$JAH (Jarden Corp.)

$JAH {{ '2015-12-14T15:14:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NWL said the combined company, Newell Brands, will realize cost savings of about $500MM over the next four years. Newell Brands will be led by $NWL's CEO Michael Polk and $JAH's Founder and Executive Chairman Martin Franklin will join Newell Brands BoD. The transaction will be funded by cash on hand, debt and equity issued to $JAH shareholders.

$VFC {{ '2018-01-18T20:39:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VFC will open a new distribution center in Jonestown, Pennsylvania in early 2019. $VFC is investing up to $52MM in the project and bringing more than 175 full-time jobs to the area over the next three years. $VFC will lease a 500,000-sq.ft. facility in Jonestown. The lease will begin in July 2018. $VFC expects to begin hiring in mid-2018.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T14:05:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said it has been relatively acquisitive over its last 7 or 8 years and sees that is still a fundamental part of a way to deploy this excess cash flow. With regard to stock buyback, the company did buy back 2MM shares last year and $AYI has the authorization from the Board for another 2MM shares.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T14:02:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI remains bullish regarding the company’s long-term prospects for continued profitable growth, particularly as the company brings more value-added solutions to the market for both new construction and the conversion of the installed base.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:58:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI expects the price of certain LED components to continue to decline so at decelerating pace, while certain other costs, including certain components and commodity costs, especially steel prices, as well as certain employee-related costs due to further investments in associate headcount, wage inflation and health care costs all to rise somewhat.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:50:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said it has additional borrowing capacity of $244.7MM at Nov. 30, 2017 under credit facility, which does not expire until August 2019. $AYI now has authorization to repurchase up to 2MM shares of its common stock. $AYI will continue to seek the best use of its strong cash generation to enhance shareholder value.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:45:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said that its specific issues in the home center/showroom channel and certain international markets, the company was still able to grow its net sales in the U.S. and Canada by about 2% in 1Q18 far outpacing the negative growth rate of the overall lighting industry.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:06:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI now sees its blended consolidated effective income tax rate for FY18 to approximate 26-28% before discrete items, compared with nearly 35% for the prior year. $AYI sees tax rate for 2Q18 to be significantly lower than the estimated full-year blended tax rate to cumulatively adjust for the 35.5% tax rate recorded for 1Q18.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:04:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI expects certain headwinds in the home center/showroom channel to continue in the near term, giving way to growth in calendar 2H18 as the company brings new solutions to key customers and expand its access to market in this important sales channel.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:01:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's gross profit for 1Q18 declined 2.6% year-over-year. This was due primarily to lower sales, unfavorable price/mix, and higher input costs for certain commodity-related items, such as steel, which were partially offset by lower costs for certain LED components and productivity improvements. Adjusted gross margin fell 80 basis points to 41.6%.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:58:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's sales for 1Q18 declined 1% year-over-year. This was primarily due to a 1% decrease in sales volume and a 1% net unfavorable change in product prices and mix of products sold (price/mix), partially offset by a 1% favorable impact from changes in foreign exchange rates.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:54:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI CEO Vernon Nagel said 1Q18 sales results were below its expectations but once again better than market level performance as initial industry data suggests that the growth rate of its key end markets in North America was down low-single digits, which was in line with previous expectations.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:49:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI reported a 12.5% drop in 1Q18 earnings due to lower sales as well as last year's gain from sale of an investment in unconsolidated affiliate. Net income fell to $71.5MM or $1.70 per share from $81.7MM or $1.86 per share last year. Net sales declined 1% to $842.8MM. Adjusted EPS decreased 3% to $1.94.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-05T21:47:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The Board of Directors of $AYI declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share, payable on February 1, 2018 to shareholders of record on January 22, 2018.

$NKE {{ '2017-12-22T14:59:30+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For FY18, $NKE continues to expect reported revenue growth in the mid single-digit range. However in 3Q18, with new product launches coming later in the quarter, the company expects reported revenue growth at or slightly below the rate of reported revenue growth delivered in 2Q18.

$NKE {{ '2017-12-22T14:53:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$NKE said it is continuing to see good growth potential in China over the long-term. The company added that it will continue to invest in China and extend its leadership there.

$NKE {{ '2017-12-22T12:02:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 2Q18, $NKE repurchased a total of 16.7MM shares for approx. $902MM as part of the four-year, $12Bil program approved by the BoD in Nov. 2015. Additionally, GM for the quarter declined 120 BP to 43%, as higher ASPs were more than offset by unfavorable changes in FX rates and higher product costs per unit.

$NKE {{ '2017-12-22T11:51:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Footwear major $NKE reported dismal performance for 2Q18 with profit sinking 8.9% on waning margins in its largest market, North America. Profit fell to $767MM or $0.46 per share from $842MM or $0.50 a year ago. Revenue, however, surged 4.5% on higher demand from Greater China and EMEA regions, which was up 16% and 19% in revenue respectively.

$NKE {{ '2017-12-21T21:58:47+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$PKG {{ '2017-12-15T11:49:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PKG BoD declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of Dec. 26, 2017 with a payment date of Jan. 12, 2018.

$CENT {{ '2017-12-07T17:25:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CENT has appointed a new independent director, Mike Edwards, to its BoD, effective immediately. He currently serves on the board of Flexsteel Industries and the Board of Trustees of Drexel University.

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