$TUES (Tuesday Morning Corporation)

$TUES {{ '2016-08-19T13:39:47+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 4Q16, $TUES' net sales were $222.8MM, up 4.6% over 4Q15 despite ending the quarter with 18 fewer stores for an ending store count of 751. Comp store sales growth was 6% on top of the 3.6% increase in 4Q15. This comp growth was driven by 5.1% increase in customer transactions and a 0.9% increase in average ticket.

$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.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-25T21:44:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW has appointed Beatriz R. Perez, SVP & Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer of $KO, to its Board of Directors.

$TWX {{ '2017-07-25T21:35:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In the midst of still expecting the pending acquisition of $TWX to close by year-end, $T reported a rise in 2Q17 earnings driven by lower operating expenses. Net income rose to $3.9Bil or $0.63 per share from $3.4Bil or $0.55 per share last year. Revenue slid 1.7% to $39.8Bil on declines in legacy wireline services and consumer mobility.

$CMG {{ '2017-07-25T21:27:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CMG, that struggles to win back customers after the E.coli and norovirus outbreaks, said it expects its FY17 comparable restaurant sales to increase in the high single digits. The company expects to open about 195 - 210 new restaurants in FY17.

$CMG {{ '2017-07-25T21:23:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The burrito maker $CMG reported 17.1% rise in its 2Q17 revenues to $1.17Bil, helped by new restaurant openings and 8.1% rise in comparable restaurant sales. Net income rose to $66.7MM, or $2.32 per share, compared to $25.6MM, or $0.87 per share during 2Q16. Restaurant level operating margin during the quarter rose to 8.8%

$CMG {{ '2017-07-25T21:03:15+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

The burrito maker $CMG, that is still recovering from the prolonged food safety crisis, posted 5% decline in its average restaurant sales. The company's restaurant level operating margin increased to 18.8%.

$CMG {{ '2017-07-25T21:02:28+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 highlights

$SWK {{ '2017-07-25T17:18:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SWK named Janet Link SVP, General Counsel and Secretary. Link joins the company from $JCP where she served as General Counsel. Link succeeds Bruce Beatt who is retiring from the company after 17 years of service.

$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.

$SWK {{ '2017-07-25T15:22:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SWK appointed Janet Link as SVP, General Counsel and Secretary. Link joins the company from $JCP where she served as General Counsel. She succeeds Bruce Beattwho is retiring from the company. Link's appointment is effective immediately and Beatt will remain with $SWK for a transition period extending through April 2018.

$JCP {{ '2017-07-25T13:20:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JCP appointed Jeffrey Davis as EVP and CFO, effective July 24, 2017. He will succeed Andrew Drexler, who has been serving as interim CFO while the company completed its search. Davis will report to Marvin Ellison, chairman and CEO of JCPenney. Davis most recently served as CFO at $DRI.

$JCP {{ '2017-07-24T13:50:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JCP has rolled out Apple Pay to all stores nationwide. The company will also make its credit card available on Apple Pay, which allows credit card users to earn shopping points through its loyalty program JCPenney Rewards.

$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.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T19:32:05+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In the US segment, $GWW said it expects volume growth of 6-8% in the back half of the year, based on price changes. The company, meanwhile, did not give a month-wise update on volume growth.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T18:59:11+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GWW said its mid-size customer volume continued to accelerate throughout 2Q17 and was positive for the first time in five years during the quarter. The company added that currently, about 50% of the mid-size customer volume is on more competitive pricing.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T14:00:08+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:44:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW's sales for the US segment were up 1% YoY in 2Q17, driven by a 5 percentage point increase from volume. Canada segment sales fell 3% in US dollars, while sales for the Other Businesses increased 11% during this period.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:41:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In the US segment, $GWW's gains from the sale of assets in 2Q17 were offset by restructuring costs. The Canadian business announced plans to close 59 branches in 2017 as part of restructuring. $GWW also announced the wind-down of its business in Colombia. Restructuring items represented $1.07 per share in charges.  Excluding them, EPS decreased 5%.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:37:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW CFO Ron Jadin announced that he will be retiring at 2017-end. Jadin joined Grainger in 1998 and has served in various financial roles including as CFO since 2008.

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