Day: October 7, 2015

VDart, Inc. Receives the Distinguished Honor of Class III Supplier of the Year 2015 Award

ATLANTA, Oct. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VDart, Inc. a global technology staffing solutions provider has been named as the top Class III Supplier of the Year 2015 by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) during the organization’s 40th Anniversary celebration and Spirit of Alliance Awards held on October 3rd at the 200 Peachtree in downtown Atlanta. VDart is an outstanding example of a stellar technology business in the state of Georgia with a proven track-record as one of fastest-growing IT staffing firms in the nation. As a certified minority business enterprise, VDart has been successfully mentored by Delta

Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

HOUSTON, Oct. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTX) (“Allegiance”), the holding company of Allegiance Bank, a Texas state chartered bank, announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 2,600,000 shares of common stock at $21.00 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $54.6 million. Shares are expected to begin trading tomorrow, October 8, 2015, on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol “ABTX.”  Allegiance has granted the underwriters for the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 390,000 shares of common stock to cover overallotments, if any. Robert W. Baird & Co.

WAYFAIR, INC. SHAREHOLDER ALERT:  Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP Announces Shareholder Class Action Against Wayfair Inc. — W

RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) (“Wayfair” or the “Company”) on behalf of purchasers of the Company’s securities between October 2, 2014 and August 31, 2015,  inclusive (the “Class Period”). For additional information about this lawsuit, or to request information about this action online, please visit http://www.ktmc.com/new-cases/wayfair-inc. Wayfair shareholders who wish to discuss this action and their legal options are encouraged to contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP (Darren J. Check, Esq., D.

Targa Resources Partners LP Prices Public Offering of Series A Preferred Units

HOUSTON, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Targa Resources Partners LP (“Targa Resources Partners” or the “Partnership”) (NYSE:NGLS) announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 4,400,000 of its 9.00% Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units (“Series A Preferred Units”) at a price of $25.00 per unit. The Partnership has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 660,000 Series A Preferred Units from the Partnership at the public offering price less the underwriting discount. Distributions on the Series A Preferred Units will be payable from and including the date

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notify Investors of Class Action Involving Super Micro Computer, Inc. and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of November 3, 2015 – SMCI

NEW YORK, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Northern District of California on behalf of investors who purchased Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI) securities between September 15, 2014 and August 31, 2015. Click here to learn about the case: http://docs.wongesq.com/SMCI-Info-Request-Form-818. There is no cost or obligation to you. The complaint alleges that Super Micro failed to disclose during the Class Period that the Company improperly recorded expenses in its financial reports such that its reported net income was misstated. On

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notify Investors of Class Action Involving Pier 1 Imports, Inc. and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of October 26, 2015 – PIR

NEW YORK, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Northern District of Texas on behalf of investors who purchased Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) securities between December 19, 2013 and February 10, 2015. Click here to learn about the case: http://docs.wongesq.com/PIR-Info-Request-Form-917. There is no cost or obligation to you. The complaint alleges that the Company made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose the true state of the Company’s business prospects and financial condition. On February 10, 2015, the Company

AutoZone Authorizes Additional Stock Repurchase

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO), today announced its Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of an additional $750 million of the Company’s common stock in connection with its ongoing share repurchase program. Since the inception of the repurchase program in 1998, and including the above amount, AutoZone’s Board of Directors has authorized $16.4 billion. “AutoZone’s continued strong financial performance allows us to repurchase our stock while maintaining our investment grade credit ratings,” said Bill Giles, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Information Technology and ALLDATA. “We remain committed to utilizing share repurchases within the bounds

Educational Development Corporation Announces Record Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Randall White, CEO, Educational Development Corporation (“EDC”) (NASDAQ:EDUC) (http://www.edcpub.com) today announced record net revenues for the fiscal quarter and six months ended August 31, 2015. Net revenues for the quarter ended August 31, 2015, were a Company-record $12,606,800 when compared to $6,808,200 for the same quarter last year, up 85%. Net earnings were $644,400 compared to a $3,900 net loss last year. Net revenues for the home business division, Usborne Books & More (“UBAM”) were up 152% for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, compared to the same period in fiscal

PostRock Cautions Shareholders

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PostRock Energy Corporation (OTC Pink:PSTR) announced that in light of the recent trading activity in its common stock, that the Company is reiterating its belief that its common stock has no material value or a value materially below the current market price. The Company previously announced a strategic review process to seek a sale as a whole or of individual assets.  The Company believes that the aggregate proceeds from such transactions, if completed, will be substantially less than the amount required to repay in full the Company’s outstanding debt and preferred stock

United States Navy to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What:  United States Navy will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its 240th Birthday. In honor of the occasion, Navy Captain David Wright, Professor of Naval Science NROTC Rutgers & Princeton University, will ring the Closing Bell. Where: Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET   US Navy Media Contact: CDR Corey Barker (212) 784-0131/(817) 374-0041 Corey.barker@navy.mil Nasdaq MarketSite: Will Briganti (646) 441-5012 William.Briganti@nasdaq.com Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18

