$WTW (Weight Watchers International, Inc.)

$WTW {{ '2016-09-13T11:19:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Weight management services provider $WTW said it has stated search for a new CEO as James Chambers will be resigning as CEO and as a director, effective Sept. 30. Thilo Semmelbauer, who had previously been $WTW's COO until 2008, has been elected to company's BoD.

$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.

$CAR {{ '2018-01-16T14:50:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Based on preliminary data $CAR estimates that for FY17, revenue is expected to increase to about $8.85Bil and expects pretax income to be between $205-215MM. $CAR also expects adjusted EBITDA to be within the range of $730-740MM.

$IT {{ '2018-01-16T14:26:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451Bil in 2018, an increase of 7.5% from $419Bil in 2017. $IT predicts that component shortages, a rising bill of materials and the resulting prospect of having to raise average selling prices will create a volatile market through 2018.

$IT {{ '2018-01-16T14:03:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5% from 2017. Enterprise software continues to exhibit strong growth, with worldwide software spending projected to grow 9.5% in 2018, and it will grow another 8.4% in 2019 to total $421Bil. The devices segment is expected to grow 5.6% in 2018.

$IT {{ '2018-01-16T12:52:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451Bil in 2018, an increase of 7.5% from $419Bil in 2017. Price increases for both DRAM and NAND flash memory are lifting the overall semiconductor market outlook.

$IT {{ '2018-01-11T23:01:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.6MM units in 4Q17, down 2% from 4Q16. 2017 PC shipments surpassed 262.5MM units, down 2.8% from 2016. In the US, PC shipments surpassed 15.2MM units in 4Q17, down 8% YoY. PC shipments in EMEA were 21.8MM units in 4Q17, down 1.4% YoY.

$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.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-04T15:19:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As part of its Healthcare NExT initiative, $MSFT partnered with Seattle-based biotech firm Adaptive Biotechnologies. Microsoft and Adaptive will build a universal blood test that will screen a person's human immune system using the former's AI and machine learning technologies. Microsoft had invested an undisclosed amount for this partnership.

$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.

$UNF {{ '2018-01-03T13:39:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UNF's Core Laundry Operations produced 1Q18 revenues of $373.8 million, up 6.2% from the prior year period. Specialty Garments segment reported revenue of $28.4MM, up 27.2% YoY. This improvement was primarily due to increased outages and project-based activity in the US and Canada.

$UNF {{ '2018-01-03T13:34:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Uniform provider $UNF reported 21% growth in its 1Q18 results, helped by higher revenues. Net income rose to $34.2MM, or $1.67 per share, compared to $28.2MM, or $1.38 per share during 1Q17. Revenue during the quarter rose 7.7% YoY to $415.8MM, helped by growth in its biggest segment Core Laundry.

$XOXO {{ '2018-01-02T13:16:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XOXO named Jeffrey Yin as General Counsel, reporting to CEO Mike Steib and serving on XO Group's executive team. Most recently, Yin served as the General Counsel of The Alberleen Group, a boutique investment bank and family office.

$AMZN {{ '2017-12-26T14:47:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN celebrated its biggest holiday season. Prime membership continued to grow this holiday. In one week alone, more than 4MM people started Prime free trials or began paid memberships. More than 1Bil items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide this season, with Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick being the top-selling products.

$CAG {{ '2017-12-22T18:27:34+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$CAG has been on a buying spree in order to strengthen its position, mainly in the snacks space. During 2Q18, it completed the $250MM acquisition of Angie's Artisan Treats, the maker of Angie's Boom Chicka Pop. The company also entered into an agreement to acquire Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin business. The deal is expected to close in early FY18.

$GOOG {{ '2017-12-22T12:16:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

“Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of the board of directors of $GOOG $GOOGL, has decided to step down. He will take up the role of Technical Advisor to the firm. Schmidt, who has been serving Alphabet for the past 17 years, will continue to serve on its Board. It is expected that the Board will appoint a non-executive chairman at the next meeting.”

$GIS {{ '2017-12-21T19:44:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

On tax front, as $GIS sees with any increase in earnings, the company will evaluate several uses for the utilization. The company will look at brand investment, capital investment, merger & acquisition and clearly cash return to shareholders. $GIS' long-term expectations on how the company is going to drive the business haven't changed.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-21T19:42:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Looking ahead to 2H18, $GIS expects to continue driving good performance on frozen meals, led by strong demand in K-12 schools for its healthy delicious and easy-to-prepare meal solutions. And the company likes the prospects for its Stuffed Waffle, which meets many C-store's consumers desires for convenience and great taste.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-21T19:29:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 2018, $GIS said the yogurt innovation has been tremendously successful thus far, led by Oui by Yoplait, which already makes up almost 10% of its U.S. yogurt portfolio. Oui's glass jar and unique positioning really standout on shelf, which has helped drive strong consumer trial and $GIS is seeing an acceleration in repeat purchases.

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