$VIP (VimpelCom Ltd.)

$VIP {{ '2016-09-06T05:42:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Communications and technology company $VIP said its CEO of VimpelCom Russia (Beeline), Mikhail Slobodin, has resigned with immediate effect after Slobodin was linked by Russia's Investigative Committee to a corruption probe of his prior employer, T Plus. Kjell Johnsen, Head of Major Markets, will lead $VIP's Russian business with immediate effect.

$OMC {{ '2017-07-24T15:33:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OMC has selected $T to deploy a universal network solution that will deliver increased efficiencies and an added level of security for the company and its clients. $T will help $OMC agencies stay better connected, collaborating and delivering the latest innovations on behalf of their clients with the added benefit of cost savings.

$PYPL {{ '2017-07-20T19:23:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PYPL announced a partnership with $JPM that will make it easy to add Chase cards via Chase Pay to PayPal accounts, and will soon offer customers the option of paying with Ultimate Rewards points when linked through Chase Pay at $PYPL’s online merchants. $PYPL will also be able to process payments on ChaseNet, a closed-loop payment network.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:31:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMI plans to cover all of its financial growth CapEx with the use of its surplus cash flow, without the need to access equity or debt markets. The company, however, will be accessing debt markets to refinance maturing debt.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:25:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Commenting on its intention to the share buyback, $KMI said it is interested in the opportunistic purchases of shares, particularly since the company's share to DCF ratio is about five turns below the peer group average.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:19:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMI's distributable cash flow (DCF), a commonly used metric to measure the ability of assets to generate cash earnings, was $1.02Bil for 2Q17, down slightly from $1.05Bil a year ago. The decline was primarily attributable to the sale of 50% of Southern Natural Gas Company and the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd (KML) IPO transaction.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:04:59+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

At the end of 2Q17, $KMI's backlog stood at $12.2Bil. The company had new project additions in gas and CO2 which outpaced projects that were placed in service primarily in the terminals segment. The company continues to build out this backlog which it expects will contribute significant EBITDA to the segments when complete.

$PYPL {{ '2017-07-20T15:44:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Payment services provider $PYPL and $C have expanded their strategic agreement for broadening consumer payment choices. The partnership will allow Citi card-members to use their ThankYou Points to pay for all or part of purchases when shopping online through the PayPal gateway in US. The facility will be launched next year.

$AVA {{ '2017-07-20T15:33:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Energy company $AVA has agreed to be acquired by Canada-based power transmission firm Hydro One Ltd. The acquisition will be accretive to earnings in the mid-single digits in the first full year of operation. Avista shareholders will receive $53 per share. Hydro will fund the transaction with C$1.4Bil of its common equity and US$2.6Bil of debt.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:48:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI BoD approved a cash dividend of $0.125 per share for 2Q17. The dividend is payable on Aug. 15, 2017, to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 31, 2017. $KMI also expects to declare an annual dividend of $0.80 per share for 2018, a 60% increase from the expected 2017 dividend.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:40:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As a result of the recent IPO of its canadian assets, $KMI now expects to end FY17 with a net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of approx. 5.2 times and growth capital investment of $3.1Bil. The company had earlier budgeted to invest $3.2Bil in growth projects and end the year with a net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of approx. 5.4 times.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:36:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI, that recently had successful IPO of its Canadian business, posted a 7% increase in revenue for 2Q17 to $3.37Bil. The energy infrastructure company earned $337MM, or $0.15 per share, a slight increase from $333MM a year ago.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:15:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI forecast to raise dividend by 60% for 2018, the first increase since Dec. 2015. The company, at the end of 2015, slashed its dividend by 75% in order to cut costs and survive during the oil downturn. The company plans to increase its dividend to $1.00 per share in 2019 and $1.25 per share in 2020, a growth rate of 25% annually. The board also authorized a $2Bil share buyback program.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T20:37:01+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$KMI Kinder Morgan Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$V {{ '2017-07-18T15:19:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

To boost digital and mobile payments, $V and $PYPL extended their partnership in Europe as they have done in the US and Asia-Pacific regions. PayPal will use its banking license in Europe to offer Visa accounts. Visa and PayPal already extended their partnership in early April across Asia-Pacific to accelerate digital and mobile payments.

$PYPL {{ '2017-07-18T14:38:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PYPL acquired multi-channel bill payment processor TIO Networks Corp. for $2.64 per share in cash or an approx. $238MM equity value. TIO will operate as a separate service within $PYPL under the leadership of Hamed Shahbazi, VP of Bill Pay & General Manager, PayPal Canada Bill Pay Services, reporting to John Kunze, VP of $PYPL.

$ADTN {{ '2017-07-18T12:00:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Networking solutions provider $ADTN has commenced lab testing of innovations in the ‘G.fast standard 212MHz and coordinated dynamic time allocation,’ in association with communications firm Deutsche Telekom. The evaluation of ultra-broadband technologies will allow rapid deployment of ultra-fast broadband services with minimal disruption.

$ADTN {{ '2017-07-18T11:56:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Networking solutions provider $ADTN has signed a supply agreement with nbn to advance high-speed broadband access in Australia. The agreement, which covers software, hardware and services, includes commitments from both companies to support the ongoing nationwide network rollout.

$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.

$WU {{ '2017-07-12T18:36:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WU's BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per common share. The dividend is payable on Sept. 29, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 15, 2017.

$T {{ '2017-07-07T18:34:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$T has completed acquisition of the Vyatta network operating system and the associated assets of communications firm $BRCD. As per the deal, AT&T will hire a significant number of Brocade employees. The transaction is part of AT&T’s plan to virtualize the majority of its networks by 2020.

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