Ralcorp to Present at the Barclays Back-To-School Consumer Conference on September 5, 2012

September 5th, 2012 by InvestorPoint


The Mosaic Company Commits $150,000 To Help Communities Recover From Hurricane Isaac

September 5th, 2012 by InvestorPoint


Carriage Services Announces Closing Of New Senior Secured Credit Facility

August 30th, 2012 by InvestorPoint


Lockheed Martin Provides Italian Ministry of Defence With Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissance Aircraft

June 25th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

Italian MoD to Use Lockheed Martin Airborne Multi-INT Lab in Operations DENVER, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – An innovative Airborne Multi-Intelligence Laboratory (AML) developed by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) is now being used by the Italian Air Force in a live operational environment. Lockheed Martin signed a use agreement with the Italian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide the AML aircraft, three ground intelligence processing systems…continued

Carriage Services Increases Stock Repurchase Program

May 24th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

HOUSTON, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV) announced that its Board of Directors at their quarterly meeting yesterday authorized an increase in the Company’s common stock repurchase program from $6 million to $8 million.  Through May 23, 2012, the Company has repurchased 812,800 shares, or in excess of 4% of its outstanding common stock under this program. The Board of Directors authorized the stock repurchase program to be executed at the discretion of…continued

Ralcorp Holdings Announces Further Delay in Second Quarter Results and Form 10-Q For the Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2012

May 15th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

ST. LOUIS, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RAH) today announced that it is postponing the release of its financial results and the filing of its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter ended March 31, 2012, which had been rescheduled to be issued today.  Ralcorp is also postponing its fiscal year 2012 second quarter earnings conference call that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.  The Company is delaying these events in order …continued

Critical Alerts For Home Depot, Dow Chemical, Baidu, Rio Tinto, and Perrigo Co. Released By InvestorsObserver

May 14th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

CHICAGO, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for HD, DOW, BIDU, RIO, and PRGO. To see what our analysts have discovered about these stocks read the InvestorsObserver’s PriceWatch Alerts at http://www.investorsobserver.com/pr/51120121 (Note: You may have to copy this link into your browser then press the [ENTER] key.) Today’s PriceWatch Alerts cover the following stocks: Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), Baidu Inc. (Nasda…continued

Flatbush Federal Bancorp, Inc. Reports Earnings for Quarter Ended March 31, 2012

May 11th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

NEW YORK, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Flatbush Federal Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”), (OTC Bulletin Board: FLTB), the holding company of Flatbush Federal Savings and Loan Association (the “Association”), announced consolidated net income of $4.6 million or $1.72 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 as compared to consolidated net income of $36,000, or $0.01 per share, for the same quarter in 2011.  The Company’s total assets at March 31, 2012 were $145.9 million compared to $1…continued

Lockheed Martin Completes Delivery of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules Aircraft to Canada

May 8th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

MARIETTA, Ga., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Royal Canadian Air Force formally accepted the 17th Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] CC-130J Super Hercules in ceremonies here today, completing the order placed in December 2007.  The aircraft will be flown to Canadian Forces Base Trenton later this week.  The original contract called for all 17 aircraft to be delivered by the end of 2012.  The first CC-130J was accepted in June 2010 and today’s acceptance demonstrates the success of the …continued

Sun Life Financial to hold 2012 Annual Meeting

May 3rd, 2012 by InvestorPoint

TORONTO, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) will hold its Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, on May 10, 2012. Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012 Time:   8:30 a.m. (ET) Location: Sun Life Financial Tower 150 King Street West (at University Avenue), 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario The Annual Meeting will be chaired by James H. Sutcliffe, Chairman of the Board, with a presentation by Dean A. Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer. The An…continued

Lockheed Martin’s Stevens To Retire; Board Elects Kubasik CEO

April 26th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

Marillyn Hewson Elected President and COO BETHESDA, Md., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Lockheed Martin today announced that Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens, 60, informed the board of directors of his plans to retire as CEO after 25 years of service with the company.  President and COO Chris Kubasik, 51, will succeed Stevens as CEO effective January 1, 2013.  Subject to election by shareholders and approval by the board, Stevens will remain chairman through January 2014. (Photo: http:/…continued

Sun Life Financial to host first quarter 2012 earnings conference call

April 25th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

TORONTO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) will release its first quarter 2012 financial results at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 and will hold its earnings conference call and audio webcast at 2 p.m. ET the same day. To listen to the live webcast and view the presentation slides, visit www.sunlife.com/QuarterlyReports 10 minutes prior to the start of the presentation. An archive will be available on the website following the eve…continued

Boeing Awards Direct Contract to Mubadala Aerospace’s Strata Facility to Produce Composite Aerostructures for 777 and 787 Dreamliner

April 17th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

- Strata signs 10-year direct supply contract to produce ribs for 777 and 787 Dreamliner – Boeing and Strata formalize long-term vision for Strata’s future role as Tier 1 supplier ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Mubadala Aerospace today announced a 10-year direct contract for Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala Aerospace’s advanced composite aerostructures facility in Al Ain, to produce commercial composite aerostructures for the 777 and 787 Dreaml…continued

Skilled Healthcare Group Announces Credit Facility Amendment and Redemption of Senior Subordinated Notes

