$PZZA (Papa John's International Inc.)

$PZZA {{ '2016-01-19T15:59:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pizza makers $PZZA said, as part of its expansion plan, it has signed a development agreement to open over 100 restaurants in Madrid, Spain and is all set to open its first unit during 2Q16. The company also said it is currently looking for expansion in other areas of France, Poland, Czech Republic and Belgium.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$WEN {{ '2017-07-20T13:29:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WEN's BoD on July 19 lifted the size of the Board from 11 to 12 members and elected Kristin Dolan to serve as a director of the company, effective immediately. Most recently, she served as COO, a role in which Dolan led all aspects of the company's cable operations.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$SONC {{ '2017-07-06T20:19:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SONC declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per share of common stock to be paid to shareholders as on August 9, 2017, with a payment date of August 18, 2017. Additionally, the company has a share repurchase authorization for up to $173MM of its common stock through August 31, 2017.

$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.

$TWX {{ '2017-06-30T19:22:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TWX has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.4025 per share. The dividend is payable on August 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of July 10, 2017. Consistent with its merger agreement with $T, Time Warner has aligned the timing of its dividend with that of AT&T’s dividend.

$NKE {{ '2017-06-30T12:06:36+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$NKE said that on the $AMZN partnership, it's a small pilot currently and not much can be spoken about the future plans. The company will continue to work with the retailer and if it sees success then it will work on to build the plan to scale it.

$ADBE {{ '2017-06-29T16:26:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADBE announced new voice analytics capabilities in Adobe Analytics Cloud that enable brands to deliver more customer experiences. Through Adobe Analytics Cloud, brands can capture and analyze voice data for all major platforms including $AMZN's Alexa, $AAPL's Siri, $GOOG's Google Assistant, $MSFT's Cortana and Samsung Bixby.

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Wednesday, July 19 2017 - 3:00pm
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Tuesday, June 27 2017 - 12:30pm
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Thursday, June 22 2017 - 9:00pm
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Thursday, June 15 2017 - 12:30pm
ZOES (Zoe's Kitchen, Inc.)
Thursday, May 25 2017 - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, May 16 2017 - 9:00pm
WFM (Whole Foods Market, Inc.)
Wednesday, May 10 2017 - 9:00pm
WEN (The Wendy's Company)
Wednesday, May 10 2017 - 1:00pm
ARMK (Aramark)
Tuesday, May 9 2017 - 2:00pm
G (Genpact Limited)
Thursday, May 4 2017 - 8:30pm
PZZA (Papa John's International Inc.)
Wednesday, May 3 2017 - 2:00pm
ARCO (Arcos Dorados Holdings, Inc.)
Wednesday, May 3 2017 - 2:00pm
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Wednesday, May 3 2017 - 12:30pm
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Thursday, April 27 2017 - 9:00pm
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