$MNRO (Monro Muffler Brake Inc.)

$MNRO {{ '2016-05-19T12:12:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $MNRO expects sales to be in the range of $0.98-1.01Bil and diluted EPS to be in the range of $2.05-2.20. For 1Q17, the company anticipates sales to be in the range of $230-240MM, with comparable store sales to fall 8.0% to 5.0%. Diluted EPS for 1Q17 is expected to be between $0.47-0.51 vs. $0.57 in 1Q16.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-26T17:21:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $GWW declared a cash dividend of $1.28 per share, payable on Sept 1, 2017, to shareholders as on Aug 14, 2017.

$GWW {{ '2017-07-25T21:44:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW has appointed Beatriz R. Perez, SVP & Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer of $KO, to its Board of Directors.

$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.

$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.

$GT {{ '2017-07-13T21:18:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Directors of $GT have declared a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable September 1, 2017, to shareholders as on August 1, 2017. The payout represents an annual rate of 40 cents per share.

$GPI {{ '2017-07-05T13:14:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Automotive retailer $GPI will acquire UK-based rival Beadles Group Ltd, which consists of seven brands across 12 dealerships. The brands include Jaguar, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Skoda, Toyota, Vauxhall, and Kia. The dealerships, which will continue to operate under the Beadles name, are expected to generate approx $330MM in annualized revenues.

$MNRO {{ '2017-06-28T17:08:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MNRO elected lead director Robert Mellor as independent Chairman of the BoD. Robert Gross, Executive Chairman, will retire from the Board and the company at the conclusion of the annual shareholder meeting on Aug. 15, 2017.

$MNRO {{ '2017-06-28T17:04:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MNRO elected Brett Ponton as its next President and CEO. Ponton most recently served as CEO of American Driveline Systems, the parent company of AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care. Ponton will succeed John Van Heel, who has decided not to renew his long-term contract when it expires on Oct. 1, 2017.

$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.

$LPT {{ '2017-06-13T18:33:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LPT announced that James A. Kurek has been named VP, Information Technology Officer. Mr. Kurek comes to $LPT from D H Corporation where he was SVP of Infrastructure and Operations. He has also worked with Razor Technology and SunGard Financial Systems.

$LPT {{ '2017-06-07T14:51:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LPT said $DPZ has signed a long-term lease at its latest project in Central New Jersey. The 182,000 sq-ft industrial building features modern tilt-up construction, two drive-in doors and energy-efficient lighting.

$LPT {{ '2017-05-24T21:28:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LPT announced that its board of trustees has declared a cash dividend of $0.40 per share on the company’s common shares of beneficial interest for 2Q17. The dividend will be payable on July 15, 2017 to shareholders of record on July 3, 2017.

$AAP {{ '2017-05-24T13:19:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AAP said that it has not increased the CapEx estimate of $250MM in 2017 because of the increase in the productivity goal. This amount will be spent for IT, new stores and maintenance.

$AAP {{ '2017-05-24T12:58:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 2017, $AAP expects the operating performance impact of the collective actions will be weighted towards the back half of the year. From Jan. 1, 2017, the excess tax benefit for stock-based compensation is recognized as a component of tax expense instead of equity. This change resulted in a decrease in tax expense and a increase in EPS in 1Q17.

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