$SHLD (Sears Holdings Corporation)

$SHLD {{ '2016-02-09T13:58:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SHLD forecast revenues of $7.3Bil and $25.1Bil for 4Q15 and FY15, respectively. The company forecast adj EBITDA, excluding Seritage and joint venture rents, to range between a loss of $100MM and a loss of $50MM, compared to $125MM a year ago. Kmart and Sears Domestic combined, same store sales for the quarter is expected to fall 7.1%, $SHLD said.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-18T15:01:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN has chosen 20 metropolitan areas as proposed locations for HQ2, its second headquarters. These are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, Nashville, Newark, New York City, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Toronto and Washington DC.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-18T15:01:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN reviewed 238 proposals from across the US, Canada, and Mexico to host HQ2, its second headquarters in North America. The company has chosen 20 metropolitan areas for the next phase of the process. $AMZN expects to make a decision in 2018. The company plans to invest over $5Bil and create as many as 50,000 jobs at HQ2.

$AAPL {{ '2018-01-18T12:47:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Spurred by the Republican tax reform, $AAPL said it would increase its direct contribution to the US economy to over $350Bil over the next five years. The tech giant expects to invest over $30Bil in capital expenditures in the US during this period and create over 20,000 jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one.

$WMT {{ '2018-01-17T19:48:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT has promoted Judith McKenna to the posts of President and CEO of Walmart International, effective February 1, 2018. She succeeds David Cheesewright who has decided to retire. McKenna, who currently serves as EVP and CEO of Walmart US, will report to President and CEO Doug McMillon. McKenna had joined Walmart in 1996 as CEO of its UK division.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-17T19:47:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said Amazon Music Unlimited will become available in Australia and New Zealand starting February 1, giving users access to a catalogue of more than 45MM songs and hundreds of playlists and personalised stations. New subscribers can sign up for a free 90-day trial of Amazon Music Unlimited for a limited time.

$HRB {{ '2018-01-16T22:37:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HRB and $WMT announced that $HRB will be the exclusive DIY desktop tax software provider available at Walmart stores nationwide, and sold directly by Walmart on walmart.com. This partnership makes the DIY products more convenient for clients to purchase, and prepare their taxes and get their maximum tax refund.

$DLTR {{ '2018-01-16T21:58:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DLTR announced that Stephanie Stahl has been appointed as a new independent director to the company's BoD. Ms. Stahl currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Knoll, Inc. and Chopt Creative Salad Company.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-16T15:26:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Amazon Web Services, Inc., an $AMZN company, announced that Comcast Cable has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. Comcast Cable will expand its use of AWS by migrating material workloads and building new applications on AWS.

$WMT {{ '2018-01-12T12:16:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WMT division Sam’s Club has revealed plans to convert around 12 of its closed stores into eCommerce fulfillment centers. The first center will be located in Memphis. The rest of the 63 stores identified for closure will be wound up over the coming weeks. The company plans to place its associates affected by the initiative to the nearby locations.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-10T15:44:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced the Virtual Dash Button Service (VDBS), an SDK that allows third parties to offer virtual Dash Buttons on their screened devices. Virtual Dash Buttons are shortcuts that allow Prime members to quickly find and reorder products from a selection of millions of eligible products.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-10T15:44:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN has added device makers including HP, Kenmore, 3M’s Filtrete brand, Epson, and Blustream to its Dash Replenishment program. Dash Replenishment enables smart, connected devices to measure supply consumption through inputs, including infrared and other sensor arrays. It then signals an automatic reorder of supplies before they run out.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-10T14:30:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said more than 300,000 US-based small and medium-sized businesses joined the Amazon Marketplace in 2017 and SMBs on $AMZN sold billions of items to customers around the world. Half of the items sold on $AMZN are from SMBs, many of whom choose to use Fulfillment by Amazon. In 2017, FBA shipped billions of items for SMBs worldwide.

$TUES {{ '2018-01-08T15:20:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TUES reported sales results for 2Q18. Net sales were $334MM with a comparable store sales increase of 1.6%, which was comprised of a 1.7% increase in customer transactions, slightly offset by a 0.1% decrease in average ticket.

$JCP {{ '2018-01-04T20:55:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JCP said its combined nine-week period ending Dec. 30, 2017 comparable store sales increased 3.4% over the same period a year ago. The company also reaffirmed all components of its most recent full-year financial guidance for FY17.

$M {{ '2018-01-04T15:22:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$M said it expects fiscal 2017 comparable sales, on an owned basis, to decline between 2.4% and 2.7%, and those on an owned-plus-licensed basis to drop in the range of 2% to 2.3%. Total sales are forecasted to decrease in the 3.6-3.9% range. Macy’s is currently looking for full year non-GAAP earnings per share between $3.59 and $3.69.

$M {{ '2018-01-04T15:12:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Store operator $M reported a 1% annual increase in comparable sales in November and December 2017, on an owned basis. On an owned plus licensed basis, same store sales grew 1.1%. As part of its restructuring program, Macy’s is planning to close 11 stores in early 2018, and to achieve annual expense savings of $300MM from it.

$JCP {{ '2018-01-04T13:08:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Apparel retailer $JCP has reported a 3.4% annual growth in comparable store sales during the nine-week period ended December 30, 2017. Encouraged by the strong performance, J.C. Penny reaffirmed all components of its most recent financial guidance for fiscal 2017.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-03T14:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT to acquire Pittsburgh-based data storage firm Avere Systems. The transaction terms were not disclosed. Microsoft believes that the addition of Avere Systems will add value to its cloud computing platform Azure and its customers. In March 2017, Avere closed a $14MM Series E funding in which $GOOG was one of the investors.

$ARR {{ '2018-01-03T12:03:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ARR, a real estate investment trust, has declared a cash dividend of $0.19 per share on its common stock for January 2018. The dividend is payable on January 29, 2018, to shareholders of record on January 16, 2018.

$DG {{ '2017-12-27T12:17:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DG intends to build a new distribution center in Longview, Texas and is expected to create about 400 new jobs at full capacity at the state-of-the-art facility in Gregg County. Construction should begin in early 2018.

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