Day: July 17, 2018

Global Blockchain Technologies Announces Trading of Global Blockchain Mining (FORK) on CSE

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (CSE:BLOC) (CSE:BLOC.CN) (CSE:BLOC.CNX) (FSE:BWSP) (OTC:BLKCF) (“BLOC”) is pleased to announce the commencement of trading of Global Blockchain Mining Corp. (“Blockchain Mining” or the “Company”) common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the ticker symbol “FORK” effective at the open on July 18, 2018. The Company is initially focusing on mining Bitcoin utilizing Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) mining rigs (“Bitcoin Mining Rigs”). The Company currently owns 9,666 Bitcoin Mining Rigs and is currently operating 1,040 of those Bitcoin Mining Rigs. An additional 3,960 Bitcoin Mining

ODH, Inc. Releases New Article With Insights On How Data & Technology Can Be Used To Combat The Opioid Crisis

Gettysburg, PA, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Statistics around the Opioid Crisis are staggering. Deaths from drug overdose are increasing in both men and women – regardless of race or age. More than 3 out of 5 drug overdose deaths involve an opioid. In 2015, opioids killed more than 33,000 people in the U.S. – the highest number in recorded history. As this crisis continues to alter the roadmap for healthcare, preparations for the future need to be made that include coordinated and integrated care delivery. Care coordination is even more essential for patients with behavioral health conditions. When

Rubius Therapeutics Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RUBY), a biotechnology company pioneering the development of a new class of ready-to-use cellular therapies, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,483,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $23.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. In addition, Rubius has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,572,450 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. Rubius’ common stock is expected to begin trading on The Nasdaq Global Select

SolarWinds Deepens Infrastructure Visibility with Log Manager for Orion

New log management solution delivers integrated, comprehensive event log management, collection, and consolidation to boost time-to-resolution AUSTIN, Texas, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced SolarWinds® Log Manager for Orion®, a new, powerful log management tool for on-premises IT environments. Fully integrated with the SolarWinds Orion Platform, Log Manager is designed to provide the essential components an IT operations team needs for improved log monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance management. While IT infrastructure generates vast amounts of log data each day—from syslogs to SNMP traps and Windows® events—the responsibility

FS Bancorp, Inc. and Anchor Bancorp Agree to Merge in a Transaction Valued at Approximately $77 Million

Transaction Highlights: Significantly expands FS Bancorp’s presence throughout Western Washington Increases nonmaturity deposits by more than $200 million Immediately accretive to tangible book value per share at transaction close Estimated to be accretive to earnings per share in 2019 MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. and LACEY, Wash., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FS Bancorp, Inc. (“FS Bancorp “)  (NASDAQ:FSBW) and Anchor Bancorp (“Anchor”) (NASDAQ:ANCB) announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement and plan of merger (the “Agreement”) whereby FS Bancorp will acquire Anchor in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $77 million. As of March 31, 2018,

Saputo to Sell its Koroit Plant in Victoria, Australia

MONTRÉAL, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Saputo Inc. (“Saputo” or the “Company”) (TSX:SAP) announces today it has entered into an agreement with Bega Cheese Limited (ASX:BGA) to sell its Koroit plant in Victoria, Australia. The selling price of approximately CDN$244 million (A$250 million) is payable in cash at closing. The transaction is subject to approval by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and is expected to close in the second quarter of Fiscal 2019. This divestiture was required pursuant to the undertaking entered into with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in connection with the acquisition of the activities of

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Pricing of $130 million of 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021

UNIONDALE, N.Y., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:ABR) today announced the pricing of $130 million in aggregate principal amount of its 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021 (the “Notes”) in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Company also granted the initial purchasers of the Notes a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $19.5 million aggregate principal amount of Notes on the same terms and conditions. The sale of the Notes to the initial purchasers

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRNX), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for rare endocrine diseases and endocrine-related tumors, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $17.00 per share. All of the shares are being offered by Crinetics. The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on July 18, 2018 under the ticker symbol “CRNX.” The gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and

NanoString Technologies Announces Pricing of Public Offering of 4,000,000 Shares of Common Stock

SEATTLE, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG), a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $12.50 per share pursuant to its existing shelf registration statement. NanoString has granted to the underwriters of the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 600,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price. NanoString intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for the development and launch of the

Marvel and IDW to Create New Comic Books For the Next Generation of Readers

The new comic book line featuring Spider-Man, The Avengers, and Black Panther will be available starting this November SAN DIEGO and NEW YORK, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Marvel Entertainment and IDW Publishing announced today that the two companies will develop middle-grade comic books designed for younger readers. Featuring some of Marvel’s most popular characters, the monthly issues and trade paperback collections, published by IDW, will be available for sale at local comic book shops and book retailers across the country, expanding opportunities for the next generation of Super Heroes to experience the Marvel Universe. “From Iron Man to

Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Increase from 600 to 900 Historical Racing Machines for the Opening of Derby City Gaming

