$AOS (AO Smith Corp.)

$AOS {{ '2016-08-08T18:31:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Water heating equipment maker $AOS said it completed the purchase of Texas-based Aquasana, Inc. from private equity firm L Catterton for $87MM in cash on a debt/cash-free basis. The purchase price is subject to a customary net working capital adjustment. $AOS expects the acquisition to be neutral to 2016 EPS.

$AOS {{ '2018-01-19T18:05:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $AOS approved a 29% increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.18 per share. This is consistent with the 5-year compound annual growth rate of its dividend which is over 25%. The dividend is payable on Feb. 15, 2018, to shareholders of record Jan. 31, 2018.

$EMR {{ '2018-01-18T20:45:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EMR acquired ProSys Inc., a global supplier of software and services that increase production and safety for the chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and refining industries.

$GE {{ '2018-01-17T20:56:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE Transportation signed two contracts, valued at over $900MM, with Kazakhstan's state-run railroad Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, as part of its long-term commitment to develop the country's railway infrastructure. The contracts include the delivery of 300 shunter locomotives and an 18-year service agreement.

$TGNA {{ '2018-01-16T16:09:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TGNA and $SNE entered into an exclusive, multi-year distribution agreement for TEGNA’s programming in the US and internationally. Under the terms, Sony Pictures will distribute all TEGNA owned first-run programming, including the new series “Daily Blast Live”, as well as future development.

$WSO {{ '2018-01-02T13:05:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.25 on each outstanding share of its Common and Class B common stock. The cash dividend is payable on Jan 31, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan 16, 2018.

$CNI {{ '2017-12-22T19:58:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Railroad company $CNI has decided to purchase 200 new locomotives from $GE over the next three years. Production of the locomotives will commence next year at the GE facility in Texas, and the units are expected to be delivered in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The order includes Tier-4 and Tier -3 Evolution Series locomotives.

$EMR {{ '2017-12-20T17:13:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EMR agreed to acquire Cooper-Atkins, a manufacturer of temperature management and environmental measurement devices and wireless monitoring solutions for foodservice, healthcare and industrial markets. The acquisition is expected to close within the next 60 days.

$GE {{ '2017-12-18T14:51:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Airborne Wireless Network (ABWN) entered into a Support Agreement on Dec. 14, 2017 with GE Aviation, one of $GE Business Units. ABWN anticipates that this relationship should significantly accelerate the development of ABWN's proprietary Hybrid Radio and Free-Optics Communications System to be demonstrated CY18.

$RMBL {{ '2017-12-15T12:28:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RMBL entered into a strategic partnership with $SAH. This strategic partnership enhances RumbleOn's ability to acquire quality inventory direct from consumers for the RumbleOn Marketplace. Sonic will gain access to RumbleOn's e-commerce platform to provide instant appraisals and liquidity.

$GE {{ '2017-12-07T15:43:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE Power plans to reduce its global headcount by about 12,000 positions, affecting both professional and production employees. This aligns with $GE's effort to lower overall structural costs by $3.5Bil in 2017 and 2018. The plans announced are driven by challenges in the power market worldwide.

$GE {{ '2017-12-07T15:40:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE Power plans to reduce its global headcount by about 12,000 positions, affecting both professional and production employees. The headcount reductions, combined with actions taken previously in 2017, will position GE Power to reach its announced target of $1Bil in structural cost reductions in 2018.

$EMR {{ '2017-12-04T21:49:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EMR has completed the purchase of Paradigm, a provider of software solutions to the oil and gas industry. The combination of Paradigm with $EMR’s Roxar software business creates a comprehensive Exploration & Production (E&P) software portfolio offering. Paradigm is headquartered in Houston and has more than 500 employees globally.

$PX {{ '2017-12-01T18:02:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PX and $GE's Aviation opened a new facility for their PG Technologies business, which specializes in advanced coatings that enable jet engines to withstand higher temperatures and stresses. PG Technologies is a JV between Praxair Surface Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of $PX, and GE Aviation.

$MSCC {{ '2017-11-28T22:35:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSCC has completed the acquisition of the high-performance timing business of Vectron International, a $KN company, for $130MM, excluding working capital adjustments.

$KN {{ '2017-11-28T22:07:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KN sold its timing device business to $MSCC for $130MM. The divestiture of the timing device business reduces the company's 4Q17 guidance for continuing operations by approx. $26MM in revenues and reduces GAAP and Non-GAAP EPS by approx. $0.02.

$KN {{ '2017-11-28T22:06:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KN completed the sale of its timing device business, part of the Precision Devices segment, to $MSCC for $130MM in cash. $KN expects to use a portion of the net proceeds to reduce outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility. $KN expects to reclassify the results of the timing device business to discontinued operations in 4Q17.

$GE {{ '2017-11-17T11:32:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

GE Additive, a $GE company, has acquired GeonX, a privately-owned developer of simulation software. Terms of the deal, which is aimed at strengthening $GE's software simulation capabilities, were not disclosed.

$GE {{ '2017-11-13T15:28:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As speculated over the past few weeks, $GE has decided to reduce it's quarterly dividend to $0.12 per share. This represents a 50% reduction from the current quarterly dividend of $0.24. This change will be effective beginning with the BoD's next dividend declaration, which is expected to occur in December, 2017.

$EMR {{ '2017-11-07T13:35:27+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$EMR {{ '2017-11-07T12:23:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EMR expects FY18 net sales to be up 8-10%, with underlying sales up 4-6%. The company predicts FY18 GAAP EPS of $2.66-2.86 and adjusted EPS of $2.75-2.95. As a result of the divestiture, the 1Q18 tax rate is expected to be about 40%.

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