$BCPC (Balchem Corp)

$BCPC {{ '2016-09-20T12:53:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $BCPC selected its CEO Theodore Harris as Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2017. Dino Rossi, the current Chairman, will retire from the Board at the end of this year.

$MOS {{ '2018-01-09T12:20:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MOS has completed the previously announced acquisition of Vale Fertilizantes from Vale S.A. Pursuant to the agreement, Luciano Siani Pires has been elected to Mosaic’s BoD. Pires has been Vale’s CFO since 2012.

$ACET {{ '2018-01-02T20:11:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACET's finished dosage form generics subsidiary Rising Pharmaceuticals launched the first generic for Efavirenz Capsules. This is an FDA-approved generic version of the reference listed drug, Sustiva from $BMY, which in combination with other drugs is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients.

$EMN {{ '2017-12-27T14:20:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EMN announced the mechanical completion of its coal gasification plant and that it is currently in the process of restarting. The restart is expected to enable full production of acetyls chemicals and derivatives in early 2018.

$KWR {{ '2017-12-22T13:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KWR recently acquired the remaining 45% ownership interest in its India joint venture, Quaker Chemical India Private Limited (QCIL), from its joint venture partner, Asianol Lubricants Private Limited.

$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.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-21T19:27:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GIS is planning to extend its cereal momentum in 2H18 behind some exciting innovation and platform marketing executions. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios, which launched in October is off to a great start and is turning at the top of the category. $GIS will continue to fuel this new product in 2H18 with strong in 3Q18.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-21T19:25:01+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GIS continues to expect its full-year 2018 adjusted effective tax rate to be in line with last year. At this point, $GIS has not incorporated any estimate of the impact of U.S. tax reform legislation into its guidance. And average diluted shares outstanding declined 3% in 2Q18. The company now expects shares to be down about 2% for the full-year.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-21T15:44:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $GIS declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.49 per share. The dividend is payable on Feb. 1, 2018, to shareholders of record as of Jan. 10, 2018.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-20T13:20:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GIS now expects 2018 organic net sales to be flat to down 1% compared to prior estimate of down 1-2%. Constant-currency adjusted EPS for FY18 is still expected to rise 1-2% from $3.08 earned in FY17. Constant-currency segment operating profit is still predicted to be flat to up 1%. $GIS now sees adjusted operating margin to be below last year.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-20T13:17:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GIS' net sales for the Asia & Latin America segment for 2Q18 rose 2% from last year, driven by favorable foreign currency exchange and benefits from net price realization and mix more than offsetting unfavorable contributions from volume. Organic net sales essentially matched year-ago levels.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-20T13:16:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GIS' net sales for the Europe & Australia segment for 2Q18 rose 7%, driven by favorable foreign currency exchange and contributions from volume. Organic net sales inched up 1%. Innovation, brand-building, and geographic expansion continued to drive sales and share growth for Haagen-Dazs ice cream and Nature Valley and Fiber One snacks.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-20T13:15:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GIS' net sales for the Convenience Stores & Foodservice segment for 2Q18 increased 5% to $512MM, driven by growth for the Focus 6 platforms, including frozen meals, cereal, and snacks, as well as benefits from market index pricing on bakery flour. Organic net sales rose 5%. Segment operating profit was 2% below last year, on higher input costs.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-20T13:14:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GIS' net sales for North America Retail segment for 2Q18 totaled $2.77Bil, up 1% from the prior year, primarily driven by a 7% increase for the U.S. Cereal operating unit and a 5% increase for U.S. Snacks. The Canada unit delivered 1% net sales growth in constant currency.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-20T13:12:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GIS' operating margin for 2Q18 declined 130 basis points to 17.4% from last year. Adjusted operating margin decreased 220 basis points to 17.4%, primarily reflecting lower adjusted gross margin and a 7% increase in advertising and media expense, partially offset by benefits from cost savings initiatives.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-20T13:10:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GIS reported a 11% drop in 2Q18 earnings due to higher input costs including currency-driven inflation on imported products as well as unfavorable trade expense phasing. Net income fell 11% to $431MM and EPS tumbled 8% to $0.74. Sales rose 2.1% to $4.2Bil. Constant-currency adjusted EPS declined 5% to $0.82 on lower adjusted operating profit.

$GIS {{ '2017-12-20T12:30:37+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$BCPC {{ '2017-12-15T14:55:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BCPC declared a dividend on its common stock equal to $0.42 per share, payable on January 19, 2018 to holders of record on December 27, 2017. This dividend reflects a 10.5% increase over the prior year cash dividend.

$ALB {{ '2017-12-15T11:54:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Global specialty chemicals industry leader $ALB said it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its polyolefin catalysts and components business to $GRA in cash for approx. $416MM. The organometallics and curatives portions of the Performance Catalysts Solutions business will remain with $ALB. The deal is expected to close during 1Q18.

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