$UVV (Universal Corporation)

$UVV {{ '2016-05-24T17:54:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UVV said its BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.53 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on Aug. 8, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 11, 2016.

$PM {{ '2018-01-16T12:44:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Tobacco firm $PM has announced its decision to delist its shares from French stock exchange Euronext Paris. The request for delisting has been approved by the BoD of Euronext. Pursuant to the delisting, shares listed on Euronext will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

$WWE {{ '2018-01-10T17:57:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WWE and Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad, a Malaysian and ASEAN digital-first media and lifestyle company, will extend their partnership with a new agreement to continue airing WWE programming, including flagship programs Raw and SmackDown. Astro will also continue offering WWE Network as a premium channel.

$FSP {{ '2018-01-05T19:49:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FSP declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.19 per share of common stock for the period October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, payable on February 8, 2018 to stockholders of record as of January 19, 2018.

$XOXO {{ '2018-01-02T13:16:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XOXO named Jeffrey Yin as General Counsel, reporting to CEO Mike Steib and serving on XO Group's executive team. Most recently, Yin served as the General Counsel of The Alberleen Group, a boutique investment bank and family office.

$ANDE {{ '2017-12-21T14:40:18+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ANDE's BoD declared 1Q18 cash dividend of $0.165 per share. The dividend is payable on Jan. 23, 2018 to shareholders of record on Jan. 2, 2018. The cash dividend is increasing from 16 cents to 16.5 cents. There are about 28.3MM common shares outstanding.

$PM {{ '2017-12-12T16:40:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PM released its latest Scientific Update for Smoke-Free Products, a regular publication on its research efforts to develop and assess a range of smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes. The company will make data and results from the non-clinical and clinical program around its smoke-free product, IQOS, available to the public by early 2018.

$PM {{ '2017-12-07T19:09:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Tobacco giant $PM said its board of directors have declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.07 per common share. The dividend is payable on January 11, 2018, to shareholders of record on December 21, 2017.

$MO {{ '2017-12-07T14:06:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MO's BoD declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.66 per common share. The dividend is payable on Jan. 10, 2018, to shareholders of record as of Dec. 21, 2017. The ex-dividend date is Dec. 20, 2017.

$ANDE {{ '2017-11-28T16:14:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANDE, a diversified manufacturing company, said Rasesh Shah will retire as President of its Rail Group in July 2018. He will be succeeded by Joseph McNeely. Previously, McNeely served as President and CEO of FreightCar America. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial, manufacturing and distribution industries.

$IRT {{ '2017-11-20T21:54:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IRT entered into a seven-year, $100MM unsecured term loan agreement that will reach maturity in November 2024. The proceeds will reduce borrowings currently outstanding under the revolving portion of $IRT’s $300MM unsecured credit facility. The term loan bears interest at a spread over LIBOR, based on $IRT’s overall leverage.

$ANDE {{ '2017-11-17T13:21:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANDE appointed Jeffrey Blair as the President of the Plant Nutrient Group, effective Dec. 4, 2017. Blair replaces Bill Wolf who previously announced his retirement. Blair and Wolf will work together through the end of the year to ensure a smooth leadership transition.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-08T20:02:24+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$YUM has more than doubled its system sales since its spin-off from $PEP in 1997, growing operating profit more than six times and selling to nearly 60% of restaurants outside the US. In terms of the return, $YUM stated that a $10,000 investment in the company at the time of spin-off would be worth $170,000 currently.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-08T19:53:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In process of revamping Pizza Hut, $YUM has announced an addition of 14,000 new delivery drivers by the end of 2017 and has executed other operational enhancements design to make the delivery system more efficient. The company has also launched the Hut Rewards Loyalty Program in Aug., and is confident the investment will pay off in the long run.

$UVV {{ '2017-11-07T20:43:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UVV's BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.55 per share on its common stock, payable on Feb. 5, 2018 to shareholders of record on Jan. 8, 2018. Also, the Board approved a program for the repurchase of up to $100MM of its common shares. $UVV currently has about 25.1MM common shares outstanding.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-02T15:35:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM’s pizza chain Pizza Hut has struggled in recent quarters due to heavy competition, mainly from $DPZ. But its effort to turn around the franchise through more advertising and promotions are finally paying off. Notably, $YUM revitalized KFC in 2015 to boost deflated sales, after which the chicken chain saw 13 quarters of same-store sales growth.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-02T15:19:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM saw same-store sales rise across its brands for 3Q17 with Pizza Hut breaking a five-quarter streak of declining sale. Same-store sales (restaurants open at least a year) rose 4% for KFC, 1% for Pizza Hut and 3% for Taco Bell. The company’s overall revenue fell 5%, reflecting the spinoff of its China business last November.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-02T12:46:58+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$MO {{ '2017-10-27T18:14:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MO said it is building a very strong competitive advantage in digital marketing and it continues to invest there. The company continues to invest in the equity behind its brands. And obviously, as the FDA has now set the new direction with respect to reduced-risk products, $MO has to make investments there in order to compete effectively.

$MO {{ '2017-10-27T18:11:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Through the first nine months of 2017, $MO paid shareholders more than $3.5Bil in dividends and increased the dividend in August. $MO repurchased nearly $2.4Bil in shares, leaving $576MM in the program as of Sept. 30. $MO expects to complete the program by the end of 2Q18.

$MO {{ '2017-10-27T18:09:29+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

FDA also stated its intention to explore a product standard relating to nicotine, a possibility since the act became law in 2009, and for which $MO's Philip Morris USA has been preparing. As the FDA itself acknowledged, developing such a standard will be a long and complex process requiring significant stakeholder comment and engagement.

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