$BWLD (Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.)

$BWLD {{ '2016-08-16T14:59:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BWLD said its BoD authorized an increase to its share repurchase program. The company intends to fund the program with a combination of cash and debt. The company also said it is targeting a leverage ratio of up to 1.5 times debt to EBITDA and that it plans to increase its line of credit facility to $500MM by 4Q16.

$KR {{ '2017-10-17T19:41:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR announced the retirement of Central division President Katie Wolfram, effective Nov. 4, 2017. Pam Matthews, currently the QFC division president, will succeed Wolfram as president of Kroger's Central division, effective Oct. 23. Suzy Monford will join the company to succeed Matthews as the president of the QFC division, effective Oct. 23.

$SONC {{ '2017-10-16T20:51:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY18, $SONC expects adjusted EPS to increase 5-10% YoY. The company expects approx. 0-2% system same-store sales growth in FY18. $SONC expects to open 70-80 new franchise drive-ins and to incur capital expenditures of $38-40MM during FY18.

$SONC {{ '2017-10-16T20:43:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SONC reported a decrease in 4Q17 earnings. Net income totaled $20.8MM or $0.50 per share compared to $25.4MM or $0.53 per share in 4Q16. Adjusted EPS was $0.45 in 4Q17. Total revenues decreased to $123.5MM from $162.1MM last year. System same-store sales decreased 3.3%.

$COST {{ '2017-10-12T18:08:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Although it is really late to enter the e-commerce club, $COST has rolled out two new e-commerce initiatives - two-day (dry grocery) and same-day delivery (both dry and fresh grocery) last week. With $AMZN’s acquisition of $WFM set to shake the grocery industry, the warehouse club Costco is looking to expand the grocery offerings over time.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-12T14:15:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN's Amazon Web Services unit and $MSFT announced a new deep learning library, called Gluon, that allows developers to prototype, build, train and deploy machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge and mobile apps. The Gluon interface works with Apache MXNet and will support Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit in an upcoming release.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-12T13:56:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN is creating more than 120,000 positions this holiday season across its US network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites. The positions are available in around 33 states including Arizona, California, Washington, New York, Ohio, Kansas and Michigan, among others.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-11T14:29:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN unveiled the new Kindle Oasis, with high-resolution Paperwhite display. The Kindle Oasis is the first waterproof Kindle, with a longer battery life and fast-charging capability. With Audible built in, users can listen to a large library of audiobooks. Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order for $249.99 and will start shipping October 31.

$KR {{ '2017-10-11T14:26:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KR reaffirmed FY17 guidance, including identical supermarket sales growth of 0.5-1.0%, excluding fuel, for the remainder of 2017. Net earnings are now seen at $1.74-1.79 per diluted share, including an estimated $0.09 for the 53rd week. Adjusted net earnings are expected at $2.00-2.05 per diluted share.

$DIN {{ '2017-10-06T15:59:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIN, the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, declared a cash dividend of $0.97 per share of common stock for 4Q17. The dividend will be payable on January 12, 2018 to stockholders of record on December 18, 2017.

$WEN {{ '2017-10-06T12:48:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WEN said Chief People Officer Scott Weisberg intends to leave the company once he completes an effective transition process over the next several months. Weisberg is expected to transition his responsibilities in 1Q18 to Coley O'Brien, currently VP of Human Resources.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-05T21:16:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced that $GE has selected Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud provider. $GE continues to migrate thousands of core applications to AWS. Over the past few years, $GE migrated more than 2,000 applications, several of which leverage AWS’s analytics and machine learning services.

$SPG {{ '2017-10-05T19:43:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SPG broke ground on Denver Premium Outlets in Thornton, Colorado. Denver Premium Outlets is slated to open in fall 2018. It will be the 92nd Premium Outlets center in $SPG’s portfolio, generating more than 500 construction jobs and around 700 full and part-time jobs.

$SONC {{ '2017-10-04T20:10:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SONC issued information regarding a recent payment card breach. The company said the credit and debt card numbers may have been acquired without authorization as part of a malware attack experienced at certain Sonic Drive-In locations.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-04T14:11:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced that Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in India, and that they are coming to Japan later in 2017. The devices will start shipping in India later in October, and Alexa and Echo will be available in Japan later in 2017.

$TWX {{ '2017-09-29T18:52:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TWX announced that its BoD declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.4025 per share of common stock, payable in cash on Nov 1, 2017 to shareholders of record as on Oct 10, 2017.

$SBUX {{ '2017-09-28T20:39:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SBUX announced that it has entered into an agreement with its long-time strategic partner Maxim’s Caterers Limited, a restaurant operator of multiple brands across Asia, to fully license Starbucks operations in Singapore. Under the deal, Maxim’s Caterers Limited will have the exclusive rights to operate and develop Starbucks stores in Singapore.

$AMZN {{ '2017-09-28T14:07:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced plans to open its fifth Ohio fulfillment center in Euclid, which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. Associates at the 650,000-square-foot facility will pick, pack and ship customer items such as electronics, books, housewares and toys.

$AMZN {{ '2017-09-28T14:03:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced that Toyota Racing Development (TRD), the in-house engineering division for Toyota and Lexus motorsports programs, has chosen Amazon Web Services as its exclusive cloud provider. Building its race intelligence system on the cloud with the most functionality has helped TRD’s teams win NASCAR races.

$AMZN {{ '2017-09-27T20:03:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN and BMW announced that Amazon Alexa will be available in BMW and MINI vehicles starting in mid-2018. Customers can also access Alexa skills from third-party developers like Starbucks, NPR, and TED Talks, among others. Amazon Alexa will be available in all 2018 model year BMW and MINI vehicles from mid-2018 in the US, UK, and Germany.

$AMZN {{ '2017-09-27T19:58:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN introduced the new Echo and Echo Plus. The new Echo features better wake word processing, improved beamforming technology, and enhanced noise cancellation. Echo Plus has a built-in smart home hub, which makes connecting to compatible smart home devices easy. The new Echo is $99.99 and Echo Plus is $149.99.

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