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FedEx (NYSE:FDX) trades lower after dropping profit guidance for FY18. Management indicates that escalating costs for the integration of TNT Express is partially behind the outlook revision. The cyber-attack at TNT also continues to take a toll as IT infrastructure spending is on the rise. Despite some of the headlines filtering around, FedEx expects the best year for global trade in years. The long-term view from execs is positive. FedEx earnings call transcriptFDX -1.39% AH to $213.00.
Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) provides an update about the company’s two parks in Mexico. The company says a preliminary investigation indicates damage at its new water park in Oaxtepec to a number of the structures. The theme park operator is currently assessing the extent of the damage. Six Flags will post a remediation plan and assess when the park will reopen at a later date. The damage to Six Flags' theme park in Mexico City appears to be minimal. Source: Press Release
Organic sales were 4% lower during the quarter as volume fell in the North America retail and Asia & Latin America segments. Gross margin fell 230 bps to 35.1% of sales vs. 37.1% consensus. Lower volume and higher input costs were negative factors on margins for the food giant. Profit growth was down 15% for the North America segment and 30% for the Europe & Australia segment. Looking ahead, General Mills sees FY18 organic sales falling 1% to 2% and EPS of $3.12 to $3.15 vs. $3.10 consensus.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".