$TY (Tri-Continental Corporation)

$TY {{ '2016-03-04T15:14:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TY said it declared 1Q distribution of $0.2155 per common share and $0.6250 per preferred share. Dividends on common stock will be paid on March 22 to common stockholders of record on March 14 and dividends on preferred stock will be paid on April 1 to preferred stockholders of record on March 14. The ex-dividend for both is March 10.

$XOXO {{ '2018-01-02T13:16:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XOXO named Jeffrey Yin as General Counsel, reporting to CEO Mike Steib and serving on XO Group's executive team. Most recently, Yin served as the General Counsel of The Alberleen Group, a boutique investment bank and family office.

$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).

$ESS {{ '2017-12-14T12:17:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ESS BoD declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.75 per common share. The dividend is payable on January 16, 2018 to shareholders of record as of December 29, 2017.

$ULTA {{ '2017-12-07T12:53:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ULTA appointed Sally Blount, Dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, to its BoD effective Dec. 6, 2017. Blount currently serves as a member of the BoD of Abbott Laboratories and the Joyce Foundation.

$ULTA {{ '2017-12-01T13:51:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 3Q17, $ULTA opened 48 stores, ending the quarter with 1,058 stores. The company opened 100 net new stores in 2017 program before Black Friday weekend. The company expects to open 16 new stores in 4Q17 and another 100 stores in 2018.

$ULTA {{ '2017-12-01T13:40:55+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ULTA said its 3Q17 comp sales were driven by balanced traffic and ticket growth and continued strength in e-commerce, that contributed 370bps to the total comp. It is estimated that the recent hurricanes in September impacted the overall comp rate by approx. 100bps.

$ULTA {{ '2017-12-01T13:07:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ULTA reaffirms its previously announced FY17 guidance. The company expects comparable sales growth of approx. 10-11%. The company expects to open approx. 100 news stores and relocate 7 stores.

$ULTA {{ '2017-12-01T13:01:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 4Q17, $ULTA expects its net sales to be in the range of $1.92-1.95Bil, compared to $1.58Bil in 4Q16. Comparable sales, including e-commerce sales, is expected to increase 8-10%. Diluted EPS is expected to be about $2.73-2.78.

$ULTA {{ '2017-12-01T12:56:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Cosmetics store operator $ULTA reported a 10.3% increase in its 3Q17 comparable sales. This was driven by 6% transaction growth and 4.3% growth in average ticket. Net income jumped 20% YoY to $104.6MM, from $87.6MM and diluted EPS rose 21% YoY to $1.70 from $1.40. Net sales came in at $1.34Bil, up 18.6%.

$ULTA {{ '2017-11-30T21:45:51+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ULTA Ulta Beauty, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q3 2017 highlights

$ESS {{ '2017-11-21T17:25:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ESS announced the retirement of Jordan Ritter, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective January 12, 2018. He was associated with the company since 1993. The company will soon start a search for Ritter's replacement.

$ESS {{ '2017-11-16T19:55:07+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$YUM {{ '2017-11-08T20:02:24+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$YUM has more than doubled its system sales since its spin-off from $PEP in 1997, growing operating profit more than six times and selling to nearly 60% of restaurants outside the US. In terms of the return, $YUM stated that a $10,000 investment in the company at the time of spin-off would be worth $170,000 currently.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-08T19:53:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In process of revamping Pizza Hut, $YUM has announced an addition of 14,000 new delivery drivers by the end of 2017 and has executed other operational enhancements design to make the delivery system more efficient. The company has also launched the Hut Rewards Loyalty Program in Aug., and is confident the investment will pay off in the long run.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-02T15:35:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM’s pizza chain Pizza Hut has struggled in recent quarters due to heavy competition, mainly from $DPZ. But its effort to turn around the franchise through more advertising and promotions are finally paying off. Notably, $YUM revitalized KFC in 2015 to boost deflated sales, after which the chicken chain saw 13 quarters of same-store sales growth.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-02T15:19:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM saw same-store sales rise across its brands for 3Q17 with Pizza Hut breaking a five-quarter streak of declining sale. Same-store sales (restaurants open at least a year) rose 4% for KFC, 1% for Pizza Hut and 3% for Taco Bell. The company’s overall revenue fell 5%, reflecting the spinoff of its China business last November.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-02T12:46:58+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$GWW {{ '2017-10-25T20:19:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW declared a cash dividend of $1.28 per share payable on Dec. 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on Nov. 13, 2017.

$GWW {{ '2017-10-18T13:18:39+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$GWW {{ '2017-10-18T12:21:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW now expects FY17 sales growth of 1.5 - 2.5% and EPS of $10.40 - 10.90. The midpoint of the EPS guidance remains unchanged at $10.65.

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