The tobacco giant completed an $1.8 billion investment in Cronos Group Inc., a Canadian cannabinoid company. Altria now owns about 45 percent of the company with an exercisable warrant to up its stake to 55 percent. Click here to see the full announcement.
Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE)
President and CEO Justin Knight was awarded 49,394 shares. Knight directly owns 1,121,819 shares of common stock.
CFO Bryan Peery and COO Kristian Gathright were each awarded 23,338 shares. Peery and Gathright directly own 358,506 and 1,001,010 shares, respectively.
Bay Banks of Virginia (BAYK)
The parent of Virginia Commonwealth Bank filed its 10-K detailing its previously announced fourth quarter and year-end 2018 earnings. Click here for the full report.
President and CEO Douglas Pertz purchased 10,000 shares at an average of $73 per share for a total of $729,250. Pertz directly owns 256,900 shares of common stock.
C&F Financial (CFFI)
The parent of C&F Bank filed its latest annual proxy statement, detailing the compensation packages paid to its top executives last year. Among those listed, Larry Dillon, who recently stepped down as CEO and remains chairman, received $933,000 in total compensation in 2018. That included a base salary of $335,000, $142,000 in stock awards, $220,000 in incentive pay and other perks. Click here for the full compensation table.
The company also announced its annual shareholders meeting will be held at its Toano headquarters at 3600 LaGrange Parkway on April 16 at 3:30 p.m.
Director Robert Spilman Jr. sold 1,215 shares at $76 per share for a total of $92,340. Spilman Jr. directly owns 23,597 shares of common stock.
Dynex Capital (DX)
The mortgage REIT released its latest proxy statement, disclosing compensation packages paid last year to its top executives.
President and CEO Byron Boston received a total pay package of $1.7 million. He received a base salary of $700,000, $459,019 in stock awards and $573,138 in other incentives.
Click here and see page 20 for the full compensation table.
The proxy also announced the date of the company’s annual shareholders meeting, to be held at the offices of Troutman Sanders LLP in Washington D.C. on May 14.
Hamilton Beach Brands (HBB)
The electrical products supplier filed its fourth quarter and year-end earnings report.
Hamilton Beach reported $241 million in revenue and a profit of $15million in the fourth quarter 2018, up from a profit of $13.7 million in the same period last year.
In 2018, Hamilton Beach reported $743 million in revenue and a profit of $21.7 million, up from a profit of $17.9 million in 2017. Click here to see the full report.
Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL)
Fred Russell, a director, a sold 1,000 shares at $67.74 apiece for a total of $67,740. He still owns more than 48,000 shares.
Director Bruce Connell purchased 200 shares at $968 per share for a total of $193,756. Connell directly owns 2,141 shares of common stock.
Medalist Diversified REIT (MDRR)
The commercial real estate-focused REIT filed its year-end earnings report. Medalist reported $6.5 million in revenue and a loss of $2.9 million in 2018, down from a loss of $968,00 in 2017. Click here to see the full report.
New Market (NEU)
The petroleum-focused holding company released its latest proxy statement, disclosing compensation packages paid last year to its top executives.
President and CEO Thomas Gottwald received a total pay package of 2.1 million. He received a base salary of $1 million, $490,000 in stock awards and $559,000 in other incentives.
Click here and see page 21 for the full compensation table.
The proxy also announced the date of the company’s annual shareholders meeting, to be held at The Virginia Museum of History & Culture on April 25.
Owens & Minor (OMI)
President and CEO Edward Pesicka was awarded 428,266 shares of restricted stock.