Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden asked President Trump, "Will you shut up, man?" after he continued to interrupt him during the debate.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden asked President Trump, "Will you shut up, man?" after he continued to interrupt him during the debate.
In new book, "Greenlights," the actor who cruised to stardom making films including 2003’s "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," 2001’s "The Wedding Planner" and 2006’s "Failure to Launch" said he hit a wall with the genre and no amount of money — specifically $14.5 million for two months’ work — was going to change his mind.
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WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating: Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Concho Resources’ agreement to be acquired by ConocoPhillips. Under the terms of the agreement Concho Resources’ shareholders will receive 1.46 shares of ConocoPhillips’ common stock per share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rigrodskylong.com/cases-concho-resources-inc. BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ GM: BSTC) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to BioSpecifics Technologies’ agreement to be acquired by Endo International plc. Under the terms of the agreement, BioSpecifics Technologies’ shareholders will receive $88.50 in cash per share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rigrodskylong.com/cases-biospecifics-technologies-corp.MyoKardia, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: MYOK) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to MyoKardia’s agreement to be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Under the terms of the agreement, MyoKardia’s shareholders will receive $225.00 in cash per share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rigrodskylong.com/cases-myokardia-inc.Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: CBMG) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Cellular Biomedicine’s agreement to be acquired by a consortium headed by Bizuo (Tony) Liu. Under the terms of the agreement Cellular Biomedicine’s shareholders will receive $19.75 per share in cash. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rigrodskylong.com/cases-cellular-biomedicine-group-inc.You may also contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra cost and obligation free at (888) 969-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., with offices in Delaware and New York, has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of investors and achieved substantial corporate governance reforms in securities fraud and corporate class actions nationwide.Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.CONTACT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Seth D. Rigrodsky Gina M. Serra (888) 969-4242 (Toll Free) (302) 295-5310 Fax: (302) 654-7530 email@example.com https://rl-legal.com
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Global stocks sought direction on Wednesday, while gold hit a one-week high and the dollar fell to a six-week low as investors waited to see whether an agreement could be reached on a fresh U.S. coronavirus relief package. The White House and congressional Democrats kept up negotiations on a fresh coronavirus relief bill, though their effort faced opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate, where conservatives object to the trillion-dollar-plus price tag. "I'm guessing that we will see stimulus but it won't be until the first quarter," said Paul Nolte, portfolio manager at Kingsview Investment Management.
TORONTO and MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (“Ceridian”) (NYSE:CDAY) (TSX:CDAY), a global human capital management (“HCM”) software company, announced today the date for the release of its third quarter 2020 earnings and its presentations at upcoming investor conferences. Third Quarter 2020 EarningsCeridian will release third quarter 2020 earnings after the close of regular market trading on Thursday, November 5, 2020.A live Zoom Video Webinar of the event can be accessed at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time that same day through a direct registration link at https://ceridian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZdpRsaJSRoCfhHkkF3zlcQ. Alternatively, the event can be accessed from the Events & Presentations page on Ceridian’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.ceridian.com. A replay and transcript will be available after the conclusion of the live event on Ceridian’s Investor Relations website.Upcoming Investor ConferencesDavid Ossip, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the RBC Global Technology, Internet, Media & Telecom Virtual Conference on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.David Ossip will present at the Wells Fargo Virtual Technology, Media & Telecom Summit on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Management will also be available for one-on-one and small group meetings with investors.A live webcast and replay of the presentations will be available through Ceridian’s Investor Relations website.About Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.Ceridian. Makes Work Life Better™.Ceridian is a global human capital management software company. Dayforce, our flagship cloud HCM platform, provides human resources, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management functionality. Our platform is used to optimize the management of the entire employee lifecycle, including attracting, engaging, paying, deploying, and developing people. Ceridian has solutions for organizations of all sizes.Source: Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.For more information, contact:Jeremy Johnson Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. 1-844-829-9499 firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH) (the "Company" or "BPFH") today reported third quarter 2020 Net income attributable to the Company of $22.7 million, compared to Net loss attributable to the Company of $(3.3) million for the second quarter of 2020 and Net income attributable to the Company of $20.0 million for the third quarter of 2019. Third quarter 2020 Diluted earnings per share were $0.28, compared to Diluted loss per share of $(0.04) in the second quarter of 2020 and Diluted earnings per share of $0.24 in the third quarter of 2019.
HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) (the Partnership) today announced that the board of directors of TC PipeLines GP, Inc., its general partner, declared the Partnership’s third quarter 2020 cash distribution of $0.65 per common unit. The distribution is unchanged from the distribution declared for the first two quarters of 2020. This cash distribution is the 86th consecutive quarterly distribution paid by the Partnership and is payable on November 13, 2020 to common unitholders of record at the close of business on November 2, 2020.About TC PipeLines, LPTC PipeLines, LP is a Delaware master limited partnership with interests in eight federally regulated U.S. interstate natural gas pipelines which serve markets in the Western, Midwestern and Northeastern United States. The Partnership is managed by its general partner, TC PipeLines GP, Inc., a subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation (NYSE: TRP). For more information about TC PipeLines, LP, visit the Partnership’s website at www.tcpipelineslp.com.This release serves as qualified notice to nominees under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b)(4) and (d). Nominees, including Brokers, should treat 100 percent of TC PipeLines, LP's distributions to non-U.S. investors as being attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, all of the Partnership's distributions to non-U.S. investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest effective tax rate for individuals or corporations, as applicable. Nominees are treated as the withholding agents responsible for withholding distributions received by them on behalf of non-U.S. investors.-30-Media Inquiries: Hejdi Carlsen / Jaimie Harding 403.920.7859 or 800.608.7859 Unitholder and Analyst Inquiries: Rhonda Amundson 877.290.2772 email@example.comPDF available: http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/47482421-bf5d-4a0f-a9b0-9c981151ed98
BAR HARBOR, ME / ACCESSWIRE / October 21, 2020 / Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American:BHB) (or the "Company"), announced that its Board of Directors declared at its October 20, 2020 meeting, a quarterly cash dividend of $0.
Crown Castle appoints Tammy K. Jones to its Board of Directors Ms. Jones has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate investments, capital markets and finance. Ms. Jones has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate investments, capital markets and finance. Ms. Jones has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate investments, capital markets and finance.HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) (“Crown Castle”) today announced that, as part of its previously announced Board transition plan, its Board of Directors has appointed Tammy K. Jones and Matthew Thornton, III as directors, effective November 6, 2020. Upon joining the Board, Ms. Jones and Mr. Thornton will be independent directors pursuant to New York Stock Exchange listing standards. Ms. Jones brings more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate investments, capital markets and finance, and currently serves as the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Basis Investment Group (“Basis”), a multi-strategy commercial real estate investment manager. Mr. Thornton brings over 40 years of leadership and operating experience, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Freight.“We are very pleased to welcome Tammy and Matthew to the Board and look forward to the contributions they will make as members of our Board,” said J. Landis Martin, Chairman of the Crown Castle Board of Directors. “Crown Castle will benefit greatly from Tammy’s extensive experience in real estate investing and her focus on the efficient allocation of capital as we continue to invest in assets that will help deliver a nationwide 5G network. In addition, we will rely on Matthew’s substantial expertise in operating large and complex businesses as we continue to expand and scale our small cell business.”Ari Q. Fitzgerald, Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, said, “With the additions of Tammy and Matthew, the Board is confident we are advancing the first phase of our Board transition process with two high caliber individuals who possess the right mix of skills, diversity, backgrounds and experience to help drive continued value creation for all shareholders. We also intend to add a third director with previous experience in the fiber industry.”THIRD QUARTER 2020 EARNINGSIn a separate press release issued today, Crown Castle released earnings results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 and provided its outlook for the full year 2020 and 2021. The Company will host a conference call Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. Supplemental materials for the call will be posted on the Crown Castle website at investor.crowncastle.com.ABOUT TAMMY K. JONESMs. Jones is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Basis, a multi-strategy commercial real estate investment manager. Prior to founding Basis in 2009, Ms. Jones served as head of the fixed and floating rate Capital Markets Lending Division at CW Capital LLC. Prior to that, Ms. Jones was Senior Vice President at Commercial Capital Initiatives, Inc., a GMAC subsidiary (now Berkadia), and was part of the leadership team responsible for creating GMAC’s Capital Markets lending division. Ms. Jones currently serves as Lead Independent Director, Chair of the Environmental, Social and Governance committee and a member of the Audit and Strategic Review committees at Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, is