$HVT (Haverty Furniture Companies Inc.)

$HVT {{ '2016-08-10T18:37:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Full-service home furnishings retailer $HVT said that its Board of Directors declared cash dividends of $0.12 per share on the common stock and $0.1125 per share on the Class A common stock. The dividend is payable on Sept. 9, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 24, 2016.

$HRB {{ '2018-01-16T22:37:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HRB and $WMT announced that $HRB will be the exclusive DIY desktop tax software provider available at Walmart stores nationwide, and sold directly by Walmart on walmart.com. This partnership makes the DIY products more convenient for clients to purchase, and prepare their taxes and get their maximum tax refund.

$WY {{ '2018-01-16T22:19:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For shareholders of $WY, the 2017 dividend distributions totaling $1.25 per share on the common stock are classified for income tax purposes as Capital Gain Distributions treated as long-term capital gain.

$BKS {{ '2018-01-16T14:01:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BKS completed the mergers with Ouachita Independent Bank (OIB) in Louisiana and First State Bank of Central Texas (FSB) that were delayed for nearly four years, effective Jan. 15, 2018. The bank says the deal was finally approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Mississippi banking regulators.

$WMT {{ '2018-01-12T12:16:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT division Sam’s Club has revealed plans to convert around 12 of its closed stores into eCommerce fulfillment centers. The first center will be located in Memphis. The rest of the 63 stores identified for closure will be wound up over the coming weeks. The company plans to place its associates affected by the initiative to the nearby locations.

$HVT {{ '2018-01-08T19:59:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HVT's sales for 4Q17 decreased 2.6% to $215MM compared with 4Q16. On a comparable store basis, sales were down 3.5%. Based on preliminary estimates, $HVT expects to record a one-time tax charge of $3.5-4MM as a result of the Tax Act. This will be recorded as additional income tax expense in 4Q17.

$TUES {{ '2018-01-08T15:20:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TUES reported sales results for 2Q18. Net sales were $334MM with a comparable store sales increase of 1.6%, which was comprised of a 1.7% increase in customer transactions, slightly offset by a 0.1% decrease in average ticket.

$BKS {{ '2018-01-05T12:21:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BKS reported total sales for 9-week holiday period ending Dec. 30, 2017 of $953MM, down 6.4% from the prior year. Comparable store sales also decreased 6.4% for the holiday period and online sales declined 4.5%. $BKS expects comparable store sales to decline in the mid-single digits and consolidated EBITDA of $140-160MM for FY18.

$AZO {{ '2017-12-19T12:54:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AZO, a retailer of automotive parts, said Jim Griffith will retire as SVP of Store Operations and Customer Satisfaction early next year. Jim has held several positions in store operations since joining the company in 1987. He had spent seven years leading the Store Development team.

$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.

$HRB {{ '2017-12-08T13:26:44+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

With regard to franchise repurchase opportunities, $HRB expects the volume to continue to decline. $HRB repurchased about three years ago over 300 offices and it's been on a decline. The company expects about 100 offices this year. But it's not $HRB's goal to repurchase all franchise locations at this point.

$HRB {{ '2017-12-08T13:22:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Regarding product, $HRB expects to continue moderate inflationary price increases, as it cannot be too aggressive on price and expects to improve the client trajectory at the same time. In Do-It-Yourself, $HRB sees client growth on the strength of product improvements, compelling offers in marketplace and enhanced partnerships.

$HRB {{ '2017-12-08T13:19:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

As tax preparation evolves, consumers are looking for new ways to get help. For that, $HRB developed two new products. The first is called Tax Pro Review, an improved version of previously offered product called Best of Both. The second product is a unique and completely new way for clients to interact with brands called H&R Block Tax Pro Go.

$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.

$BKS {{ '2017-12-07T12:49:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BKS declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share, payable on Jan 26, 2018 to stockholders of record as on Jan 5, 2018.

$AZO {{ '2017-12-06T20:07:05+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AZO expects gross margin rates to be more positively than give or take 10 basis points in 3-4 years. The company continues to believe that there are opportunities for $AZO to expand gross margin. As $AZO continues to increase some of its direct import initiatives, that will help reduce some of the company's acquisition costs.

$AZO {{ '2017-12-06T19:59:58+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Regarding Brazil, $AZO continues to operate 14 stores. $AZO's plans are to grow to about 25 total stores by the end of FY18. $AZO's performance continues to improve and gives the company optimism about the long-term future of this market. If success is proven, this market has the potential to be much larger than Mexico.

$AZO {{ '2017-12-06T19:57:48+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AZO's Mexico stores continued to perform well. $AZO opened 5 new stores during 1Q18 ending the quarter with 529 stores. $AZO expect to open about 40 new stores in FY18. $AZO said Mexico's business was challenged throughout 2016 and 2017 by a weakening peso foreign exchange rate relative to the U.S. dollar.

$HRB {{ '2017-12-06T15:54:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$HRB {{ '2017-12-06T13:54:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HRB expects continued improvement in client trajectory in FY18, leading to modest revenue growth and margins consistent with the prior year. Seasonal expenses increased in 2Q18, but the company expects to continue last year's improved financial performance this fiscal year.

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