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LTC earnings jump 122%

By   /  Tuesday, May 8th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Real Estate, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on LTC earnings jump 122%

[wikichart align=”right” ticker=”NYSE:LTC” showannotations=”true” livequote=”true” startdate=”08-11-2011″ enddate=”08-05-2012″ width=”300″ height=”245″] Real estate investment trust LTC Properties reported $12 million in first-quarter profits, a 122 percent increase over the $5.4 million it earned a year ago. Per diluted share, the Westlake Village-based company earned 40 cents in the most recent quarter, compared to 20 cents in the Read More →

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PacWest tops Umpqua offer with $58.1M deal

By   /  Friday, May 4th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on PacWest tops Umpqua offer with $58.1M deal

PacWest Bancorp’s $58.1 million offer to buy American Perspective Bank has trumped an earlier deal for the Central Coast lender and puts San Luis Obispo County in play as a banking hotspot. The April 30 acquisition offer from PacWest, parent of Pacific Western Bank, comes three weeks after Umpqua Holdings Corp. of Oregon said it Read More →

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NiMin Energy taps out two years post-IPO

By   /  Friday, May 4th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on NiMin Energy taps out two years post-IPO

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Power-One predicts European solar revival in Q2

By   /  Thursday, May 3rd, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Power-One predicts European solar revival in Q2

Signs of a resurgence in its European market prompted Power-One to project better-than-expected second-quarter profits on May 3 even as it said that first-quarter income dropped 84.1 percent to $4.9 million, or 3 cents per diluted share. Net sales were up 8.3 percent to $225.8 million. The company’s renewable energy division contributed $149 million to Read More →

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ValueClick shares drop 22% on Q2 outlook

By   /  Thursday, May 3rd, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on ValueClick shares drop 22% on Q2 outlook

Shares of online advertising firm ValueClick plunged 22.2 percent after the Westlake Village-based firm projected lower-than-expected second-quarter revenues of between $155 million and $160 million. One analyst told Bloomberg News that the company is reducing traffic in its owned-and-operated website segment. ValueClick reported first-quarter profits of $21.6 million – 27.8 percent above the same quarter Read More →

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American Perspective reports $462K in profits ahead of PacWest deal

By   /  Thursday, May 3rd, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  Comments Off on American Perspective reports $462K in profits ahead of PacWest deal

American Perspective Bank, the San Luis Obispo-based lender being pursued by PacWest Bancorp, reported first-quarter profits of $462,000, about the same as it earned in the same period a year earlier. American Perspective is being purchased by Los Angeles-based PacWest, parent of Pacific Western Bank, in a $58.1 million deal announced April 30. The offer Read More →

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Fed presidents: European woes threaten U.S. economy

By   /  Thursday, May 3rd, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

The U.S. central bank, which has grown its balance sheet from the roughly $800 billion it held steady at for decades to almost $3 trillion in response to the country’s financial crisis, will have to navigate the unwinding of that balance sheet cautiously when the time comes. That was the view from the three Federal Read More →

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