the Chair of the Real Estate Executive Council, is on the Board of KKR Real Estate Select Trust Inc., and is the Vice-Chairman of Basic Impact Group Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a pipeline of women and minorities in commercial real estate. Ms. Jones previously served as Independent Director at Monogram Residential Trust, Inc., a former publicly traded REIT that owned, operated and developed luxury multifamily properties. Ms. Jones received a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Real Estate Finance from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.ABOUT MATTHEW THORNTON, IIIMr. Thornton most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Freight. In that role, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategic direction for the $8 billion revenue freight business, overseeing more than 45,000 employees in 380 service centers. Prior to that, Mr. Thornton served as Senior Vice President of US Operations at FedEx Express overseeing more than 50,000 employees responsible for the day-to-day pick-up and delivery operations and Express Retail operations at 650 Express facilities. Mr. Thornton began his career with FedEx Corporation in 1978 and held a number of leadership positions at the company over the course of his career, before retiring in November 2019. Mr. Thornton currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sherwin-Williams Company, where he is a member of the Audit and the Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. Mr. Thornton is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Mr. Thornton holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Management from the University of Memphis and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.ABOUT CROWN CASTLECrown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 80,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service - bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.CAUTIONARY LANGUAGE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSThis news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on management's current expectations. Such statements include plans, projections and estimates regarding (1) the Board transition plan, (2) director appointments, including the effective date thereof, and independence status of the appointees, (3) expected contributions from the recently appointed directors, (4) Crown Castle’s strategy, including with respect to its small cell business, and (5) Crown Castle’s investments and any benefits derived therefrom. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including prevailing market conditions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expected. More information about potential risks that could affect Crown Castle and its results is included in Crown Castle's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The term "including," and any variation thereof, means "including, without limitation.”CONTACTS Investors Dan Schlanger, CFO Ben Lowe, VP & Treasurer Crown Castle International Corp. 713-570-3050 Media Andy Brimmer / Nick Lamplough / Adam Pollack Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher 212-355-4449 Photos accompanying this announcement are available athttps://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ea4ca951-a59f-4746-93df-7bebcab4169bhttps://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b7add23e-05b1-4900-8603-816f652b9041
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READING, Pa., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s second quarter of fiscal 2021 financial results and to provide an overview of the business. The call will conclude with a question and answer session. The call, scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2020 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, will be hosted by David M. Shaffer, Chief Executive Officer, and Michael J. Schmidtlein, Chief Financial Officer.A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company’s website at http://www.enersys.com under the "Investor Relations" link. Presentation materials to be used in conjunction with the conference call will become available under the aforementioned link the evening before the conference call. There will be a free download of a compatible media player on the company’s website at http://www.enersys.com.The conference call information is:Date:Thursday, November 12, 2020 Time:9:00 a.m. Eastern Time Via Internet:http://www.enersys.com Domestic Dial-In Number:877-359-9508 International Dial-In Number:224-357-2393 Passcode:2927246 A replay of the conference call will be available from 12:00 p.m. on November 12, 2020 through 12:00 p.m. on December 12, 2020.The replay information is:Via Internet:http://www.enersys.com Domestic Replay Number:855-859-2056 International Replay Number:404-537-3406 Passcode:2927246 For more information, contact Michael J. Schmidtlein, Chief Financial Officer, EnerSys, P.O. Box 14145, Reading, PA 19612-4145, USA. Tel: 610-236-4040 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.About EnerSys:EDITOR'S NOTE: EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy system solutions, motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric-powered vehicles. Energy Systems provide highly integrated power solutions and services to broadband, telecommunication, utility, uninterruptible power supplies, renewable, medical, aerospace and defense, premium starting, lighting and ignition applications. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and by government and defense customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.
