$CENT (Central Garden & Pet Company)

$CENT {{ '2016-10-07T11:21:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CENT $CENTA appointed William Lynch as Sr. VP of Operations and Rodolfo Spielmann, currently a consultant to the company, as President of Pet Consumer Products.

$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.

$PRGO {{ '2018-01-08T12:05:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PRGO named Uwe Rohrhoff as CEO, effective Jan. 15, 2018, following the retirement of John Hendrickson. Rohrhoff was the former CEO at Gerresheimer AG. Hendrickson to remain with the company until March 15, 2018 to ensure successful transition.

$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.

$WSO {{ '2018-01-02T13:05:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.25 on each outstanding share of its Common and Class B common stock. The cash dividend is payable on Jan 31, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan 16, 2018.

$CENT {{ '2017-12-07T17:25:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CENT has appointed a new independent director, Mike Edwards, to its BoD, effective immediately. He currently serves on the board of Flexsteel Industries and the Board of Trustees of Drexel University.

$CENT {{ '2017-12-07T17:21:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CENT commenced an offering of $300MM aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2028. $CENT intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance future acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.

$SJM {{ '2017-12-05T14:27:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SJM priced $300MM of 2.2% notes due 2019 and $500MM of 3.375% notes due 2027. The sale of the Notes is expected to close on Dec. 7, 2017. The expected net proceeds from the offering of the Notes will be about $793.9MM, after deducting the underwriting discount and the company's expenses related to the offering.

$TIF {{ '2017-11-29T19:46:48+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$TIF's revenue hike in 3Q17 was boosted by improvement of retail atmosphere in the Asia Pacific region, where comp sales grew 2%. The company pointed out that strong sales in mainland China fueled the growth in this region.

$TIF {{ '2017-11-29T14:08:46+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$TIF {{ '2017-11-29T12:24:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TIF anticipates FY17 worldwide net sales hike of low-single-digit percentage, and net EPS increase of high-single-digit percentage. Capital expenditures for this period are expected to be between $235MM and $250MM.

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