$MDU (MDU Resources Group Inc.)

$MDU {{ '2016-06-13T17:41:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

WBI Energy, a part of $MDU said that it plans to build an approx. 38-mile pipeline for delivering natural gas supply to eastern North Dakota and far western Minnesota. The proposed pipeline would connect the Viking Gas Transmission Company pipeline to WBI Energy's existing pipeline near Mapleton, North Dakota with cost estimated at $50MM.

$PPG {{ '2018-01-19T21:19:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PPG said it expects to achieve $45-50MM of the remainder of its $125MM restructuring program in fiscal 2018. The tax rate on earnings from continuing operations is estimated to be in the 23- 24% range, a tad lower than the 2017 level. This year, PPG targets to deploy around $2.4Bil of cash on either acquisitions or share repurchases.

$SO {{ '2018-01-19T20:54:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SO announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.58 per share on its common stock, payable March 6, 2018, to shareholders of record as of February 20, 2018.

$PPG {{ '2018-01-19T20:33:16+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PPG expects its initiatives to address raw material inflation will yield results in the first half of this year, by bringing in significant raw material efficiency. While focusing on the overall cost structure, PPG plans to continue to execute on its restructuring program. The company expects acquisition-related sales gains of $125MM in FY18.

$PPG {{ '2018-01-19T20:12:57+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PPG said the volume growth in 4Q17 was supplemented by acquisition-related gains from Crown Group, which was added to its fold in October 2017. The company is working with retail firm $HD to have its Timeless product added to more retail locations. In the current fiscal year, PPG plans to spend about $20MM on additional growth-related activities.

$PPG {{ '2018-01-19T12:49:12+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$PPG PPG Industries, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$PPG {{ '2018-01-18T16:01:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PPG, a manufacturer of coatings, reported an 8% growth in sales to $3.7Bil in 4Q17, helped mainly by higher selling prices and favorable currency rates. Net earnings were $0.73 per share, compared to $1.31 per share in 4Q16, which included one-time gains. Adjusted for special items, 4Q17 earnings were $1.19 per share, up 3% from last year.

$CMP {{ '2018-01-10T17:39:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CMP said 11 representative cities in its primary North American highway deicing service area reported 57 snow events during 4Q17 vs. 50 in 4Q16. The company sold about 3MM tons of highway deicing salt products in the period, essentially unchanged from 4Q16. Sales of all salt products totaled 3.6MM tons vs. 3.7MM tons in 4Q16.

$SLCA {{ '2018-01-03T15:04:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SLCA promoted Billy Ray Smith to SVP and president, Oil & Gas Proppants, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Smith succeeds Don Weinheimer, who will be retiring but will stay on for an interim period to support the transition as vice president of strategic marketing.

$SRE {{ '2018-01-03T11:54:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Electricity utility company $SRE has commenced separate offerings of $2.5Bil of its common shares and $1.5Bil of its Series-A Convertible Preferred Stock. Sempra intends to use the net proceeds from the offerings and the related sale of shares to finance, in part, its proposed merger with Energy Future Holdings Corp. and related costs and expenses.

$VMC {{ '2018-01-02T12:12:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VMC, a leading producer of construction materials, has closed the acquisition of Aggregates USA. Pursuant to the transaction, Vulcan will integrate the workforce and operations of Aggregates into it. The acquired assets comprise three granite quarries in Georgia and 16 rail distribution yards in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.

$SRE {{ '2017-12-27T15:03:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Oncor Electric Delivery Co. and $SRE said that The Alliance for Retail Markets and the Texas Energy Association for Marketers joined a settlement agreement for $SRE's pending acquisition of Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH), including EFH's indirect, approximate 80% ownership of Oncor.

$VMC {{ '2017-12-22T20:26:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VMC reached an agreement with the DoJ that will allow it to complete its acquisition of Aggregates USA, LLC. $VMC will divest Aggregates USA's Tennessee assets and an aggregates quarry in Abingdon, Virginia to Blue Water Industries LLC for $290MM. The Blue Water transaction and the Aggregates USA acquisition are expected to close on Dec. 29, 2017.

$PCG {{ '2017-12-21T16:12:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PCG's BoD determined to suspend the quarterly cash dividend on its common stock, beginning with 4Q17, citing uncertainty related to causes and potential liabilities associated with the extraordinary October 2017 Northern California wildfires.

$AES {{ '2017-12-18T12:42:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AES agreed to sell its equity interest Masin-AES Pte. to SMC Global Power Holdings. SMC Global Power is also purchasing the remaining 49% equity interest in the same assets, held by Electricity Generating Public Co. for $850MM. The transaction has a total enterprise value of about $2.4Bil.

$AES {{ '2017-12-18T12:41:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AES agreed to sell its entire 51% equity interest in Masin-AES Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of $AES that owns $AES' business interests in the Philippines, to SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. for $1.05Bil in proceeds to $AES. The transaction is expected to close in 1H18.

$SRE {{ '2017-12-15T18:37:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SRE BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.8225 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on Jan. 15, 2018, to shareholders of record on Dec. 29, 2017.

$SRE {{ '2017-12-15T12:41:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SRE $9.45Bil offer to buy Oncor passed another hurdle after the company reached a settlement agreement with the Texas stakeholders groups.  This deal was announced in August and is expected to close in the first half of 2018.

$ALB {{ '2017-12-15T11:54:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Global specialty chemicals industry leader $ALB said it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its polyolefin catalysts and components business to $GRA in cash for approx. $416MM. The organometallics and curatives portions of the Performance Catalysts Solutions business will remain with $ALB. The deal is expected to close during 1Q18.

$PPG {{ '2017-12-15T11:25:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PPG BoD authorized the repurchase of $2.5Bil of outstanding common stock effective immediately. This program is in addition to the company’s existing share repurchase authorization, which was approved in Oct. 2016 and had approx. $1.4Bil remaining as of Sept. 30, 2017.

$SRE {{ '2017-12-12T14:46:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted approval for the acquisition of Energy Future Holdings Corp., which owns majority stake in Oncor Electric Delivery Company,  by $SRE. The closure of the transaction is subject to various regulatory approvals. The company did not reveal the financial terms of the deal.

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