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Also Conditionally Approves Ainsworth Game Technology Historical Racing Operating System and Initial Group of Game Themes for Derby City Gaming Machines LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq:CHDN) announced today that it has received approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (“KHRC”) to increase from 600 to 900 historical racing machines for the opening of its new Derby City Gaming facility.  KHRC also conditionally approved the Ainsworth Game Technology historical racing operating system and an initial group of game themes for the Derby City Gaming machines.  The nearly complete 85,000-square-foot

IIROC Trading Halt / Suspension de la negociation par l'OCRCVM – EW

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The following issues have been halted by IIROC / L’OCRCVM a suspendu la négociation des titres suivants : Company / Société : East West Petroleum Corp.  TSX-Venture Symbol / Symbole à la Bourse de croissance TSX : EW Reason / Motif : At the Request of the Company Pending News / À la demande de la société en attendant une nouvelle Halt Time (ET) / Heure de la suspension (HE)  7 :40 IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are

Wavefront Closes Private Placement of $1,302,400

EDMONTON, Alberta, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wavefront Technology Solutions Inc. (Wavefront or the Company) (TSX-V:WEE) (OTCQX:WFTSF) a global leader in the advancement of dynamic fluid injection technology for oil and gas well stimulation and Improved/Enhanced oil (“IOR/EOR”) recovery is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced non-brokered private placement of 4,341,333 units (a “Unit”) at a price of $0.30 per Unit, raising gross proceeds of $1,302,400 (the “Private Placement”).  Each Unit consists of one common share in the share capital of the Company, and one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”), with each Warrant being

Wintrust Financial Corporation Reports Record Second Quarter 2018 Net Income, an Increase of 38% Over Prior Year, and Year-to-Date Net Income of $171.6 million, an Increase of 39% Over Prior Year

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wintrust Financial Corporation (“Wintrust” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq:WTFC) announced net income of $89.6 million or $1.53 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2018 compared to net income of $82.0 million or $1.40 per diluted common share for the first quarter of 2018 and $64.9 million or $1.11 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2017. The Company recorded net income of $171.6 million or $2.93 per diluted common share for the first six months of 2018 compared to net income of $123.3 million or $2.11 per diluted

United Financial Bancorp, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Earnings and Quarterly Dividend

HARTFORD, Conn., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (“United Financial” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:UBNK), the holding company for United Bank (the “Bank”), announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The Company reported net income of $15.6 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, compared to net income for the linked quarter of $15.8 million, or $0.31 per diluted share. The Company reported net income of $16.2 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. “In the second quarter of 2018, United Financial Bancorp, Inc.’s earnings results

River Valley Community Bancorp Announces 2nd Quarter Record Earnings (Unaudited)

YUBA CITY, Calif., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — River Valley Community Bancorp (OTC markets:RVCB) with its wholly owned subsidiary, River Valley Community Bank (collectively referred to as the “Bank”), today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. Consolidated financial highlights: Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 totaled $1,038,000 or $0.42 per diluted share, compared to $711,000 or $0.29 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 and $823,000 or $0.33 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Total assets as of June 30, 2018 were $359.7 million compared

Kure Technologies, Inc. Reports Third Quarter of Fiscal 2018 Results

TORONTO, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kure Technologies, Inc. (“Kure” or the “Company”) (NEX:KUR.H), today reported its financial results for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018. Kure recorded a loss from operations of $114,000 or $0.007 per share, basic and diluted, for the three months ended May 31, 2018, compared to $110,000 or $0.007 per share, basic and diluted, for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. For further information on the financial results of Kure, please review the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of

Methanex Reaches Long-Term Agreement for Natural Gas Supply to Its New Zealand Operations

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Methanex Corporation (the “Company”) (TSX:MX) (NASDAQ:MEOH) announced today that it has signed agreements in New Zealand that are expected to supply gas to underpin over half of Methanex’s 2.4 million tonnes of annual production capacity in New Zealand for a period of 11 years through 2029. These new agreements will combine with contracts from other natural gas producers to supply our New Zealand facilities.   John Floren, President and CEO of Methanex, commented, “We are very pleased to announce the signing of these significant gas contracts in New Zealand. Our New Zealand

Hancock Whitney reports second quarter 2018 EPS of $.82

Results include $15.8 million, or $.14 per share after tax, impact from nonoperating items GULFPORT, Miss., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hancock Whitney Corporation (Nasdaq:HWC) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2018. Net income for the second quarter of 2018 was $71.2 million, or $.82 per diluted common share (EPS), compared to $72.5 million, or $.83 EPS in the first quarter of 2018 and $52.3 million, or $.60 EPS, in the second quarter of 2017. The second quarter of 2018 included $15.8 million ($.14 per share after-tax impact) of nonoperating items. The first quarter of

UPCOMING DEADLINES: The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders of PPG, FLR, PCG and TAL

NEW YORK, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Klein Law Firm announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. If you suffered a loss you have until the lead plaintiff deadline to request that the court appoint you as lead plaintiff. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) Lead Plaintiff Deadline: July 19, 2018 Class Period: April 24, 2017 to May 10, 2018 Allegations: PPG’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017 and quarterly financial statements for 2017 contained improper accounting entries and could not be relied upon; PPG failed to