$MFRM (Mattress Firm Holding Corp.)

$MFRM {{ '2016-08-08T13:12:38+0000' | timeago}} • Hot News

South Africa-based international retailer Steinhoff International agreed to acquire U.S. mattress retailer $MFRM for $64.00 per share in cash, or for $3.8Bil including debt. The equity value of the deal, which represents a premium of 115% over the company's closing stock price of $29.74 on August 5, is $2.4Bil.

$COST {{ '2017-10-18T17:09:33+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

Global discount retailer $COST has filed its Form 10-K with the SEC for the fiscal year ended September 3, 2017. Total cardholders at the year end was 90.3MM, an increase of 4% or 3.6MM from 2016. During FY17, paid members grew 4% to 49.4MM.

$GWW {{ '2017-10-18T13:18:39+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$GWW {{ '2017-10-18T12:21:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW now expects FY17 sales growth of 1.5 - 2.5% and EPS of $10.40 - 10.90. The midpoint of the EPS guidance remains unchanged at $10.65.

$GWW {{ '2017-10-18T12:15:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Industrial supply company $GWW's sales in 3Q17 inched up 2% to $2.6Bil, driven by volume growth in its US business. But higher costs during the quarter weighed on its earnings, which fell 13% to  $186MM, or $2.79 per share. Excluding special costs, $GWW's earnings slid 5% to $2.90 per share during the quarter.

$SONC {{ '2017-10-16T20:51:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY18, $SONC expects adjusted EPS to increase 5-10% YoY. The company expects approx. 0-2% system same-store sales growth in FY18. $SONC expects to open 70-80 new franchise drive-ins and to incur capital expenditures of $38-40MM during FY18.

$SONC {{ '2017-10-16T20:43:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SONC reported a decrease in 4Q17 earnings. Net income totaled $20.8MM or $0.50 per share compared to $25.4MM or $0.53 per share in 4Q16. Adjusted EPS was $0.45 in 4Q17. Total revenues decreased to $123.5MM from $162.1MM last year. System same-store sales decreased 3.3%.

$C {{ '2017-10-12T19:56:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$C said its card business with retailer $COST has been highly successful. "We've continued to be able to grow account balances and we've seen continued growth in the purchases. So it's still looking like an absolute winner for us," the company said.

$COST {{ '2017-10-12T18:08:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Although it is really late to enter the e-commerce club, $COST has rolled out two new e-commerce initiatives - two-day (dry grocery) and same-day delivery (both dry and fresh grocery) last week. With $AMZN’s acquisition of $WFM set to shake the grocery industry, the warehouse club Costco is looking to expand the grocery offerings over time.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-12T14:15:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN's Amazon Web Services unit and $MSFT announced a new deep learning library, called Gluon, that allows developers to prototype, build, train and deploy machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge and mobile apps. The Gluon interface works with Apache MXNet and will support Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit in an upcoming release.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-12T13:56:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN is creating more than 120,000 positions this holiday season across its US network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites. The positions are available in around 33 states including Arizona, California, Washington, New York, Ohio, Kansas and Michigan, among others.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-11T14:29:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN unveiled the new Kindle Oasis, with high-resolution Paperwhite display. The Kindle Oasis is the first waterproof Kindle, with a longer battery life and fast-charging capability. With Audible built in, users can listen to a large library of audiobooks. Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order for $249.99 and will start shipping October 31.

$RH {{ '2017-10-10T22:05:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RH announced the repayment of its $100MM second lien term loan. The annualized cash interest rate was approx. 9.5%. $RH funded the repayment with borrowings on its asset backed credit facility, which bears current annualized interest of approx. 2.75%, as well as existing cash. $RH expects a $0.05 benefit to its FY17 adjusted diluted EPS.

$RH {{ '2017-10-10T20:41:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RH repaid its $100MM second lien term loan. The annualized cash interest rate was about 9.5% as of the date of retirement. The company funded the repayment with borrowings on its asset backed credit facility, as well as existing cash on its balance sheet. $RH expects an incremental $0.05 benefit to its FY17 adjusted EPS.

$COST {{ '2017-10-05T21:38:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COST, which is aggressively expanding its operations internationally, said its 2017 sales grew 9% to $126.1Bil. As of Sept. 2017, Costco had 741 warehouses worldwide with over 227 warehouse stores abroad. Notably, Wall Street analysts envisage that $COST will open its first Brick-and-Mortar store in China, which is having a huge retail market size. (nearly $5 trillion)

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-05T21:16:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced that $GE has selected Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud provider. $GE continues to migrate thousands of core applications to AWS. Over the past few years, $GE migrated more than 2,000 applications, several of which leverage AWS’s analytics and machine learning services.

$COST {{ '2017-10-05T21:05:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Despite the change in consumer behavior towards online shopping, $COST, which is focusing on attracting more customers to its stores, reported a steady growth in 4Q17. Profit grew 18% to $919MM. $COST, which increased the annual membership fee for Gold Star and Executive members in June 2017, saw membership revenue growth of 13% in 4Q17.

$COST {{ '2017-10-05T21:01:53+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$COST Costco Wholesale Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$SPG {{ '2017-10-05T19:43:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SPG broke ground on Denver Premium Outlets in Thornton, Colorado. Denver Premium Outlets is slated to open in fall 2018. It will be the 92nd Premium Outlets center in $SPG’s portfolio, generating more than 500 construction jobs and around 700 full and part-time jobs.

$SONC {{ '2017-10-04T20:10:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SONC issued information regarding a recent payment card breach. The company said the credit and debt card numbers may have been acquired without authorization as part of a malware attack experienced at certain Sonic Drive-In locations.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-04T14:11:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced that Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in India, and that they are coming to Japan later in 2017. The devices will start shipping in India later in October, and Alexa and Echo will be available in Japan later in 2017.

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