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The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
NASDAQ Announces Mid-Month Open Short Interest Positions in NASDAQ Stocks as of Settlement Date November 15, 2007
NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of November 15, 2007, short interest in 2,703 NASDAQ Global Market(sm) securities totaled 7,956,776,830 shares compared with 7,831,259,102 shares in 2,690 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of October 31, 2007. The mid-November short interest represents 3.08 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.52 days for the prior reporting period.
Peoples Bancorp Reports Fiscal 2007 Earnings; Considering De-Listing Options
AUBURN, Ind., Nov. 27, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Peoples Bancorp (Nasdaq:PFDC) reported net income for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2007, of $2,801,416 versus the previous year's income of $3,252,406. Fiscal 2007 earnings per diluted share were $0.89 per share compared to $0.98 per share for the year ended September 30, 2006. Maurice F Winkler, III, President of Peoples Bancorp, stated, "Our fiscal year earnings were greatly impacted by our reduced net interest margin as the yield curve for most of the period was inverted or flat. We see potential for improvement in our net interest margin for the new year as a result of the recent rate decreases by the Federal Reserve."
PAB Bankshares, Inc.
PAB Bankshares, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2007 Dividend
VALDOSTA, Ga., Nov. 27, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, November 27, 2007, the Board of Directors for PAB Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:PABK) approved a quarterly dividend in the amount of 14.5 cents ($0.145) per share payable on January 15, 2008 to the Company's stockholders of record on December 31, 2007. The fourth quarter dividend is consistent with the 14.5 cents ($0.145) per share dividend paid in the previous quarter, and it is a 3.6% increase compared to the 14 cents ($0.14) per share dividend paid for the fourth quarter of 2006.
AutoZone to Hold Stockholders' Meeting December 12
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 27, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO), today announced it will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on December 12, 2007, at the J.R. Hyde III Store Support Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. (EST). Additionally, this event will be webcast and can be accessed, along with supporting slides, at AutoZone's website at www.autozoneinc.com.
Gold Horse International, Inc.
Gold Horse International Changes Trading Symbol
HOHHOT, Inner Mongolia, Nov. 27, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Horse International, Inc. (OTCBB:GHII) announced today on November 23, 2007 the trading symbol for its common stock which is quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board was changed from "SPEH" to "GHII." This symbol change was made in connection with the recent change of the company's name from Speedhaul Holdings, Inc. to Gold Horse International, Inc. which was undertaken in connection with a domestication of the company in Florida.