$SLGN (Silgan Holdings Inc.)

$SLGN {{ '2016-10-17T14:54:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SLGN commenced a modified Dutch auction tender offer to purchase up to $250MM of its common stock. In addition, the company's BoD authorized it to buy back up to an additional $300MM of its common stock, effective through December 31, 2021.

$HAE {{ '2017-10-18T15:38:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HAE elected Robert Abernathy to its BoD. Abernathy has led major medical businesses in North America and Europe with Halyard Health, Inc. Abernathy served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Halyard Health Inc., a $KMB spinoff medical technology company specializing in important patient health care needs.

$SON {{ '2017-10-16T17:20:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SON declared a $0.39 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on Dec 8, 2017, to shareholders as of Nov 10, 2017.

$WHR {{ '2017-10-16T17:06:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WHR's BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $1.10 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on Dec. 15, 2017, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 17, 2017.

$POL {{ '2017-10-12T21:29:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$POL declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per share on the common stock outstanding, representing a 30% increase. The dividend will be paid on January 10, 2018 to stockholders of record on December 15, 2017. On an annualized basis, the dividend will increase from $0.54 to $0.70 per share on the common stock outstanding.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-05T21:02:47+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI's board reviews its dividend policy each quarter and the company feels comfortable with where the dividend is now. $AYI continues to see really significant growth opportunities, when looking at over the last 6-7 years, the company has deployed in acquisitions using both cash and stock, but close to a range of a billion or two.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-05T20:54:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI's adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses for 4Q17 decreased by 15.2MM from last year. The decrease was primarily due to lower incentive compensation expense, partially offset by greater salary and healthcare cost due to continued investment in additional head count that support and drive its tiered solution strategy.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-04T12:58:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI expects growth rate for lighting and building management solutions in the North American market, which includes renovation and retrofit activity and comprises over 97% of revenues, will be up low single-digits for FY18, reflecting expected rebound in 2H18. $AYI sees FY18 tax rate of about 35.5% and capital expenditures of about 2% of sales.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-04T12:56:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI remains bullish regarding the company's prospects for continued future profitable growth. The company expects to see some volatility in demand among certain sales channels and geographies, including possible short-term volatility due to the recent hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-04T12:54:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's gross margin for 4Q17 declined 100 basis points to 42.5% from last year. Higher warranty expense and labor costs were primarily responsible for the lower gross profit margin. Adjusted selling, distribution & administrative expenses lowered 250 basis points due to a decline in incentive compensation expense.

$AYI {{ '2017-10-04T12:51:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI reported a 9% jump in 4Q17 earnings driven by higher sales. Net income rose to $90.5MM or $2.15 per share from $82.9MM or $1.89 per share last year. Net sales grew 3.5% to $957.6MM, on a 4.5% increase in volume, partially offset by a 1% net unfavorable change in product prices and mix of products sold. Adjusted EPS increased 15.4% to $2.55.

$PKG {{ '2017-10-02T22:08:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PKG has completed its acquisition of the assets of Sacramento Container Corporation and 100% of the membership interests of Northern Sheets, LLC and Central California Sheets, LLC in a cash-free, debt-free transaction. Funding for the $265MM purchase price came from available cash on hand.

$WSO {{ '2017-10-02T12:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO BoD has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.25 on each outstanding share of its Common and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable on Oct 31, 2017 to shareholders as on Oct 16, 2017.

$BLL {{ '2017-09-27T14:08:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BLL said it will cease food can production at the company's Springdale, Arkansas, tinplate food and aerosol packaging manufacturing plant during 4Q17. The Springdale plant will continue to produce and assemble aerosol cans, cut and coat flat sheet steel, and produce components used by other Ball food and aerosol facilities.

$BLL {{ '2017-09-27T13:41:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Packaging solutions provider $BLL said it will stop food can production at its packaging manufacturing plant in Akansas during 4Q17, due to dwindling demand. The company will be using its remaining plant resources for the aerosol business. Employees affected by the restructuring will be provided benefits.

$TPX {{ '2017-09-25T13:02:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TPX, a manufacturer of bedding products, appointed Bhaskar Rao as EVP and CFO, effective October 13, 2017. Rao joined Tempur Sealy in 2004 after spending nine years in a public accounting firm. He replaces Barry Hytinen who has chosen to step down to pursue other opportunities, effective October 13, 2017.

$PKG {{ '2017-09-13T11:55:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PKG BoD approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record as of Sept. 15, 2017 with a payment date of Oct. 13, 2017.

$VRTV {{ '2017-09-05T14:09:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTV has completed the acquisition of All American Containers. The acquisition provides $VRTV additional marketing, selling and distribution channels into the growing US rigid packaging market. All American Containers had trailing twelve month revenues of approx. $225MM as of June 30, 2017.

$BLL {{ '2017-08-31T11:06:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BLL said it will cease production at its Birmingham, Alabama, Chatsworth, California, and Longview, Texas, beverage packaging plants in 2018. $BLL will also begin construction on a new, state-of-the-art beverage packaging facility in Goodyear, Arizona, which is expected to begin production in 2Q18.

$PKG {{ '2017-08-25T21:49:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PKG declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share on its common stock, payable October 13, 2017, to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2017.

$BLL {{ '2017-08-22T21:00:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BLL has closed a purchase agreement with The Prudential Insurance Company of America for a group annuity contract that will transfer payment responsibility liabilities for retirement pension benefits owed to approx. 11,000 Ball and Rexam retirees in the U.S. Through this, Ball will cut its projected pension benefit obligation by approx. $220MM.

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