$SZMK (Sizmek Inc.)

$SZMK {{ '2016-08-30T11:08:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SZMK and Vector Capital said Solomon Merger Subsidiary Inc. began tender offer for all common shares of $SZMK at price of $3.90 per share, net to seller in cash without interest. The offer and withdrawal rights are scheduled to expire at end of Sept. 26, 2016, unless extended or earlier terminated. Upon completion, $SZMK to become private.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$WY {{ '2017-07-19T13:20:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WY said it is implementing a solution to address concerns regarding its TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection product. The recent customer feedback regarding an odor in certain newly constructed homes is related to a recent formula change to the Flak Jacket coating that included formaldehyde-based resin.

$GS {{ '2017-07-19T11:22:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GS advised a number of important transactions that were announced during 2Q17, including $BCR's $24Bil sale to $BDX. $AMZN's $13.7Bil acquisition of $WFM, and $DFT's $7.6Bil merger with $DLR.

$WYN {{ '2017-07-18T17:00:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WYN acquired Minnesota-based AmericInn hotel brand and its management company, Three Rivers Hospitality, from Northcott Hospitality for $170MM. AmericInn's portfolio consists of 200 primarily franchised hotels with about 11,600 rooms in 21 states, predominately in the Midwestern U.S., Ohio Valley, and Mountain states.

$SZMK {{ '2017-07-18T16:20:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SZMK agreed to buy $FUEL for $2.60 per share in cash, which represents an enterprise value for $FUEL of about $145MM. An affiliate of $SZMK, backed by Vector Capital, will begin a tender offer for all outstanding shares of $FUEL. The transaction is expected to close in 3Q17.

$OMC {{ '2017-07-18T14:10:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Corporate communications firm $OMC has named Gracia Martore an independent director, effective immediately. The appointment of Martore, who retired as President and CEO of $TGNA recently, expands the BoD to 13 directors. Currently, she serves on the BoD of The Associated Press, FM Global, United Rentals and WestRock Company.

$OMC {{ '2017-07-17T17:46:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OMC company TBWA said its subsidiary MFG has appointed Julia Porter Plowman as Managing Director. Most recently, Plowman served Wieden Kennedy Global Group as Account Director. Earlier, she worked as COO of non-profit entity World Pulse and as Managing Director of social innovation design startup Context Partners.

$CAR {{ '2017-07-17T13:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Car Rental operator $CAR said it has integrated $AMZN’s voice platform Alexa to allow travelers to book and manage car rental reservations with ease.  Avis is the first car rental company to offer the service.

$OMC {{ '2017-07-14T11:44:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Corporate communications firm $OMC has declared a quarterly dividend of 55 cents per its common share. The dividend is payable on October 10, 2017, to shareholders of record on September 22, 2017.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-12T13:51:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said on Prime Day 2017, held on July 11, sales surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Prime Day 2017 event grew by more than 60% compared to 2016, and sales growth by small businesses and entrepreneurs was even higher. Purchases made on Prime Day 2017 were more than 50% higher than the prior year.

$WSM {{ '2017-07-10T14:42:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

PBteen, a member of $WSM portfolio of brands, launched an exclusive home decor partnership with ivivva, the athletic apparel brand created by lululemon and inspired by active girls. The collection is available online with prices ranging from $29.50 to $1,175.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-10T11:06:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN plans to open a new fulfillment center in Orlando, Fla. When the site opens in 2018, $AMZN will create 1,500 new full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-05T13:32:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN will create 1,500 full-time hourly associate roles at its first Utah fulfillment center in Salt Lake City. Employees at the 855,000-plus square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

$NKE {{ '2017-06-30T12:06:36+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$NKE said that on the $AMZN partnership, it's a small pilot currently and not much can be spoken about the future plans. The company will continue to work with the retailer and if it sees success then it will work on to build the plan to scale it.

$ADBE {{ '2017-06-29T16:26:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADBE announced new voice analytics capabilities in Adobe Analytics Cloud that enable brands to deliver more customer experiences. Through Adobe Analytics Cloud, brands can capture and analyze voice data for all major platforms including $AMZN's Alexa, $AAPL's Siri, $GOOG's Google Assistant, $MSFT's Cortana and Samsung Bixby.

$MSFT {{ '2017-06-29T14:47:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In an undisclosed deal, $MSFT acquires an Israel-based cloud management firm Cloudyn. The Telaviv-based startup raised $20MM from investors so far. Cloudyn's tool works with cloud computing services like Microsoft's Azure, $AMZN's AWS and $GOOGL's Google Cloud. This deal will help Microsoft Azure customers to manage and optimize their cloud usage.

$MKC {{ '2017-06-29T14:14:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

When asked whether $MKC has got a chance to grow its presence in $WFM as a result of the $AMZN-$WFM merger, McCormick stated that it is well positioned based on the relationship with Amazon. The company added that it is under-represented at Whole Foods with some of $MKC's secondary brands in distribution.

$WY {{ '2017-06-28T20:36:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WY plans to voluntarily withdraw its common stock from listing on the Chicago Stock Exchange, but will continue to be listed on the NYSE. This was made to eliminate the costs and duplicative administrative requirements associated with dual listings. The withdrawal is expected to be effective on or about July 20, 2017.

$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.

$AMZN {{ '2017-06-27T13:22:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said Alcatel is also expanding its lineup in the program with three new devices: the Alcatel IDOL 5S for only $199.99, the Alcatel A50 for only $99.99 and the Alcatel A30 PLUS, available for only $79.99 for Prime members. Motorola's recently announced Moto E4 will be offered at $99.99 for Prime members.

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