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Draganfly to Present at Benzinga’s Global Small Cap Conference

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:45pm

Benzinga's news desk is constantly breaking stories and moving billions of dollars of market capitalization through its real-time news tool, Benzinga Pro.

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  • Benzinga's news desk is constantly breaking stories and moving billions of dollars of market capitalization through its real-time news tool, Benzinga Pro.
  • Benzinga's original content is syndicated to 70 partner websites including Yahoo!
  • Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the Company presenting at the Benzinga October Global Small Cap Conference.
  • Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

Franklin Electric Declares Payment of Quarterly Cash Dividend

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per share payable November 18, 2021, to shareholders of record on November 4, 2021.

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  • FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per share payable November 18, 2021, to shareholders of record on November 4, 2021.
  • Franklin Electric is a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and fuel.
  • Recognized as a technical leader in its products and services, Franklin Electric serves customers around the world in residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, municipal, and fueling applications.
  • All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information currently available, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Global Average Annual Insured Losses from Extreme Events in Excess of $100 Billion, New Report Finds

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 11:02am

AIR estimates that on an annual average basis, catastrophes around the world are expected to cause about $106 billion in insured losses.

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  • AIR estimates that on an annual average basis, catastrophes around the world are expected to cause about $106 billion in insured losses.
  • Our report shows that the global insurance industry should currently expect a long-run annual average loss of $106 billion.
  • Global economic losses include insured and insurable losses, as well as losses from non-insurable sources, which may include infrastructure and lost economic productivity.
  • Based on its research, AIR has determined that global economic losses are about three times higher than global insured losses on average, when trended to 2020 dollars.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Sets Dates to Report 2021 Third Quarter Financial Results and Host Conference Call

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 10:40pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: HTA), announced today that on Thursday, November 4, 2021, after the market closes, HTA will report its financial results for the three months ending September 30, 2021.

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  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: HTA), announced today that on Thursday, November 4, 2021, after the market closes, HTA will report its financial results for the three months ending September 30, 2021.
  • The Company plans to host a conference call and webcast on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time to review its financial performance and operating results for the three months ending September 30, 2021.
  • Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, HTA has developed a national brand with dedicated relationships at the local level.
  • This press release contains certain forward-looking statements.Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, plans, estimates, assumptions and beliefs, including expectations, plans, estimates, assumptions and beliefs about HTA, stockholder value and earnings growth.

Orea Comments on Media Reports of Lawsuit Valuing 55.01% of Montagne d'Or Gold Project at US$4.6 Billion

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8:13pm

According to the media reports, the two companies are owned by the family of Alexei Mordashov, often cited as Russia's wealthiest person.

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  • According to the media reports, the two companies are owned by the family of Alexei Mordashov, often cited as Russia's wealthiest person.
  • Orea is not obligated to make any further statements regarding this matter except as required by applicable securities laws.
  • Orea is a leading gold exploration and development company operating in a prospective and underexplored segment of the Guiana Shield, South America.
  • In French Guiana, Orea holds a major interest in the world-class Montagne d'Or mine development project and is also advancing the Maripa gold exploration project.

S&P Global and IHS Markit Merger Receives Conditional Approval From European Commission

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 5:15pm

S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) and IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) today announced that they have received a conditional Phase 1 approval for their $44 billion merger from the European Commission (EC), marking another significant step toward the combination of these highly complementary companies.

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  • S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) and IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) today announced that they have received a conditional Phase 1 approval for their $44 billion merger from the European Commission (EC), marking another significant step toward the combination of these highly complementary companies.
  • S&P Global and IHS Markit expect the proposed remedies to be sufficient to satisfy global regulators.
  • Our divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
  • These forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about future business and operating results, the industry and markets in which S&P Global Inc. (S&P Global) and IHS Markit Ltd. (IHS Markit) operate and beliefs of and assumptions made by S&P Global management and IHS Markit management, involve uncertainties that could significantly affect the financial or operating results of S&P Global, IHS Markit or the combined company.

Kite Realty Group Announces Closing of $7.5 Billion Merger with Retail Properties of America: Creates a Top 5 Open-Air, Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center REIT

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 4:30pm

The combined high-quality, open-air portfolio is a mixture of predominantly necessity-based, grocery-anchored neighborhood and community centers, combined with vibrant mixed-use assets.

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  • The combined high-quality, open-air portfolio is a mixture of predominantly necessity-based, grocery-anchored neighborhood and community centers, combined with vibrant mixed-use assets.
  • The combined company will continue to be led by KRG Chairman and CEO John A. Kite and the KRG executive team.
  • We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the transformational merger with RPAI, creating a top 5 open-air shopping center REIT said John A. Kite, Chairman and CEO.
  • We have already completed significant steps in our integration and are well-positioned to continue capitalizing on the strong leasing environment.

Beyond Meat® Updates Third Quarter 2021 Outlook; Earnings Conference Call Scheduled for November 10, 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 1:30pm

Although the Companys previous third quarter guidance anticipated a sequential decline in net revenues, the deceleration was larger than anticipated.

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  • Although the Companys previous third quarter guidance anticipated a sequential decline in net revenues, the deceleration was larger than anticipated.
  • These impacts were partially offset by accelerated orders from an international customer during the third quarter.
  • Full third quarter results will be discussed during the upcoming Beyond Meat earnings conference call, scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2021 after market close at 5:00 p.m.
  • As of June 2021, Beyond Meat had products available at approximately 119,000 retail and foodservice outlets in over 80 countries worldwide.

Labcon Awarded $59.3 Million U.S Government Contract to Increase Domestic Production of Pipette Tips and Tubes

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:07pm

The contract is for the domestic manufacturing expansion of pipette tips and tubes as a part of the supply chain for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

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  • The contract is for the domestic manufacturing expansion of pipette tips and tubes as a part of the supply chain for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.
  • Labcon's pipette tips and tubes, currently in production, have directly supported researchers developing COVID-19 vaccines while the tubes provide sterile airtight vessels for storage, testing and sample transport.
  • This COVID-19 supply chain effort will allow Labcon to increase production capacity from 100 million to 236 million pipette tips per month.
  • Tube production will increase from 27 million to approximately 58 million tubes per month by October 2025.

North American Pulse Oximeter Market Forecast Report 2021: 6.3% Compound Annual Growth is Forecast During 2021 to 2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 10:01am

The "North America Pulse Oximeter Market Outlook, 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "North America Pulse Oximeter Market Outlook, 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The North American region dominated the global market, ever since 2015 which was valued at USD 0.59 Billion in 2015.
  • Post the COVID pandemic, the market is expected to witness market growth of 6.3% throughout the forecasted period of 2021-2026.
  • Increasing emphasis on patient safety during pandemics and demand for consistent vital stats monitoring is expected to drive the growth of the regional market.