Day: September 3, 2015

Client News

Quanex Building Products Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

HOUSTON, Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) a leading components supplier for the global window and door industry, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share on the company’s common stock, payable September 30, 2015, to shareholders of record on September 18, 2015. Financial Contact: Martin Ketelaar, 713-877-5402; Media Contact: Valerie Calvert, 713-877-5305 For additional information, please visit www.quanex.com

Allegiant Reports August 2015 Traffic

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allegiant (NASDAQ:ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for August 2015.  Scheduled Service   August 2015 August 2014 Change Passengers     806,133       657,307     22.6 % Revenue passenger miles (000)     749,635       623,677     20.2 % Available seat miles (000)     868,017       688,798     26.0 % Load factor   86.4 %   90.5 % (4.1) pts Departures   5,682       4,367     30.1 % Average stage length (miles)   894       919  

Photo Release — Military Family Honored by Eckrich, Walmart and Paris High School Head Football Coach

Spencer Family Surprised with One Year of Free Groceries at Walmart, Valued Over $13,000 LISLE, Ill., Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eckrich, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, Walmart and guest Steven Hohenberger, Paris High School football head coach and athletic director, honored a local military family Wednesday morning at the Walmart in Paris, Texas. A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=35835 Hohenberger surprised the family with one year of free groceries at Walmart, courtesy of Eckrich. Army Staff Sergeant Devin Spencer, his wife Christen and their three children were all in

QLT Provides Further Update on Its Proposed Acquisition of InSite Vision Incorporated

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — QLT Inc. (NASDAQ:QLTI) (TSX:QLT) (“QLT” or the “Company”) announces that it has been advised by InSite Vision Incorporated (“InSite”) that InSite has received a second unsolicited offer from the multi-national pharmaceutical company which initially made an unsolicited offer, as announced in QLT’s press release on August 10, 2015, to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of InSite (the “New Proposal”). The New Proposal is only subject to due diligence regarding the recently filed BromSiteTM patent lawsuit. InSite has further advised QLT that the board of directors of InSite, in

Potlatch Board Declares Distribution on Common Stock

SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The board of directors of Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) has declared a quarterly distribution on the Company’s common stock. The distribution of $0.375 per share is payable September 30, 2015 to stockholders of record on September 16, 2015. ABOUT POTLATCH Potlatch is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with approximately 1.6 million acres of timberland in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota and Mississippi. Potlatch, a verified forest practices leader, is committed to providing superior returns to stockholders through long-term stewardship of its forest resources. The company also conducts a land sales and development business

Kirby Selects ABS as Subchapter M Solutions Provider

HOUSTON, Sept. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABS, a leading provider of maritime shipping and offshore classification services, has been selected by Kirby Corporation to provide classification and International Safety Management certification for 11 push boats. Under the requirements proposed, but not yet enacted, by the United States Coast Guard, towing vessel companies will be required to receive a Certificate of Inspection and comply with a new set of regulations relating to the construction and operations of safety equipment and recordkeeping. The proposed regulation states that adoption of ABS class with ISM certification will show compliance with the new requirements.

The Posse Foundation to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Sept. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What:  The Posse Foundation, one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in the United States, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Deborah Bial, Founder, will ring the Closing Bell.  Where: Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Friday, September 4, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET   The Posse Foundation Media Contact: David HelfenbeinDKC Public Relations(212) 981-5265David_Helfenbein@DKCnews.com Nasdaq MarketSite: Angela Tu(646) 225-0316Angela.Tu@nasdaq.com   Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C

Client News

Fogo de Chao to Open Five New Restaurants in the United States

DALLAS, Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fogo de Chão (NASDAQ:FOGO) today announced it will open five new Company-owned restaurant locations in the United States. Fogo opened its first U.S. restaurant in 1997 in Dallas, Texas, and currently operates 26 Company-owned locations across 16 states and the District of Columbia. Over the next five years, Fogo plans to grow the company-owned restaurant count by at least 10% annually, with the long term goal of at least 100 additional churrascarias in the United States, in addition to international expansion with qualified joint venture partners. The Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which specializes

Dividend Stock

Trade Street Residential Declares Pro-Rated Third Quarter Dividend of $0.082 Per Share

AVENTURA, Fla., Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trade Street Residential, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRE) (the “Company”), a vertically integrated and self-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”) focused on acquiring, owning, operating and managing high-quality, conveniently located, apartment communities in mid-sized cities and suburban submarkets of larger cities primarily in the southeastern United States and Texas, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a pro-rated third quarter cash dividend of $0.082 per share and unit, payable to holders of record of common stock and common units of the operating partnership. The dividend will be payable to stockholders and unitholders of

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. Successfully Exchanges the Suites on Paseo Mortgage Revenue Bonds