VERO BEACH, Florida, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE: ARR and ARR PRC) (“ARMOUR” or the “Company”) today announced the Company's September 30, 2020 financial position and Q3 results and provided further detail on the completed transition of its portfolio to focus exclusively on agency-guaranteed mortgage backed securities (“Agency MBS”). September 30, 2020 Financial Position * ARMOUR's stockholders' equity totaled $892 million, including: * Common stock outstanding of 64,730,155 shares, and * 7.00% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred C Stock ("Series C Preferred Stock") with liquidation preference totaling $133 million. * ARMOUR's book value per common share was $11.74 per share. * ARMOUR's liquidity, including cash and unencumbered securities, was $571 million. * ARMOUR's portfolio composition was 100% Agency MBS, including To Be Announced ("TBA") Securities. * ARMOUR's debt to equity ratio was 5.1 to 1 (based on repurchase agreements divided by stockholders’ equity). Leverage, including TBA Securities, was approximately 7.3 to 1.Q3 2020 Highlights * ARMOUR Comprehensive Income of $61.9 million represents $0.91 per common share. * ARMOUR Core Income of $25.4 million represents $0.35 per common share. * ARMOUR paid common stock dividends of $0.10 per share per month.The major drivers of the change in the Company's financial position during Q3 were: Q3 2020 (in millions) Stockholders' Equity – Beginning $851.2 Comprehensive Income (1) Gain on MBS including TBA Securities 34.2 Gain on interest rate swaps 12.0 Net Interest Income 22.8 Operating Expenses, net of Fee Waiver (2) (7.1) Total Comprehensive Income 61.9 Capital Activities Issuance of Common Stock 1.0 Dividends (21.9) Stockholders' Equity – Ending $892.2 (1) Includes both realized and unrealized gains and losses. (2) See discussion on page 2.US financial markets continued to stabilize in Q3 and ARMOUR continued the process of rebuilding its investment portfolio with the liquidation of its remaining CRT positions. The Company will concentrate its portfolio activity in Agency MBS for the foreseeable future.ARMOUR designated Agency MBS purchased in Q2 and Q3 as “trading securities” for financial reporting purposes, and consequently, fair value changes for these investments are reported in net income. The Company anticipates continuing this designation for newly acquired Agency MBS positions because it is more representative of ARMOUR’s results of operations insofar as the fair value changes for these securities are presented in a manner consistent with the presentation and timing of the fair value changes of the Company's hedging instruments. Fair value changes for the legacy Agency MBS positions designated as “available for sale” will continue to be reported in other comprehensive income as required by generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”).As previously reported, and continuing until further notice, the Company’s external manager is waiving 40% of its management fee. This waiver offset $3.0 million of operating expenses in the Q3.As market prices recovered and trading liquidity improved throughout Q3, ARMOUR systematically liquidated the remainder of its legacy portfolio of credit risk transfer securities.Condensed balance sheet information (unaudited): September 30, 2020 (in millions) Assets Cash $251 Cash collateral posted to counterparties 17 Investments in securities, at fair value: Agency Securities 5,546 Derivatives, at fair value 10 Accrued interest receivable 13 Prepaid and other 2 Subordinated loan to BUCKLER 105 Total Assets $5,944 Liabilities: Repurchase agreements 4,511 Cash collateral posted by counterparties 4 Payable for unsettled purchases 519 Derivatives, at fair value 13 Accrued interest payable- repurchase agreements 1 Accounts payable and other accrued expenses 4 Total Liabilities $5,052 Stockholders’ Equity: Additional paid-in capital 3,025 Accumulated deficit (2,333) Accumulated other comprehensive income 200 Total Stockholders’ Equity $892 Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $5,944 Core Income, Including Drop IncomeCore Income (defined in more detail below) is a non-GAAP measure defined as net interest income plus Drop Income minus hedging costs and net operating expenses. Core Income differs from GAAP net income and total comprehensive income, which include gains and losses and market value adjustments as described below.For a portion of its Agency securities the Company may enter into TBA forward contracts for the purchase or sale of Agency Securities at a predetermined price, face amount, issuer, coupon and stated maturity on an agreed-upon future date, but the particular Agency Securities to be delivered are not identified until shortly before the TBA settlement date. The Company accounts for TBA Agency Securities as derivative instruments if it is reasonably possible that it will not take or make physical delivery of the Agency Securities upon settlement of the contract. The Company may choose, prior to settlement, to move the settlement of these securities out to a later date by entering into an offsetting short or long position (referred to as a “pair off”), net settling the paired off positions for cash, and simultaneously purchasing or selling a similar TBA Agency Security for a later settlement date. This transaction is commonly referred to as a “dollar roll.” The Company accounts for TBA dollar roll transactions as a series of derivative transactions.Forward settling TBA contracts typically trade at a discount, or “Drop,” to the regular settled TBA contract to reflect the expected interest income on the underlying deliverable Agency Securities, net of an implied financing cost, which would have been earned by the buyer if the contract settled on the next regular settlement date. When the Company enters into TBA contracts to buy Agency Securities for forward settlement, it earns this “Drop Income,” because the TBA contract is essentially a leveraged investment in the underlying Agency Securities. The amount of Drop Income is calculated as the difference between the spot price of similar TBA contracts for regular settlement and the forward settlement price on the trade date. The Company generally accounts