$UVV (Universal Corporation)

$UVV {{ '2016-10-10T17:51:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UVV announced Sept. 29, 2016 dismissal of lawsuit filed in March 2016 by William Frank Lee and his company, Central Marketing, against $UVV and its unit Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients (CIFI). The lawsuit concerns creation and establishment of sweet potato processing business. Universal Leaf North America U.S. Inc. was also named in suit.

$FINL {{ '2017-09-22T16:27:06+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FINL attributed its positive margin outlook for 4Q18 to seasonal factors and additional days. Finish Line expects the Nike-NBA partnership to drive sales in the third quarter and fourth quarter. The company sees selling, general and administrative expenses easing in second half of 2018, compared to the first half.

$FINL {{ '2017-09-22T15:50:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FINL intends to close about 15-20 stores and remodel 40-50 in fiscal 2018, as part of its planned store investment strategy. In the full fiscal year, the Macy’s division is expected to generate $345-$355MM in sales, with operating margin in the high single digits. The company plans to launch its new sneaker brand for kids by the end of 3Q18.

$FINL {{ '2017-09-22T15:26:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FINL expects sales and margin trends to remain difficult throughout the remainder of the year. The company continues to prioritize disciplined expansion and inventory management. Several initiatives are in the pipeline for increasing traffic, such as augmentation of digital capabilities, promotional activities and enhancement of store experience.

$FINL {{ '2017-09-22T15:11:30+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FINL said its second quarter was more challenging than expected as the athletic footwear market became very challenging in the later part of the quarter, impacting earnings negatively. The strong demand for most of the new launches was more than offset by unfavorable sales trends within some of the  ‘matured’ franchises of the company.

$FINL {{ '2017-09-22T14:58:26+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$FINL Finish Line, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2018 highlights

$FINL {{ '2017-09-22T12:01:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FINL has appointed Faisal Masud to its BoD, effective September 19, 2017. Masud, who currently serves as Chief Technology Officer of $SPLS, will serve as a Class-II director for a term expiring at Finish Line’s annual meeting of shareholders.

$FINL {{ '2017-09-22T11:58:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FINL expects its comparable store sales to decrease in the 3-5% range in 3Q18, and forecasts adjusted loss per share between $0.32 and $0.40 for the quarter. For 4Q18, the company estimates a 3-5% decrease in comparable sales. Finish Line is looking for adjusted earnings per share in the range of $0.50 to $0.58 for the fourth quarter.

$FINL {{ '2017-09-22T11:26:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FINL, which operates specialty apparel stores, reported an 87% decline in 2Q18 profit as sales and margins were dragged by unfavorable market conditions. Impacting the bottom line, expenses increased compared to the prior-year period. EPS plunged to $0.07 from $0.53 in 2Q17. Sales decreased 3.3% to $469MM, and comparable store sales dipped 4.5%.

$SCHL {{ '2017-09-21T19:02:26+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 1Q18, $SCHL's Education segment revenues fell to $45MM. This decrease was related to the timing of the orders. For FY18, the company's expectation in education remain intact, with much of the sales weighed towards 4Q18 than in-year.

$SCHL {{ '2017-09-21T12:04:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SCHL said its BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share on the Company's Class A and Common Stock for 2Q18. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2017 to shareholders of record on October 31, 2017.

$SCHL {{ '2017-09-21T12:03:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 1Q18, $SCHL's Children's Book Publishing and Distribution segment revenue fell 52% to $66.8MM. Education segment revenue was $45MM, down 18% and International segment revenue fell 14% to $77.4MM.

$SCHL {{ '2017-09-21T11:59:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SCHL affirmed its FY18 outlook for total revenue of $1.65-1.70Bil and EPS from continuing operations in the range of $1.20-1.30, excluding one-time items. $SCHL continues to expect free cash flow in the range of $40-20MM.

$SCHL {{ '2017-09-21T11:55:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SCHL reported a wider loss in 1Q18, mainly due to 33% drop in revenue. Net loss came in at $63.7MM, or $1.81 per share, compared to $39.6MM, or $1.15 per share during the prior year period. Revenue dropped to $189.2MM. Excluding items, net loss stood at $1.67 per share.

$M {{ '2017-09-18T20:51:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$M plans to hire about 80,000 seasonal positions at its Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for 2017 Christmas and holiday season. About 18,000 of 80,000 total seasonal positions will be based in direct-to-consumer fulfillment facilities, up 3,000 positions from last year.

$PM {{ '2017-09-13T14:59:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Tobacco giant $PM declared a quarterly dividend of $1.07 per share on its common shares, raising the annualized dividend rate by 2.9% to $4.28 per share. The dividend is payable on October 12, 2017, to shareholders of record on September 27, 2017.

$PM {{ '2017-09-12T12:44:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PM is all set to embark on a transformation by shifting its business to smoke-free products. According to the company’s sustainability report, the focus will be on replacing cigarettes with smoke-free products. This year, Philip Morris intends to allocate over 70% of its global R&D expense and 30% of commercial expenditure to smoke-free products.

$M {{ '2017-08-31T12:46:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$M announced the expansion of its same-day delivery of products purchased online at macys.com, bloomingdales.com and both brands' mobile apps. Starting this fall, $M will offer same-day delivery to customers in 15 additional U.S. markets.

$FINL {{ '2017-08-28T21:18:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 3Q18, $FINL expects Finish Line comparable sales to decrease 3-5% and adjusted loss per share of $0.40-0.32. For 4Q18, the company sees Finish Line comparable sales to decrease 3-5% and adjusted EPS of $0.50-0.58.

$FINL {{ '2017-08-28T21:16:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY18, $FINL expects Finish Line comparable sales to fall 3-5% versus its prior estimate for an increase in low-single digit range. $FINL cut FY18 adjusted EPS outlook to $0.50-0.60 from $1.12-1.23. This is based on year-to-date results and the forecast that sales and gross margin trends remain challenging through balance of current fiscal year.

$FINL {{ '2017-08-28T21:11:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FINL reported preliminary 2Q18 consolidated net sales of $469.4MM, down 3.3% from last year, due to a 4.6% decrease in Finish Line comparable sales. The company expects 2Q18 EPS of $0.08-0.12, based on the decline in sales and pressure on gross margin from increased markdowns.

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