Midland PaperclipsIndustry News
End User News,
Coldwater Creek Inc. today announced that it intends to offer to sell, subject to market and other conditions, shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. In connection with the offering, the Company expects to grant the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase additional shares of common stock. All of the shares will be offered by the Company.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for working capital and other capital expenditures, which may include investments in its marketing strategy and supply chain, as well as other general corporate purposes.
End User News, Earnings Release,
Grainger today reported record results for the 2011 third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Sales of $2.1 billion increased 11 percent versus $1.9 billion in the third quarter 2010. The 2011 third quarter had the same number of selling days (64) as the third quarter of 2010. Net earnings for the quarter increased 21 percent to $182 million versus $150 million in 2010. Earnings per share increased 22 percent to $2.51 versus $2.06 for the third quarter 2010.
The third quarter of 2010 included a non-cash benefit of $5 million after-tax, or $0.07 per share, from changes to the company's paid time off policy. Excluding this item, earnings per share increased 26 percent versus the 2010 third quarter.