$SIAL (Sigma-Aldrich Corp)

$SIAL {{ '2015-11-20T17:14:55+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

$SIAL's gross profit margin for 3Q15 rose to 51.1% from 50.4% in the previous year quarter. The increase in gross margin was primarily the result of cost leverage obtained from higher sales volume and pricing, partially offset by unfavorable impacts from changes in foreign currency exchange rates, net of hedging.

$WST {{ '2017-07-20T12:45:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WST's BoD approved a 4Q17 dividend of $0.14 per share, a 7.7% increase over the $0.13 per share declared for each of the four preceding quarters. The dividend is payable on Nov. 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on Oct. 18, 2017.

$ASH {{ '2017-07-20T11:26:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASH's BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.225 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on Sept. 15, 2017, to shareholders of record on Sept. 1, 2017. As of June 30, 2017, there were 62.4MM shares of its common stock outstanding.

$ASH {{ '2017-07-19T20:47:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASH elected Susan Main and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson as new members of its BoD. This  brings the size of the board to 11 directors. Main has served as SVP and CFO of $TDY, and Kathleen is EVP and global chief human resources officer at $WBA.

$SON {{ '2017-07-19T15:51:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $SON declared a quarterly dividend of $0.39 per share of its common stock. The dividend is payable on Sept. 8, 2017 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 11, 2017.

$SON {{ '2017-07-19T13:48:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SON announced that Philippe Guillemot has been named to its BoD. Guillemot is an independent board member and replaces Ed Lawton, who recently resigned for personal reasons.

$SON {{ '2017-07-12T16:55:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SON will once again raise prices for paper-based tubes and cores, effective from shipments, beginning July 24, 2017. The company attributed the price hike to "fundamental changes in recovered paper markets."

$CSL {{ '2017-07-05T13:25:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Diversified manufacturing firm $CSL has acquired Drexel Metals, a provider of metal roofing systems. Drexel will now operate as a unit within Carlisle Construction Materials, the roofing and waterproofing products wing of $CSL.

$WSO {{ '2017-07-03T12:43:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO BoD 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 July 31, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 17, 2017. $WSO also approved a 19% increase in the annual dividend rate to $5 per share.

$SJM {{ '2017-06-30T12:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Branded food company $SJM has nominated Dawn C Willoughby and Kirk L Perry to its BoD. Willoughby currently serves as EVP and COO of $CLX. Earlier, Willoughby held various positions in sales management at Procter & Gamble Company. Perry is the President of $GOOGL's Brand Solutions. Prior to joining Google, he had worked in Procter & Gamble Company.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T18:35:45+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

While $AYI sees the lighting market in North America growing modestly in the second half of calendar 2017, the company expects the price of certain LED components to continue to decline though at a decelerating pace.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T18:28:26+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

"We currently expect to spend approximately 2% of revenues in capital expenditures in fiscal year 2017," said CFO Ricky Reece as $AYI posted 3Q17 results.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T13:11:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

"Softness in demand in the North American lighting market that began in the third calendar quarter of 2016 will continue through the remainder of the calendar year," said CEO Vernon J. Nagel, while $AYI posted 3Q17 results.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T13:08:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's net sales rose 5% to $891.6MM in 3Q17 with net income jumping 11% to $82.2MM or $1.90 per diluted share. Adjusted diluted EPS rose 4% to $2.15 in the quarter.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-27T20:36:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $AYI declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share, payable on August 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on July 18, 2017.

$SON {{ '2017-06-26T12:30:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Packaging company $SON has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Clear Lam Packaging, a manufacturer of packaging films, for around $170MM in cash. The deal is part of Sonoco’s strategy of expanding its global flexible packaging and thermoforming plastics operations.

$WSO {{ '2017-06-21T12:12:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO said its Carrier Enterprise business unit, a JV between $WSO and Carrier, has acquired 35% ownership of Russell Sigler. Consideration for the purchase was about $63.6MM paid in cash. The investment continues $WSO's strategy to partner with well-established businesses and represents an investment in the important Western U.S. region.

$WHR {{ '2017-06-20T21:38:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Jeff Fettig, $WHR Chairman and CEO since 2004, will step down as CEO and continue in his role as Chairman of the BoD. The Board has elected Marc Bitzer, the company's current President and COO, to succeed Fettig as CEO. These changes will become effective October 1.

$SON {{ '2017-06-19T13:17:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SON said it will renew its previously announced April price increase for all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada. It said the yield on its April hike has not been sufficient to cover rising costs of raw materials.

$SON {{ '2017-06-13T12:37:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SON has restated and is implementing a previously announced price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products in the United States and Canada, effective July 10, 2017.

$WHR {{ '2017-05-31T14:00:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WHR said it is filing safeguard petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission to address the repeated efforts by Samsung and LG to evade the US trade laws. The move comes after the government found residential washers were being unlawfully imported and dumped into the country by Samsung and LG, against the interest of local manufacturers.

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