Posts Tagged ‘investment’

AT&T three-year infrastructure investment tops $1B

JACKSON — AT&T reports it has invested more than $1 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Mississippi between 2011 through 2013. Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, AT&T made 696 network upgrades statewide in 2013. Upgrades included new cell […] [...]

Hancock Holding introduces new small cap fund

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Company has launched the Hancock Horizon U.S. Small Cap Fund as a new addition to the company’s $2-billion family of mutual funds. The fund offers investors exposure to a diverse portfolio of small cap stocks and is managed by the same team that oversees the 5-star Morningstar-rated Burkenroad Small Cap Fund. […] [...]

State receives settlement involving securities violation

JACKSON — Mississippi has received $34,070 in settlement funds from a state securities violation. Another multi-state investigation by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), of which includes Mississippi, found RBC Capital Market employees sold securities without properly registering with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office. “Registering investment advisors provides confidence to Mississippi citizens when […] [...]

Molpus Woodlands agrees to buy timberland in Alabama

JACKSON — The timberland investment management firm Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC has, on behalf of a client, entered into an agreement to purchase approximately 73,000 acres of timberland located north, east and west of Birmingham, Ala. The close of the purchase is set to occur in installments starting in October 2013. Terms were not disclosed. […] [...]

BancorpSouth increases dividend for first time in two years

TUPELO — The BancorpSouth Inc. board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per common share, which is a $0.04 per share or 400 percent increase over the company’s previous quarterly dividend payment of $0.01 per common share. The dividend is payable Oct. 1 to shareholders of record at the close of […] [...]

Hosemann files brief against SEC over Morgan Keegan settlement

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has filed a brief in support of a lawsuit filed against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) concerning the Morgan Keegan settlement. The case demands the SEC finally distribute millions of dollars in settlement funds to Mississippi investors. “Injured Mississippi investors have been stopped from receiving their own […] [...]

The First accounts for merger, net income down nearly 25 percent

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc. reports net income available to common stockholders for the three months ended June 30 amounted to $706,000, or $.18 per diluted share, compared to $931,000, or $.30 per diluted share for the same quarter in 2012, a decrease of $225,000 or 24.2 percent. Net income available to common shareholders […] [...]

Connecticut company buys share of Coast shipyard

GULFPORT — A private equity firm is taking an ownership stake in a Mississippi shipyard group. Littlejohn & Co. of Greenwich, Conn., has bought part of Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, which owns the Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore shipyards in Gulfport and New Orleans. The dollar amount and ownership share were not disclosed. John Dane […] [...]

Bank prices initial public offering at $24 per share

GULFPORT — First NBC Bank Holding Company, the New Orleans-based holding company for First NBC Bank, has priced its initial public offering of 4,166,667 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $24 per share. The common stock has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, trading under the […] [...]

City counts $1.2M from hospital investment after year one

OXFORD — The city of Oxford’s investment of the proceeds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has earned about $1.2 million its first year. The city hired Glenmede in 2012 to handle the investment of the money. The Oxford Eagle reports the market value as of March 31 was $32 million. It was $30 […] [...]

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