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Apparel and accessories retailer Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) Monday reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $15.7 million or $0.10 per share, compared with $29.8 million or $0.18 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.13 per share, compared with $0.34 per...

Graco Inc. (GGG) said Monday that James Graner has informed the company of his intention to retire as Chief Financial Officer. Graner, 69, will continue as Chief Financial Officer while a replacement is being identified. The company expects that Graner's retirement will become effective in August...

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) Monday announced the acquisition of the healthcare consulting firm, The Benfield Group. Headquartered in St. Louis, the firm also has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Benfield Group is a healthcare consulting...

Armco Metals Holdings Inc (AMCO), a distributor of imported metal ores and a steel recycler in China, Monday announced that its Armco Metals International, Inc subsidiary entered into an agreement with a Chile supplier for woodchips purchase. Under the terms of the agreement, Armco International would...

Lockheed Martin (LMT) said Monday the U.S. Navy has awarded the company an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet's electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for Block 2 of the Navy's Surface Electronic...

FLY Leasing Ltd. (FLY) said Monday that it plans to offer and sell $400 million in aggregate principal amount of its senior unsecured notes in an underwritten public offering. The company said there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size...

Newfield Exploration Co (NFX) Monday closed on the $588 million sale of its Granite Wash assets. Proceeds will be used to call Newfield's 71/8 % Senior Subordinated Notes due 2018. As a result of the sale, Newfield now expects 2014 production of 45.5 - 47.5 MMBOE, from prior guidance of 46.5 - 48.5 MMBOE.

Regional Management Corp. (RM) said Nonday that it has appointed Jody Anderson as its new President and Chief Operating Officer, effective October 1. Anderson succeeds C. Glynn Quattlebaum, who will continue to serve as Vice Chairman of Regional Management's Board of Directors. Quattlebaum will remain...

Ennis Inc. (EBF) Monday reported second-quarter net income of $10.0 million or $0.39 per share, up from $9.8 million or $0.38 per share last year. Net sales for the second quarter increased 12.2 percent to $151.8 million from $135.3 million last year. Print sales increased 23.9 percent $97.9 million,...

KEMET Corp. (KEM) said Monday that it is confirming its second earnings guidance provided on July 24. The company confirmed that for the second quarter ending September 30, it currently expects revenues to be in the range of $206 million to $212 million, and that adjusted operating gross margins...

Commenting on Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s (AUXL) decision not to accept its proposal to acquire Auxilium for a per share consideration of $28.10 in a cash and stock deal valued at $2.2 billion, Endo International plc (ENDP, ENL.TO) said Monday, "We continue to believe that our transaction for Auxilium...

Epiq Systems, Inc. (EPIQ) said Monday that it has long welcomed and appreciated the views of its shareholders, including P2 Capital Partners, LLC and St. Denis J. Villere & Company, L.L.C., and that it will certainly consider their proposals carefully as part of the process to explore a full range of...

Otter Media, a venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T Inc. (T), agreed to purchase a majority stake in Fullscreen, a global online media company. As part of the deal, Fullscreen CEO and Founder George Strompolos will continue as CEO and maintain a material ownership stake in the company. Fullscreen,...

Golar LNG Ltd. (GLNG), a midstream liquefied natural gas company, Monday announced that with effect from September 19, 2014, Sir Frank Joseph Chapman has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the company and will act as the company's Chairman. Sir Frank Chapman has worked 40 years in the oil...

FMSA Holdings Inc. disclosed in a regulatory filing that it anticipates to price initial public offering between $21.00 and $24.00 per share. The company stated that it is not offering any shares of its common stock. The selling stockholders, including officers and directors of the company, are offering...