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Xinergy shareholders say ‘no’ to CEO stock options

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Xinergy shareholders on Wednesday endorsed management’s
nominees for the company’s board of directors, but defeated resolutions that
would have awarded CEO Matt Goldfarb options to buy more than a half-million
shares of company stock.

Goldfarb easily held onto his  board seat, but the 32.1 percent of
shareholder votes withheld from the CEO were easily the largest such “no” votes
for director candidates, according to a news release.

Directors Stephen Loukas and Jay Thornton were relected with
votes at 21.7 percent and 18 percent of withheld votes, respectively.

Two separate resolutions that would have given Goldfarb
stock options were rejected by shareholders.

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Tough 1Q produces opposite results for Knox energy companies

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A pair of Knoxville based energy companies this week both reported
decreased sales in the first quarter, but one still scratched out a profit
while the other swung to a loss.

Oil company Tengasco reported a profit of $978,000, or 2
cents per share, while coal producer Xinergy said it lost $1.9 million, or 3
cents per share.

Tengasco’s earnings for the first three months of 2012 were a
slight improvement from a profit of $954,000, or 2 cents per share in the same
period a year ago.

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Forward Air bumps dividend 43 percent

 

The air cargo business is doing well despite the sluggish economy and that means Forward Air shareholders will get a 42.9 percent dividend bump in September.

The Greeneville, Tenn.-based company said Tuesday its board has approved an increase in the cash dividend to 10 cents per share, up from the current 7 cents a share.

The dividend is payable on Sept. 7 to shareholders of record on Aug. 23.

 

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Ruby Tuesday stock downgraded by The Street

The Street Ratings has changed its mind about Ruby Tuesday, downgrading the Maryville-based restaurant chain’s stock from buy to hold.

Despite Ruby Tuesday’s revenue growth and “and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt level,” The Street Ratings cited “deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity” as reasons for the downgrade.

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Tengasco stock downgraded by TheStreet

Oil and natural gas company Tengasco Inc.’s stock has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold.

The Knoxville-based company’s weak cash flow overshadows its revenue and profit growth, TheStreet, a digital financial media company, said today.

“The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 11.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 35.6%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company’s bottom line, displaying stagnant earnings per share,” TheStreet reported.

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Ruby Tuesday upgraded by TheStreet

 

Despite disappointing first quarter earnings, restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday stock was upgraded today by TheStreet Ratings.

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 TheStreet, a digital financial media company, upped the Maryville-based casual dining chain from hold to buy.

“The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income,” TheStreet Ratings said.

 

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Scripps Networks keeps making money

Scripps Networks Interactive continues to prove it is one of Knoxville’s best business success
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The Knoxville-based lifestyle media company today reported a first quarter profit of $101 million, or 59 cents per share, up 39 percent from $72.5 million, or 43 cents per share, in the first quarter last year.

Revenues for the quarter eneded March 31 rose 14 percent to $536 million, driven by increased advertising and affiliate fees.

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Standard & Poor’s upgrades Scripps Networks rating


Cable network operator Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. received a solid thumbs up this week from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services.


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S&P upgraded its rating outlook on the Knoxville-based company to “stable” from “negative” based on its reduced debt and improved performance.

The agency also affirmed its “A-” corporate credit rating for Scripps Networks.

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