LXK

LXK

Lexmark International, Inc. board of directors approved an increase of the quarterly dividend per shares of Lexmark Class A Common Stock by $0.05 per share to $0.30 per share from the previous $0.25 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 15, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 1, 2012.
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CAT

CAT

Caterpillar Inc. continues to expect FY 12 sales and revenues to be in a range of $68 to $72 billion and capital expenditures to be about $4.00 billion. The Company now expects FY 12 EPS to be about $9.50, up from its previous guidance of $9.25 at the middle of the sales and revenues range. The Company provided this guidance in 1Q 12 earnings release.
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YUM

YUM

Yum! Brands Inc. now expects FY 12 EPS growth of at least 12%, or at least $3.22, excluding special items compared to the prior guidance of EPS growth of at least 10%. This guidance was provided along with 1Q 12 financial results.
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NCR

NCR

NCR Corporation announced select preliminary financial results for 1Q 12 and raised its FY 12 guidance. The company now expects FY 12 YoY revenue growth at constant currency to be in the range of 11% to 13%, up from prior range of 7% to 9%; GAAP income from operations of $366 to $381 million, up from $360 to $375 million; non-pension operating income of $570 to $585 million, up from $560 to $575 million; GAAP EPS of $1.48 to $1.55, up from $1.47 to $1.54; and non-GAAP EPS of $2.40 to $2.47, up from $2.36 to $2.43.
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DOW

DOW

The Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors declared a 28% increase in the 2Q 12 dividend, from $0.25 per share to $0.32 per share. The dividend will be payable on July 30, 2012 to shareholders of record on June 29, 2012.
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VMW

VMW

VMware Inc. expects 1Q 12 revenues to broadly meet or slightly exceed prior guidance range of $1.015 to $1.040 billion. The guidance was provided along with its announcement of executive changes.
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BBY

BBY

Best Buy Co., Inc. announced that Brian Dunn has resigned as CEO and director. There were no disagreements between Mr. Dunn and the company on any matter relating to operations, financial controls, policies or procedures. Director G. Mike Mikan has been named interim CEO to lead the company while a search for a new CEO is underway. Richard Schulze, the founder of Best Buy, continues to serve as chairman. Mikan, who will remain on the board while serving as interim CEO, has been a Best Buy director since April 2008.
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F

F

Ford Motor Company now expects FY 12 U.S. sales to be in the range of 14.5 to 15 million, up from 13.5 to 14.5 million at the beginning of this year.
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