$MFRM (Mattress Firm Holding Corp.)

$MFRM {{ '2016-08-08T13:17:05+0000' | timeago}} • Hot News

Steinhoff International to acquire $MFRM. The acquisition is expected to close by or around the end of the third calendar quarter. At the close of the transaction, $MFRM will operate as a subsidiary of Steinhoff from $MFRM's current headquarters in Houston, Texas.

$HRB {{ '2018-01-16T22:37:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HRB and $WMT announced that $HRB will be the exclusive DIY desktop tax software provider available at Walmart stores nationwide, and sold directly by Walmart on walmart.com. This partnership makes the DIY products more convenient for clients to purchase, and prepare their taxes and get their maximum tax refund.

$WY {{ '2018-01-16T22:19:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For shareholders of $WY, the 2017 dividend distributions totaling $1.25 per share on the common stock are classified for income tax purposes as Capital Gain Distributions treated as long-term capital gain.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-16T15:26:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Amazon Web Services, Inc., an $AMZN company, announced that Comcast Cable has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. Comcast Cable will expand its use of AWS by migrating material workloads and building new applications on AWS.

$IT {{ '2018-01-16T14:26:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451Bil in 2018, an increase of 7.5% from $419Bil in 2017. $IT predicts that component shortages, a rising bill of materials and the resulting prospect of having to raise average selling prices will create a volatile market through 2018.

$IT {{ '2018-01-16T14:03:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5% from 2017. Enterprise software continues to exhibit strong growth, with worldwide software spending projected to grow 9.5% in 2018, and it will grow another 8.4% in 2019 to total $421Bil. The devices segment is expected to grow 5.6% in 2018.

$BKS {{ '2018-01-16T14:01:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BKS completed the mergers with Ouachita Independent Bank (OIB) in Louisiana and First State Bank of Central Texas (FSB) that were delayed for nearly four years, effective Jan. 15, 2018. The bank says the deal was finally approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Mississippi banking regulators.

$IT {{ '2018-01-16T12:52:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451Bil in 2018, an increase of 7.5% from $419Bil in 2017. Price increases for both DRAM and NAND flash memory are lifting the overall semiconductor market outlook.

$IT {{ '2018-01-11T23:01:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.6MM units in 4Q17, down 2% from 4Q16. 2017 PC shipments surpassed 262.5MM units, down 2.8% from 2016. In the US, PC shipments surpassed 15.2MM units in 4Q17, down 8% YoY. PC shipments in EMEA were 21.8MM units in 4Q17, down 1.4% YoY.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-10T15:44:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced the Virtual Dash Button Service (VDBS), an SDK that allows third parties to offer virtual Dash Buttons on their screened devices. Virtual Dash Buttons are shortcuts that allow Prime members to quickly find and reorder products from a selection of millions of eligible products.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-10T15:44:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN has added device makers including HP, Kenmore, 3M’s Filtrete brand, Epson, and Blustream to its Dash Replenishment program. Dash Replenishment enables smart, connected devices to measure supply consumption through inputs, including infrared and other sensor arrays. It then signals an automatic reorder of supplies before they run out.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-10T14:30:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said more than 300,000 US-based small and medium-sized businesses joined the Amazon Marketplace in 2017 and SMBs on $AMZN sold billions of items to customers around the world. Half of the items sold on $AMZN are from SMBs, many of whom choose to use Fulfillment by Amazon. In 2017, FBA shipped billions of items for SMBs worldwide.

$TUES {{ '2018-01-08T15:20:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TUES reported sales results for 2Q18. Net sales were $334MM with a comparable store sales increase of 1.6%, which was comprised of a 1.7% increase in customer transactions, slightly offset by a 0.1% decrease in average ticket.

$BKS {{ '2018-01-05T12:21:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BKS reported total sales for 9-week holiday period ending Dec. 30, 2017 of $953MM, down 6.4% from the prior year. Comparable store sales also decreased 6.4% for the holiday period and online sales declined 4.5%. $BKS expects comparable store sales to decline in the mid-single digits and consolidated EBITDA of $140-160MM for FY18.

$AMZN {{ '2017-12-26T14:47:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN celebrated its biggest holiday season. Prime membership continued to grow this holiday. In one week alone, more than 4MM people started Prime free trials or began paid memberships. More than 1Bil items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide this season, with Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick being the top-selling products.

$AMZN {{ '2017-12-20T16:49:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced the launch of Mozilla Firefox and Amazon Silk browsers on all Amazon Fire TV devices in over 100 countries and territories. This gives customers access to popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, news sites, video sharing services, and other sports, and entertainment content in addition to the existing movies and TV shows.

$AMZN {{ '2017-12-19T13:51:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN's Amazon Web Services, Inc. launched the AWS EU (Paris) Region. With this launch, AWS now provides 49 Availability Zones across 18 technology infrastructure regions globally with another 12 Availability Zones and four regions in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden, and a second AWS GovCloud Region in the US expected to come online by early 2019.

$LOW {{ '2017-12-19T13:43:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In an effort to improve digital experience for home improvement customers, $LOW has named Vikram Singh as SVP, Chief Digital Officer, effective Jan. 4, 2018. Singh joins Lowe's most recently from $AMZN and brings extensive experience across product strategy, engineering, marketing, business development, operations and user experience design.

$AZO {{ '2017-12-19T12:54:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AZO, a retailer of automotive parts, said Jim Griffith will retire as SVP of Store Operations and Customer Satisfaction early next year. Jim has held several positions in store operations since joining the company in 1987. He had spent seven years leading the Store Development team.

$GWW {{ '2017-12-15T21:44:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW announced the appointment of Mark Lohman to the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:33:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL launches its autonomous database as a power move against its archrivals in cloud computing, hoping to catch some market share. $ORCL assures its new autonomous database will cost less and believes that its customers will opt its new database rather than $AMZN's Redshift.

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