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On September 1, 2015, America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) successfully completed the exchange of the Suites on Paseo (“Paseo”) A and B mortgage revenue bonds for the deed to the Paseo land and improvements. Paseo is a 394 unit multifamily student housing residential property located near the campus of the San Diego State University.   ATAX continues to work in cooperation with Paseo’s property manager and third party bistro operator to improve Paseo’s performance. Since June 30, 2015, the occupancy rate has increased by 61%, and is now 100% occupied for the Fall

Chemung Canal Promotes Two Executive Officers

ELMIRA, N.Y., Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chemung Canal Trust Company today announced that, as part of an existing management succession plan, it has promoted Louis C. DiFabio and Thomas W. Wirth to replace the impending, year-end retirements of Richard G. Carr and Melinda A. Sartori. Mr. DiFabio, currently Executive Vice President of Retail Banking, will serve as Executive Vice President of the Business Client Services group, replacing Mr. Carr, who has held that position since July 2004. In this capacity Mr. DiFabio will oversee the Chemung Canal and Capital Bank commercial lending teams. Additionally he will provide oversight for

Globe Newswire

Sientra(R) Files S-1 Registration Statement for Proposed Follow-On Public Offering

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN), a medical aesthetics company, today filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed underwritten follow-on public offering of approximately $75 million of shares of its common stock to be sold by the company. Sientra intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional shares of its common stock. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to

PointClickCare Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PointClickCare, a leading cloud-based software platform for the senior care market, today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a preliminary prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada (except Québec) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common shares. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. PointClickCare plans to list its common shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market under

Biotech

MacroGenics to Participate in Two Upcoming Investor Conferences

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MacroGenics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGNX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, as well as autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases, today announced that its senior management will participate in two upcoming investor conferences. These two conferences include: The Citi 10th Annual Biotech Conference, which will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York; and The 2015 Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt New York.

Financial

Nasdaq August 2015 Volumes

NEW YORK, Sept. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) today reported monthly volumes for August 2015, on its investor relations website.  A data sheet showing the monthly volumes and quarterly capture rates can be found at: http://ir.nasdaq.com/monthly-reporting/ About Nasdaq Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator

Financial

EZCORP Completes Acquisition of USA Pawn in Arizona and Oregon, Increases Ownership Stake in Grupo Finmart

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has completed the acquisition of 13 USA Pawn & Jewelry Company pawn stores located in Arizona and Oregon.  This acquisition gives EZCORP presence in the Phoenix, Arizona area and in Oregon, both of which are new markets for the company.  This purchase price for this acquisition was $12.5 million in cash.  The acquisition was completed in mid-August and is expected to be accretive to EZCORP’s earnings beginning October 1, 2015. The company also announced that it has increased its ownership position in Prestaciones Finmart, S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R.

National Interstate Recognized as One of America's Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes for Fifth Consecutive Year

RICHFIELD, Ohio, Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Interstate Corporation announced that for the second year in a row it has earned a spot on Forbes 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies List. This marks five consecutive years of recognition from Forbes, as National Interstate was listed on Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies List from 2010 to 2013. To develop the Forbes lists, the accounting and governance behaviors of publicly-traded banks and insurance companies in North America are evaluated and scored on a variety of factors including their revenue and expense recognition methods. After evaluation, Forbes compiles a list of

Kite Pharma Commends Honors Conferred to Scientific Advisory Board Members for Their Significant Contributions to Medicine

Kite SAB Chair Dr. Owen Witte Reappointed to US Cancer Panel Prof. Zelig Eshhar Received Israel Prize, the Nation’s Highest Honor Dr. James Economou Elected to the National Academy of Medicine SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kite Pharma, Inc. (Kite) (Nasdaq:KITE) today commended members of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) for the honors and recognition they have received recently for their unique contributions to medicine: Owen Witte, M.D., a scientific founder of Kite and Chair of Kite’s SAB, was reappointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s three-member Cancer Panel, which monitors the development

Bottomline Technologies Announces 2nd Annual Race for a Cause

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Sept. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) today announced the company will be hosting its second annual “Race for a Cause”. The event will be held at the company’s corporate headquarters in Portsmouth, NH on Saturday, September 12th. This community event includes a 5K run/walk, a children’s 100 yard dash, and a donation drive. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Families First Health & Support Center. Families First is a nonprofit agency offering a wide variety of free or affordable health care and family support services to about 6,500 Seacoast residents each year. In addition

Client News

Epiq Systems Adopts Equity Inducement Plan to Attract Future Employees

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Epiq Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ) (“Epiq”), a leading global provider of integrated technology solutions for the legal profession, today announced that its Board of Directors has adopted the 2015 Inducement Plan (the “Plan”) in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4). The Plan reserves 200,000 shares of common stock, subject to adjustment, for the grant of inducement equity awards to individuals not previously employees or non-employee directors of Epiq. The Plan will enable Epiq to issue awards to talented individuals as an inducement to join Epiq, enabling Epiq to attract the best available