$KN (Knowles Corporation)

$KN {{ '2016-07-08T15:11:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KN said it completed on July 7 the sale of its mobile consumer electronics speaker and receiver product line to Shanghai Xu Ao Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Loyal Valley Innovation Capital, in consideration for $45MM in cash, less estimated purchase price adjustments.

$MO {{ '2017-07-27T13:19:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MO, which competes with $PM and $BTI, reaffirmed its 2017 adjusted EPS guidance of $3.26-3.32. This range represents a growth rate of 7.5-9.5% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $3.03 in 2016. $MO still sees 2017 effective tax rate on operations of about 36%. $MO still expects higher adjusted diluted EPS growth in 2H17 compared to 1H.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-26T20:44:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Talking about guidance, $TXN said it has good visibility for 50% of the revenue and the rest depends on various external factors. Normally, the chip maker takes into account the demand patterns of customers, backlog, and the order flow to provide guidance. Historically, sequential revenue growth is weaker in the first and fourth quarters.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-26T20:43:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Chipmaker Texas said, at the end of 2016, 51% of its revenue came from automotive and industrial customers. YTD, $TXN continues to see growth in both of these markets, which would result in more revenues. At 2016 end, 85% of $TXN revenue came from shipments to locations outside US; shipments to China typically represent a large portion of revenue.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-26T20:41:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$TXN continues to focus its strategy on the industrial and automotive markets. Chipmaker believes that industrial and automotive segments will be the fastest-growing semiconductor markets due to their increasing semiconductor content, which also provides diversity and longevity of products resulting in high terminal value of the portfolio.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T22:24:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Effective manufacturing strategy & shifting of analog production to 300mm wafer has helped $TXN increase its 2Q17 gross margin to 64.3% vs. 61.2% in 2Q16. Looking ahead, chipmaker expects 3Q17 revenues of $3.74 to 4.06 billion, and EPS between $1.04 and $1.18, which includes an estimated $20MM discrete tax benefit.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T22:07:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TXN, which supplies chips to $AAPL (iPhone) for charging controller and power management reported strong segment results. Analog revenues increased 18% due to increased production of 300mm wafers, which is 40% cheaper vs 200mm wafers. Embedded Processing revenue grew 15% due to increased revenues from microcontrollers and processors product lines.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T21:47:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Dallas based chipmaker $TXN, which sells products to about 100,000 customers, reported impressive 2Q17 results, beating Street estimates. Revenue increased 13% backed by continued strong demand for its chips from automotive and industrial customers. The company reported Q2 EPS of $1.03 vs. Street consensus of $0.96.

$IRBT {{ '2017-07-25T21:02:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

Robotics company $IRBT has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held French firm Robopolis SAS for $141MM in cash. The acquisition is expected to contribute incremental revenue of around $25 - $35MM in 2017. The transaction is expected to close in October 2017.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T20:40:29+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$TXN Texas Instruments Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T18:59:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

John Flannery, who is to be $GE's 13th CEO effective Aug 1, 2017, brushed aside concerns that the company might find itself in a state of limbo during the transition period. He said there is no operational paralysis within the team, adding robust discussions will happen in November regarding the future of course of $GE's operations.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T18:13:06+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GE reiterated its FY17 net earnings guidance of $1.60-1.70 per share on organic sales growth, which is expected in the range of 3-5%. The company added that EPS is trending to the bottom end of the projected range, as Oil and Gas continues to witness weakness.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T17:28:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Cash flow from operations, one of $GE's closely watched financial metric, plummeted 67% to $3.6Bil in 2Q17. The Boston, Massachusetts-based conglomerate said this was primarily due to the sale of its appliances division.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T12:51:53+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GE General Electric Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:43:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE CEO Jeff Immelt said, "We expect cash flow to continue to improve throughout the year. We’ve reduced our industrial structural costs year-to-date by $670MM and we are on track to meet or exceed our $1Bil cost reduction target for the year."

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:40:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Primarily due to $GE's shift of focus into industrial operations, its backlog in 2Q17 grew 2% to $327Bil, while orders increased 6% to $28.3Bil. $GE has a history of orders and backlogs growing faster than its revenue.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:38:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE's total revenue in 2Q17 fell 12% to $29.6Bil due to weakness in its Energy Connections segment, which supplies automation products to various industries including marine, mining and oil & gas. Revenue from this segment fell 27% during the quarter.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:35:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q17, which marks the end of Jeff Immelt at the helm of $GE after 16 years, the multinational conglomerate posted net earnings that more-than-halved to $1.19Bil, or $0.13 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, EPS declined 45% to $0.28 during the quarter.

$AOS {{ '2017-07-20T19:46:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Water technology company $AOS said it will join the S&P 500 Index on July 26, 2017. The S&P 500 index is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S.equities. The company will be added to the GICS Building Products Sub-Industry index.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-20T13:05:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Through 3Q17, $QCOM returned approx. $3.4Bil to stockholders, including $2.4Bil in dividends paid and $1Bil in share repurchases.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-20T12:58:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 3Q17, $QCOM entered into a collaboration with Packet,  a metal cloud provider, to deliver consumable cloud platform based on the its Centriq 2400 processor to be accessed by the software development community.

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