$ESND (Essendant Inc.)

$ESND {{ '2016-02-16T23:58:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SPLS and $ODP said they would sell more than $550MM in their large corporate contract business and related assets to Illinois-based office supplier $ESND. Essendant will pay Staples approx. $22.5MM. "We're pleased to reach this agreement with Essendant as we continue to work to complete the acquisition of Office Depot," said $SPLS CEO Ron Sargent.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT, the 3rd largest market cap firm in US after $AAPL and $GOOGL, reported a profit that doubled in the tech giant's final quarter of 2017. The strong performance was boosted by growth in Cloud and Office businesses. GAAP net income surged 109% to $6.5Bil. GAAP EPS spiked up 112% to $0.83, aided by tax benefits. Non-GAAP EPS grew 42% to $0.98.

$GPP {{ '2017-07-20T21:06:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GPP BoD declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.45 per unit on all of its outstanding common and subordinated units, or $1.80 per unit on an annualized basis, for 2Q17. The distribution is payable on Aug. 11, 2017, to unitholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 4, 2017.

$PYPL {{ '2017-07-20T19:23:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PYPL announced a partnership with $JPM that will make it easy to add Chase cards via Chase Pay to PayPal accounts, and will soon offer customers the option of paying with Ultimate Rewards points when linked through Chase Pay at $PYPL’s online merchants. $PYPL will also be able to process payments on ChaseNet, a closed-loop payment network.

$TMUS {{ '2017-07-20T19:10:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$TMUS is currently looking at options to return capital to shareholders, mainly through share buyback. Plans are afoot to institute a modest quarterly dividend.  One of the focus areas is to build the customer base, which would contribute to long-term churn reduction. T-Mobile is close to securing 600MHz radio products compatible with 5G network.

$TMUS {{ '2017-07-20T18:19:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$TMUS said it is all set to launch America’s first nationwide 5G network in the 2019-2020 period.  Around 500 new T-Mobile stores will be opened by year-end, with the aim of bringing the entire country under coverage. The company expects to record double-digit growth in its wireless revenues in fiscal 2017.

$PYPL {{ '2017-07-20T15:44:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Payment services provider $PYPL and $C have expanded their strategic agreement for broadening consumer payment choices. The partnership will allow Citi card-members to use their ThankYou Points to pay for all or part of purchases when shopping online through the PayPal gateway in US. The facility will be launched next year.

$BNED {{ '2017-07-20T15:12:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Ushering in a change of guard, $BNED has announced that its CEO Max Roberts is set to retire and has tendered his resignation effective Sep 19, 2017. He will be replaced by Michael Huseby. Huseby will also serve as Chairman of the BoD, after having served as Executive Chairman of the BoD since 2015.

$AAPL {{ '2017-07-20T12:48:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In regard with its battle against $AAPL, $QCOM has filed patent infringement complaints against the iPhone maker with both the International Trade Commission and in Federal Court in the US. The ITC investigation is expected to commence in August and the case will be tried next year.

$TMUS {{ '2017-07-19T22:23:47+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$TMUS T-Mobile US Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:27:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 4Q17 $QCOM expects its revenue to be in the range of $5.4-6.2Bil. The company expects its diluted EPS to be about $0.55-0.65 and non-GAAP EPS to be in the range of $0.75-0.85. This guidance does not include QTL revenues related to the sale of $AAPL products by Apple’s contract manufacturers

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:23:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$QCOM's 3Q17 results were negatively impacted due to the actions taken by $AAPL's contract manufacturers, who failed to fully report and not pay royalties due on the sales of $AAPL products. Due to this the company did not provide certain metrics of its QTL business, which include total device sales and related estimated ranges of device shipment.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:08:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$QCOM, that is facing several litigation issues, posted 40% drop in 3Q17 earnings, mainly due to the bitter legal battle with $AAPL, who did not report and pay royalties. Revenues fell 11% YoY to $5.4Bil. Net income were $0.9Bil, or $0.58 per share, down 40% from $1.4Bil, or $0.97 per share in 3Q16. Excluding items, $QCOM earned $0.83 per share.

$TMUS {{ '2017-07-19T20:54:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TMUS raised its guidance of branded postpaid net customer additions for fiscal 2017 to the 3-3.6MM range from the earlier outlook of 2.8-3.5MM. The forecast of adj. EBITDA has been increased to $10.5-$10.9Bil from $10.4-$10.8Bil. Meanwhile, the company maintained guidance of cash purchases of property and equipment in the  $4.8-$5.1Bil range.

$TMUS {{ '2017-07-19T20:44:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TMUS reported net customer additions of 1.3MM in 2Q17, bringing the total customer count to 69.6MM. Branded postpaid phone churn dropped by 17bps to a record low of 1.1%.  The company’s services revenues grew 8% YoY to a record-high of $7.4Bil in second quarter.

$TMUS {{ '2017-07-19T20:35:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Telecom giant $TMUS said its profit surged to $581MM in 2Q17 on a marked growth in revenues. Earnings per share climbed to $0.67 from last year's $0.25. The 10% gain in revenue reflects a larger customer base, which rose more than 1MM for the 17th straight quarter. T-Mobile, a competitor of Verizon, reported significant postpaid and prepaid customer additions.

$AAPL {{ '2017-07-19T12:49:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Isabel Ge Mahe, VP of Wireless Technologies, has been named $AAPL's VP and MD of Greater China business, reporting to CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams. In this newly created role, Ge Mahe will provide leadership and coordination across Apple’s China-based team. She will assume her new role, based in Shanghai, later this summer.

$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.

$V {{ '2017-07-18T15:19:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

To boost digital and mobile payments, $V and $PYPL extended their partnership in Europe as they have done in the US and Asia-Pacific regions. PayPal will use its banking license in Europe to offer Visa accounts. Visa and PayPal already extended their partnership in early April across Asia-Pacific to accelerate digital and mobile payments.

$PYPL {{ '2017-07-18T14:38:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PYPL acquired multi-channel bill payment processor TIO Networks Corp. for $2.64 per share in cash or an approx. $238MM equity value. TIO will operate as a separate service within $PYPL under the leadership of Hamed Shahbazi, VP of Bill Pay & General Manager, PayPal Canada Bill Pay Services, reporting to John Kunze, VP of $PYPL.

$WRK {{ '2017-07-17T20:42:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WRK completed its acquisition of the assets of Island Container Corp. and Combined Container Industries LLC, which together are independent producers of corrugated boxes, sheets and point-of-purchase displays.

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