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July 18, 2014
16:32 EDTAVAVAeroVironment CEO Timothy Conver enters 10b5-1 trading plan
AeroVironment announced that its CEO and chairman of the board, Timothy Conver, as Trustee of The Conver Family Trust, has established a pre-arranged stock trading plan to sell a portion of company stock held by the Trust over a specific period of time. The stock trading plan is part of a long-term strategy for asset diversification and liquidity and was adopted in accordance with guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and AeroVironment’s policies with respect to employee stock transactions. Under its Rule 10b5-1 Plan, the Trust may sell up to 320,000 shares over a period of approximately nine months. If the Trust completes all the planned sales under its Rule 10b5-1 Plan, Conver would beneficially own approximately 2,573,660 shares of AeroVironment common stock or approximately 11.04% of the company’s current outstanding shares. The transactions under this plan will commence no earlier than September 2014 and will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the SEC. The Form 4 filings will also be posted on AeroVironment’s website.
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September 30, 2014
18:07 EDTAVAVAmerican Science & Engineering lower after guiding to Q2 net loss
Shares of American Science & Engineering (ASEI), a manufacturer of X-ray inspection and other detection products for homeland security, are sharply lower after disclosing that the company will record a net loss in the second quarter. WHAT'S NEW: AS&E is projecting a net loss for Q2 while the consensus estimate for Q2 EPS is 21c. The company said it has reduced its workforce by approximately 10% and has implemented additional targeted cost reductions to further reduce its operating expenses in response to the continued global volatility impacting its markets. "While our opportunity pipeline remains robust, we have reduced our expenses to manage through the quarter to quarter variability that has affected us and others in our industry. As we move forward, we will continue to execute on our strategic growth initiatives to help us leverage and capture the increased global opportunity pipeline for our expanded portfolio of product and service offerings," said AS&E CEO Chuck Dougherty. PRICE ACTION: Shares of American Science & Engineering are lower by almost 8% to $51.15 in after-hours trading. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other stocks in the homeland security space include: FLIR Systems (FLIR), I.D. Systems (IDSY), CACI International (CACI) and AeroVironment (AVAV).
09:11 EDTAVAVAeroVironment awarded $27.2M in orders from U.S. Army
AeroVironment announced it received three firm fixed-price orders from the United States Army totaling $27.18M for RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems spare parts. The company received two orders on August 29 and one on September 18. Delivery is anticipated within 12 months. The latest orders increase the total value of orders for Raven and Puma AE UAS spare parts and Raven upgrades received since May 2014 to $77.6M.
September 26, 2014
06:47 EDTAVAVFAA drone decision could be milestone, NY Times says
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September 24, 2014
09:55 EDTAVAVAeroVironment reports $22M order from Marine Corps
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