$SMG (The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company)

$SMG {{ '2015-12-10T15:43:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SMG, marketer of consumer lawn & garden products, said it has entered a definitive agreement with TruGreen Holdings & started a series of initiatives in line to concentrate on its U.S. lawn & garden industry business. Upon closing, $SMG to own a stake of approx. 30% in the combined business & would create a business of approx. $1.3Bil in revenue.

$MOS {{ '2017-07-19T14:50:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MOS announced that Kimberly Bors has been named SVP, Human Resources. Bors succeeds Corrine Ricard who was recently named SVP, Commercial.

$GBX {{ '2017-06-29T15:49:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GBX elected Wanda Felton and David Starling to its BoD. The election of two new directors increases its BoD to nine members, eight of whom are independent directors. Felton recently completed service as First VP and Vice Chair of the Export Import Bank of the US. David recently retired from BoD of Kansas City Southern (KCS).

$GBX {{ '2017-06-29T15:46:45+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GBX expects 4Q17 to be strong in terms of deliveries. The company expects its manufacturing operations to face headwinds as they transition to more commoditized car types and slightly more competitive pricing on these orders. $GBX expects more syndication and delivery activity from its GIMSA JV.

$GBX {{ '2017-06-29T15:35:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GBX stated that in Europe, the formation of Greenbrier-Astra Rail closed on June 1. Greenbrier-Astra Rail is Europe’s largest freight car-rail car manufacturing, engineering and repair business. It reaches markets throughout Europe, Eurasia and the Gulf Cooperation Council. $GBX’s equity position in Greenbrier-Astra Rail is 75%.

$GBX {{ '2017-06-29T15:22:26+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GBX ended 3Q17 with $885MM of liquidity from cash balances and available borrowings on its revolving credit facilities. As of May 31, 2017, the company’s cash balance was $465MM and net debt continues to be low at $108MM.

$GBX {{ '2017-06-29T11:36:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GBX said diversified orders for nearly 11,000 railcars were received during 3Q17, valued at $1.01Bil, including 6,000 Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance units. Order activity excludes about 500 units from Greenbrier-Maxion and Greenbrier-Astra Rail. If included, total international order activity would be 1,000 units.

$GBX {{ '2017-06-29T11:34:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GBX narrowed its FY17 revenue outlook to $2.1-2.3Bil from $2-2.4Bil and its EPS guidance to $3.45-3.65 from $3.25-3.75. The EPS forecast excludes $0.17 per share of new convertible note interest expense. The company also tightened its new railcar deliveries estimate to about 15,000-16,000 units from about 14,000-16,000 units.

$GBX {{ '2017-06-29T11:30:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GBX's BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.22 per share. The dividend is payable on Aug. 8, 2017 to shareholders of record as of July 18, 2017.

$GBX {{ '2017-06-29T11:26:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GBX's new railcar backlog as of May 31, 2017 was 31,000 units with an estimated value of $3.10Bil, compared to 22,600 units with an estimated value of $2.44Bil as of Feb. 28, 2017. Backlog includes about 1,000 units related to the formation of Greenbrier-Astra Rail, but does not reflect backlog for Greenbrier-Maxion.

$GBX {{ '2017-06-29T11:25:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GBX's new railcar deliveries for 3Q17 decreased to 2,600 units from 3,900 units in the previous year quarter. The decline in deliveries is primarily due to the timing of railcar syndications as well as lower production rates for certain car types.

$GBX {{ '2017-06-29T11:25:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GBX reported a drop in 3Q17 earnings due to lower revenue from manufacturing and from leasing and services. Net income fell to $32.82MM or $1.03 per share from $35.35MM or $1.12 per share last year. Revenue dropped to $439.16MM from $612.87MM, due to lower new railcar deliveries.

$MON {{ '2017-06-28T16:50:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For FY17, $MON expects to deliver approx. 30% growth in Soybean gross profit as well as strong margin improvement. Monsanto's Soybean gross profit growth in 3Q17 was 50%, driven primarily by the reduced cost of goods for Roundup Ready Xtend, increased acres planted to soybeans and benefit from the sale of those traded varieties.

$MON {{ '2017-06-28T14:56:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MON recently got the approval from EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for RNA interference (RNAi), a new genetic engineering technology that controls the corn rootworm (“billion dollar pest”). The corn seed with RNAi is expected to be available in the market within 2-3 years. Notably, Monsanto’s 35% of net sales in 3Q17 came from corn seed.

$MON {{ '2017-06-28T13:41:44+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MON Monsanto Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q3 2017 highlights

$MON {{ '2017-06-28T13:21:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $MON expects GAAP EPS to be at the high end of $4.09- $4.55 range, and reaffirms non-GAAP EPS at the high end of $4.50-4.90 range. Monsanto, which will get acquired by Bayer in a $66Bil deal, said that it is working with Bayer toward completion of the pending merger by the end of 2017.

$MON {{ '2017-06-28T12:52:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MON, which is being acquired by German life science company Bayer, said its third-quarter 2017 profit rose 18% to $843MM, driven by continued momentum in soybean technologies. $MON earned $1.90 on an as-reported basis and $1.93 on an ongoing basis.

$MON {{ '2017-06-28T12:37:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Who owns nature? With the "Big Six" agricultural giants set to become the "Big Four", the world’s biggest seed supplier $MON reported a slight increase in 3Q17 revenue. Revenue of Monsanto, which has got a global market share of 36% in corn seeds and 27% in soybeans, inched up 1% to $4.23Bil.

$CF {{ '2017-06-19T13:11:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CF received federal tax refunds of about $815MM due to carryback of certain federal tax losses from 2016 tax year to prior periods. These tax losses are primarily related to accelerated tax depreciation of its capacity expansion projects that were placed in service in 2016. $CF plans to use proceeds to fund payment of $800MM in debt due in 2018.

$SMG {{ '2017-06-13T11:45:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SMG lowered its FY17 guidance due to an anticipated shortfall in sales. It expects sales in its US consumer segment to be slightly down YoY, leading to company-wide sales growth of 3-4%, compared with the previous guidance of 6-7%. Adjusted earnings is expected between $4 and $4.20 per share, compared $4.10-4.30 per share predicted earlier.

$AVD {{ '2017-06-06T15:34:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AVD subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation has completed the acquisition of three crop protection product lines - abamectin, chlorothalonil and paraquat - from Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd, which is part of the China National Chemical Corporation group. $AVD expects these products to increase full year domestic sales by 10-15%.

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