$UVV (Universal Corporation)

$UVV {{ '2016-05-25T14:13:11+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$UVV said that during FY16 Other Regions' operating income was $143.6MM, up 14% vs. $125.8MM in FY15. Better margins, fewer inventory write-downs, and lower SG&A expenses drove the improvement, outweighing decline. North America operating income was $31.1MM, flat vs. FY15, while the Other Tobacco Operations operating income rose by $1MM to $11.3MM.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T22:16:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD has expanded McDelivery with UberEATS to 13 countries, including 3,500 restaurants in the US in the past three months. McDelivery is now available across the globe from over 7,800 restaurants in 47 countries and six continents. $MCD has annual systemwide delivery sales of nearly $1Bil across various markets in Asia and the Middle East.

$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.

$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.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T16:15:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

With regards to the UberEATS delivery program, $MCD stated that stores near college locations have seen more success compared to others. There is also some success in lower socio-economic areas and downtown areas or places where people don’t have access to cars. $MCD will work with UberEATS on plans for expansion beyond existing markets.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T15:55:16+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MCD expects to close its China-Hong Kong refranchising transaction in the coming weeks. With its completion, the company will reach its global refranchising target of about 4,000 restaurants more than a full year ahead of its original targeted timeline.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T15:46:57+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

The biggest component of $MCD’s income is franchise margins, which represent about 75% of total restaurant margin dollars. In 2Q17, franchise margins grew to over $2Bil, up 8% in constant currency. Company-operated margin dollars were relatively flat for the quarter while the company-operated margin percentage grew 160BP to 18.7%.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T15:34:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 2Q17, $MCD grew global guest count by 3% resulting in strong earnings growth. This strength was broadbased as the company grew comparable sales and guest counts in all its top nine markets. The UK saw positive comparable sales along with Canada and Germany. In Japan, $MCD saw double-digit comparable sales during the quarter.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T13:18:32+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MCD McDonald's Corporation Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T12:44:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 2Q17, $MCD’s system-wide sales rose 8% in constant currencies, due to strong comparable sales performance and restaurant expansion. In the High Growth segment, comparable sales grew 7%, led by strong performance in China and positive results across the entire segment. In the Foundational Markets & Corporate segment, comparable sales rose 13%.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T12:41:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q17, $MCD’s global comparable sales increased 6.6%, reflecting positive guest counts in all segments. In the US, comparable sales increased 3.9%, reflecting the national cold beverage value promotion and the launch of the Signature Crafted premium sandwich platform. Comparable sales for the International Lead segment increased 6.3%.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T12:36:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD reported a 28% increase in 2Q17 earnings. Net income was $1.39Bil compared to $1.09Bil in 2Q16. Diluted EPS increased 36% to $1.70 from last year. Consolidated revenues decreased 3% to $6Bil versus the prior-year period, due to the impact of the company's strategic refranchising initiative.

$IRT {{ '2017-07-20T21:12:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IRT plans to transfer the listing of its common stock to NYSE from the NYSE MKT. The company's common stock, which will continue to trade under "IRT" ticker, is expected to begin trading on NYSE effective July 31, 2017. The stock will continue to trade on the NYSE MKT until the transfer is complete.

$PM {{ '2017-07-20T14:28:19+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PM said it remains on track to expand further into key international markets. The company continues to forecast operating cash flow of about $8.5Bil and capital expenditures of $1.6Bil for 2017. Going forward, the main focus will be on unblocking supply chains for Japan, a key market for Philip Morris.

$PM {{ '2017-07-20T13:48:04+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PM expects total shipment volumes to decline 3-4% in the full fiscal year, broadly in line with last year. Overall performance in the international markets will remain muted in the coming quarters, due to unfavorable exchange rates. Currency-neutral net revenues are seen rising 7% this year.

$PM {{ '2017-07-20T13:07:46+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$PM Philip Morris International Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$PM {{ '2017-07-20T11:40:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PM currently expects full-year 2017 EPS to be between $4.78 and $4.93, at the existing exchange rates. Adjusted for currency impact and other items, the projected EPS represents a 9-12% YoY increase. The company forecasts a net revenue growth of above 7% for  2017, excluding excise taxes and other items.

$PM {{ '2017-07-20T11:29:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PM’s 2Q17 earnings dipped modestly to $1.14 per share as the strong dollar continued to drag the bottom line. Adjusted for unfavorable currency, earnings rose 8.7%. Revenues of the tobacco behemoth, excluding excise taxes, rose 4% YoY to $6.9Bil. The volume of cigarette and heated tobacco unit shipments dropped 5% to 199.9Bil during the quarter.

$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.

$RAI {{ '2017-07-19T15:26:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RAI's shareholders approved three proposals related to $BTI's proposed acquisition of $RAI, including adjournment of the special meeting, plan of merger and compensation payments. The transaction is expected to close on or about July 25, 2017.

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