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Futu to be Added to the MSCI Hong Kong Index

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 3:38am

b"HONG KONG, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Futu Holdings Limited (\xe2\x80\x9cFutu\xe2\x80\x9d or the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d) (NASDAQ: FUTU), a leading tech-driven online brokerage and wealth management platform in China, today announced that the Company's stock will be added to the MSCI Hong Kong Index, effective as of market close on May 27, 2021.\nThe MSCI Hong Kong Index is compiled by MSCI, a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics.

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  • b"HONG KONG, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Futu Holdings Limited (\xe2\x80\x9cFutu\xe2\x80\x9d or the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d) (NASDAQ: FUTU), a leading tech-driven online brokerage and wealth management platform in China, today announced that the Company's stock will be added to the MSCI Hong Kong Index, effective as of market close on May 27, 2021.\nThe MSCI Hong Kong Index is compiled by MSCI, a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics.
  • It is designed to measure the performance of the Hong Kong market.
  • The Company provides investing services through its proprietary digital platform, Futubull, a highly integrated application accessible through any mobile device, tablet or desktop.
  • Futu has also embedded social media tools to create a network centered around its users and provide connectivity to users, investors, companies, analysts, media and key opinion leaders.\n"

MSCI Equity Indexes May 2021 Index Review

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 10:50pm

b"MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, announced the results of the May 2021 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indexes - including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indexes, the MSCI Frontier Markets and MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Islamic Indexes, the MSCI US Equity Indexes, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI China A Onshore Indexes and the MSCI China All Shares Indexes.

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  • b"MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, announced the results of the May 2021 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indexes - including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indexes, the MSCI Frontier Markets and MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Islamic Indexes, the MSCI US Equity Indexes, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI China A Onshore Indexes and the MSCI China All Shares Indexes.
  • There will be 24 additions to and 24 deletions from the MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Index.\nAs previously announced, the MSCI Iceland Indexes will be included in the MSCI Frontier Markets Indexes in one step coinciding with this Index Review.
  • In addition, in the context of the inclusion of Iceland in the MSCI Frontier Markets Indexes, MSCI will adjust the Limited Investability Factor (LIF) applied to securities in the equity universe of Bangladesh and Nigeria with the objective of keeping their weights unchanged in the MSCI Frontier Markets Indexes as of the price cutoff date for the May 2021 Semi-Annual Index Review.\nMSCI Global Islamic Indexes: Forty-three securities will be added to and 58 securities will be deleted from the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index.
  • Accordingly, constituents in MSCI equity indexes may include MSCI Inc., clients of MSCI or suppliers to MSCI.

National Storage Affiliates Trust Added to S&P MidCap 400 Index

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 9:07pm

b'National Storage Affiliates Trust (\xe2\x80\x9cNSA\xe2\x80\x9d or the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d) (NYSE: NSA) today announced that the Company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 Index effective prior to the open of trading on Friday, May 14, 2021.\nTamara Fischer, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, \xe2\x80\x9cWe are pleased to have National Storage Affiliates gain inclusion on the S&P MidCap 400 Index.

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  • b'National Storage Affiliates Trust (\xe2\x80\x9cNSA\xe2\x80\x9d or the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d) (NYSE: NSA) today announced that the Company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 Index effective prior to the open of trading on Friday, May 14, 2021.\nTamara Fischer, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, \xe2\x80\x9cWe are pleased to have National Storage Affiliates gain inclusion on the S&P MidCap 400 Index.
  • The move to the MidCap 400 index from the SmallCap 600 index acknowledges the exceptional growth NSA has realized over the past few years.
  • NSA is one of the largest owners and operators of self storage properties among public and private companies in the United States.
  • NSA is included in the MSCI US REIT Index (RMS/RMZ), the Russell 2000 Index of Companies and the S&P MidCap 400 Index.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210511006168/en/\n'

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in April

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'NEW YORK, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) significantly increased in April, after an increase in March.

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  • b'NEW YORK, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) significantly increased in April, after an increase in March.
  • The index is currently up 45.7 percent from a year ago.\n"Despite the disappointing April jobs report, the Employment Trends Index significantly increased in April, suggesting strong employment growth in the coming months," said Gad Levanon, Head of The Conference Board Labor Markets Institute.
  • The Employment Trends Index aggregates eight leading indicators of employment, each of which has proven accurate in its own area.
  • Aggregating individual indicators into a composite index filters out "noise" to show underlying trends more clearly.\nThe eight leading indicators of employment aggregated into the Employment Trends Index include:\nInitial Claims for Unemployment Insurance (U.S. Department of Labor)\nNumber of Employees Hired by the Temporary-Help Industry (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)\nReal Manufacturing and Trade Sales (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)**\nThe Conference Board publishes the Employment Trends Index monthly, at 10 a.m.

