$VSI (Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.)

$VSI {{ '2015-12-04T11:59:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VSI prices $125MM of 2.25% convertible senior notes. $VSI plans to use the proceeds to repurchase about $52MM worth of its common stock from purchasers of convertible notes in privately negotiated transactions, and expects to use balance net proceeds to repurchase additional shares. The closing is expected to take place on Dec. 9.

$VSI {{ '2017-07-26T17:18:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VSI entered into a Platinum Vendor Relationship with Healthy Natural Solutions (HNS) and its brand NU LIFE Therapeutics. In August, $VSI will launch NU LIFE Therapeutics to the US market for which it will receive an increased level of financial commitment from HNS and access to NU LIFE Therapeutics innovation and brand launch exclusivity.

$MAT {{ '2017-07-26T15:42:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT has expanded its strategic partnership with parenting portal Babytree to co-develop a network of physical learning centers across China. The learning centers will drive inter-connectivity and continuity between the online and physical learning experiences for children ages zero to five.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-26T14:40:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN will hold Amazon Jobs Day events at its fulfillment centers in the following locations, Baltimore, Maryland; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Etna, Ohio; Fall River, Massachusetts; Hebron, Kentucky; Kenosha, Wisconsin; Kent, Washington; Robbinsville, New Jersey; Romeoville, Illinois and Whitestown, Indiana on August 2, 2017.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-26T14:40:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said it has more than 50,000 roles available to fill across its US fulfillment network. The company is opening up 10 of its fulfillment centers on August 2 for its first Jobs Day with tours and information sessions. $AMZN plans to make thousands of on-the-spot job offers to qualified candidates who apply on-site as part of Amazon Jobs Day.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T16:40:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MCD commented that the $AMZN-$WFM deal announcement demonstrates the disruptive and fast-paced nature of the business world. $MCD continues to challenge itself and is committed to remain competitive on value. $MCD believes deliveries are a good example of how the industry is responding to rapidly-changing consumer expectations.

$BIIB {{ '2017-07-25T14:47:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BIIB, which competes with $ABT and $PFE, posted record 2Q17 revenue, on strong Spinraza demand in the US, though YoY profit fell 18% on higher expenses. Net earnings attributable to Biogen plunged to $862.8MM, while diluted EPS fell 15.03% to $4.07. Revenue, however, jumped 6% to $3.1Bil. $BIIB lifted its outlook due to strong Spinraza sales.

$WBA {{ '2017-07-25T14:13:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA announced binding offer from Fareva for 10-year global agreement for manufacture and supply of own beauty brands and private label products, including products for sale in US. Fareva will take ownership of BCM, $WBA's contract manufacturing business, which operates factories in the UK, France and Germany. The deal will close by end of CY17.

$PFE {{ '2017-07-24T15:56:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PFE's REFLECTIONS B7391003 study, a comparative, confirmatory safety and efficacy study of PF-06439535 versus Avastin, met its primary objective. PF-06439535 is being developed by $PFE as a potential biosimilar to Avastin. Results demonstrate equivalence in objective response rate in patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

$WBA {{ '2017-07-24T13:07:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The $WBA management is meeting investors to take questions on general matters. Apart from that, the top brass of the company intends to clarify its participation in the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration 340B drug pricing program.

$MAT {{ '2017-07-24T10:55:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT announced the opening of its newest distribution center in Jonestown, Pennsylvania. $R will operate and staff the 1,000,200-square-foot facility. The distribution center is now fully operational, and up to 400 jobs will be generated in Lebanon County during peak season.

$MRK {{ '2017-07-21T15:21:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

President Donald Trump announced that pharma giants $MRK and $PFE are collaborating with Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning ($GLW) for manufacturing a new glass (Valor Glass), which is superior and reliable for the delivery of injectable drugs. Corning is planning to initially invest $500MM creating 1,000 jobs at 3 facilities in US.

$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.

$SVU {{ '2017-07-21T13:54:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SVU announced a 1-for-7 reverse split of its common stock, effective as of Aug. 1, 2017. Beginning on Aug. 2, 2017, the company's common stock will trade on the NYSE on a split-adjusted basis. $SVU's stockholders authorized the BoD to amend the Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect a reverse stock split at a ratio of 1-for-5 to 1-for-7.

$ASH {{ '2017-07-19T20:47:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASH elected Susan Main and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson as new members of its BoD. This  brings the size of the board to 11 directors. Main has served as SVP and CFO of $TDY, and Kathleen is EVP and global chief human resources officer at $WBA.

$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.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-17T20:58:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX appointed Cathy Smith, EVP and CFO of $TGT, to its BoD, bringing the total number of directors serving the company at this time to 13. Smith now also serves on $BAX's Audit Committee.

$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.

$CHD {{ '2017-07-17T11:58:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CHD has agreed to acquire water-jet technology company Water Pik, Inc. from MidOcean Partners for approx $1Bil in cash. The acquisition is expected to be neutral to its 2017 EPS. The transaction, which will be financed with debt, is expected to close in the third quarter.

$PFE {{ '2017-07-13T12:13:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The FDA has accepted $PFE's filing of supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for XELJANZ (tofacitinib citrate), an investigational oral treatment for adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. The FDA has provided an anticipated Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date in March 2018 for the sNDA.

$KR {{ '2017-07-12T20:42:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR announced the appointment of Liz Ferneding as President of the Ruler division, effective July 31. Ms. Ferneding succeeds Paul Bowen, who retired in May.

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