$BWLD (Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.)

$BWLD {{ '2016-02-10T15:15:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BWLD announced plans to grow R Taco fast-casual restaurant chain, which it invested in as part of strategy to partner with emerging restaurant concepts that have potential for significant growth. Currently R Taco has 11 locations serving street-style tacos in Dallas, Denver and Minneapolis/St. Paul, with plans to open in Omaha, Neb. next month.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:50:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW expects 2017 core net sales to increase by a mid single digit percentage compared to full year 2016. Also, $SHW expects incremental sales from the Valspar acquisition to be about $2.4Bil in 2017. However, the company lowered its 2017 EPS guidance to $12.30-12.70 from $13.65-13.85.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:47:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW expects 3Q17 core net sales to increase a low to mid single digit percentage compared to last year. The company predicts 3Q17 EPS of $3.70-4.10, including a $1.10 charge from costs associated with the Valspar acquisition, and includes an EPS increase of $0.40-0.60 from Valspar operations.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:45:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW's net sales in the Consumer Brands Group for 2Q17 grew 16% from last year, due primarily to the inclusion of Valspar sales for the month of June. The Performance Coatings Group's net sales climbed 48% due primarily to one month of Valspar sales, higher paint sales volume and selling price increases.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:41:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW's net sales in the Americas Group for 2Q17 increased 8.7% from last year. This was due primarily to higher architectural paint sales volume across most end market segments, the impact of the change in revenue classification and selling price increases.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:39:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW's net sales for 2Q17 increased 16% from last year. This was due primarily to the addition of Valspar sales for the month of June and higher paint sales volume in The Americas Group and the Performance Coatings Group. The change in revenue classification increased sales 2.2%.

$SHW {{ '2017-07-20T14:38:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHW reported a drop in 2Q17 earnings due to charge related to the divestiture of the Valspar North American Industrial Wood Coatings business and acquisition-related costs. Net income fell to $319.11MM or $3.36 per share from $378.06MM or $3.99 per share last year. Net sales grew to $3.74Bil from $3.22Bil.

$WEN {{ '2017-07-20T13:29:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WEN's BoD on July 19 lifted the size of the Board from 11 to 12 members and elected Kristin Dolan to serve as a director of the company, effective immediately. Most recently, she served as COO, a role in which Dolan led all aspects of the company's cable operations.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T19:32:05+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In the US segment, $GWW said it expects volume growth of 6-8% in the back half of the year, based on price changes. The company, meanwhile, did not give a month-wise update on volume growth.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T18:59:11+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GWW said its mid-size customer volume continued to accelerate throughout 2Q17 and was positive for the first time in five years during the quarter. The company added that currently, about 50% of the mid-size customer volume is on more competitive pricing.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T14:00:08+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:44:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW's sales for the US segment were up 1% YoY in 2Q17, driven by a 5 percentage point increase from volume. Canada segment sales fell 3% in US dollars, while sales for the Other Businesses increased 11% during this period.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:41:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In the US segment, $GWW's gains from the sale of assets in 2Q17 were offset by restructuring costs. The Canadian business announced plans to close 59 branches in 2017 as part of restructuring. $GWW also announced the wind-down of its business in Colombia. Restructuring items represented $1.07 per share in charges.  Excluding them, EPS decreased 5%.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:37:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW CFO Ron Jadin announced that he will be retiring at 2017-end. Jadin joined Grainger in 1998 and has served in various financial roles including as CFO since 2008.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:34:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Despite a drastic fall in earnings in 2Q17, $GWW reiterated its 2017 sales and EPS guidance of sales growth of 1-4% and adjusted EPS of $10-11.30. CEO DG Macpherson said, "Outside the US, we took aggressive action to streamline our portfolio and focus on profitable businesses. Based on what we are seeing, we are reiterating our 2017 guidance."

$GWW {{ '2017-07-19T12:26:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Industrial supplies company $GWW saw 43% fall in net earnings in 2Q17, even as sales increased 2% to $2.61Bil. The sales growth during the quarter was spurred by its continued volume growth from the pricing initiatives in the US. Net earnings were $98MM, or $1.67 per share, compared to $173MM, or $2.79 per share in the year-over period.

$FCPT {{ '2017-06-29T15:14:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FCPT's BoD elected Charles Jemley as a director of the company, effective June 28, 2017. Jemley has also been appointed to the Audit Committee. As a result of such appointment, the Board now consists of six directors, five of whom are deemed independent directors. Charles Jemley is a SVP at $SBUX.

$DRI {{ '2017-06-27T13:34:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DRI commented that on the industry in general, it is seeing some weakness in Houston and New York City, but overall the company has not seen a lot of change in the competitive landscape. On the $AMZN's acquisition of $WFM, the company believes people still want to come to restaurants and the acquisition won't have a big impact on $DRI.

$DRI {{ '2017-06-27T13:14:18+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Replying to a question on EPS guidance for 2018 and if the company is assuming the $22-27MM in synergies to close in 2018, $DRI stated that it is assuming low single-digit millions to flow into 2018 and the rest to go in to 2019.

$DRI {{ '2017-06-27T12:09:19+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$DRI Darden Restaurants Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$DRI {{ '2017-06-27T11:38:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DRI repurchased approx. $15MM of its outstanding common stock in 4Q17. In the quarter, same-restaurant sales increased 3.3%, excluding Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.

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