$SCL (Stepan Company)

$SCL {{ '2016-02-24T15:01:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Specialty and intermediate chemicals maker $SCL said its BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend on Feb. 23 of $0.19 per common share. The dividend is payable on March 15 to stockholders of record on March 4. The company raised its quarterly cash dividend in 4Q15 by $0.01 per share, marking 48th consecutive year that it increased dividends.

$PG {{ '2018-01-23T20:57:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PG plans to continue to keep bottom-line growing and to be growing margins through productivity which will both provide fuel for reinvestment and for margin improvement. $PG really doesn't view pricing and promotion as high in terms of its options to grow business. $PG is going to be continuing to invest in business to drive margins.

$PG {{ '2018-01-23T20:52:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PG said it will continue its strong track record of cash returned to shareholders. $PG expects to pay nearly $7.5Bil in dividends this year. $PG is lifting FY18 share repurchase outlook from $4-7Bil to $6-8Bil, reflecting strong operating cash flow, continued working capital progress, and the cash benefit enabled by the Tax Act.

$PG {{ '2018-01-23T20:49:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PG had already reduced number of agencies nearly 60% from 6,000 to 2,500, saved $750MM in agency and production costs, and improved cash flow by over $400MM additional through 75 day payment terms. In next phase, $PG expects to save another $400MM reducing number of agencies by another 50% and implementing new advertising and media agency models.

$PG {{ '2018-01-23T20:48:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PG's core gross margin for 2Q18 declined 80 basis points versus year ago. 150 basis points of productivity savings were more than offset by headwinds of 90 points from higher commodity costs, 70 basis points of mixed impact, 50 basis points from pricing primarily Gillette, and 40 basis points of reinvestment in product and packaging innovation.

$PG {{ '2018-01-23T20:48:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PG said commodity prices have continued to move higher as the year has progressed approaching a $350MM after-tax impact versus year ago for FY18. $PG had expected to see higher pulp costs going into the year. These costs have continued to increase beyond initial forecast ranges with strong demand and some recent supply disruption.

$PG {{ '2018-01-23T13:59:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG lifted FY18 core EPS growth outlook to 5-8% from 5-7% versus FY17 core EPS of $3.92. This is to reflect the potential benefit from the Tax Act. GAAP EPS are expected to decrease 30-32% versus FY17 GAAP EPS of $5.59, which included the significant benefit from the Beauty Brands transaction that was completed in October 2016.

$PG {{ '2018-01-23T13:58:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG maintained its organic sales growth estimate of 2-3% for FY18. The company estimates all-in sales growth of about 3% for FY18, which includes a neutral to half-a-percentage-point benefit to sales growth from the combined impacts of acquisitions and divestitures and foreign exchange.

$PG {{ '2018-01-23T13:58:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG's net sales for 2Q18 rose 3% year-over-year. This includes a 1% positive impact from foreign exchange. Organic sales and volume both increased 2%. A 1% positive mix impact from the disproportionate growth of higher priced categories, Skin & Personal Care and Personal Health Care, was offset by a negative pricing impact of 1%.

$PG {{ '2018-01-23T13:58:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG reported a 68% drop in 2Q18 earnings due to the Beauty Brands divestiture gain in the base period and the latest quarter net income tax charge related to the recent U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Net income fell to $2.5Bil or $0.93 per share from $7.88Bil or $2.88 per share last year. Net sales rose 3% to $17.4Bil. Core EPS increased 10% to $1.19.

$PG {{ '2018-01-23T13:50:51+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$XOM {{ '2018-01-19T17:57:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XOM signed a petroleum agreement with the government of Ghana to acquire exploration and production rights for the Deepwater Cape Three Points block offshore Ghana. The company will begin exploration activities later this year.

$CL {{ '2018-01-11T22:22:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CL declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.40 per common share, payable on February 15, 2018, to shareholders of record on January 23, 2018.

$CL {{ '2017-12-18T12:57:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CL agreed to purchase professional skin care brands PCA Skin and EltaMD in two separate transactions. The terms of the deals, currently expected to close in 1Q18, were undisclosed. These transactions are expected to have no impact on earnings in FY18.

$XOM {{ '2017-12-13T17:52:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XOM announced the completion of a transaction by ExxonMobil Development Africa B.V. to buy a 25% indirect interest in Mozambique's gas-rich Area 4 block from Eni and assume responsibility for midstream operations. ExxonMobil now owns a 35.7% interest in Eni East Africa S.p.A. (to be renamed Mozambique Rovuma Venture).

$PATK {{ '2017-12-11T16:11:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Building products manufacturer $PATK said it has completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Nickell Moulding Co., which provides wooden components to the building sector, for $11MM in cash. The company expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to its earnings this year. Nickell will be operated as a stand-alone unit.

$IPAR {{ '2017-12-04T22:26:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IPAR announced that Jimmy Choo and Interparfums SA, its 73% owned Paris-based subsidiary, have entered into an amended license agreement extending their partnership through December 31, 2031. This new long-term partnership represents an opportunity to develop the beauty business for the Jimmy Choo brand.

$XOM {{ '2017-12-04T14:29:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XOM 's wholly owned affiliate, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Mauritania Deepwater Ltd., entered into a production sharing contract with the government of Mauritania for three deepwater offshore blocks C22, C17 and C14 that are located on an average of 124 miles.

$XOM {{ '2017-12-04T12:02:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XOM's BoD elected Neil Chapman to the position of SVP and member of its management committee. As successor to Chapman, the board also appointed John Verity as president of ExxonMobil Chemical Co. Both assignments are effective Jan. 1, 2018. Verity is now SVP of polymers, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.

$XOM {{ '2017-12-04T11:57:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XOM said it will combine its refining and marketing operations into a single company, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Co., in 1Q18. Bryan Milton, currently president of ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Co., has been appointed president of the combined division by $XOM's BoD, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

$DWDP {{ '2017-12-01T20:09:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Dow Chemical proclaimed that it had completed the sale of a part of its Dow AgroSciences' corn seed business in Brazil to China’s CITIC for $1.1Bil. Dow, a subsidiary of $DWDP, sold the seed business as part of the conditional regulatory approval from Brazil's Administrative Council for Economic Defense for its recently completed merger with DuPont.

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