Greater Flexibility and Growth Potential Offered by Lincoln Financial Group’s Indexed Universal Life Policy Enhancements

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 2:30pm

b'Lincoln Financial Group today announced enhancements to its Indexed Universal Life insurance products, to provide even greater investment flexibility and increased cash value growth potential that can be accessed for life\xe2\x80\x99s changing needs.

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  • b'Lincoln Financial Group today announced enhancements to its Indexed Universal Life insurance products, to provide even greater investment flexibility and increased cash value growth potential that can be accessed for life\xe2\x80\x99s changing needs.
  • Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates.
  • Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good.
  • Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210510005539/en/\n'

ING posts 1Q2021 net result of €1,005 million

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 5:59am

b"ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank.

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  • b"ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank.
  • The purpose of ING Bank is empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business.
  • ING Group shares are included in major sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) index products of leading providers STOXX, Morningstar and FTSE Russell.
  • ING specifically disclaims any liability with respect to any information found at websites operated by third parties.

Lincoln Financial Group Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 9:15pm

In the current quarter there was $11 million of elevated deferred compensation expense related to the increase in the company\xe2\x80\x99s share price during the quarter.

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  • In the current quarter there was $11 million of elevated deferred compensation expense related to the increase in the company\xe2\x80\x99s share price during the quarter.
  • Enter conference code: 6288902.\nLincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism.
  • Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates.
  • Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good.

MSCI May Semi-Annual Index Review Announcement Scheduled for May 11, 2021

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 11:13pm

b'MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, will announce the results of the May 2021 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indexes - including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indexes, the MSCI Frontier Markets, and MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Islamic and MSCI Global Islamic Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Pan-Euro and MSCI Euro Indexes, the MSCI US Equity Indexes, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI China A Onshore Indexes and the MSCI China All Shares Indexes.

Key Points: 
  • b'MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, will announce the results of the May 2021 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indexes - including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indexes, the MSCI Frontier Markets, and MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Islamic and MSCI Global Islamic Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Pan-Euro and MSCI Euro Indexes, the MSCI US Equity Indexes, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI China A Onshore Indexes and the MSCI China All Shares Indexes.
  • MSCI makes no assurance that any Index Linked Investments will accurately track index performance or provide positive investment returns.
  • Accordingly, constituents in MSCI equity indexes may include MSCI Inc., clients of MSCI or suppliers to MSCI.
  • Issuers mentioned or included in any MSCI ESG Research materials may include MSCI Inc., clients of MSCI or suppliers to MSCI, and may also purchase research or other products or services from MSCI ESG Research.

The Bancorp, Inc. Selected to Join The S&P SmallCap 600® Index

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 4:27pm

b"The Bancorp, Inc. (\xe2\x80\x9cThe Bancorp\xe2\x80\x9d) (Nasdaq: TBBK) today announced that it will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, effective May 7, 2021.

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  • b"The Bancorp, Inc. (\xe2\x80\x9cThe Bancorp\xe2\x80\x9d) (Nasdaq: TBBK) today announced that it will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, effective May 7, 2021.
  • The S&P SmallCap 600 measures the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity market and consists of 600 domestic stocks selected by Standard & Poor's Index Committee based on several factors, including financial performance and market capitalization.\nDamian Kozlowski, The Bancorp\xe2\x80\x99s Chief Executive Officer, said, \xe2\x80\x9cWe are honored to be included in the S&P SmallCap 600.
  • Our company is focused on creating value for everyone in our community and continuing to build the best fintech ecosystem in the banking industry.
  • Specialized lending distinctions include National Preferred SBA Lender, a leading provider of securities-backed lines of credit, and one of the few bank-owned commercial vehicle leasing groups in the nation.

Job Growth Rate in Small Businesses Increases Significantly in April

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1:30pm

The Small Business Jobs Index increased 4.33 percent from March to 98.34 in April, a positive indicator of job growth returning to pre-pandemic levels.

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  • The Small Business Jobs Index increased 4.33 percent from March to 98.34 in April, a positive indicator of job growth returning to pre-pandemic levels.
  • However, the Small Business Jobs Index returned to its pre-pandemic peak, seen in February 2020," said James Diffley, chief regional economist at IHS Markit.
  • "We\'re encouraged by the progress in job growth we see in the April numbers.
  • "\n"The country has been waiting for a significant increase in job growth since this time last yearand April delivered.