$IRBT (iRobot Corporation)

$IRBT {{ '2015-12-29T00:02:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IRBT said that its BoD has authorized a new share repurchase program to mitigate the dilutive impact of shares issued under the company's various employee stock & stock option plans. The company may purchase up to 1MM shares beginning Jan. 4, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016. This program replaces the current plan, which will end on Jan. 3, 2016.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T18:59:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

John Flannery, who is to be $GE's 13th CEO effective Aug 1, 2017, brushed aside concerns that the company might find itself in a state of limbo during the transition period. He said there is no operational paralysis within the team, adding robust discussions will happen in November regarding the future of course of $GE's operations.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T18:13:06+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GE reiterated its FY17 net earnings guidance of $1.60-1.70 per share on organic sales growth, which is expected in the range of 3-5%. The company added that EPS is trending to the bottom end of the projected range, as Oil and Gas continues to witness weakness.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T17:28:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Cash flow from operations, one of $GE's closely watched financial metric, plummeted 67% to $3.6Bil in 2Q17. The Boston, Massachusetts-based conglomerate said this was primarily due to the sale of its appliances division.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T12:51:53+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GE General Electric Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:43:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE CEO Jeff Immelt said, "We expect cash flow to continue to improve throughout the year. We’ve reduced our industrial structural costs year-to-date by $670MM and we are on track to meet or exceed our $1Bil cost reduction target for the year."

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:40:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Primarily due to $GE's shift of focus into industrial operations, its backlog in 2Q17 grew 2% to $327Bil, while orders increased 6% to $28.3Bil. $GE has a history of orders and backlogs growing faster than its revenue.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:38:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE's total revenue in 2Q17 fell 12% to $29.6Bil due to weakness in its Energy Connections segment, which supplies automation products to various industries including marine, mining and oil & gas. Revenue from this segment fell 27% during the quarter.

$GE {{ '2017-07-21T11:35:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q17, which marks the end of Jeff Immelt at the helm of $GE after 16 years, the multinational conglomerate posted net earnings that more-than-halved to $1.19Bil, or $0.13 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, EPS declined 45% to $0.28 during the quarter.

$AOS {{ '2017-07-20T19:46:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Water technology company $AOS said it will join the S&P 500 Index on July 26, 2017. The S&P 500 index is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S.equities. The company will be added to the GICS Building Products Sub-Industry index.

$NEM {{ '2017-07-19T20:55:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NEM elected Sheri Hickok and Molly Zhang to its BoD. Hickok is currently General Manager, Global Product Development, Onshore Wind at $GE's Renewable Energy. Zhang currently serves as a director of Cooper Standard Automotive and XG Science as a supervisory board member at GEA Group in Germany.

$AIR {{ '2017-07-19T14:54:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AIR has expanded its relationship with Dubai-based carrier flydubai by signing a long-term contract to provide comprehensive flight-hour component support for its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The airline is set to take delivery of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft ordered at the 2013 Dubai International Airshow by the end of 2023.

$LDOS {{ '2017-07-18T14:41:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LDOS received a contract from the U.S. Army to provide systems engineering, software development and integration on the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS). The single-award cost-plus incentive-fee task contract is values at more than $102MM if the options are exercised.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-18T12:18:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Kate Johnson to join $MSFT as President and Corporate VP of Microsoft US on Sept 8, 2017. Johnson currently serves as Chief Commercial Officer of GE Digital, a unit of $GE.

$LDOS {{ '2017-07-17T12:21:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LDOS received a task order from the U.S. Army to integrate, test and demonstrate the three complete Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) systems under the ARL-E program of record. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee task order has a total contract value of about $64MM if the options are exercised.

$LDOS {{ '2017-07-13T14:26:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LDOS extended its relationship with Avinor, a Norwegian airport operator, to implement and extend the Passenger Queue Measurement System (QMS) at Oslo International Airport and other airports in the Avinor group. The Passenger QMS will improve the passenger experience and terminal flow.

$AIR {{ '2017-07-12T19:32:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AIR's BoD authorized the repurchase of up to $250 million of its common stock. This new authorization replenishes the company's previous program, increasing its remaining authority of $63MM back up to $250MM.

$OA {{ '2017-07-12T17:06:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OA has signed multiple, long-term agreements with premier commercial ammunition suppliers, valued about $400MM over a three-year period. The agreements span from 2018 to 2020 and provide flexibility to optimize factory operations and best support customer needs and market demands.

$OA {{ '2017-07-12T12:54:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OA received a follow-on Rocket Motor Technical Services (RMTS) contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Targets and Countermeasures Directorate. Under the contract, $OA will primarily support MDA in the sustainment of Trident I (C4) and Orion motors for use in MDA targets and interceptor vehicles.

$AIR {{ '2017-07-11T22:11:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AIR's BoD authorized the repurchase of up to $250MM of its common stock. The stock may be repurchased in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. The repurchased stock will be held as treasury shares and may be reissued for various corporate purposes.  There is no expiration date on the stock repurchase authorization.

$AIR {{ '2017-07-11T21:17:51+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AIR stated that it expects a decent performance from its MRO business in FY18. The company believes it has good alignment in terms of customers and facilities. The Rockford facility is online and it was profitable in 4Q17. $AIR is positive on the prospects in this area.

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