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Meade Instruments Corporation
Meade Instruments Engages Robert W. Baird & Co. for Review of Strategic Alternatives
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Meade Instruments Corp. (Nasdaq:MEAD), a leading designer and manufacturer of optical products, including telescopes and riflescopes, today announced that it has engaged Robert W. Baird & Co. to assist in the Company's previously announced evaluation of strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value, which may include a sale of the Company. Robert W. Baird will serve as financial advisor to the special committee formed by the Board of Directors to conduct a review and develop recommendations for the full Board to consider.
Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc.
Aventine Reports Third Quarter Results
PEKIN, Ill., Oct. 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AVR), a leading producer, marketer and end-to-end provider of clean renewable energy, today released its results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2007.
Icagen to Present At the Acumen BioFin Rodman & Renshaw Healthcare Conference On November 6, 2007
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Icagen, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICGN) today announced that P. Kay Wagoner, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, and Richard D. Katz, M.D., SVP Finance and Corporate Development, and Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the Acumen BioFin Rodman & Renshaw 9th Annual Healthcare Conference to be held November 5 through November 7, 2007 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Dr. Wagoner is scheduled to present an overview of the Company and its development programs at 4:05 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 6, 2007.
Credit Acceptance Corporation
Credit Acceptance Announces Third Quarter 2007 Earnings
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Credit Acceptance Corporation (Nasdaq:CACC) (referred to as the "Company", "we", "our", or "us") announced consolidated net income of $14.7 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2007 compared to consolidated net income of $15.3 million, or $0.44 per diluted share for the same period in 2006. For the nine months ended September 30, 2007 consolidated net income was $42.4 million, or $1.36 per diluted share, compared to consolidated net income of $50.1 million, or $1.38 per diluted share for the same period in 2006.
Discovery Laboratories, Inc.
Discovery Labs Announces Third Quarter Conference Call and Webcast
WARRINGTON, Pa., Oct. 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSCO) announced today that they will be hosting a conference call on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 10:00 AM EST. Management will discuss financial results for the third quarter and provide an overall business update.
WVS Financial Corp.
WVS Financial Corp. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- WVS Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:WVFC) announced today that its Board of Directors at their meeting on October 30, 2007 declared a regular $0.16 cash dividend on the common stock of the Company, payable on November 21, 2007 to the stockholders of record at the close of business on November 12, 2007.
Kforce Inc. Reports Q3 Earnings Per Share of $0.26
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Kforce Inc. (Nasdaq:KFRC), a professional staffing and solutions firm, today announced results for the third quarter of 2007. Revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 were an all time quarterly high of $262.1 million compared to $238.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 and $259.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. The Firm reported net income for the third quarter of 2007 of $11.0 million or $.26 per share versus net income of $8.8 million or $.21 per share for the third quarter of 2006, representing a year-over-year improvement of 24.7% in net income. Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 was $10.6 million or $.25 per share.
Home BancShares, Inc.
Home BancShares, Inc. Declares $0.045 Per Share Dividend
CONWAY, Ark., Oct. 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Home BancShares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HOMB) Board of Directors declared a regular $0.045 per share quarterly cash dividend payable December 21, 2007, to shareholders of record November 30, 2007. This dividend represents a $0.005 per share, or 12.5%, increase over the previous quarter and $0.02 per share, or 80.0% increase over the dividend paid during the fourth quarter of the previous year.