$CPLA (Capella Education Co.)

$CPLA {{ '2015-12-10T11:14:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Online education company $CPLA said its BoD approved a $0.02 raise in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.39 per share payable on Jan. 15, 2016 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 23, 2015. BoD also approved a $50MM increase to its share repurchase program in addition to the $6.2MM that remains under the repurchase program.

$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.

$FOX {{ '2017-07-19T15:08:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FOX added two executives to new roles in its global Human Resources group with the promotion of Julie Franke to SVP of Employer Brand and Strategic Talent Acquisition, and the appointment of Carsten von der Linden to SVP of Talent Management.

$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.

$FOXA {{ '2017-07-10T17:13:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FOXA unit and media firm Fox Networks Group named Oliver Dizon EVP of Pricing and Planning for FNG Advertising Sales. Dizon will report to FNG’s President of Advertising Revenue Joe Marchese.  Most recently, Dizon served as SVP of Sales Revenue Management and Client Services for ESPN.

$SFLY {{ '2017-07-05T20:34:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SFLY announced the appointment of Scott Arnold as President, Shutterfly Enterprise. Mr. Arnold comes to $SFLY from AppSense. He has also previously worked at Market Tools, Borland Software, and McKinsey & Company.

$FOX {{ '2017-06-27T12:51:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FOX received clearance from the Republic of Ireland's Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment for proposed acquisition of Sky. The decision follows rulings clearing the transaction on public interest grounds including plurality by authorities in all of the markets in which Sky operates outside of the UK.

$SPG {{ '2017-06-15T17:11:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Genting Simon, a joint venture between Genting Plantations and $SPG, has opened Genting Highlands Premium Outlet, its second Premium Outlet Center in Malaysia. The 278,000 sq-ft facility will feature over 130 designers and brand name stores.

$FOX {{ '2017-06-06T15:58:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FOX's FoxNext acquired Aftershock, a creator of mobile games with studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco. This marks FoxNext's first acquisition since it was formed in January. Aftershock will be led by Aaron Loeb, who joins FoxNext as President of Studios for FoxNext Games, reporting to President Salil Mehta.

$ULTA {{ '2017-05-25T21:57:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 2Q17, $ULTA expects operating margin to be flat, gross profit to be up a little bit and SG&A to be down a little bit. For 3Q17, the company estimates to have pressure on the gross profit, because of the higher rent of the stores. $ULTA expects more leverage in 4Q17.

$ULTA {{ '2017-05-25T21:38:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ULTA said that ulta.com team delivered 70.9% growth in ecommerce business during 1Q17. This was the highest quarterly growth rate for $ULTA's ecom business since 1Q14. The number of omnichannel loyalty members continue to increase and now represent 8.6% of the members. Total traffic growth was up 77% and mobile traffic rose 107%.

$ULTA {{ '2017-05-25T21:24:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 1Q17, $ULTA acquired 1.1MM net new loyalty members, bringing the ultimate rewards program to 24.5MM active members. This represents year-over-year growth of 26% due to the healthy traffic in the stores, supported by the merchandising and marketing efforts. The company expects loyalty membership to grow well above the square footage growth.

$ULTA {{ '2017-05-25T20:57:41+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ULTA Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q1 2017 highlights

$ULTA {{ '2017-05-25T20:50:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 1Q17, $ULTA opened 18 stores and closed two stores. The company ended 1Q17 with 990 stores. Square footage increased 12% to 10,433,185 compared to 1Q16.

$ULTA {{ '2017-05-25T20:47:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 2Q17, $ULTA expects net sales to be $1.257-1.278Bil and comparable sales to increase 10-12%. Diluted EPS is estimated to be $1.72-1.77.

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