Nike (NKE) Will Announce Q3 Fiscal Results March 22

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment, apparel, and accessories. The Beaverton, Oregon based company offers products for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities.

NIKE, Inc. will announce their third quarter fiscal 2018 results on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1:15p.m. PT after the close of regular stock market trading hours. The release of the results will be followed by a conference call hosted by NIKE management at 2:00p.m. PT.

The conference call can be accessed online at http://investors.nike.com.

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Disney Donates to Boys & Girls Clubs of America Supporting High-tech Skills In Light of Black Panther Success

Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has experienced unprecedented success so far with Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER where high-tech skills were a major theme in the plot.

In light of this success, Disney is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The donation will help expand Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs.

Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company stated, “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths. It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film, so it’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want.”

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Disney Donates $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Celebration of BLACK PANTHER

In celebration of the record-breaking success of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER, The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America …

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Dow Reveals 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation Competition

The Dow Chemical Company is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.

Dow has announced the call for entries for the 2018 30th Annual Packaging Innovation Competition. Entries for the independently judged competition can be submitted until April 12, 2018. The program was established in 1986 and recognizes companies that advocate technological advancements and enhanced customer experiences to create responsible packaging.

The program does not require the applicant to use Dow or DuPont materials in their entries, and the products must already be commercially available upon entry.

DowDupont (DWDP) reported earnings on 2/1/2018 of $0.83 per share.

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Dow Unveils the 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation Competition

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McDonald’s Reports 2017 Was A Strong Year – Declares Q1’18 Dividend

McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook stated, “2017 was a strong year for McDonald’s as customers responded to the many ways we are making their experience more convenient and enjoyable. We served more customers more often, achieved our best comparable sales performance in six years, gained share in markets around the world and made tremendous progress with growth platforms such as delivery, mobile order and pay and Experience of the Future.”

McDonald’s further highlighted the following:

  • Global comparable sales increased 5.5%, reflecting positive guest counts in all segments
  • Due to the impact of the Company’s strategic refranchising initiative, consolidated revenues decreased 11% (15% in constant currencies)
  • Systemwide sales increased 8% in constant currencies
  • Consolidated operating income increased 9% (6% in constant currencies)
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.87 decreased 40% (42% in constant currencies), reflecting a net tax cost associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“Tax Act”), which totaled $0.84 per share. Excluding the impact of the Tax Act, diluted earnings per share was $1.71, an increase of 19% (16% in constant currencies)
  • Global comparable sales increased 5.3%, reflecting positive guest counts in all segments
  • Due to the impact of the Company’s strategic refranchising initiative, consolidated revenues decreased 7% (8% in constant currencies)
  • Systemwide sales increased 7% in constant currencies
  • Consolidated operating income increased 23% (23% in constant currencies), which benefited from a gain of approximately $850 million on the sale of the Company’s businesses in China and Hong Kong. Excluding the impact of the gain, as well as current and prior year impairment and strategic charges, consolidated operating income increased 9% (9% in constant currencies)
  • Diluted earnings per share increased 17% (17% in constant currencies)
  • Returned $7.7 billion to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends. In addition, the Company announced a 7% increase in its quarterly dividend to $1.01beginning in the fourth quarter, demonstrating management’s continued confidence in the Company’s performance

On January 25, 2018, McDonald’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.01 per share of common stock payable on March 15, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2018.

McDonald’s Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2017 Results And First Quarter 2018 Cash Dividend

OAK BROOK, Ill. , Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — McDonald’s Corporation today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. “2017 was a strong year for McDonald’s as customers …..

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LaneOne Ticketing Platform Allows American Express Card Members Better Concert Experience

American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success.

American Express has announced a new agreement with the new digital ticketing platform LaneOne. With this new agreement, American Express Card Members will have direct access to prime experiences for the most desired concerts. Concert-goers will be able to buy premium concert tickets with benefits that include amazing seating, parking, and preferred entrance. Card Members have a two-week sale window to purchase their premium tickets, all located within the first 10 row, before the tickets are available to the public.

Our entertainment platform was created thirty years ago with the intent of bringing our Card Members closer to the artists they love, so we’re thrilled to introduce LaneOne’s exciting new digital ticketing platform to music lovers.” -Deborah Curtis, Vice President, Entertainment Marketing & Sponsorships at American Express.

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Coca-Cola Sets New Goal For A World Without Waste

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries, and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere.

The Coca-Cola Company is working towards a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by the year 2030. This goal comes as part of Coca-Cola’s new packaging vision for World Without Waste. The Company intends to make its packaging 100% recyclable.

“The world has a packaging problem – and, like all companies, we have a responsibility to help solve it. Through our World Without Waste vision, we are investing in our planet and our packaging to help make this problem a thing of the past.” -said James Quincey, President and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.

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Dow Collaborating to Promote Energy Efficiency and Support Sustainable Cities

The Dow Chemical Company is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.

Dow Building Solutions has introduced its joint effort with U.S. Green Building Council to provide solutions that will contribute to creating more sustainable communities and cities. Dow is seeking to establish carbon mitigation projects in built environments with an end goal to measurably reduce greenhouse gas emissions using improved energy efficiency in buildings.

Dow and U.S. Green Building Council will work together to advise two cities or communities to help achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. LEED is the world’s most widely using green building ration system.

“Many communities around the world understand the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are looking for ways to achieve this strategy. We are proud to partner with USGBC, the indisputable leader of third party green building standards and certifications, through our shared vision of creating a sustainable built environment.” -Greg Bergtold, director of advocacy for Dow Building Solutions

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Dow and the U.S. Green Building Council Work Together to Support Sustainable Cities and Promote Energy Efficiency

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New Diet Coke Flavors Will Hit The Market in 2018

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries, and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere.

The Coca-Cola Company is starting off the new year with the re-launching of Diet Coke. While the original Diet Coke flavor has not changed, four new Diet Coke flavors have been added to the family. The new flavors include Diet Coke Ginger Lime, Diet Coke Feisty Cherry, Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange, and Diet Coke Twisted Mango.

Diet Coke enthusiasts have no need to fear their drink of choice changing, but those looking to try something new certainly have plenty of options to choose from.

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What’s Happening to Diet Coke®? Oh, Nothing. And Everything.

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Procter & Gamble Quarterly Dividend Declared

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe.

The Procter & Gamble Company Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $O.6896 per share common stock, and Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable February 15, 2018 to those common stock shareholders on record at the close of business January 19, 2018. It is payable to Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock shareholders on record at the start of business January 19, 2018.

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CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.6896 per share on the Common Stock and on the Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock of the Company, payable on or after February 15, 2018 to Common Stock shareholders of record at the close..

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P&G Second Quarter Results to be Discussed In Online Webcast

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe.

The Proctor & Gamble Company announced that it will be discussing its 2017-2018 second-quarter earnings results in an online webcast. The webcast will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, starting at 8:30 a.m. eastern time. Media and investors may access the live audio webcast at www.pginvestor.com

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P&G to Webcast Discussion of Second Quarter 2017/18 Earnings Results on January 23 | P&G News | Events, Multimedia, Public Relations

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) will webcast a discussion of its second quarter earnings results on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. Media and investors may access the live audio webcast at www.pginvestor.com, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. The webcast will also be available for replay…

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