Nasdaq September 2015 Volumes, 3Q15 Est. Revenue Capture

NEW YORK, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) today reported monthly volumes for September 2015, as well as quarterly volumes and estimated revenue capture for the quarter ending September 30, 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

Pzena Investment Management, Inc. Announces September 30, 2015 Assets Under Management

NEW YORK, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pzena Investment Management, Inc. (NYSE:PZN) today reported its preliminary assets under management as of September 30, 2015. AUM for month-end September 2015, month-end August 2015, and month-end September 2014 are listed below: Pzena Investment Management, Inc. Assets Under Management1 ($ billions)       As of   As of   As of     September 30, 2015   August 31, 2015   September 30, 2014 Account Type           Institutional Accounts $ 14.9     $ 15.6     $ 14.3   Retail Accounts 10.6     11.3  

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Grants Stock Options Under Inducement Program

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEGR), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for patients with debilitating rare diseases, today announced that on October 1, 2015, Aegerion granted stock options to purchase an aggregate of 56,923 shares of common stock to 14 new employees under the inducement stock option program described below. Each stock option has an exercise price per share equal to $13.19, the closing price of Aegerion’s common stock on the grant date; vests 25% on the first anniversary of the date of grant with the remaining

Mistras Group Announces Strong Results for First Quarter FY'16 and Authorization to Repurchase up to $50 Million of Stock

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Oct. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mistras Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG), a leading “one source” global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions, reported financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2016, which ended August 31, 2015. Revenues were $179.9 million, an increase of 8.0% over the prior year’s first quarter. On a constant dollar basis excluding the impact of adverse foreign exchange rates, the Company’s revenue improved by 13% over the prior year’s first quarter. Net income for the first quarter was $6.9 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared with $1.7 million or $0.06 per

Metabolix, Inc. Announces $20 Million Common Stock Purchase Agreement With Aspire Capital Fund, LLC

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBLX), an advanced biomaterials company focused on sustainable solutions for the plastics industry, today announced that it has entered into a $20 million common stock purchase agreement with Aspire Capital Fund, LLC. Under terms of the agreement, Aspire has committed to purchase up to $20 million of Metabolix’s common stock over a 30 month period beginning on the effective date of the registration statement relating to the transaction. Common stock may be sold from time to time at the company’s option under a pricing formula based on prevailing market prices

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The Buzz is Hot for $REDG – Red Giant Entertainment Inc.

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Avis is the Readers’ Choice for “Most Admired” Car Rental Company

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avis Car Rental has been named the “2015 Most Admired Car Rental Company” in the United States by readers of The Beat, the BTN Group’s daily travel business e-newsletter, which covers news about business travel distribution and technology. The Beat has more than 10,000 subscribers consisting of senior-level travel executives in travel management companies, airlines, hotels, technology companies, expense and payment companies as well as corporate travel buyers, consultants and industry analysts. The annual Beat Readers’ Choice Awards were based on a poll conducted this summer that asked readers to choose the

The Judge Group Receives 2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Judge Learning Solutions, a division of The Judge Group, has received the prestigious 2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence award for learning and development. The Judge Group is a leading professional services firm specializing in technology, talent and learning solutions. Judge Learning Solutions was honored with the bronze Brandon Hall Group award for excellence in the learning category for its programs with the National Notary Association. The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership, based upon the following criteria: fit the

BrandsMart USA and ABM to Fund $2 Million Retrofit With PACE Financing Through the Florida Green Energy Works Program

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BrandsMart USA, a retailer well known for helping shoppers find deals on home appliances & electronics, was seeking a cost-effective way to upgrade its West Palm Beach store. This time, BrandsMart is the recipient of the deal: low-cost financing for a comprehensive energy-efficiency retrofit through the Florida Green Energy Works Program. BrandsMart received $2.225 million from a private investor for the project that will include new HVAC systems, energy-efficient lighting and a new roof. ABM, one of the largest facility management services providers in the U.S., will manage the upgrade. It

RaiseMoney.com Launches Search Portal for Multi-Billion Dollar Global CrowdFund Industry

NEW YORK, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RaiseMoney.com, a search engine portal led by financial industry veterans announced today the launch of a global search directory to support the multi-billion dollar crowdfund industry and the tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, early stage and fast-growing startups, philanthropic missions and political campaigns across the globe that seek to raise money online. Prior to RaiseMoney.com, fund raisers have had few tools to easily research the rapidly growing universe of online crowdfunding platforms that promote fund raising initiatives. The RaiseMoney.com search portal lists a broad spectrum of donation-based crowdfund sites and investment crowdsourcing