$SPU (SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.)

$SPU {{ '2016-08-22T11:54:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Previously, Nasdaq had granted $SPU exception until Oct. 11 to file its Form 10-K for 2015 and Form 10-Q for 1Q16. Company must submit to Nasdaq on or before Sept. 1 an update to its plan to regain compliance with respect to its plans to file 2Q16 Form 10-Q and indicate the progress made towards the plan in connection with its delinquent filings.

$PM {{ '2017-10-19T17:59:59+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Elaborating on its strategy with regard to returning capital to shareholders, $PM said the focus will be on dividends in future. The company is unlikely to embark on a share buyback, unless the variation in currency values turns favorable. In the coming quarters, the heated tobacco device IQOS will be made available in more international markets.

$PM {{ '2017-10-19T17:30:55+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Presenting details of the 3Q17 results, $PM said earnings were impacted by depreciation of the Egyptian pound. Going forward, Philip Morris intends to continue shifting its business to reduced risk products such as IQOS, its heated tobacco device. The company expects to overcome the pricing issues in Russia, one of its major markets, by next year.

$PM {{ '2017-10-19T17:04:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PM said the industrial dynamics in Saudi Arabia and Russia had put significant pressure on its 3Q17 financial results, necessitating a downward revision of the fiscal 2017 earnings outlook. Currently, the volume of shipments is forecast to decline around 3% in 2017, compared to the earlier estimate of a 3-4% decrease.

$PM {{ '2017-10-19T13:41:14+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$PM Philip Morris International Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q3 2017 highlights

$PM {{ '2017-10-19T11:33:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Tobacco giant $PM, which is shifting its business to smoke-free products, posted a 2% gain in 3Q17 profit as a marked growth in shipments of reduced risk products and broader market share pushed up revenues by 3.5% to $21Bil. Earnings per share advanced to $1.27 from $1.25 last year. Excluding the impact of unfavorable currency, earnings rose 11%.

$GE {{ '2017-10-16T15:05:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE said Rafael Santana, CEO of GE Latin America, has been named CEO of GE Transportation, effective Nov 1, 2017. Prior to joining GE, Santana held leadership roles at $XOM and $BTI.

$MAT {{ '2017-10-03T22:24:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT appointed Joseph Euteneuer as CFO, effective Sept. 25, 2017. Euteneuer replaces Kevin Farr, who left the company on Sept. 29, 2017. In his role as CFO, Euteneuer will provide financial and administrative leadership to support $MAT's transformation strategy focused on delivering enhanced and sustainable growth.

$MAT {{ '2017-10-03T21:28:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT appointed Sven Gerjets as CTO, Amy Thompson as Chief People Officer (CPO) and Nancy Elder as Chief Communication Officer (CCO), effective immediately. Also, $MAT appointed Joe Euteneueras as CFO. The executives will work closely with CEO Margo Georgiadis and the Mattel leadership team.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T19:07:20+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MKC said with regards to cost synergies from the RB Foods deal, the level given is $50MM, based on historical performance with acquisitions, the CCI program and cost of goods sold. On the revenue synergy side, $MKC has modelled growth in the international business, but the bulk of the financial return has to come from performance in the Americas.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T18:49:10+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

The RB Foods acquisition impact to $MKC’s adjusted EPS was neutral in 3Q17. $MKC expects the deal to be accretive to adjusted EPS in its first 12 months with an increase of about 5% excluding transaction and integration expenses, as well as the RB Foods amortization expense. This expectation increases to about 10% when synergies are fully realized.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T18:48:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 3Q17, in the consumer segment, in the Americas, $MKC grew constant currency sales by 7% including 3% from the acquisition of RB Foods. Base business growth of 4% was driven by higher pricing volume and product mix. During the same period, $MKC’s US branded spices and seasonings grew 5%.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T15:27:21+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T14:33:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2017, $MKC expects to grow sales 9-10% compared to 2016. Excluding the impact of unfavorable currency rates, the projected growth is 10-11%. $MKC expects EPS to be $3.69-3.73 and adjusted EPS to be $4.20-4.24. Operating income is expected to grow 10-11% from 2016. The company plans to achieve at least $105MM of savings from its CCI program.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T14:24:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MKC reported a decrease in 3Q17 earnings, driven by transaction and integration expenses from the Reckitt Benckiser Foods acquisition. Net income was $108.2MM or $0.85 per share compared to $127.7MM or $1.00 per share in 3Q16. Adjusted EPS rose 9% to $1.12. Net sales grew 9% to $1.18Bil compared to last year.

$HRL {{ '2017-09-27T14:17:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HRL, a branded food company, said Jeffrey Ettinger will retire as Chairman of the Board. Jim Snee, CEO and President of Hormel Foods, will assume the post of Chairman of the Board on November 20, 2017. Snee Became the CEO in October 2016, after serving the company as President and COO since October 2015.

$GIS {{ '2017-09-26T22:17:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GIS declared a quarterly dividend of $0.49 per share, payable November 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of October 10, 2017.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-26T21:25:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MKC said its BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share on its common stocks. The dividend is payable October 24, 2017, to shareholders of record on October 10, 2017.

$GIS {{ '2017-09-21T13:28:05+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GIS said retail margin changes wasn't really a big driver in 1Q18. Looking at retail sales, what drove the company's positive pricing was a combination of two things. One is baseline sales outpaced its growth overall so $GIS still has 300 basis point improvement on overall sales. And the other was good quality merchandizing.

$GIS {{ '2017-09-21T13:00:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GIS expects to lessen the declines on its adjusted operating profit margin and adjusted EPS in 2Q18 and to drive growth on those measures in the 2H18. The company reiterated that it remains on track to deliver the FY18 guidance $GIS outlined in July.

$GIS {{ '2017-09-21T12:57:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GIS' adjusted gross margin for 1Q18 fell 230 basis points and adjusted operating margin was down 210 basis points, due to volume deleverage, higher input cost including currency-driven inflation on imported products and unfavorable trade expense phasing. $GIS expects each of these margin drivers to turn more favorable in the remainder of 2018.

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