$SIAL (Sigma-Aldrich Corp)

$SIAL {{ '2015-10-30T14:13:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Life science company $SIAL said it agreed to acquire Duolink product portfolio from Olink Bioscience. The acquisition includes intellectual property, sales, marketing and manufacturing assets.

$WST {{ '2017-07-20T12:45:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WST's BoD approved a 4Q17 dividend of $0.14 per share, a 7.7% increase over the $0.13 per share declared for each of the four preceding quarters. The dividend is payable on Nov. 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on Oct. 18, 2017.

$ASH {{ '2017-07-20T11:26:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASH's BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.225 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on Sept. 15, 2017, to shareholders of record on Sept. 1, 2017. As of June 30, 2017, there were 62.4MM shares of its common stock outstanding.

$ASH {{ '2017-07-19T20:47:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASH elected Susan Main and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson as new members of its BoD. This  brings the size of the board to 11 directors. Main has served as SVP and CFO of $TDY, and Kathleen is EVP and global chief human resources officer at $WBA.

$CSL {{ '2017-07-05T13:25:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Diversified manufacturing firm $CSL has acquired Drexel Metals, a provider of metal roofing systems. Drexel will now operate as a unit within Carlisle Construction Materials, the roofing and waterproofing products wing of $CSL.

$WSO {{ '2017-07-03T12:43:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO BoD declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.25 on each outstanding share of its common and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable on July 31, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 17, 2017. $WSO also approved a 19% increase in the annual dividend rate to $5 per share.

$SJM {{ '2017-06-30T12:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Branded food company $SJM has nominated Dawn C Willoughby and Kirk L Perry to its BoD. Willoughby currently serves as EVP and COO of $CLX. Earlier, Willoughby held various positions in sales management at Procter & Gamble Company. Perry is the President of $GOOGL's Brand Solutions. Prior to joining Google, he had worked in Procter & Gamble Company.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T18:35:45+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

While $AYI sees the lighting market in North America growing modestly in the second half of calendar 2017, the company expects the price of certain LED components to continue to decline though at a decelerating pace.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T18:28:26+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

"We currently expect to spend approximately 2% of revenues in capital expenditures in fiscal year 2017," said CFO Ricky Reece as $AYI posted 3Q17 results.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T13:11:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

"Softness in demand in the North American lighting market that began in the third calendar quarter of 2016 will continue through the remainder of the calendar year," said CEO Vernon J. Nagel, while $AYI posted 3Q17 results.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-29T13:08:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's net sales rose 5% to $891.6MM in 3Q17 with net income jumping 11% to $82.2MM or $1.90 per diluted share. Adjusted diluted EPS rose 4% to $2.15 in the quarter.

$AYI {{ '2017-06-27T20:36:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $AYI declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share, payable on August 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on July 18, 2017.

$WSO {{ '2017-06-21T12:12:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO said its Carrier Enterprise business unit, a JV between $WSO and Carrier, has acquired 35% ownership of Russell Sigler. Consideration for the purchase was about $63.6MM paid in cash. The investment continues $WSO's strategy to partner with well-established businesses and represents an investment in the important Western U.S. region.

$WHR {{ '2017-06-20T21:38:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Jeff Fettig, $WHR Chairman and CEO since 2004, will step down as CEO and continue in his role as Chairman of the BoD. The Board has elected Marc Bitzer, the company's current President and COO, to succeed Fettig as CEO. These changes will become effective October 1.

$WHR {{ '2017-05-31T14:00:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WHR said it is filing safeguard petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission to address the repeated efforts by Samsung and LG to evade the US trade laws. The move comes after the government found residential washers were being unlawfully imported and dumped into the country by Samsung and LG, against the interest of local manufacturers.

$RAVN {{ '2017-05-26T10:50:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RAVN BoD approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per share. The dividend is payable July 21, 2017, to shareholders of record on July 7, 2017.

$WHR {{ '2017-05-25T14:06:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WHR completed expansion of its Greenville, Ohio factory distribution center. The project builds upon $WHR's commitment to American manufacturing and reinforces Greenville as the global hub of the company's small appliances business.

$RAVN {{ '2017-05-23T19:43:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 2018, $RAVN expects to spend $10-12MM in capital expenditures. $RAVN believes the difference in spending in 1Q and the full year will support the growth initiatives that it has, and depend on CapEx investments for this year and next year. $RAVN plans to continue to invest R&D at a similar rate as it did in 1Q18 and same for selling expenses.

$RAVN {{ '2017-05-23T19:38:36+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$RAVN's international revenue for 1Q18 increased from last year, driven by ATD. For long-term, the company said it is pursuing 12-15% international sales in the 3-year to 5-year range. The company expects that it has got stronger opportunities in certain international markets for ATD.

$RAVN {{ '2017-05-23T19:34:58+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$RAVN said it will continue to return capital to shareholders through dividend policy and also being opportunistic with share repurchases. Over long-term, $RAVN expects a payout ratio of 30-40% on dividend on prior year earnings and with the growth in earnings that it has seen to this point and expects to go back into that range in time in future.

$RAVN {{ '2017-05-23T19:31:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$RAVN said it has got $50MM in cash on the balance sheet and the profitability improvements that the company is driving through all three divisions, coupled with its intense focus on net working capital efficiencies is resulting in strong free cash flow generation. $RAVN has an unused $125MM revolving credit facility at its disposal.

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