$KALU (Kaiser Aluminum Corporation)

$KALU {{ '2016-01-05T22:19:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Aluminum producer $KALU said that it has appointed Keith Harvey as President and COO. Keith has served as the Company's EVP, Fabricated Products since June 2014 with full responsibility for the sales, marketing, manufacturing and advanced engineering functions of the Company's Fabricated Products business.

$ABB {{ '2017-09-25T12:13:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABB agreed to buy $GE's Industrial Solutions. $ABB will retain GE Industrial Solutions management team and build upon its experienced sales force. GE Industrial Solutions will be integrated into $ABB's Electrification Products (EP) division. The deal is expected to close in 1H18. Given this, $ABB has decided to put share buyback program on hold.

$ABB {{ '2017-09-25T12:10:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABB agreed to buy $GE's global electrification solutions business, GE Industrial Solutions, for $2.6Bil. The transaction will be operationally accretive in year one. $ABB expects to realize about $200MM of annual cost synergies in year five, which will be key in bringing GE Industrial Solutions to peer performance.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-09-21T18:17:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Putting speculations to rest, $GOOGL agreed to acquire a part of the engineering team of Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC Corp. for $1.1Bil in cash. The search giant intends to leverage the expertise of the HTC employees, most of whom were part of its Pixel project. Google will also receive a non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property.

$XYL {{ '2017-09-19T13:52:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XYL appointed Colin Sabol as its SVP and President of Sensus & Analytics, effective Oct. 1, 2017. Sabol succeeds Randy Bays, who will move into an advisory role with a focus on Xylem's global manufacturing operations. Both will report to Xylem President and CEO, Patrick Decker.

$NOC {{ '2017-09-18T11:47:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NOC has signed an agreement to buy aerospace company $OA for $7.8Bil in cash, plus the assumption of $1.4Bil in debt. Orbital shareholders will get all-cash consideration of $134.50 per share. The transaction, which is expected to close in 1Q18, will be accretive to earnings in first full year, and generate annual cost savings of $150MM by 2020.

$GE {{ '2017-09-08T20:27:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE said GE Aviation and Qantas have developed a new flight data application called FlightPulse. It is the first fully commercialized product to be developed with mobile services from GE's Predix platform. It uses recorded aircraft data and smart analytics to help pilots securely access their individual operational efficiency metrics and trends.

$GE {{ '2017-09-07T15:13:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE has sold its remaining 15.5% equity stake in Penske Truck Leasing Co, to Penske Automotive Group, Inc. and MBK USA Commercial Vehicles, Inc, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Total proceeds are approx $674MM -- with Penske buying about 35% of the stake and MBK buying 65% of the stake.

$UTX {{ '2017-09-05T11:41:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UTX to acquire aircraft parts manufacturer $COL for $140 per share in cash and $UTX stock. $UTX reaffirmed its expectations for 2017 sales of approx. $58.5-59.5Bil and adjusted EPS of $6.45-6.60 per share. On a pro-forma 2017 basis, $UTX is expected to have global sales of about $67-68Bil following the transaction, based on estimated results.

$UTX {{ '2017-09-05T11:36:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UTX to acquire aircraft parts manufacturer $COL for $140 per share in cash and $UTX stock, split between $93.33 in cash & $46.67 in $UTX stock. Under the deal, $COL and $UTX aerospace systems segment will be combined to create a new business unit named Collins Aerospace Systems. The deal is expected to generate cost synergies in excess of $500MM.

$AAPL {{ '2017-08-31T18:03:26+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$MSFT {{ '2017-08-30T18:25:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $AMZN enters into a partnership to integrate their digital voice assistants Cortana and Alexa respectively. Microsoft will be able to activate Amazon's Alexa and Alexa will be integrated with Microsoft's Cortana. The two other notable digital voice assistants are $AAPL's SIRI and $GOOG's Google Assistant.

$MSI {{ '2017-08-28T17:29:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSI closed the acquisition of privately-held Kodiak Networks, a provider of broadband push-to-talk (PTT) for commercial customers. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kodiak adds a complementary, carrier-integrated PTT-over-cellular solution to $MSI's existing mission-critical WAVE PTT portfolio.

$MSI {{ '2017-08-23T17:30:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Communication solutions firm $MSI has appointed Troy Mattern as the head of cybersecurity for products and services. Mattern, a former head of the Cyber Intelligence Task Force, has more than 25 years of experience in military and cyberintelligence. Previously, he was President of cybersecurity for Zurich Insurance Company.

$WMT {{ '2017-08-23T14:15:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In a historic partnership, $WMT has joined hands with $GOOGL $GOOG to offer voice-activated shopping experience to customers. Under the partnership – a strategy clearly aimed at countering the dominance of $AMZN in the online marketplace – thousands of items will be made available for voice-shopping through Google Assistant, beginning next month.

$MSI {{ '2017-08-22T20:21:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSI has approved a regular quarterly dividend of 47 cents per share, payable in cash on Oct 13, 2017, to stockholders of record as on Sept. 15, 2017.

$BA {{ '2017-08-22T14:27:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The US Air Force has awarded $BA to work on the preliminary design for replacing the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). This is a 3-year contract worth $349MM. $NOC also got a separate contract worth $328MM. Development contract will be awarded to one company in 2020. US Air Force has estimated the total cost to be $62Bil.

$XYL {{ '2017-08-18T14:28:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XYL announced that Paul Stellato has been appointed VP, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the company, effective immediately. He will report to SVP and CFO Mark Rajkowski.

$PH {{ '2017-08-18T11:10:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PH, a provider of motion and control technologies, has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 66 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend will paid on September 8, 2017, to shareholders of record on August 28, 2017.

$NOC {{ '2017-08-17T13:05:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NOC's BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $1.00 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on Sept. 13, 2017, to shareholders of record as of the close of business Aug. 28, 2017.

$XYL {{ '2017-08-17T13:03:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XYL elected Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn to its BoD, effective immediately. With this appointment, the total number of directors serving on $XYL Board is ten. Beliveau-Dunn currently serves as VP and General Manager of $CSCO Technical Services, a global organization that supports Cisco’s customers.

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