$BGFV (Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp.)

$BGFV {{ '2016-10-03T14:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BGFV said EVP Richard A. Johnson has retired from the company after a 46-year career. As part of the transition following Mr. Johnson's retirement, the company announced the promotion of Michael P. Marrone to serve as SVP of Store Operations. The company also promoted Michael J. Shinagawa and Luke D. Thompson to the position of SVP.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:50:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW expects 2017 core net sales to increase by a mid single digit percentage compared to full year 2016. Also, $SHW expects incremental sales from the Valspar acquisition to be about $2.4Bil in 2017. However, the company lowered its 2017 EPS guidance to $12.30-12.70 from $13.65-13.85.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:47:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW expects 3Q17 core net sales to increase a low to mid single digit percentage compared to last year. The company predicts 3Q17 EPS of $3.70-4.10, including a $1.10 charge from costs associated with the Valspar acquisition, and includes an EPS increase of $0.40-0.60 from Valspar operations.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:45:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW's net sales in the Consumer Brands Group for 2Q17 grew 16% from last year, due primarily to the inclusion of Valspar sales for the month of June. The Performance Coatings Group's net sales climbed 48% due primarily to one month of Valspar sales, higher paint sales volume and selling price increases.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:41:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW's net sales in the Americas Group for 2Q17 increased 8.7% from last year. This was due primarily to higher architectural paint sales volume across most end market segments, the impact of the change in revenue classification and selling price increases.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:39:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW's net sales for 2Q17 increased 16% from last year. This was due primarily to the addition of Valspar sales for the month of June and higher paint sales volume in The Americas Group and the Performance Coatings Group. The change in revenue classification increased sales 2.2%.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:38:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW reported a drop in 2Q17 earnings due to charge related to the divestiture of the Valspar North American Industrial Wood Coatings business and acquisition-related costs. Net income fell to $319.11MM or $3.36 per share from $378.06MM or $3.99 per share last year. Net sales grew to $3.74Bil from $3.22Bil.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$RH {{ '2017-07-14T16:27:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RH has completed its $700MM share repurchase program, purchasing 12.37MM shares during 2Q17. The company is also confirming its previous 2Q17 guidance of revenue of $595-610MM and adjusted net income of $13-15MM. Adjusted diluted EPS is expected to be $0.43-0.50, assuming a weighted avg. diluted share count of approx. 30MM.

$JCP {{ '2017-07-13T13:05:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JCP continues to explore new merchandise categories and differentiate its business. The retailer is opening toy shops in all of its brick-and-mortar locations with a significantly expanded assortment available at its website. $JCP has doubled online assortment of toys over last year with plans to expand even more by holiday shopping season.

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