for TBA contracts as derivatives and Drop Income is included as part of the periodic changes in fair value of the TBA contracts that the Company recognizes currently in the Other Income (Loss) section of its Consolidated Statement of Operations.Regulation G ReconciliationCore Income, including Drop income, excludes gains or losses from securities sales and early termination of derivatives, market value adjustments (including impairments) and certain non-recurring expenses. The Company believes that Core Income is useful to investors because it is related to the amount of dividends the Company may distribute. However, because Core Income is an incomplete measure of the Company’s financial performance and involves differences from total comprehensive income (loss) computed in accordance with GAAP, Core Income should be considered as supplementary to, and not as a substitute for, the Company’s total comprehensive income (loss) computed in accordance with GAAP as a measure of the Company’s financial performance.The elements of ARMOUR’s Core Income and a reconciliation of that Core Income to the Company’s Total Comprehensive Income appears below: Q3 2020 (unaudited) (in millions) Net Interest Income $22.8 Drop Income 11.2 Less: Hedging Costs (1.5) Operating Expenses, net of Fee Waiver (7.1) Core Income $25.4 Less dividends on Preferred Stock (2.3) Core Income available to common stockholders $23.1 Core Income per Common Share $0.35 Core Income $25.4 Gains (losses): MBS 18.5 TBA Securities 4.5 Interest Rate Hedges 13.5 Total Comprehensive Income $61.9 Company UpdateAt the close of business on October 20, 2020: * Book value per Common share was estimated to be $11.62. * ARMOUR's liquidity, including cash and unencumbered securities, exceeded $507 million. * ARMOUR's securities portfolio included approximately $7.5 billion of Agency MBS (including TBA Securities). * ARMOUR's debt to equity ratio (based on repurchase agreements divided by stockholders' equity) was approximately 5.5 to 1. Leverage, including TBA Securities, was approximately 7.9 to 1.COVID-19 Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a real-time impact on all business sectors. The extent of the ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's operational and financial performance will depend on various developments, including the duration of the outbreak and the spread of the virus and the federal government's and states' future responses to the virus, which cannot be reasonably predicted at this time. While the Company is not able to estimate the future impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic at this time, it could continue to materially affect the Company’s future financial and operational results.DividendsARMOUR paid monthly cash dividends of $0.10 per share of the Company’s common stock for each month in Q3 2020. ARMOUR previously announced the October and November common stock dividends of $0.10 per share payable October 29, 2020 and November 27, 2020 to holders of record on October 15, 2020 and November 16, 2020, respectively. ARMOUR’s Board of Directors will determine future common dividend rates based on an evaluation of the Company’s results, financial position, real estate investment trust (“REIT”) tax requirements, and overall market conditions as the quarter progresses. In order to maintain ARMOUR’s tax status as a REIT, the Company is required to timely distribute substantially all of its ordinary REIT taxable income for the tax year.ARMOUR paid monthly cash dividends of $0.14583 per share of the Company’s Series C Preferred Stock for each month in Q3 2020. ARMOUR previously announced monthly dividends on its Series C Preferred Stock at the rate of $0.14583 per share to holders of record on October 15, 2020, November 15, 2020 and December 15, 2020, payable on October 27, 2020, November 27, 2020 and December 28, 2020, respectively.Conference CallAs previously announced, the Company will provide an online, real-time webcast of its conference call with equity analysts covering Q3 2020 operating results on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time). The live broadcast will be available online and can be accessed at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/896/38081. To monitor the live webcast, please visit the website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. An online replay of the event will be available on the Company’s website at www.armourreit.com and continue for one year.ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.ARMOUR invests primarily in fixed rate residential, adjustable rate and hybrid adjustable rate residential mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government-sponsored enterprises or guaranteed by the Government National Mortgage Association. ARMOUR is externally managed and advised by ARMOUR Capital Management LP, an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).Safe HarborThis press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Additional information concerning these, and other risk factors are contained in the Company’s most recent filings with the SEC. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning the Company are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.Additional Information and Where to Find ItInvestors, security holders and other interested persons may find ARMOUR's most recent Company Update and additional information regarding the Company at the SEC’s internet site at www.sec.gov, or the Company website at www.armourreit.com or by directing requests to: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc., 3001 Ocean Drive, Suite 201, Vero Beach, Florida 32963, Attention: Investor Relations.CONTACT: email@example.com James R. Mountain Chief Financial Officer ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (772) 617-4340
