$NP (Neenah Paper, Inc.)

$NP {{ '2016-05-11T21:34:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NP said its largest segment Technical Products reported 1Q16 net sales of $121.5MM up 15%, compared with prior year sales of $106.1MM. Fine Paper & Packaging net sales were $113.8MM.

$SPLS {{ '2017-07-27T13:34:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The Federal Trade Commission has granted $SPLS early termination of the waiting period, under the Antitrust Act, in connection with the pending acquisition of the company by investment funds managed by Sycamore Partners. The termination of the waiting period satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the pending acquisition.

$X {{ '2017-07-26T17:42:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$X appointed Kevin Bradley as EVP and CFO. Bradley, who will be based at US Steel's Pittsburgh headquarters, will report to David Burritt, CEO. In this position, Bradley will lead all aspects of the company's financial enterprise and will also assist in developing and implementing the company's strategic initiatives.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-26T17:21:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $GWW declared a cash dividend of $1.28 per share, payable on Sept 1, 2017, to shareholders as on Aug 14, 2017.

$LXU {{ '2017-07-25T22:09:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LXU announced that its BoD has not been presented with a sale transaction that is in the best interests of shareholders. As a result, at this time, the Board has made a decision to terminate the formal sale process portion of its strategic review. The Board will evaluate other strategic, financial and operational options.

$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.

$X {{ '2017-07-25T14:35:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$X elected Hon. Gene Sperling to its BoD. Sperling served as Director of the National Economic Council (NEC) and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy in the White House under President Clinton from 1997 to 2001 and under President Obama from 2011 to 2014.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$X {{ '2017-06-30T21:32:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$X has finalized an agreement with Bedrock Industries Group LLC for the sale and transition of ownership of US Steel Canada, Inc. to Bedrock. As part of the transition in ownership, US Steel will continue to provide certain transition services to $X and agreed to supply $X with all of its requirements for iron ore pellets through Jan. 31, 2022.

$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.

$X {{ '2017-06-28T11:43:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Khang & Khang LLP announced a securities class action lawsuit against $X. Investors who purchased or otherwise acquired $X shares between Nov. 1, 2016, and April 25, 2017, inclusive, are encouraged to contact the firm in advance July 3, 2017, the lead plaintiff motion deadline.

$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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