$MHH (Mastech Holdings, Inc.)

$MHH {{ '2016-09-13T12:32:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MHH changed its name from Mastech Holdings, Inc. to Mastech Digital, Inc. with the ticker symbol listed on the NYSE MKT remaining the same. The name change will be effective Sept. 15, 2016 and is part of the company's rebranding initiative. The rebranding is accompanied by a change in the logo and a refreshed website www.mastechdigital.com.

$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.

$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.

$FCN {{ '2017-07-17T14:50:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Business advisory firm $FCN appointed Lawrence W Smith as a Senior Managing Director in the SEC & Accounting Advisory Services practice, within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment, effective August 1, 2017. Smith was a board member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He will be based in New York.

$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.

$TWX {{ '2017-07-17T11:48:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TWX's shareholders approved merger with $T. The company continues to expect the transaction to close before year-end 2017, with regulatory review of the deal underway.

$NCI {{ '2017-07-13T12:58:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NCI has expanded its global consulting capability in intellectual property and technology. Navigant will now assist clients with assessing, valuing and managing intellectual property and technology assets. Also, clients will be given expert analysis and testimony in disputes.

$FCN {{ '2017-07-13T12:48:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FCN announced the expansion of its Global Risk & Investigations Practice within its Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment with the appointment of Yaser Dajani as a Senior Managing Director to lead the practice in the Middle East and North Africa region. He will be based in Dubai.

$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.

$FCN {{ '2017-07-11T12:12:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Business advisory firm $FCN has appointed Adam Bradley as Senior Managing Director of Operational Transformation within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Earlier, Bradley was a partner in the Private Equity Performance Improvement practice at Alvarez & Marsal. He also held senior positions at Accenture and Arthur D Little.

$FCN {{ '2017-07-10T14:51:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Business advisory firm $FCN has appointed Juan Rivera as Senior Managing Director of Strategic Communications. Based in Madrid, Rivera will provide solutions to local and multinational corporations in the Spanish market. Most recently, Rivera served Llorente & Cuenca in Mexico as Managing Director.

$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.

$FCN {{ '2017-07-06T14:13:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Advisory firm $FCN has acquired CDG Group, a restructuring advisory company based in New York. The company did not disclose the terms of the transaction. As part of the deal, 19 professionals will join FTI’s Turnaround & Restructuring division in New York.

$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.

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