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Toll Brothers, Inc.
Toll Brothers' March 2, 2005 Presentation at the UBS U.S. Home Building and Building Products Conference in London to be Webcast Live
HORSHAM, Pa., Feb. 24, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL) (www.tollbrothers.com), the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, will make a presentation to the investment community via a live audio webcast at the UBS U.S. Home Building & Building Products Investor Conference in London, England on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 9:05 a.m. EST.
The Pomerantz Firm Charges OfficeMax Inc. with Securities Fraud -- OMX
NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP (www.pomerantzlaw.com) filed a class action lawsuit on February 18, 2005 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, against OfficeMax Inc. ("OfficeMax" or the "Company") (NYSE:OMX) and certain of its executive officers and directors, for violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The class period in this case is January 22, 2004 to January 11, 2005. The lead plaintiff deadline is March 14, 2005.
Labaton Sucharow LLP
Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP Reminds Investors That the Lead Plaintiff Deadline for the Class Action Lawsuit against Shurgard Storage Centers, Inc. Is Rapidly Approaching -- SHU
NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP, reminds investors that the deadline for purchasers of Shurgard Storage Centers Inc. ("Shurgard" or the "Company") (NYSE:SHU) to move for lead plaintiff in the securities fraud class action is rapidly approaching. The lawsuit was filed against Shurgard, Charles K. Barbo and Harrell L. Beck ("Defendants") in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. If you purchased or otherwise acquired publicly traded securities of Shurgard between May 9, 2001 and March 26, 2004, inclusive, (the "Class Period") and wish to be a lead plaintiff in the case you must make a motion with the court to serve as a lead plaintiff by March 21, 2005. A lead plaintiff is an individual or group of investors that represent the class and act on behalf of the class in directing and monitoring the litigation. The lead plaintiff is appointed by the court. There are several factors used by the court to evaluate whether or not the lead plaintiff applicant is adequate to serve the class and has typical claims as the other class members. Additionally, the court looks at the amount of financial losses sustained by the lead plaintiff applicant.
Quanex Building Products Corporation
Quanex Fiscal First Quarter 2005 Results
HOUSTON, Feb. 24, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE:NX) today reported record net sales and income from continuing operations for its fiscal first quarter. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.31 also established a new record, over four times the year ago quarter of $0.27. Diluted earnings per share were $1.10 after taking into account the impact of the first quarter operating loss of Piper Impact and the associated loss on the sale of the business. The Company's return on invested capital was 11.6%, a 47% improvement from the year ago period.