Day: December 9, 2015

Accelerate Diagnostics Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AXDX) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 5,588,236 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $17.00 per share. All of the shares are being sold by Accelerate Diagnostics. The gross proceeds to Accelerate Diagnostics from the offering, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $95.0 million. The offering is expected to close on or about December 15, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Accelerate Diagnostics has granted the underwriters

Sprott Announces Expiry Date of January 15, 2016 in Offers for Central Goldtrust and Silver Bullion Trust

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sprott Asset Management LP (“Sprott” or “Sprott Asset Management”), together with Sprott Physical Gold Trust (NYSE:PHYS) (TSX:PHY-U) and Sprott Physical Silver Trust (NYSE:PSLV) (TSX:PHS-U), today announced that the expiry times of the Sprott offers for Central GoldTrust (“GTU”) (TSX:GTU-UN) (TSX:GTU-U) (NYSE:GTU) and Silver Bullion Trust (“SBT”) (TSX:SBT-UN) (TSX:SBT-U) (collectively, the “Sprott offers”) have been extended to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on January 15, 2016. Sprott was informed by the trustees of GTU and their independent counsel that January 15, 2016 is the earliest possible date for a special meeting of GTU unitholders in

Overstock.com Discontinues Sale of "Hover board" Self-Balancing Electric Scooters

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Due to growing safety concerns around “hover board” self-balancing electric scooters, Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) has made the decision to discontinue selling these items, effective immediately. “Customer safety is always our top priority,” said Overstock.com General Counsel and Senior Vice President Mitch Edwards. “With the continued emergence of news reports highlighting safety concerns with ‘hover board’ self-balancing electric scooters, we have made the decision to remove all similar products from our website as a precautionary measure.” To further emphasize the company’s commitment to customer safety, Overstock.com has individually contacted customers who have

Sprott Announces Expiry Date of January 15, 2016 in Offers for Central Goldtrust and Silver Bullion Trust

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sprott Asset Management LP (“Sprott” or “Sprott Asset Management”), together with Sprott Physical Gold Trust (NYSE:PHYS) (TSX:PHY-U) and Sprott Physical Silver Trust (NYSE:PSLV) (TSX:PHS-U), today announced that the expiry times of the Sprott offers for Central GoldTrust (“GTU”) (TSX:GTU-UN) (TSX:GTU-U) (NYSE:GTU) and Silver Bullion Trust (“SBT”) (TSX:SBT-UN) (TSX:SBT-U) (collectively, the “Sprott offers”) have been extended to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on January 15, 2016. Sprott was informed by the trustees of GTU and their independent counsel that January 15, 2016 is the earliest possible date for a special meeting of GTU unitholders in

Stornoway Announces Second Quarter FY2016 Results

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX:SWY) (the “Corporation” or “Stornoway”) announced today its second quarter results for the three months ended October 31, 2015. Second Quarter FY2016 Highlights (All quoted figures in CAD$) Progress at the Renard Diamond Project continues in line with the planned schedule and budget. Incurred costs and commitments at the quarter-end totaled $472.0 million, or 58% of budget. Construction progress stood at 53% compared to a plan of 49%, with detailed engineering substantially complete. On site manpower during the month of October averaged 432 workers, of which 22% were Crees

Stornoway Announces Second Quarter FY2016 Results

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX:SWY) (the “Corporation” or “Stornoway”) announced today its second quarter results for the three months ended October 31, 2015. Second Quarter FY2016 Highlights (All quoted figures in CAD$) Progress at the Renard Diamond Project continues in line with the planned schedule and budget. Incurred costs and commitments at the quarter-end totaled $472.0 million, or 58% of budget. Construction progress stood at 53% compared to a plan of 49%, with detailed engineering substantially complete. On site manpower during the month of October averaged 432 workers, of which 22% were Crees

CKP SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notify Investors of Class Action Involving Checkpoint Systems Inc. and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of January 11, 2016 — CKP

NEW YORK, Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the District of New Jersey on behalf of investors who purchased Checkpoint Systems Inc. (NYSE:CKP) securities between March 5, 2015 and November 3, 2015. Click here to learn about the case: http://docs.wongesq.com/CKP-Info-Request-Form-1028. There is no cost or obligation to you. The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made false and misleading statements and failed to disclose material information, with respect to the accounting for its quarterly income tax provisions. On November

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notify Investors of Class Action Involving Eros International Plc and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of January 12, 2016 – EROS

NEW YORK, Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the District of New Jersey on behalf of investors who purchased Eros International Plc (NYSE:EROS) securities between June 17, 2014 and October 30, 2015. Click here to learn about the case: http://docs.wongesq.com/EROS-Info-Request-Form-1030. There is no cost or obligation to you. According to the complaint, throughout the Class Period defendants issued materially false and misleading statements to investors and/or failed to disclose that: (i) the Company’s reported earnings significantly overstated the economic viability of

EMx Capital Strategies LLC Announces Corporate Finance Mandate by Comunidades que Renacen

NEW YORK, Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EMx Capital Strategies LLC is proud to announce it has been awarded a mandate by Comunidades que Renacen SAPI de CV, Mexico’s leading acquirer and developer of low income distressed residential real estate, to assist the company with strategic corporate finance advisory and fund raising services. Comunidades que Renacen is a Social Impact and Urban Regeneration company based in Tijuana, Baja California that operates under the brand name Provive.  Its business is to buy, repair and sell homes in low income housing developments and then help build strong and active communities.  Provive,

Student Transportation Inc. Discloses Share Buy Back Transactions Under Normal Course Issuer Bid Program

