$GHC (Graham Holdings Company)

$GHC {{ '2015-11-13T13:49:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Diversified education & media company $GHC said James Shelton has been elected to its BoD. Currently, Shelton is the Chief Impact Officer at 2U Inc. & also the former deputy secretary at U.S. Department of Education. Company also said that Board has not yet determined whether Shelton will be a member of any committee of the Board.

$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.

$FOX {{ '2017-07-19T15:08:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FOX added two executives to new roles in its global Human Resources group with the promotion of Julie Franke to SVP of Employer Brand and Strategic Talent Acquisition, and the appointment of Carsten von der Linden to SVP of Talent Management.

$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.

$TWX {{ '2017-07-17T11:48:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TWX's shareholders approved merger with $T. The company continues to expect the transaction to close before year-end 2017, with regulatory review of the deal underway.

$FAST {{ '2017-07-12T15:07:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FAST said some incremental pricing might slip into 3Q17 before the costs catch up in 4Q17. The company, meanwhile, declined to give specifics on gross margin for these quarters, citing a mix of influencing factors.

$FAST {{ '2017-07-12T13:10:57+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$FAST Fastenal Company Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$FAST {{ '2017-07-12T12:05:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Industrial supplies company $FAST reported 13% YoY growth in net sales in June, 2017, to $394.3MM. Daily sales growth was 12.5% in the US and 12.9% in North America during this period.

$FAST {{ '2017-07-12T11:21:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 2Q17, $FAST purchased 1.3MM shares of its common stock at an average price of approx $43.62 per share.

$FAST {{ '2017-07-12T11:19:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FAST's daily sales of fastener products represented 36.1% of sales in 2Q17. It grew 7.9% in total, of which, 3.6 percentage points were attributable to the recently acquired Manufacturers Supply Company business. Its daily sales of non-fastener products, which represented 63.9% of sales, grew 12.2%.

$FAST {{ '2017-07-12T11:15:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Wholesale distributor of industrial and construction supplies $FAST reported 10.6% growth in revenue in 2Q17 to $1.12Bil, driven primarily by higher unit sales. Net earnings improved to $148.9MM, or $0.52 per share, compared to $131.5MM, or $0.45 per share. Operating income, as a percentage of net sales, improved to 21.2% from 20.6%.

$FAST {{ '2017-07-11T22:02:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FAST declared a dividend of $0.32 per share to be paid on August 23, 2017 to shareholders of record on July 26, 2017.

$FOXA {{ '2017-07-10T17:13:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FOXA unit and media firm Fox Networks Group named Oliver Dizon EVP of Pricing and Planning for FNG Advertising Sales. Dizon will report to FNG’s President of Advertising Revenue Joe Marchese.  Most recently, Dizon served as SVP of Sales Revenue Management and Client Services for ESPN.

$TWX {{ '2017-06-30T19:22:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TWX has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.4025 per share. The dividend is payable on August 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of July 10, 2017. Consistent with its merger agreement with $T, Time Warner has aligned the timing of its dividend with that of AT&T’s dividend.

$FCFS {{ '2017-06-30T11:11:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FCFS completed the redemption of all of its outstanding 6.75% senior notes due 2021. The redemption price was 105.063% of the unpaid principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest. $FCFS used proceeds from its offering of $300MM in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% senior notes due 2024 to redeem all the remaining outstanding notes.

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