St. Louis, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) announced the following webcast: Event: 2020 Fourth Quarter/Year-End Conference Call Date: Thursday, November 19 Time: 4 p.m. Central Time Where: www.escotechnologies.comThe Company’s 2020 fourth quarter/year-end financial results will be released on November 19 at approximately 3:15 p.m. Central Time, followed by the conference call/webcast at 4 p.m. Central Time where the financial results and related commentary will be discussed.Please access the Company’s website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable to participate, a replay will be available on the Company’s website at www.escotechnologies.com or by phone (dial 1-855-859-2056, passcode 2765908).ESCO, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri: Manufactures highly-engineered filtration and fluid control products for the aviation, navy, space and process markets worldwide, as well as composite-based products and solutions for navy, defense and industrial customers; is the industry leader in RF shielding and EMC test products; and provides diagnostic instruments, software and services for the benefit of industrial power users and the electric utility and renewable energy industries. Further information regarding ESCO and its subsidiaries is available on the Company’s website at www.escotechnologies.com. SOURCE ESCO Technologies Inc. Kate Lowrey, Director of Investor Relations, (314) 213-7277
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it is implementing a price increase for all paperboard tubes and cores by 8 percent, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada on or after November 23, 2020. “This price increase is necessary to recover recently announced paperboard price increases and other inflationary costs which we are unable to absorb,” said Mike Thompson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Tubes and Cores North America.Sonoco is the largest producer of paper-based tubes and cores in North America which are used to serve the paper, films and specialty industries. For more information about Sonoco’s complete line of paperboard tubes and cores or to learn more about current pricing, please visit the Company’s website (www.sonoco.com) or contact the Company at +800-377-2692.About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.4 billion, the Company has 23,000 employees working in approximately 300 operations in 36 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, services and programs for our customers, employees and communities that support our corporate purpose of Better Packaging. Better Life. The Company ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2020 as well as Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies. For more information, visit www.sonoco.com. CONTACT: Contact: Roger Schrum +843-339-6018 firstname.lastname@example.org
LANCASTER, Pa., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI), a leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the company’s regular quarterly cash dividend to a rate of $0.21 per share of common stock ($0.84 per share on an annualized basis). This represents an increase of 5% over the previous quarterly dividend rate of $0.20 per share. The company’s Board of Directors also declared the cash dividend for the third quarter of 2020 to be payable on November 19, 2020, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 5, 2020.“Despite market challenges, our strong cash flow performance continues, and we are on track to deliver over $200 million in adjusted free cash flow in 2020,” said Vic Grizzle, President and CEO of Armstrong. "With our strong balance sheet and cash flow performance, we remain committed to a capital allocation strategy that enables both investing for growth and returning cash to shareholders."The declaration and payment of future dividends will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will be dependent upon, among other things, the company's financial position, results of operations and cash flow.Uncertainties Affecting Forward-Looking StatementsDisclosures in this release, including without limitation, those relating to future financial results, future dividends or capital allocation, market conditions and guidance, and in our other public documents and comments, contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements provide our future expectations or forecasts and can be identified by our use of words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “outlook,” “target,” “predict,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “seek,” and other words or phrases of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Forward-looking statements, by their nature, address matters that are uncertain and involve risks because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. As a result, our actual results may differ materially from our expected results and from those expressed in our forward-looking statements. A more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated or implied is included in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis” section of our report on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements beyond what is required under applicable securities law.About ArmstrongArmstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With over $1 billion in revenue in 2019, AWI has approximately 2,500 employees and a manufacturing network of 15 facilities, plus five facilities dedicated to its WAVE joint venture. For more information, visit www.armstrongceilings.com.Contacts Investors:Thomas Waters, email@example.com or (717) 396-6354 Media:Jennifer Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org or (866) 321-6677
German police are investigating after dozens of priceless artefacts in some of Berlin's most famous museums were daubed with an oily liquid by unkown vandals, causing possibly irreparable damage, officials said on Wednesday. The attacks took place during opening hours on Oct. 3 but were only made public late on Tuesday by newspaper Der Tagespiegel and broadcaster Deutschlandfunk, which called them one of Germany's most serious attacks on artworks in decades. A total of 63 objects were damaged, including Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures, and 19th century paintings held at the Pergamon Museum, the Neues Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie on Berlin's Museum Island.
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Verizon reported September quarter adjusted earnings that topped estimates while revenue fell short. Amid a modest hike in full-year Verizon earnings guidance, shares slipped.