$POOL (Pool Corp.)

$POOL {{ '2016-02-29T05:40:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Swimming pool and related backyard products distributor $POOL said its BoD has authorized an additional $150MM under its existing repurchase program for buying the company's stock. BoD also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.26 per share payable on March 30, 2016 to stockholders of record on March 16, 2016.

$KAMN {{ '2018-01-16T17:22:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KAMN said its Aerospace segment received a contract modification in excess of $17MM for the procurement of Joint Programmable Fuzes. The award is an additional order under Option 13 of the JPF contract with the US Air Force. The modification increases the total value of Option 13 to more than $102MM, all of which was in backlog at Dec. 31, 2017.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T14:05:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said it has been relatively acquisitive over its last 7 or 8 years and sees that is still a fundamental part of a way to deploy this excess cash flow. With regard to stock buyback, the company did buy back 2MM shares last year and $AYI has the authorization from the Board for another 2MM shares.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T14:02:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI remains bullish regarding the company’s long-term prospects for continued profitable growth, particularly as the company brings more value-added solutions to the market for both new construction and the conversion of the installed base.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:58:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI expects the price of certain LED components to continue to decline so at decelerating pace, while certain other costs, including certain components and commodity costs, especially steel prices, as well as certain employee-related costs due to further investments in associate headcount, wage inflation and health care costs all to rise somewhat.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:50:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said it has additional borrowing capacity of $244.7MM at Nov. 30, 2017 under credit facility, which does not expire until August 2019. $AYI now has authorization to repurchase up to 2MM shares of its common stock. $AYI will continue to seek the best use of its strong cash generation to enhance shareholder value.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:45:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said that its specific issues in the home center/showroom channel and certain international markets, the company was still able to grow its net sales in the U.S. and Canada by about 2% in 1Q18 far outpacing the negative growth rate of the overall lighting industry.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:06:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI now sees its blended consolidated effective income tax rate for FY18 to approximate 26-28% before discrete items, compared with nearly 35% for the prior year. $AYI sees tax rate for 2Q18 to be significantly lower than the estimated full-year blended tax rate to cumulatively adjust for the 35.5% tax rate recorded for 1Q18.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:04:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI expects certain headwinds in the home center/showroom channel to continue in the near term, giving way to growth in calendar 2H18 as the company brings new solutions to key customers and expand its access to market in this important sales channel.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:01:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's gross profit for 1Q18 declined 2.6% year-over-year. This was due primarily to lower sales, unfavorable price/mix, and higher input costs for certain commodity-related items, such as steel, which were partially offset by lower costs for certain LED components and productivity improvements. Adjusted gross margin fell 80 basis points to 41.6%.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:58:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's sales for 1Q18 declined 1% year-over-year. This was primarily due to a 1% decrease in sales volume and a 1% net unfavorable change in product prices and mix of products sold (price/mix), partially offset by a 1% favorable impact from changes in foreign exchange rates.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:54:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI CEO Vernon Nagel said 1Q18 sales results were below its expectations but once again better than market level performance as initial industry data suggests that the growth rate of its key end markets in North America was down low-single digits, which was in line with previous expectations.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:49:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI reported a 12.5% drop in 1Q18 earnings due to lower sales as well as last year's gain from sale of an investment in unconsolidated affiliate. Net income fell to $71.5MM or $1.70 per share from $81.7MM or $1.86 per share last year. Net sales declined 1% to $842.8MM. Adjusted EPS decreased 3% to $1.94.

$KAMN {{ '2018-01-10T19:21:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KAMN announced that Rebecca F. Stath has been appointed to serve as Assistant Vice President, SEC Compliance and External Reporting, reporting to John J. Tedone, Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer.

$KAMN {{ '2018-01-10T19:16:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KAMN announced that Amanda N. Balboni has been appointed to serve as Assistant Vice President, Internal Audit. Ms. Balboni has previously worked at Coburn Technologies, Stanley Black & Decker and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

$MSM {{ '2018-01-10T12:40:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSM said its sales target for 2Q18 is between $761MM and $775MM, with average daily sales estimated to grow 9.1% annually. The company expects earnings per share in the range of $1.93 to $2.03 for the second quarter. Adjusted earnings, excluding special items, are forecasted between $1.00 per share and $1.04 per share.

$MSM {{ '2018-01-10T12:34:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSM, a distributor of metalworking and maintenance operations, reported a marked rise in 1Q18 profit on higher sales, helped by productivity growth and inputs from acquisitions. First quarter profit was $60MM or $1.05 per share, up from $54MM or $0.96 per share reported in the same period last year. Total sales moved up 12% to $769MM.

$MSA {{ '2018-01-09T19:42:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSA BoD declared 1Q18 dividend of 35 cents per share on common stock. The dividend is payable March 10, 2018 to shareholders of record on February 14, 2018.

$PII {{ '2018-01-09T19:13:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PII named Lucy Clark Dougherty as its SVP, General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, reporting to Chairman and CEO Scott Wine effective Jan. 29, 2018. Dougherty will also serve as president of the Polaris Foundation.

$AVT {{ '2018-01-09T18:55:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AVT announced the availability of the AT&T IoT Starter Kit (2nd Generation), a new System-on-Module IoT solution that provides a complete development environment for both prototyping and production of sensor-to-cloud applications and services. This kit is fully compliant with FCC, PTCRB, and AT&T network certifications for operations in the US.

$AIT {{ '2018-01-09T14:46:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AIT has agreed to acquire FCX Performance, Inc. for approx. $768MM. The deal is expected to close within 30 days. The acquisition is expected to contribute about $550MM in sales and $68MM in EBITDA in the first 12 months of applied ownership. The deal is expected to be accretive in FY19 after recognition of one-time transaction costs in FY18.

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