$VRTV (Veritiv Corporation)

$VRTV {{ '2016-03-15T12:42:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTV's net sales for 4Q15 fell 7.5% to $2.2Bil from $2.38Bil in the previous-year quarter. Excluding the effect of foreign currency, net sales declined 6.2% from the prior year quarter. Net sales per shipping day for 4Q15 fell 7.5% from the prior year.

$AOS {{ '2017-07-20T19:46:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Water technology company $AOS said it will join the S&P 500 Index on July 26, 2017. The S&P 500 index is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S.equities. The company will be added to the GICS Building Products Sub-Industry index.

$WRK {{ '2017-07-17T20:42:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WRK completed its acquisition of the assets of Island Container Corp. and Combined Container Industries LLC, which together are independent producers of corrugated boxes, sheets and point-of-purchase displays.

$AOS {{ '2017-07-11T16:06:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AOS elected President and COO Kevin Wheeler to its BoD. Wheeler was named president and COO of the Milwaukee-based water technology company on June 1. He is responsible for its global water heater and boiler operations as well as its global water treatment business and oversees global product engineering and information technology functions.

$RRD {{ '2017-07-05T13:57:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Marketing solutions provider $RRD has signed a new agreement with healthcare company Vizient, effective this month. Under the three-year agreement, Vizient member hospitals will get access to R.R. Donnelley’s extensive end-to-end communication offerings for forms, commercial and promotional print initiatives.

$WSO {{ '2017-07-03T12:43:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO BoD 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 July 31, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 17, 2017. $WSO also approved a 19% increase in the annual dividend rate to $5 per share.

$SPLS {{ '2017-06-29T13:07:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SPLS entered into definitive agreement to be acquired by investment funds managed by Sycamore Partners for $10.25 per share in cash or about $6.9Bil. $SPLS' BoD unanimously approved the merger agreement and recommends that all $SPLS stockholders vote in favor of the transaction. The transaction is expected to close no later than December 2017.

$GEF {{ '2017-06-28T20:46:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GEF announced highlights of its 2017 Investor Day. The highlights include a 2020 operating profit before special items range of $425-465MM, and a 2020 free cash flow range of $230-270MM. Also, the BoD authorized to repurchase up to 4MM shares of class A or class B common stock or any combination of the foregoing.

$WRK {{ '2017-06-21T20:35:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WRK has agreed to acquire the assets of Island Container Corp. and Combined Container Industries LLC. $WRK will pay total consideration representing an EBITDA multiple of less than 4.5 times on a post-synergy basis. The consideration will be made in cash. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

$WSO {{ '2017-06-21T12:12:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO said its Carrier Enterprise business unit, a JV between $WSO and Carrier, has acquired 35% ownership of Russell Sigler. Consideration for the purchase was about $63.6MM paid in cash. The investment continues $WSO's strategy to partner with well-established businesses and represents an investment in the important Western U.S. region.

$WHR {{ '2017-06-20T21:38:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Jeff Fettig, $WHR Chairman and CEO since 2004, will step down as CEO and continue in his role as Chairman of the BoD. The Board has elected Marc Bitzer, the company's current President and COO, to succeed Fettig as CEO. These changes will become effective October 1.

$THS {{ '2017-06-13T17:03:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Packaged foods manufacturer $THS appointed Robert B Aiken Jr. President and COO, effective July 10, 2017. Aiken, who served as President and CEO of $ESND earlier, will succeed Dennis F Riordan who has announced his retirement. Prior to serving Essendant, Aiken was President and CEO of US Foods.

$ESND {{ '2017-06-13T12:40:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ESND appointed Richard Phillips, its Group President of Industrial, as interim President and CEO, effective immediately. Phillips succeeds Robert Aiken, Jr., who has resigned as President and CEO and as a Director to pursue an opportunity outside the company. $ESND retained independent search firm to assist in process of selecting permanent CEO.

$SPLS {{ '2017-06-12T21:22:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $SPLS declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on July 13, 2017, to shareholders of record on June 23, 2017.

$WRK {{ '2017-06-09T19:00:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WRK acquired five corrugated converting facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana from US Corrugated. The five facilities will operate as part of $WRK’s Corrugated Packaging segment. The transaction is expected to be accretive to earnings in year one.

$GEF {{ '2017-06-08T14:21:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GEF said that on the guidance of $215MM of free cash flow in 2H17, which is higher than the past six years of cash flow for second half, the company said it has also guided for improved earnings in 2H17. Therefore, the company expects its operating profit going up significantly in 2H17 and expects to turn that to cash.

$GEF {{ '2017-06-08T13:50:05+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GEF commented that on footprint optimization in Germany, the company has finished with the plant closure in 3Q17. Subsequently the company is going to evaluate the market and its ability to meet customers needs at the right levels.

$GEF {{ '2017-06-08T13:03:45+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GEF's 2Q17 gross profit increased by 4.7%, while the operating profit before special items grew by 7% YoY. Free cash flow for the quarter totaled $41.2MM, about $28MM lower YoY, driven by higher working capital.

$GEF {{ '2017-06-07T20:47:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q17, $GEF's net sales in Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services increased by $34.7MM to $624.3MM. While net sales in Paper Packaging & Services grew to $188.7MM, that from Flexible Products & Services slid to $66.6MM. In Land management, net sales were up by $1.2MM to $7.8MM, due primarily to an increase in timber sales and consulting revenues.

$GEF {{ '2017-06-07T20:44:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GEF narrowed its range for FY17 Class A adjusted EPS guidance to $2.84-3.02. The company also narrowed FY17 free cash flow guidance to $180-200MM as a result of capital expansion projects recently approved due to confidence in cash flow.

$GEF {{ '2017-06-07T20:42:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Packaging products and services company $GEF posted 5.7% rise in 2Q17 net sales to $887.4MM. Net income was $36MM or $0.61 per Class A share, compared to $31.4MM or $0.53 per Class A share a year ago. Excluding the impact of special items, net income was $0.67 per diluted Class A share.

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