$NP (Neenah Paper, Inc.)

$NP {{ '2016-05-12T15:46:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$NP's Fine Paper & Packaging sales grew 5% & adjusted profit was up 1% in 1Q16. Revenue growth was driven by the acquisition as organic sales were impacted by declines in some price-sensitive business, as well as a slower start in commercial & consumer channels. Technical Products sales grew 15% due to acquired sales & growth in heritage business.

$JEC {{ '2017-07-20T13:16:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Technical services provider $JEC has received a contract from Powering Australian Renewables Fund to carry out project management and engineering consultancy for a proposed 200 MW wind farm in Western New South Wales, Australia. The $356MM project - Silverton Wind Farm – is envisaged to produce around 780,000MW hours of renewable energy annually.

$STLD {{ '2017-07-19T22:47:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$STLD remains optimistic that macroeconomic and market conditions are in place to benefit domestic steel consumption in the coming years. The company also believes that North American automotive steel consumption will be steady and that there will be additional growth in the energy and construction sectors.

$STLD {{ '2017-07-19T22:40:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Steel producer and metal recycler $STLD reported higher 2Q17 earnings, driven by steady steel demand from the automotive sector and surge in revenue. Net income increased 7.73% to $152.94MM or $0.63 per share from $141.96MM or $0.58 per share a year ago. Revenue for the quarter jumped 18.12% to $2.39Bil.

$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.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:34:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Despite a drastic fall in earnings in 2Q17, $GWW reiterated its 2017 sales and EPS guidance of sales growth of 1-4% and adjusted EPS of $10-11.30. CEO DG Macpherson said, "Outside the US, we took aggressive action to streamline our portfolio and focus on profitable businesses. Based on what we are seeing, we are reiterating our 2017 guidance."

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:26:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Industrial supplies company $GWW saw 43% fall in net earnings in 2Q17, even as sales increased 2% to $2.61Bil. The sales growth during the quarter was spurred by its continued volume growth from the pricing initiatives in the US. Net earnings were $98MM, or $1.67 per share, compared to $173MM, or $2.79 per share in the year-over period.

$JEC {{ '2017-07-18T19:21:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JEC declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share payable on September 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on August 4, 2017.

$AES {{ '2017-07-17T21:30:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AES declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.12 per share payable on August 17, 2017, to shareholders of record on August 3, 2017.

$WRK {{ '2017-07-17T20:42:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WRK completed its acquisition of the assets of Island Container Corp. and Combined Container Industries LLC, which together are independent producers of corrugated boxes, sheets and point-of-purchase displays.

$JEC {{ '2017-07-11T12:23:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JEC said it has been selected by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise to provide design services to widen over nine miles of the Sawgrass Expressway in South Florida. Jacobs will also design the reconstruction and rehabilitation of three interchanges. The project has an estimated construction value of $125MM, according to Florida's Turnpike Enterprise.

$STLD {{ '2017-07-05T16:39:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$STLD announced the expansion of its Structural and Rail Division located in Columbia City, Indiana.  The $75MM expansion will utilize excess melting and casting capability and further diversify its product portfolio and market sector exposure. The project is scheduled to be completed during 4Q18.

$RRD {{ '2017-07-05T13:57:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Marketing solutions provider $RRD has signed a new agreement with healthcare company Vizient, effective this month. Under the three-year agreement, Vizient member hospitals will get access to R.R. Donnelley’s extensive end-to-end communication offerings for forms, commercial and promotional print initiatives.

$AES {{ '2017-07-05T13:02:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AES has closed $2Bil in long-term, non-recourse financing for its 1,384MW Southland repowering project. The financing consists $1,475MM of senior secured notes amortizing through 2040 and $492MM senior secured term loan amortizing through 2027. $AES will contribute about $350MM in equity to finance the balance of the total project cost of $2.3Bil.

$SPLS {{ '2017-06-29T13:07:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SPLS entered into definitive agreement to be acquired by investment funds managed by Sycamore Partners for $10.25 per share in cash or about $6.9Bil. $SPLS' BoD unanimously approved the merger agreement and recommends that all $SPLS stockholders vote in favor of the transaction. The transaction is expected to close no later than December 2017.

$MLM {{ '2017-06-26T11:57:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MLM to acquire Bluegrass Materials Company for $1.625Bil in cash. $MLM expects annual run-rate cost savings of about $15MM from this acquisition. The company also expects the transaction to be accretive to EPS and cash flow in the first full year. The acquisition is expected to close in 4Q17.

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