April 12th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., April 12, 2012  /PRNewswire/ – Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. (NYSE: SKH) announced today that the Company has amended its existing senior secured credit facility, completing the previously announced $100 million increase to its existing senior secured term loan.  All term debt borrowings under the amended credit facility will now bear interest at a rate equal to (i) for Eurocurrency loans, LIBOR plus 5.25% (with a LIBOR floor of 1.5%) and (ii) for base rate loa…continued

Fluor Named North America Engineering Partner for BASF

April 11th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

Partnering agreements now cover Asia, Europe and North America Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that Germany-based BASF has chosen the company as its engineering partner for chemicals capital projects across North America. BASF has awarded Fluor an umbrella services agreement for an undisclosed contract value. Services provided on projects covered by the agreement will include conceptual and front-end engineering and design (FEED), detailed engineering, procurement, project manageme…continued

Skilled Healthcare to Release First Quarter 2012 Results on May 2, 2012

April 6th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. (NYSE:SKH) announced today that it expects to release its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, after the market closes on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. A conference call and webcast will be held Thursday, May 3, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Eastern Time) to discuss the company’s results and outlook for the future. To participate in the call, interested parties may dial (877) 765-8543 and reference confer…continued

India considers Olympic boycott

November 25th, 2011 by InvestorPoint

MUMBAI, Nov. 25 (UPI) — The Indian Olympic Association is considering a petition from current and former Olympians to boycott the London 2012 Games due to the sponsorship of Dow. Officials said they will soon meet and vote on whether to keep their athletes at home during the Games due to the $10.8 million sponsorship deal with Dow, the U.S. parent company of Union Carbide, the company responsible for the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster, The Daily Telegraph, Britain, reported Friday. “We feel that it wi…continued

Lockheed unit completes voluntary layoffs

October 26th, 2011 by InvestorPoint

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 26 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions says it has concluded a voluntary layoff program to reduce the payroll 250 by February. The program is one of several ongoing affordability measures designed to increase business operational efficiency, the company said. In September, IS&GS opened its program to a small percentage of eligible salaried employees, allowing workers to volunteer to leave the company with severance benefits. IS&GS employs…continued

U.S. markets pull towards breaking even

October 4th, 2011 by InvestorPoint

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) — U.S. markets were mixed Tuesday after Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke testified that policy makers had more stimulus options left. Bernanke also painted a dour picture saying the U.S. economic recovery is close to “faltering.” Markets had headed lower earlier, but put brakes on the skid after Bernanke testified. On Wall Street in early afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 100.50 points, 0.94 percent, to 10,554.80. The Standard Poor’s 500 index…continued

USGS touts Afghan mineral wealth

September 30th, 2011 by InvestorPoint

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) — The 24 formations of metals and minerals in Afghanistan have the potential to provide a major boost to its economy, a U.S. Defense Department official said. The U.S. Geological Survey announced that its work with the U.S. Defense Department and the Afghan Geological Survey yielded “volumes of information” about copper, gold, iron and rare earth elements in Afghanistan. USGS Director Marcia McNutt said disclosure of the resource potential in Afghanistan might allay concern…continued

Egyptians call for end of emergency period

September 30th, 2011 by InvestorPoint

CAIRO, Sept. 30 (UPI) — Presidential candidates in Egypt demanded that emergency laws be lifted Friday, the last day of a state of emergency the ruling council declared in March. Six presidential candidates issued a statement Thursday, urging the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces not to extend the emergency law unless it provides a satisfactory reason for doing so, al-Masry al-Youm reported. The candidates said a presidential election should be conducted before the end of the year. Activists and …continued

The almanac

September 30th, 2011 by InvestorPoint

Today is Friday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2011 with 92 to follow. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus, Venus and Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter and Mars. Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include German physicist Hans Geiger, co-inventor of the Geiger counter, in 1882; film director Lewis Milestone (“All Quiet on the Western Front”) in 1895; singer Kenny Baker in 1912; drummer Buddy Rich in 1917; novelist Truman Capote in 1924; baseba…continued

Survey shows Afghanistan’s mineral wealth

September 29th, 2011 by InvestorPoint

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 30 (UPI) — A joint U.S.-Afghanistan survey has determined Afghanistan has high mineral potential the Kabul government can develop. The U.S. Geological Survey said it participated in the survey with the U.S. Department of Defense and the Afghan Geological Survey. It said extensive research by the agencies “has yielded volumes of information about areas of high mineral potential in Afghanistan, including rare earth elements, gold, iron, and copper.” Many of the mineral priorit…continued

Gold sits on $1,616

September 29th, 2011 by InvestorPoint

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) — Gold prices were flat Thursday in New York with the dollar index down 0.23 percent. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold gave up $2.10 an ounce, a fraction of the $41.80 it gave up in the previous trading session. Gold on Thursday dropped to $1,616 per troy ounce with equities mixed on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial index rose 1.3 percent. The broader Standard and Poor’s 500 index gained 0.81 percent but technology stocks on the Nasdaq co…continued

Japanese auto supplier to pay $200M for price scam

September 29th, 2011 by InvestorPoint

DETROIT, Sept. 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department said a Japanese parts supplier for the automobile industry would pay $200 million to settle a case of price fixing and bid rigging. Three executives from Japan — Junichi Funo, Hirotsugu Nagata and Tetsuya Ukai — agreed to serve prison sentences that range from 12 to 18 months after pleading guilty to their part in the scam, the department said in a statement. Four separate one-count felony charges were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Ea…continued