Day: October 11, 2016

Hazeltree Partners with BlackRock to Automate Cash Sweeps

NEW YORK and LONDON and HONG KONG, Oct. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hazeltree, the leading provider of integrated buy-side treasury management solutions, today announced the addition of BlackRock to the expanding partner network of Hazeltree LiquidityWeb™, an integrated cash management and sweep platform. This partnership provides mutual clients an efficient way to manage cash and sweep unencumbered free cash to BlackRock money market funds. Treasurers look to BlackRock for investment solutions that seek to meet their cash needs of safety, liquidity and yield.  Over multiple interest rate cycles and varying market conditions, BlackRock has managed cash portfolios for many

Shire plc to Join the NASDAQ-100 Index Beginning October 19, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that Shire plc (Nasdaq:SHPG), will become a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index® (Nasdaq:NDX) and the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index (Nasdaq:NDXE) prior to market open on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Shire plc will replace Linear Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:LLTC) in the indexes. Shire plc is headquartered in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, and has a market capitalization of approximately $18 billion. For more information about the company, go to www.shire.com. About Nasdaq Global Indexes Nasdaq Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes since 1971. Today, our index offering spans

TripAdvisor Announces Commitment to Improve Wildlife Welfare Standards in Tourism with Industry-Leading Education Effort and Booking Policy Changes

Hundreds of Animal Attractions Where Tourists Come into Physical Contact with Captive Wild Animals or Endangered Species Will No Longer Be Bookable on TripAdvisor or Viator With endorsements from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), TripAdvisor to create a wildlife tourism education portal for travelers in partnership with top accredited trade groups, conservation organizations, academic experts, tourism experts, and animal welfare groups, including the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, ABTA – The Travel Association, Global Wildlife Conservation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), Sustainable Travel International, The TreadRight Foundation, Think

Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering

DENVER, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:XOG) (“Extraction”) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 33,333,333 shares of its common stock at $19.00 per share. Extraction was initially offering the shares at an estimated price range of $15.00 to $18.00. The shares are expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “XOG” on October 12, 2016.  In addition, Extraction has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 5,000,000 shares of its common stock.  The offering is expected to close on

American Airlines and TWU Reach Industry-Leading Agreement for Flight Instructors

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Airlines and its 300 flight crew training instructors and simulator instructors represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) have reached an agreement for a new joint collective bargaining agreement. “We have the best instructors in the business and we’re pleased to have reached an agreement that recognizes their importance and contributions to our airline,” said Kimball Stone, vice president – Flight. “It’s an honor to work alongside this talented group of men and women. We appreciate the creativity both negotiating teams brought to the collective bargaining process, and thank them

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Excess Of $100,000 Investing In Mylan N.V. To Contact The Firm Before Lead Plaintiff Deadline

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Mylan N.V. (“Mylan” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:MYL) of the December 12, 2016 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action lawsuit filed against the Company and certain officers. The lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all those who purchased Mylan stock or options between February 28, 2013 and October 7, 2016 (the “Class Period”).  The case, Van Duppen v. Mylan

UPDATE – HTG Molecular Diagnostics and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Enter Into a Master Companion Diagnostics Agreement

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:HTGM) (“HTG”), a provider of instruments and reagents for molecular profiling applications, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, have entered a broad companion diagnostics master agreement. The initial development program agreement utilizes the HTG EdgeSeq DLBCL Cell of Origin Assay in the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, M7583, selective and irreversible inhibitor of Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK), program. “We are honored to be chosen as the diagnostic development partner for Merck KGaA’s BTK program and our team is now focused on the near-term milestones.  Additionally, having a master companion diagnostic agreement

Parker to Announce Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Earnings on October 21; Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern

CLEVELAND, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it will release its fiscal 2017 first quarter earnings before the market opens on Friday, October 21, 2016, followed by a conference call at 11:00 a.m., Eastern time.  During the call, the company will discuss fiscal 2017 first quarter financial performance and respond to questions from institutional investors and security analysts.  The conference call will be webcast simultaneously on Parker’s investor information website at www.phstock.com with an accompanying slide presentation. The call also will be archived on

VW WIN Century Inc., Diversified Investment Holdings Co. based in Irvine, CA Makes Debut

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VW WIN Century Inc. (OTCQB:VWIN) an Asian and American-owned publicly traded Company, began operations in the U.S. for the first time. The Company’s founder, Dato’ Seri TeikKeng Goh (“Stanley”), VW WIN’s Chairman and Controlling Shareholder, said, “My target is to capitalize on my experience to build businesses in the U.S similar to businesses I have created in Asia, which have above average gross margins, unique industry profiles and high sustaining growth opportunities.”  The Company intends to acquire two companies that will build, own and operate sturgeon theme parks, becoming the world’s first

Blackhawk Announces Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 10, 2016. $ in millions except per share amounts   Q3’16   Q3’15   % Change (unaudited)             Operating Revenues   $ 361.6     $ 352.7       3 % Net Income (Loss)   $ (5.1 )   $ (3.6 )     (42 )% Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share   $ (0.09 )   $ (0.07 )     (29 )% Non-GAAP Measures (see Table 2) $ in millions except

