$ETH (Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.)

$ETH {{ '2016-03-17T21:59:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Furniture chain $ETH said that it has appointed Philip Greenwald as the Company's Vice President Real Estate. Previously, Greenwald served as VP Real Estate and Store Planning for Sleepy's, and Director of Real Estate for Toys R Us.

$SON {{ '2017-10-16T17:20:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SON declared a $0.39 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on Dec 8, 2017, to shareholders as of Nov 10, 2017.

$WHR {{ '2017-10-16T17:06:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WHR's BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $1.10 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on Dec. 15, 2017, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 17, 2017.

$RH {{ '2017-10-10T22:05:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RH announced the repayment of its $100MM second lien term loan. The annualized cash interest rate was approx. 9.5%. $RH funded the repayment with borrowings on its asset backed credit facility, which bears current annualized interest of approx. 2.75%, as well as existing cash. $RH expects a $0.05 benefit to its FY17 adjusted diluted EPS.

$RH {{ '2017-10-10T20:41:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RH repaid its $100MM second lien term loan. The annualized cash interest rate was about 9.5% as of the date of retirement. The company funded the repayment with borrowings on its asset backed credit facility, as well as existing cash on its balance sheet. $RH expects an incremental $0.05 benefit to its FY17 adjusted EPS.

$ROST {{ '2017-10-09T15:03:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ROST opened 30 Ross Dress for Less and 10 dd's DISCOUNTS stores across 22 states in September and October, 2017. These new locations complete the company's store growth plans for FY17.

$WSM {{ '2017-10-05T21:23:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSM announced that Bob Lord has been appointed to its BoD. Lord has served as Chief Digital Officer of IBM since 2016.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-05T21:02:47+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI's board reviews its dividend policy each quarter and the company feels comfortable with where the dividend is now. $AYI continues to see really significant growth opportunities, when looking at over the last 6-7 years, the company has deployed in acquisitions using both cash and stock, but close to a range of a billion or two.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-05T20:54:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI's adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses for 4Q17 decreased by 15.2MM from last year. The decrease was primarily due to lower incentive compensation expense, partially offset by greater salary and healthcare cost due to continued investment in additional head count that support and drive its tiered solution strategy.

$FUL {{ '2017-10-05T17:43:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FUL's BoD declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on Nov. 2, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 19, 2017.

$FUL {{ '2017-10-05T12:04:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Adhesive company $FUL has appointed Ruth Kimmelshue to its BoD, effective October 4, 2017.  Kimmelshue currently serves as Corporate SVP of Business Operations & Supply Chain at Cargill. Earlier, she held various leadership positions at Cargill, including corporate leader for its Animal Protein and Salt businesses.

$WSM {{ '2017-10-04T14:59:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSM announced plans to pay premiums of $3MM towards Fair Trade Community Development by 2020. The company also announced that it has partnered with Vietnam’s first-ever Fair Trade furniture factory, bringing its total operating Fair Trade factory count to 11 in countries including Nepal, India and Pakistan.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-04T12:58:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI expects growth rate for lighting and building management solutions in the North American market, which includes renovation and retrofit activity and comprises over 97% of revenues, will be up low single-digits for FY18, reflecting expected rebound in 2H18. $AYI sees FY18 tax rate of about 35.5% and capital expenditures of about 2% of sales.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-04T12:56:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI remains bullish regarding the company's prospects for continued future profitable growth. The company expects to see some volatility in demand among certain sales channels and geographies, including possible short-term volatility due to the recent hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-04T12:54:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's gross margin for 4Q17 declined 100 basis points to 42.5% from last year. Higher warranty expense and labor costs were primarily responsible for the lower gross profit margin. Adjusted selling, distribution & administrative expenses lowered 250 basis points due to a decline in incentive compensation expense.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-04T12:51:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI reported a 9% jump in 4Q17 earnings driven by higher sales. Net income rose to $90.5MM or $2.15 per share from $82.9MM or $1.89 per share last year. Net sales grew 3.5% to $957.6MM, on a 4.5% increase in volume, partially offset by a 1% net unfavorable change in product prices and mix of products sold. Adjusted EPS increased 15.4% to $2.55.

$KIRK {{ '2017-10-02T13:02:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KIRK has appointed Gregory Sandfort, CEO of Tractor Supply Company, to its BoD, effective immediately. Sandfort, who has been holding the current position since December 2012, also served as President and CEO of Tractor Supply. Previously, he was Pesident and COO of Michaels Stores.

$WSO {{ '2017-10-02T12:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO BoD has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.25 on each outstanding share of its Common and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable on Oct 31, 2017 to shareholders as on Oct 16, 2017.

$FUL {{ '2017-09-28T13:12:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $FUL narrowed its adjusted EPS guidance from the previous range of $2.57-2.67 to a new guidance range of $2.57-2.62, reflecting the short term impact of Hurricane Harvey. Adjusted EBITDA for FY17 is expected to be approx. $290MM versus the previous estimate of $290-300MM.

$FUL {{ '2017-09-28T13:07:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The adhesives company $FUL reported a plunge in 3Q17 profit of 23.24%, impacted by higher cost of sales and higher expenses. Net income plunged to $25.13MM or $0.49 per share from $32.75MM or $0.64 per share a year ago. Revenue jumped 9.75% to $562.86MM. Adjusted EPS rose to $0.65 per share, driven by strong volume growth and positive pricing.

$LZB {{ '2017-09-27T13:50:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LZB said that Louis Riccio Jr., SVP and CFO, will retire after the company completes its year-end reporting in June, 2018. Riccio joined La-Z-Boy in early 2000 and held various positions, including that of Corporate Controller, before his appointment as CFO in 2006.  The company is scouting for a successor.

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