Posts Tagged ‘investment’

SemiSouth making $18M investment in new equipment; could double employment

STARKVILLE — SemiSouth Laboratories plans to spend $18 million to buy new equipment for its Starkville facility, a move that could double employment there over the next 18 months. Privately-held SemiSouth makes silicon carbide semiconductors for solar panels, wind turbines, electric cars and other devices that need to transmit power without leaking any electricity along […] [...]

Sanderson sees better quarter, but still loses $8M

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc., for the first fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, saw net sales of $517.8 million compared with $427.7 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, the poultry company had a net loss of $8.0 million, or $0.36 per share, compared with a net loss of $33.6 million, or […] [...]

Board approves MSU to enter commercial paper market

STARKVILLE — Higher education officials will allow Mississippi State University to enter the “commercial paper” market to obtain $50 million for future construction projects. The state College Board approved Mississippi State’s request yesterday. The commercial paper market is short-term IOUs that companies sell to meet cash-flow needs. Issuing commercial paper is a way for companies […] [...]

Sanderson Farms expands, extends stock repurchase program

by MBJ Staff Published: February 17,2012

Tags: chickens, food, investing, investment, investor, poultry, publicly traded company, shares, stock, stock repurchase

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc.’s board of directors yesterday expanded and extended to Feb. 16, 2014, its stock repurchase program approved Oct. 22, 2009, to repurchase up to one million shares from time to time at prevailing prices in open market transactions or in negotiated purchases, subject to market conditions, share price and other considerations. […] [...]

Winn-Dixie shareholders to vote on proposed BI-LO deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will hold a special meeting of shareholders at Winn-Dixie’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., March 9. The purpose of the meeting will be to, among other things, consider and vote on a proposal to approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger, dated as of Dec. 16, 2011, pursuant […] [...]

KiOR closes on $75M loan to support first biofuels plant

by MBJ Staff Published: January 29,2012

Tags: biofuels, capital, energy, fuels, investing, investment, investors, loans, plant, REFINERY

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc., a next-generation renewable fuels company based in Pasadena, Texas, has closed a $75 million, four-year term loan with a lender group comprised of an affiliate of Vinod Khosla and two Canadian corporations owned by certain pension fund clients of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). “This follow-on investment in KiOR reaffirms the […] [...]

Hawaii man charged with post-Katrina investment scheme

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Federal officials say a man in Hawaii has been charged by a grand jury in connection with an investment scheme related to rebuilding projects in areas of Mississippi affected by Hurricane Katrina. A Justice Department news release from the Jackson FBI office identifies the man as 54-year-old Dan Doyle, a resident […] [...]

Stanford’s Ponzi scheme trial to begin today in Texas

by Associated Press Published: January 24,2012

Tags: courts, financier, fraud, investing, investment, investor, ponzi, scam, scheme

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas financier R. Allen Stanford built a vast fortune through his network of banks and other businesses in the U.S., Latin America the Caribbean, and led a lifestyle befitting a billionaire business magnate. Once considered one of the U.S.’s wealthiest people, with an estimated net worth of more than $2 billion, Stanford […] [...]

Supervisors OK refinancing of bonds, could save $900K

by Associated Press Published: January 23,2012

Tags: benefits, bonds, county government, debt, health, healthcare, insurance, investment, investors

HERANADO — DeSoto County supervisors have approved refinancing $22 million in 2004 general obligation bonds, a move that could save $900,000. The Commercial Appeal reports the board also approved a health coverage pact for county employees. The new plan keeps rates flat. The current interest rate the county must pay from 2015 to 2024 ranges […] [...]

Underwriters of BancorpSouth offering exercise over-allotment option

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. reports the underwriters for the recently announced public offering of BancorpSouth Inc. common stock have exercised in full their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 1,428,571 shares at a public offering price of $10.50 per share. The company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes, […] [...]

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