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Sagient Research Systems
PlacementTracker Publishes Q2 2004 PIPE Market League Tables
SAN DIEGO, July 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sagient Research Systems (OTCBB:PCSR), a leading publisher of independent research for the financial services and institutional investment communities, today announced that Roth Capital Partners, LLC ranked as the No. 1 investment bank in the PIPE market in the second quarter of 2004 for both total dollars raised and number of transactions. Laurus Funds topped the list of most active institutional investors during the second quarter of 2004.
Harsco Reports Record Second Quarter Sales and EPS from Continuing Operations
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) today reported record diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.75 in the second quarter of 2004, compared with $0.62 in the second quarter of 2003, an increase of 21 percent. Income from continuing operations was $31.0 million, compared with $25.5 million last year, an increase of 22 percent. Including discontinued operations, second quarter 2004 net income was $30.7 million, or $0.74 diluted earnings per share, compared with net income of $25.6 million, or $0.63 diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of 2003. Second quarter sales totaled $618 million, also a record, and up approximately 15 percent from sales of $536 million in the same period last year. Positive foreign currency translation contributed $20 million to this year's second quarter sales and $1.3 million to pre-tax income.
Jane Butel Corporation
Jane Butel Corporation Approved for Listing by Standard & Poor's Corporation Records
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Jane Butel Corporation (OTCBB:JBTL), internationally recognized as a leader in the regional cuisine of the American Southwest, is pleased to announce that Standard & Poor's Corporation Records (S&P) has approved the company to be profiled effective immediately. The S&P report may now be found by a link on the Jane Butel Corporation website, www.janebutel.com, under the trading symbol JBTL. "We are extremely pleased over this approval by S&P," said Jane Butel, CEO of Jane Butel Corporation. "We are looking forward to having our company profiled by S&P and having information about the company available to their readers."
Wolters Kluwer Wins Gold in Spain
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wolters Kluwer, a leading multinational publisher and information services company, announced today that its award-winning software company in Spain, A3 Software, has added gold to its shelf.
Converium Holding AG
Converium Today Reports on its Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2004
ZUG, Switzerland, July 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Converium has resolutely addressed its pre-IPO legacy issues by strengthening reserves for prior years' US casualty business to the amount of US$385 million. This reserve action triggers impairments of deferred tax assets (US$270 million net) and goodwill (US$94 million). Converium's current and more recent underwriting years continue to perform strongly.