WALL, N.J., Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Student Transportation Inc. (STI) (TSX:STB) (NASDAQ:STB), North America’s most trusted and largest independent provider of student transportation services, announced today that for the period of December 4, 2015 to December 8, 2015, it purchased 116,106 of its common shares pursuant to the normal course issuer bid (NCIB) program. Decisions regarding any additional repurchases will be based on market conditions, share price and other factors, including opportunities to invest capital for growth. In addition, STI officers and directors have bought additional common shares in the market over the last few months reflecting their

Biosolids & Organics Management Leader Lystek Launches Educational Video Series

Attention: Business, economic, agriculture and environmental reporters/editors CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lystek International proudly announces the release of a new educational video series highlighting its role as a leader in biosolids & organics management. The videos aim to educate and inform audiences about the company’s vision, environmental stewardship and innovative solutions for responsible management of these valuable resources. The video series presents Lystek’s turn-key solutions for the reduction of “waste” and costs and shows how they are contributing to the circular economy through safe and sustainable diversion practices. Lystek offers multiple “wins”, both economically and environmentally

Colliers International Declares Inaugural Semi-Annual Dividend on Common Shares

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Colliers International Group Inc. (“Colliers“) announced today that its board of directors has declared a semi-annual cash dividend on the outstanding Subordinate Voting Shares and Multiple Voting Shares (together, the “Common Shares“) of Colliers of US$0.04 per Common Share. This dividend is the inaugural dividend to be paid by Colliers since it became an independent public company on June 1, 2015. The dividend is payable on January 8, 2016 to holders of Common Shares of record at the close of business on December 31, 2015. The dividend is an “eligible dividend” for Canadian

INVESTOR ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Remind Investors of Class Action Involving SouFun Holdings Ltd. and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of December 29, 2015 – SFUN

NEW YORK, Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Southern District of California on behalf of investors who purchased SouFun Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:SFUN) securities between May 20, 2015 and October 27, 2015. Click here to learn about the case: http://docs.wongesq.com/SFUN-Info-Request-Form-994. There is no cost or obligation to you. The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants issued materially false and misleading statements to investors and/or failed to disclose that: (1) SouFun Holdings employees routinely created “fake contracts”; (2) Defendants were

INVESTOR ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Remind Investors of Class Action Involving Marchex, Inc. and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of January 18, 2016 – MCHX

NEW YORK, Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Southern District of New York on behalf of investors who purchased Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHX) securities between March 19, 2014 and September 18, 2014. Click here to learn about the case: http://docs.wongesq.com/MCHX-Info-Request-Form-975. There is no cost or obligation to you. The complaint alleges that throughout the class period, defendants issued materially false and misleading statements to investors and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Allstate sought to switch its business with Marchex to a

Cobis Corp Announces Latin American Partnership with McorpCX, a Global Customer Experience Solutions Leader

Quito, Ecuador, Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Financial Service solution provider Cobis System Corporation announced today its partnership with leading customer experience solutions company McorpCX (OTCQB:MCCX), to provide digital customer experience management software and services to the financial service community throughout Latin America. The partnership combines Cobis’ banking services suite (COBIS UFS) and Mcorp’s customer experience expertise and tools to help Cobis clients in over 15 countries better create, deliver and monitor the seamless, omni-channel experiences their customers increasingly demand. “Providing a seamless, omni-channel customer experience is one of the most significant strategic movements underway in Banks across Latin

Adventist Health System Selects athenahealth to Support and Enhance Physician Care

WATERTOWN, Mass. and ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services and mobile applications for medical groups and health systems, and Adventist Health System (AHS), one of the largest health care systems in the nation, today announced that AHS will utilize athenahealth’s electronic health record (EHR), practice management and patient engagement services to support 1,600 of its employed physicians. Recognized as a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System is a faith-based organization spanning ten states that supports the full care continuum. “After an extensive evaluation

Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Financial Results

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:OLLI) (“Ollie’s” or the “Company”) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended October 31, 2015. Third Quarter Summary: Total net sales increased 16.4% to $174.6 million;   Comparable store sales increased 3.2%;   The Company opened 13 new stores, ending the quarter with 200 stores in 17 states. This represents an increase of 15.6% in total number of stores from the third quarter of fiscal 2014; Adjusted EBITDA increased 18.2% to $20.0 million (adjusted EBITDA is not a measure recognized under generally accepted accounting principles

INTL FCStone Inc. Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and 2015 Annual Financial Results

Record Annual EPS of $2.87, up 193% Record Annual Net Income of $55.7 million, up 189% Annual ROE of 15% NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — INTL FCStone Inc. (the ‘Company’) (NASDAQ:INTL), a diversified global financial services organization delivering financial products, advisory and execution services, today announced its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended September 30, 2015. Sean M. O’Connor, CEO of INTL FCStone Inc., stated, “We achieved very strong results for the fourth quarter which was a record in almost every respect. With a very strong Q4 result we achieved our

Star Gas Partners, L.P. Reports Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Star Gas Partners, L.P. (the “Partnership” or “Star”) (NYSE:SGU), a home energy distributor and services provider, today filed its fiscal 2015 annual report on Form 10-K with the SEC and announced financial results for the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and year ended September 30, 2015. Three Months Ended September 30, 2015 Compared to Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 For the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter, Star reported a 24.8 percent decrease in total revenue to $167.2 million, compared with $222.4 million in the prior-year period. The top line decline was primarily due

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana Announces Approval of Stock Repurchase Program

SHREVEPORT, La., Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana (NASDAQ:HFBL) announced today that its Board of Directors at their meeting on December 9, 2015, approved the Company’s sixth stock repurchase program. The Company’s fifth stock repurchase program was completed on November 25, 2015.  The new repurchase program provides for the repurchase of up to 102,000 shares, or approximately 5.0% of the Company’s outstanding common stock, from time to time, in open market or privately negotiated transactions. Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana is the holding company for Home Federal Bank which conducts business from its