Kolkata, West Bengal -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/06/2013 -- Specialpennystockalert.com, an investment community with a special focus on updating investors with recent news on the U.S. stock market, issues news alert on SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD).
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) shares gained 1.45% to $57.97. The company on August 27 commemorates its silver anniversary by ringing The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell. The event is the latest in a series of 2013 activities that mark the transformative impact SanDisk's technologies have had on businesses and consumers over the past quarter century.
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Additionally, the company will begin trading ex-dividend on August 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.225 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SNDK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) shares increased 11.04% to $2.77. The company on Sept. 3 announced that Ocean Rig announced that it has signed a supplemental agreement to amend certain provisions in its $1.35b Senior Secured Facility dated February 28, 2013.
Additionally, the company on August 7 announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. For the second quarter of 2013, the Company reported a net loss of $18.2 million, or $0.05 basic and diluted loss per share. The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA of $112.3 million for the second quarter of 2013, as compared to $140.2 million for the second quarter of 2012.
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Moreover, the company on July 23, an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc. ("Ocean Rig"), announced that Ocean Rig has signed definitive documentation with Total E&P Angola, following the previously announced Letter of Award, for its ultra deepwater drillship "Ocean Rig Skyros." The contract is for 5 wells or a minimum of 275 days for drilling offshore West Africa, with an estimated backlog of approximately $190 million, and is expected to commence upon delivery of the drillship from the shipyard, in October 2013.
Vodafone Group Plc (ADR)(NASDAQ:VOD) shares gained 1.05% to $32.75. Verizon is in talks to buy out U.S. wireless joint venture partner Vodafone as it looks to grow its lucrative mobile business. In a statement on August 29, Vodafone said it is in discussions with Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ, Fortune 500) over the possible sale of its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless. Verizon Communications holds the remaining 55% share.
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Additionally, HybridPayTech, a division of Freeport Capital Inc. CNSX:FAS) technology leader in the mobile payment space, on August 21 announced it has selected Vodafone's (VOD) global machine-to-machine (M2M) platform to provide connectivity for its pioneering mobile payment service. The service allows businesses to equip mobile employees with smartphones or tablets that can securely process credit and debit card payments globally using Vodafone's network.
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