The Daily Digest intends to help readers track major announcements made by and about companies on the San Diego Stock Exchange Index. The Daily Digest tracks announcements and SEC filings released from midnight until 4 p.m., or three hours after the stock markets close. To see how companies on the San Diego Stock Exchange Index performed, visit sddt.com/stocks.
Accelrys Inc: SEC documents showed CFO Michael Piraino sold 12,000 shares at $9.02 to $9.05 per share on Monday.
Aethlon Medical Inc.: Company announced it has been provided a notice of intent from the European Patent Office to issue a patent entitled “Method for Removal of Viruses from Blood by Lectin Affinity Hemo Dialysis.”
Apricus Biosciences Inc.: Company announced that Bassam Damaj has resigned as director, president and CEO, and CFO Steve Martin has been appointed interim CEO, effective immediately.
First Pactrust Bancorp Inc.: Company announced it has appointed Ronald Nicolas as CFO.
Maxwell Technologies Inc.: SEC documents showed Director Jose Cortes purchased 57,400 shares at $6.21 to $6.32 per share between Friday and Monday.
Natural Alternatives International Inc.: Company announced it has been issued a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its patent application covering sustained release formulations of beta-alanine.
PacWest Bancorp: Company announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger to acquire First California for $8 per share, or approximately $231 million in aggregate consideration.