$BGG (Briggs & Stratton Corporation)

$BGG {{ '2016-08-18T15:03:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$BGG ended FY16 with total cash on hand of $90MM and net debt of $133MM. Cash flow from operations were $112MM in 2016. $BGG returned $61MM to shareholders by repurchasing an additional $37MM of common shares outstanding and paying out $24MM in dividends.

$CR {{ '2018-01-11T16:16:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CR completed the previously announced acquisition of Crane Currency. Crane said the combined businesses will be stronger together, offering end-to-end currency and security solutions, from substrate manufacturing and banknote design and printing to micro-optics and banknote validation.

$AQUA {{ '2018-01-10T13:54:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AQUA, which provides water treatment solutions, has appointed Peter Wilver to its board of directors. Wilver, a former senior executive at $TMO, most recently served as Thermo Fisher's EVP and Chief Administrative Officer. Earlier, he held financial management roles at various industrial companies including GE, Honeywell and Grimes Aerospace.

$DOV {{ '2018-01-09T19:40:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DOV has acquired Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH and its affiliated entities, based in Germany. Ettlinger, a filtering solutions manufacturer, will become part of the Maag business unit within $DOV’s Fluids segment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ettlinger's annual revenue was approx. EUR16MM in 2017.

$TMO {{ '2018-01-09T12:43:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TMO, a leading medical technology company, has signed an agreement with life sciences firm $ILMN, under which Thermo Fisher will provide Illumina with Ion AmpliSeq technology. The tie-up will help Illumina effectively sell Ion AmpliSeq technology to researchers engaged in scientific studies on its next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms.

$FLS {{ '2017-12-22T11:55:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FLS BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share on the company's outstanding shares of common stock. The dividend is payable on January 19, 2018, to shareholders of record on January 5, 2018.

$ATU {{ '2017-12-20T14:00:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Net sales of $ATU’s Industrial segment advanced 11% YoY to $97MM in 1Q18, supported by strong demand for standard industrial tools and positive currency exchange rates. Sales of Engineered Solutions segment climbed 24% to 116MM, while Energy segment sales declined 10% to $76MM.

$ATU {{ '2017-12-20T13:44:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ATU said it is looking for non-GAAP EPS of $0.10-$0.15 for 2Q18, on projected net sales between $265MM and 275MM. The company reaffirmed its FY18 sales guidance of $1.10-1.13Bil, with an estimated 1-3% gain in core sales. Actuant confirmed its full-year EPS outlook in the $1.05-1.15 range. Free cash flow is expected to be between $85MM and $95MM.

$ATU {{ '2017-12-20T13:33:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Earnings of diversified manufacturing firm $ATU remained broadly unchanged in 1Q18, while sales increased helped by favorable exchange rates. Net income was $5M or $0.09 per share, in line with the prior-year figures. Non-GAAP earnings edged up to $0.19 per share. Sales advanced 9% to $289MM, with core sales rising 6% owing to strong volume growth.

$CAT {{ '2017-12-13T19:48:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CAT BoD maintains the quarterly cash dividend of $0.78 per share of common stock, payable February 20, 2018, to shareholders of record on January 22, 2018.

$BGG {{ '2017-12-11T19:55:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BGG acquired the assets of Ground Logic, Inc., a designer-manufacturer of stand-on commercial spreaders and sprayers for fertilizer and pesticides. Briggs & Stratton financed the transaction from cash on hand. It expects the acquisition to not have a material effect on FY18 earnings or cash flows.

$DOV {{ '2017-12-08T11:59:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Manufacturing company $DOV has decided to spin off Wellsite, an upstream energy business within its energy segment, into a publicly-traded company. Pursuant to the tax-free spin-off, which is expected to complete by the second quarter of 2018, Wellsite will operate as a provider of multiple technologies, including oil and gas production solutions.

$TTC {{ '2017-12-07T14:04:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TTC declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share, a 14.3% increase from its previous dividend. This dividend is payable on Jan 10, 2018, to shareholders as on Dec 22, 2017.

$TTC {{ '2017-12-07T14:02:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY18, $TTC expects revenue growth to exceed 4%, and net earnings to be about $2.57 to $2.63 per share. For 1Q18, the company expects net earnings to be about $0.42 to $0.44 per share.

$TTC {{ '2017-12-07T13:57:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TTC reported net earnings of $33.8MM or $0.31 per share, on a net sales growth of 4.3% to $488.6MM in 4Q17. In the year-over  quarter, the company posted net earnings of $30.2MM, or $0.27 per share on net sales of $468.4MM.

$TTC {{ '2017-12-06T13:37:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TTC said Michael G.Vale will join the company's BoD, effective Jan 1, 2018. This latest addition brings the total number of board members to 11.

$CR {{ '2017-12-06T13:05:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CR lowered its 2017 EPS guidance to $4.38-4.48 from $4.41-4.51, given incremental transaction related costs anticipated for 4Q17. Excluding transaction related charges, the company still expects 2017 EPS of $4.45-4.55. For 2018, $CR predicts adjusted EPS of $4.85-5.05, including a core sales growth assumption of up 2-4%.

$CR {{ '2017-12-06T13:02:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CR agreed to buy 100% of equity interests in Crane & Co. from private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg, members of Crane family, and other shareholders, for $800MM on cash free and debt free basis. Excluding Special Items, the acquisition is expected to be accretive to EPS by $0.15 in the first full year post-closing, lifting to about $1.00 by 2021.

$SWK {{ '2017-12-05T21:43:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SWK and Techstars formed a 3-year partnership and the launch of the STANLEY Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator in Hartford. This mentorship-driven, entrepreneurial accelerator program will select 10 startups in the additive manufacturing space to participate in its first year. The program will run in 3Q18.

$INT {{ '2017-12-04T12:53:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$INT's BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share. The dividend is payable on Jan. 5, 2018 to shareholders of record on Dec. 15, 2017.

$ATU {{ '2017-12-01T17:31:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ATU closed divestiture of Viking SeaTech business to Acteon Group Ltd., and simultaneously acquired Mirage Machines Ltd. from Acteon. Total consideration included proceeds of about $12MM for Viking and payment of about $16MM for Mirage. Also, $ATU will record final impairment and divestiture charges in 2Q18 of about $15-20MM.

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