Material Handling & Underground division, to replace Doug Hoerr who retired. Frederic Istas has been named VP of the Earthmoving Division. Jean Savage, CTO and VP of the Innovation & Technology Development division, has been named VP of the Surface Mining & Technology division.

$CAT {{ '2017-06-28T15:43:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Excavator maker $CAT said Doug Hoerr, VP of the Material Handling & Underground division, has decided to retire after serving the company for 24 years. Meanwhile, Tom Bluth, currently VP of the Surface Mining & Technology division, has been named Caterpillar’s CTO and VP of the Innovation & Technology Development division.

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