$ANDE (Andersons Inc)

$ANDE {{ '2016-09-02T10:50:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANDE said the company has appointed Anthony Lombardi as its new Chief Information Officer, reporting to John Granato, Chief Financial Officer. Tony joins $ANDE after recently serving as the VP of Global Business Services & Chief Information Officer for Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

$VLO {{ '2017-07-20T21:04:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VLO declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on the company’s common stock of $0.70 per share. The dividend is payable on Sept. 7, 2017 to holders of record at the close of business on Aug. 9, 2017.

$PM {{ '2017-07-20T14:28:19+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PM said it remains on track to expand further into key international markets. The company continues to forecast operating cash flow of about $8.5Bil and capital expenditures of $1.6Bil for 2017. Going forward, the main focus will be on unblocking supply chains for Japan, a key market for Philip Morris.

$PM {{ '2017-07-20T13:48:04+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PM expects total shipment volumes to decline 3-4% in the full fiscal year, broadly in line with last year. Overall performance in the international markets will remain muted in the coming quarters, due to unfavorable exchange rates. Currency-neutral net revenues are seen rising 7% this year.

$PM {{ '2017-07-20T13:07:46+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$PM Philip Morris International Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$PM {{ '2017-07-20T11:40:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PM currently expects full-year 2017 EPS to be between $4.78 and $4.93, at the existing exchange rates. Adjusted for currency impact and other items, the projected EPS represents a 9-12% YoY increase. The company forecasts a net revenue growth of above 7% for  2017, excluding excise taxes and other items.

$PM {{ '2017-07-20T11:29:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PM’s 2Q17 earnings dipped modestly to $1.14 per share as the strong dollar continued to drag the bottom line. Adjusted for unfavorable currency, earnings rose 8.7%. Revenues of the tobacco behemoth, excluding excise taxes, rose 4% YoY to $6.9Bil. The volume of cigarette and heated tobacco unit shipments dropped 5% to 199.9Bil during the quarter.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T19:32:05+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In the US segment, $GWW said it expects volume growth of 6-8% in the back half of the year, based on price changes. The company, meanwhile, did not give a month-wise update on volume growth.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T18:59:11+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GWW said its mid-size customer volume continued to accelerate throughout 2Q17 and was positive for the first time in five years during the quarter. The company added that currently, about 50% of the mid-size customer volume is on more competitive pricing.

$RAI {{ '2017-07-19T15:26:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RAI's shareholders approved three proposals related to $BTI's proposed acquisition of $RAI, including adjournment of the special meeting, plan of merger and compensation payments. The transaction is expected to close on or about July 25, 2017.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T14:00:08+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:44:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW's sales for the US segment were up 1% YoY in 2Q17, driven by a 5 percentage point increase from volume. Canada segment sales fell 3% in US dollars, while sales for the Other Businesses increased 11% during this period.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:41:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In the US segment, $GWW's gains from the sale of assets in 2Q17 were offset by restructuring costs. The Canadian business announced plans to close 59 branches in 2017 as part of restructuring. $GWW also announced the wind-down of its business in Colombia. Restructuring items represented $1.07 per share in charges.  Excluding them, EPS decreased 5%.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:37:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW CFO Ron Jadin announced that he will be retiring at 2017-end. Jadin joined Grainger in 1998 and has served in various financial roles including as CFO since 2008.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:34:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Despite a drastic fall in earnings in 2Q17, $GWW reiterated its 2017 sales and EPS guidance of sales growth of 1-4% and adjusted EPS of $10-11.30. CEO DG Macpherson said, "Outside the US, we took aggressive action to streamline our portfolio and focus on profitable businesses. Based on what we are seeing, we are reiterating our 2017 guidance."

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:26:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Industrial supplies company $GWW saw 43% fall in net earnings in 2Q17, even as sales increased 2% to $2.61Bil. The sales growth during the quarter was spurred by its continued volume growth from the pricing initiatives in the US. Net earnings were $98MM, or $1.67 per share, compared to $173MM, or $2.79 per share in the year-over period.

$VLO {{ '2017-07-13T11:30:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VLO and $PAA plan to challenge attempt to block proposed acquisition by $VLO of certain $PAA assets. $VLO and $PAA will continue to vigorously defend the planned transaction in federal court.

$VLO {{ '2017-07-12T22:08:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VLO clarified that the California Attorney General filed suit against a proposed acquisition by $VLO’s subsidiary of two petroleum storage and distribution terminals owned by a subsidiary of $PAA. Erroneous reports said the AG filed suit to prevent a merger between $VLO, Valero Energy Partners LP, and $PAA. This motion has been denied in court.

$PM {{ '2017-06-19T17:10:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PM plans to invest about $320MM in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce HEETS, the tobacco units to be used with the electronic tobacco heating device IQOS. Construction of the 80,000 m2 facility is scheduled to begin in late 2017. Once fully operational in early 2019, the factory is expected to employ about 500 people.

$SPG {{ '2017-06-15T17:11:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Genting Simon, a joint venture between Genting Plantations and $SPG, has opened Genting Highlands Premium Outlet, its second Premium Outlet Center in Malaysia. The 278,000 sq-ft facility will feature over 130 designers and brand name stores.

$SMG {{ '2017-06-13T11:45:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SMG lowered its FY17 guidance due to an anticipated shortfall in sales. It expects sales in its US consumer segment to be slightly down YoY, leading to company-wide sales growth of 3-4%, compared with the previous guidance of 6-7%. Adjusted earnings is expected between $4 and $4.20 per share, compared $4.10-4.30 per share predicted earlier.

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