$AFFX (Affymetrix Inc.)

$AFFX {{ '2016-03-23T14:27:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TMO expects $AFFX's BoD will promptly conclude that its transaction remains the only bona fide alternative for $AFFX stockholders and will definitively recommend against the Origin Technologies proposal and in favor of $TMO transaction prior to the upcoming stockholder meeting, and in any event, no later than April 1, 2016.

$GE {{ '2018-01-17T20:56:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE Transportation signed two contracts, valued at over $900MM, with Kazakhstan's state-run railroad Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, as part of its long-term commitment to develop the country's railway infrastructure. The contracts include the delivery of 300 shunter locomotives and an 18-year service agreement.

$TGNA {{ '2018-01-16T16:09:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TGNA and $SNE entered into an exclusive, multi-year distribution agreement for TEGNA’s programming in the US and internationally. Under the terms, Sony Pictures will distribute all TEGNA owned first-run programming, including the new series “Daily Blast Live”, as well as future development.

$ILMN {{ '2018-01-16T12:42:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Luna DNA, the first and only genomic and medical research knowledge base powered by the blockchain and owned by its community, appointed Dawn Barry as president. Previously, Barry served as the VP of Applied Genomics at $ILMN.

$AQUA {{ '2018-01-10T13:54:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AQUA, which provides water treatment solutions, has appointed Peter Wilver to its board of directors. Wilver, a former senior executive at $TMO, most recently served as Thermo Fisher's EVP and Chief Administrative Officer. Earlier, he held financial management roles at various industrial companies including GE, Honeywell and Grimes Aerospace.

$WAB {{ '2018-01-09T18:01:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WAB has appointed Donald M. Itzkoff as Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs. Itzkoff comes to $WAB from General Electric Company, where he led US government affairs for GE Transportation.

$TMO {{ '2018-01-09T12:43:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TMO, a leading medical technology company, has signed an agreement with life sciences firm $ILMN, under which Thermo Fisher will provide Illumina with Ion AmpliSeq technology. The tie-up will help Illumina effectively sell Ion AmpliSeq technology to researchers engaged in scientific studies on its next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms.

$IART {{ '2018-01-08T12:15:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IART said it expects 4Q17 revenue to be approx $365MM, an increase of over 40% compared to 4Q16, helped by Derma Sciences and Codman Neurosurgery acquisitions. The results will be announced in late February, 2018.

$CNI {{ '2017-12-22T19:58:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Railroad company $CNI has decided to purchase 200 new locomotives from $GE over the next three years. Production of the locomotives will commence next year at the GE facility in Texas, and the units are expected to be delivered in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The order includes Tier-4 and Tier -3 Evolution Series locomotives.

$WOR {{ '2017-12-19T14:04:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 2Q18, $WOR's Steel Processing's net sales was $538.4MM, up 6% helped by higher average direct selling prices. Pressure Cylinders' net sales rose 55% YoY to $300.9MM, due to contributions from the Amtrol acquisition and Engineered Cabs' net sales were $30.4MM, up 35%.

$WOR {{ '2017-12-19T13:57:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WOR reported 20% jump in its 2Q18 net sales to $871.3MM, helped by higher average direct selling prices in Steel Processing, higher volumes in Pressure Cylinders and contributions from Amtrol acquisition. However, net income fell to $39.4MM, or $0.62 per share, from $46.6MM, or $0.72 per share in 2Q17, due to pre-tax impairment charges of $8.3MM.

$GE {{ '2017-12-18T14:51:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Airborne Wireless Network (ABWN) entered into a Support Agreement on Dec. 14, 2017 with GE Aviation, one of $GE Business Units. ABWN anticipates that this relationship should significantly accelerate the development of ABWN's proprietary Hybrid Radio and Free-Optics Communications System to be demonstrated CY18.

$ABT {{ '2017-12-15T16:46:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT increased the company's quarterly common dividend to $0.28 per share from $0.265 per share.  The cash dividend is payable Feb. 15, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 12, 2018.

$DHR {{ '2017-12-14T14:05:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DHR initiated its 2018 outlook ahead of its annual investor and analyst meeting to be held in New York City. The company sees 2018 EPS of $3.50-3.60 and adjusted EPS of $4.25-4.35, which assumes non-GAAP core revenue growth of 3.5-4%.

$ILMN {{ '2017-12-11T15:09:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ILMN said Aimee Hoyt will head its human resources team. Hoyt will join as SVP and Chief People Officer (CPO), starting Jan. 8, 2018, and will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s HR strategies, reporting to CEO Francis deSouza.

$XYL {{ '2017-12-11T13:46:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XYL agreed to buy Pure Technologies Ltd. for an enterprise value of $397MM. Pure's BoD has unanimously approved the transaction and recommends that Pure shareholders vote in favor of the transaction. It is expected to close in 1Q18. Xylem expects to achieve at least $12MM in annual cost synergies within two years of closing.

$DIS {{ '2017-12-08T11:53:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS' BoD elected two new directors: Safra Catz, CEO of global-technology leader $ORCL, and Francis deSouza, President and CEO of biotechnology firm $ILMN. The elections of Catz and deSouza are effective Feb. 1, 2018.

$GE {{ '2017-12-07T15:43:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE Power plans to reduce its global headcount by about 12,000 positions, affecting both professional and production employees. This aligns with $GE's effort to lower overall structural costs by $3.5Bil in 2017 and 2018. The plans announced are driven by challenges in the power market worldwide.

$GE {{ '2017-12-07T15:40:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE Power plans to reduce its global headcount by about 12,000 positions, affecting both professional and production employees. The headcount reductions, combined with actions taken previously in 2017, will position GE Power to reach its announced target of $1Bil in structural cost reductions in 2018.

$DHR {{ '2017-12-05T22:21:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DHR has approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share payable on January 26, 2018 to holders of record on December 29, 2017.

$WAB {{ '2017-12-04T20:45:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WAB acquired Melett Ltd., a manufacturer of high-quality turbochargers and replacement parts. With operations in the UK, Europe, North America and China, Melett provides turbochargers and repair parts to automotive turbocharger reconditioning and remanufacturing customers in more than 100 countries around the world.

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