$MSA (MSA Safety Incorporated)

$MSA {{ '2016-05-09T22:04:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Maker of safety products $MSA's Board of Directors declared a 2Q16 dividend of $0.33 per share on common stock, payable June 10, 2016 to shareholders of record on May 23, 2016. This represents a 3% hike from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.32 cents per share.

$MCK {{ '2017-07-21T16:07:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Biologics, a unit of healthcare technology firm $MCK, said it will join the limited distribution network of $PBYI to promote the latter’s kinase inhibitor Nerlynx. The formulation is indicated for treatment of adult patients with early-stage HER2 overexpressed/amplified breast cancer.

$HUBB {{ '2017-07-21T16:05:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HUBB's BoD declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.70 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 15, 2017 to shareholders of record on Aug. 31, 2017.

$RPM {{ '2017-07-19T13:03:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RPM appointed Julie Lagacy to its BoD, effective immediately, and has nominated Robert Livingston as a director candidate for election to the board at its annual stockholders' meeting on Oct. 5, 2017. Lagacy is VP of global information services and CIO at $CAT, and Livingston is president and CEO of $DOV.

$MSI {{ '2017-07-17T14:25:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSI said it will partner with AI company Neurala to develop intelligent cameras for public safety users. The cameras will help the police conduct search operations more efficiently. Initially, Neurala will work with Motorola to build a prototype that allows for real-time learning for a 'person of interest' search.

$KAMN {{ '2017-07-17T14:22:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Kaman Distribution Group, the distribution segment of $KAMN, named Jeff Ames as VP, GM of its Automation platform, effective July 10, 2017. Prior to joining Kaman, Jeff served as GM at $ETN.

$VRX {{ '2017-07-17T14:04:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRX has entered into an agreement to sell its Obagi Medical Products business for $190MM in cash to Haitong International Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I, L.P. The transaction is expected to close in second half of 2017. $VRX intends to use the proceeds from the sale to permanently repay term loan debt under its Senior Secured Credit Facility.

$VRTX {{ '2017-07-13T12:31:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX announced that the Italian Medicines Agency has agreed to reimburse ORKAMBI (lumacaftor/ivacaftor), the first medicine to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in people ages 12 and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation. Effective immediately, hundreds of eligible patients in Italy will have access to this medicine.

$MSI {{ '2017-07-11T17:11:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Nok Nok Labs has raised $8MM in Series D financing, led by $MSI. Nok Nok Labs will use this latest round of funding to accelerate the deployment of its strong authentication solution across the private and public markets including government, public safety and first responder agencies.

$AVY {{ '2017-07-11T12:00:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AVY appointed Gregory Lovins as SVP and CFO, effective immediately. Lovins will be responsible for leading financial operations across the company and will also oversee its information technology group. Lovins has been VP and interim CFO since March 2017 and has also been the company’s Treasurer since Aug. 2016.

$VRX {{ '2017-07-10T13:27:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRX pays down $811MM of senior secured term loans using the net proceeds of the sale of Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC. The company has now reduced its debt by more than $4.3Bil since the end of 1Q16. $VRX still expects to pay down $5Bil in debt from divestiture proceeds and free cash flow within 18 months of August 2016.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T14:01:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA agreed to buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from $RAD. $WBA expects the new transaction to be modestly accretive to its adjusted EPS in the first full year after the initial closing of the new transaction, and expects to realize synergies from the new transaction in excess of $400MM.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T14:01:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA agreed to buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from $RAD. This new agreement replaces the previous merger agreement with Rite Aid, announced in October 2015 and amended in January 2017. The initial closing of the new transaction is expected to occur within the next six months.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T14:00:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA agreed to buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from $RAD. The consideration for the transaction will be $5.175Bil in cash, the assumption by $WBA of the related real estate leases and the grant of an option to $RAD to become a member of $WBA's group purchasing organization, Walgreens Boots Alliance Development.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T13:35:36+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$WBA said that on the $RAD agreement, while the company is assuming a real-estate obligation, it is not assuming any debt. Additionally, $WBA is expecting the deal to give significant cash tax benefit, as it tax amortizes the intangible assets it acquires from $RAD.

$RAD {{ '2017-06-29T12:19:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 1Q18, $RAD opened one store, relocated four, remodeled 67 and expanded one store, bringing the total number of wellness stores chainwide to 2,482. The company closed 14 stores, resulting in a total store count of 4,523 at the end of the first quarter.

$RAD {{ '2017-06-29T12:18:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Drugstore chain $RAD posted revenue of $7.8Bil in 1Q18, a decrease of 4.9%, as same store sales slid 3.9% YoY. Net loss widened to $75.3MM or $0.07 per share, compared to last year’s $4.6MM or $0.00 per share, hurt by lower pharmacy gross profit. Adjusted EBITDA was $192.6MM compared to $286MM in the year-over period.

$RAD {{ '2017-06-29T12:09:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RAD and $WBA announced that the latter will not buy the former as initially announced. Instead of the previously announced deal that was severely scrutinized by the Federal Trade Commission, $WBA will instead buy 2,186 Rite Aid Stores and Related Assets for $5.17Bil. Rite Aid will receive $325MM from $WBA as termination fee.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T11:32:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA, which reached an agreement with $RAD worth $5.17Bil today, reported a modest 5% increase in earnings for 3Q17 upon strategic partnerships that brought more patients to its pharmacies. Both sales and earnings inched up, with sales scaling up 2.1% to $30.1Bil, while earnings rose to $1,162MM. Adjusted earnings spiked 12.7% to $1.33 per share.

$SPXC {{ '2017-06-28T20:42:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SPXC appointed Robert Toth as a new independent member of its BoD, effective July 1, 2017. In addition to Board membership, Toth has been appointed to serve on the Board’s Compensation Committee. Toth currently serves as a Managing Director at CCMP Capital Advisors.

$MSA {{ '2017-06-28T12:30:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Security products maker $MSA has agreed to acquire Globe Holding Company for $215MM, in an all-cash deal. The acquisition is expected to close in 3Q17. The company expects the transaction to be accretive to its GAAP EPS in the first 12 months following the closure of the deal. The transaction will be financed through incremental borrowings.

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