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. Reports Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 & Increases Third Quarter 2016 Cash Dividend

BENSALEM, Pa., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) reported that revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2016 increased approximately 9% to $392,734,000 compared to the same 2015 period. Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $19,711,000 or $0.27 per basic and per diluted common share, compared to the three months ended September 30, 2015 net income of $17,086,000 or $0.24 per basic and per diluted common share. Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 increased approximately 9% to $1,164,097,000 compared to $1,070,767,000 for the same 2015 period. Net income for the

HTG Molecular Diagnostics and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Enter Into a Master Companion Diagnostics Agreement

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:HTGM) (“HTG”), a provider of instruments and reagents for molecular profiling applications, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, have entered a broad companion diagnostics master agreement. The initial development program agreement utilizes the HTG EdgeSeq DLBCL Cell of Origin Assay in the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, M7583, selective and irreversible inhibitor of Burton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK), program. “We are honored to be chosen as the diagnostic development partner for Merck KGaA’s BTK program and our team is now focused on the near-term milestones.  Additionally, having a master companion diagnostic agreement

Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date September 30, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the end of the settlement date of September 30, 2016, short interest in 2,325 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,507,019,393 shares compared with 7,538,279,223 shares in 2,320 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of September 15, 2016. The end-of-September short interest represents 4.16 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 5.32 days for the prior reporting period. Short interest in 769 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 678,585,637 shares at the end of the settlement date of September 30, 2016

Gladstone Land Increases its Monthly Cash Distributions and Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND) (the “Company”) announced a 3.0% increase in its monthly cash distribution on its common stock, beginning with the months of October, November and December 2016, its second such increase during 2016.  The Company also declared monthly cash distributions on its 6.375% Series A Cumulative Term Preferred Stock (the “Series A Preferred Stock”) for each of October, November and December 2016 and announced its plan to report earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. “Our goal is to increase cash distributions to keep up with, or stay

Holding Company of FNCB Bank Undergoes Name Change

DUNMORE, Pa., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First National Community Bancorp, Inc., (OTCQX:FNCB), the parent company of Dunmore-based FNCB Bank, today announced that effective October 17, 2016, the corporate name will change to FNCB Bancorp, Inc. This corresponding holding company name change better reflects the new identity of the holding company’s subsidiary – FNCB Bank. The name change does not affect the rights of the Company’s shareholders, and the Company’s common stock will continue to trade under the symbol “FNCB.”  Following the effective date of the name change, stock certificates which reflect the prior corporate name will continue to

Franklin Electric Schedules Its Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) will release its third quarter 2016 earnings at 8:00 am EDT on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. A conference call to review earnings and other developments in the business will commence at 9:00 am EDT.  The third quarter 2016 earnings call will be available via a live webcast. The webcast will be available in a listen only mode by going to: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/3qyhxcic If you intend to ask questions during the call, please dial in using (877) 643-7158 for domestic calls and (914) 495-8565 for international calls.  The

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Notifies Investors of Class Action Lawsuit And Encourages Those Who Have Losses In Excess Of $100,000 From Investment In Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. To Contact Brower Piven Before The Lead Plaintiff Deadline – FGP

STEVENSON, Md., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) (“Ferrellgas Partners” or the “Company”) securities during the period between June 1, 2015, and September 28, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”).  Investors who wish to become proactively involved in the litigation have until December 5, 2016 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff. If you wish to choose counsel to represent

Dan Rather to Headline American Middle East Institute Conference

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Former CBS News anchorman Dan Rather will headline the American Middle East Institute (AMEI) annual business conference in Pittsburgh on October 18. His on-stage remarks at Carnegie Music Hall will cap a daylong event focused on emerging health and energy opportunities in the Middle East. “We invited Dan Rather to Pittsburgh because he represents the steadiness and calm needed in current public dialogue,” said AMEI founder and CEO, Simin Curtis. Adding, “Few Americans can say they’ve seen it all, but Dan has. From covering the earliest days of the Civil Rights Movement and

MYnd Analytics, Inc. Announces Ticker Symbol Change to "MYAN"

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MYnd Analytics, Inc. (“MYnd”) (OTCQB:MYAN), which provides a unique set of reference data and analytic tools for clinicians to assist in determining the right therapeutic medication for individuals with mental health disorders, announced today the change of its OTCQB trading symbol from “CNSO” to “MYAN.” The trading symbol change is effective as of today. “The new trading symbol, which is more closely aligned with the MYnd Analytics name, is intended to strengthen the MYnd brand and increase its profile within the investment community,” stated George Carpenter, President and CEO of MYnd

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise; Current Rate is 3.37%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

SEATTLE, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.37 percent, up 5 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rose Friday to the current rate, then hovered there for the rest of the week. “Despite a weaker-than-expected jobs report, mortgage rates rose last week to their highest levels in three months amid speculation that the European Central Bank may reduce its stimulus program sooner than expected,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “This week, markets will likely focus on the tone of Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee September Meeting Minutes