$SIAL (Sigma-Aldrich Corp)

$SIAL {{ '2015-10-20T18:03:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Life Science & Technology company $SIAL partnered with Sanger Institute to manufacture & distribute Sanger Institute's lentiviral CRISPR library. By using CRISPR, researchers can precisely understand genetic underpinnings of disease onset & progression. $SIAL is excited about the timing & synergy of this collaboration, said Shawn, Manager of $SIAL.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T14:05:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said it has been relatively acquisitive over its last 7 or 8 years and sees that is still a fundamental part of a way to deploy this excess cash flow. With regard to stock buyback, the company did buy back 2MM shares last year and $AYI has the authorization from the Board for another 2MM shares.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T14:02:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI remains bullish regarding the company’s long-term prospects for continued profitable growth, particularly as the company brings more value-added solutions to the market for both new construction and the conversion of the installed base.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:58:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI expects the price of certain LED components to continue to decline so at decelerating pace, while certain other costs, including certain components and commodity costs, especially steel prices, as well as certain employee-related costs due to further investments in associate headcount, wage inflation and health care costs all to rise somewhat.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:50:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said it has additional borrowing capacity of $244.7MM at Nov. 30, 2017 under credit facility, which does not expire until August 2019. $AYI now has authorization to repurchase up to 2MM shares of its common stock. $AYI will continue to seek the best use of its strong cash generation to enhance shareholder value.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:45:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AYI said that its specific issues in the home center/showroom channel and certain international markets, the company was still able to grow its net sales in the U.S. and Canada by about 2% in 1Q18 far outpacing the negative growth rate of the overall lighting industry.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:06:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI now sees its blended consolidated effective income tax rate for FY18 to approximate 26-28% before discrete items, compared with nearly 35% for the prior year. $AYI sees tax rate for 2Q18 to be significantly lower than the estimated full-year blended tax rate to cumulatively adjust for the 35.5% tax rate recorded for 1Q18.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:04:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI expects certain headwinds in the home center/showroom channel to continue in the near term, giving way to growth in calendar 2H18 as the company brings new solutions to key customers and expand its access to market in this important sales channel.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T13:01:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's gross profit for 1Q18 declined 2.6% year-over-year. This was due primarily to lower sales, unfavorable price/mix, and higher input costs for certain commodity-related items, such as steel, which were partially offset by lower costs for certain LED components and productivity improvements. Adjusted gross margin fell 80 basis points to 41.6%.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:58:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI's sales for 1Q18 declined 1% year-over-year. This was primarily due to a 1% decrease in sales volume and a 1% net unfavorable change in product prices and mix of products sold (price/mix), partially offset by a 1% favorable impact from changes in foreign exchange rates.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:54:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI CEO Vernon Nagel said 1Q18 sales results were below its expectations but once again better than market level performance as initial industry data suggests that the growth rate of its key end markets in North America was down low-single digits, which was in line with previous expectations.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-11T12:49:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AYI reported a 12.5% drop in 1Q18 earnings due to lower sales as well as last year's gain from sale of an investment in unconsolidated affiliate. Net income fell to $71.5MM or $1.70 per share from $81.7MM or $1.86 per share last year. Net sales declined 1% to $842.8MM. Adjusted EPS decreased 3% to $1.94.

$AYI {{ '2018-01-05T21:47:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The Board of Directors of $AYI declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share, payable on February 1, 2018 to shareholders of record on January 22, 2018.

$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.

$WST {{ '2017-12-22T12:59:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WST BoD approved 1Q18 dividend of $0.14 per share. The dividend will be paid on February 1, 2018, to shareholders of record as of January 18, 2018.

$CSL {{ '2017-12-13T15:11:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CSL announced that Jesse Singh, Chief Executive Officer of CPG International, has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

$RAVN {{ '2017-12-07T14:15:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RAVN appointed Rick Parod to the company's BoD, effective immediately. Mr. Parod served as President, CEO, and Director of $LNN from 2000 until his retirement in December 2017.

$RAVN {{ '2017-12-05T15:08:04+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$RAVN's BoD approved $25MM in stock repurchase authorization. With this additional authorization, $RAVN will have about $28MM remaining in its stock repurchase program. The board also approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of 13 cents a share, payable on Jan. 26, 2018 to shareholders of record on Jan. 12, 2018.

$CLX {{ '2017-11-28T21:58:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CLX announced the official opening of a new manufacturing facility for the company's Home Care products. Named Atlanta West, the 258,000-sq.ft. facility is adjacent to the company's existing manufacturing facility, called Atlanta Main. The opening of Atlanta West has created about 100 jobs in Clayton County.

$ASH {{ '2017-11-28T15:04:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASH is combining its nutrition business with the ingredients processing expertise of the recently-acquired Pharmachem with the goal of expanding into the fast-growing global nutraceuticals market. The combined unit, which will be called Health and Wellness, will continue to report up through $ASH’s Specialty Ingredients segment.

$ASH {{ '2017-11-28T14:08:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASH plans to nominate Jerome Peribere as a new independent director for election at its upcoming 2018 Annual Meeting. If elected, it is also intended that Peribere will serve as a member of the compensation committee. George Schaefer Jr. will not be nominated for re-election to the board.

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