$COR (CoreSite Realty Corporation)

$COR {{ '2016-03-03T12:19:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Data center and interconnection solutions provider $COR said its BoD has declared a 1Q16 dividend of $0.53 per share on common stock and common stock equivalents, and a dividend of $0.4531 per share of Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, both payable on April 15 to shareholders of record on March 31.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$IRT {{ '2017-07-20T21:12:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IRT plans to transfer the listing of its common stock to NYSE from the NYSE MKT. The company's common stock, which will continue to trade under "IRT" ticker, is expected to begin trading on NYSE effective July 31, 2017. The stock will continue to trade on the NYSE MKT until the transfer is complete.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T19:32:05+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In the US segment, $GWW said it expects volume growth of 6-8% in the back half of the year, based on price changes. The company, meanwhile, did not give a month-wise update on volume growth.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T18:59:11+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GWW said its mid-size customer volume continued to accelerate throughout 2Q17 and was positive for the first time in five years during the quarter. The company added that currently, about 50% of the mid-size customer volume is on more competitive pricing.

$EQIX {{ '2017-07-19T18:55:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EQIX announced the appointment of Charles Meyers to the position of President of Strategy, Services and Innovation effective August 1.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T14:00:08+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$WY {{ '2017-07-19T13:20:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WY said it is implementing a solution to address concerns regarding its TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection product. The recent customer feedback regarding an odor in certain newly constructed homes is related to a recent formula change to the Flak Jacket coating that included formaldehyde-based resin.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:44:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW's sales for the US segment were up 1% YoY in 2Q17, driven by a 5 percentage point increase from volume. Canada segment sales fell 3% in US dollars, while sales for the Other Businesses increased 11% during this period.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:41:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In the US segment, $GWW's gains from the sale of assets in 2Q17 were offset by restructuring costs. The Canadian business announced plans to close 59 branches in 2017 as part of restructuring. $GWW also announced the wind-down of its business in Colombia. Restructuring items represented $1.07 per share in charges.  Excluding them, EPS decreased 5%.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:37:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW CFO Ron Jadin announced that he will be retiring at 2017-end. Jadin joined Grainger in 1998 and has served in various financial roles including as CFO since 2008.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:34:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Despite a drastic fall in earnings in 2Q17, $GWW reiterated its 2017 sales and EPS guidance of sales growth of 1-4% and adjusted EPS of $10-11.30. CEO DG Macpherson said, "Outside the US, we took aggressive action to streamline our portfolio and focus on profitable businesses. Based on what we are seeing, we are reiterating our 2017 guidance."

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:26:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Industrial supplies company $GWW saw 43% fall in net earnings in 2Q17, even as sales increased 2% to $2.61Bil. The sales growth during the quarter was spurred by its continued volume growth from the pricing initiatives in the US. Net earnings were $98MM, or $1.67 per share, compared to $173MM, or $2.79 per share in the year-over period.

$GS {{ '2017-07-19T11:22:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GS advised a number of important transactions that were announced during 2Q17, including $BCR's $24Bil sale to $BDX. $AMZN's $13.7Bil acquisition of $WFM, and $DFT's $7.6Bil merger with $DLR.

$CTL {{ '2017-07-18T16:22:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CTL added a Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) platform powered by $BSFT’s Government Cloud to $CTL’s General Services Administration IT Schedule 70 contract. The UCaaS platform is designed to meet the specific requirements of government agencies with its secure, mobile, on-demand infrastructure that can enable multi-site workplaces.

$BRG {{ '2017-07-18T16:11:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BRG's CEO Ramin Kamfar expects the company to be a net acquirer of properties in 2017. He said millennials are forming households at a rate of about 2MM a year. $BRG wants to be in geographic growth markets due to an 80% correlation between job growth and apartment demand. The avg. employment growth in $BRG’s markets is 3% per year.

$CAR {{ '2017-07-17T13:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Car Rental operator $CAR said it has integrated $AMZN’s voice platform Alexa to allow travelers to book and manage car rental reservations with ease.  Avis is the first car rental company to offer the service.

$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.

$IRT {{ '2017-07-14T16:04:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IRT declared monthly cash dividends for 3Q17 of $0.06 per common share per month. The dividends total $0.18 per share for 3Q17. The July dividend is payable on Aug. 15, 2017 with a record date of July 31. The Aug. dividend is payable on Sept. 15 with a record date of Aug. 31. The Sept. dividend is payable on Oct. 13 with a record date of Sept. 29.

$EQIX {{ '2017-07-13T12:39:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EQIX plans to invest $42MM to expand its SY4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre to meet the rising demand for additional capacity and interconnection services. The expansion is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-12T13:51:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said on Prime Day 2017, held on July 11, sales surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Prime Day 2017 event grew by more than 60% compared to 2016, and sales growth by small businesses and entrepreneurs was even higher. Purchases made on Prime Day 2017 were more than 50% higher than the prior year.

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