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$GWW 2Q15 Call-Bill, Director IR: We expect $0.08-0.12 EPS benefit for FY15. We bought back 1.3MM shares of stock for $293MM in 2Q15. Grainger returned $373MM to shareholders including $80MM in dividends. Capital expenditures were $71MM vs. $90MM in 2Q14. We still anticipate full year capital spending of $375-425MM, & likely to be at the lower end.
Visa ($V) set to release it earning after market close today. With new CEO resigning so close to the earnings, should we expect to see any surprises? Visa has been making strong moves with Visa Europe acquisition, partnership with PayPal and a 15% increase if quarterly dividends.
Kimberly Clark Corp ($KMB) has been in decline for most of the year, the stock has also not been getting any analyst love. Will today’s earnings break the trend? Revenue has been up and down in the last four quarters, let us see what this quarter brings.
$KMB down close to 4% after it misses on earnings and revenue. Forecasts are lower for the year.