Published On: Wed, Jun 17th, 2015

Current-Trade News Alert on: Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC), Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB), Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)

During Wednesday’s current trade, Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC)’s shares decline -0.25% to $60.66.

Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail wealth administration associate of Lincoln Financial Group (LNC), recently declared the addition of four regional sales directors to its Channel Insurance Sales team: Brian Cowhey (Midwest/Heartland), Duane Flynn (Southeast), Austin Peterson (West) and Gary Ward (Northeast).

Cowhey, Flynn, Peterson and Ward will report to Wendy Boyd, vice president of Channel Insurance Sales for one of LFN’s broker-dealers, Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. (LFA). In their roles, the regional sales directors will be responsible for deepening existing advisor relationships through the integration of Lincoln products and services, in addition to recruiting, contracting and coordinating the training and activation of new relationships, counting independent financial advisors, producer groups, insurance agents, and other financial services firms that benefit from direct access to Lincoln’s product portfolio.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its auxiliaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. It operates through Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection segments.

Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB)‘s shares drop -0.24% to $20.41, during the current trading session Wednesday’s, hitting its highest level.

Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) declared it will release 2015 second quarter financial results on Thursday, July 16, 2015, after market close. The company will host a conference call for investors and analysts at 4:00 p.m. Central Time (CT) on the same day.

Associated Banc-Corp, a bank holding company, provides various banking and nonbanking products and services to individuals and businesses in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. The company’s Corporate and Commercial Specialty segment offers deposit and cash administration solutions, counting commercial checking and interest-bearing deposits, cash vault and night depository services, liquidity solutions, payables and receivables solutions, and information services; lending solutions, such as commercial loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate financing, construction loans, letters of credit, leasing, asset based lending, and loan syndications; and specialized financial services comprising swaps, capital markets, foreign exchange, and international banking solutions. Associated Banc-Corp ‘s Community, Consumer, and Business segment provides checking, credit, debit and pre-paid cards, online banking and bill pay, and money transfer services; residential mortgages, home equity loans, lines of credit, personal and installment loans, real estate financing, business loans, and business lines of credit; savings, money market deposit accounts, IRA accounts, certificates of deposit, and fixed and variable annuities; full-service, discount, and on-line investment brokerage services; trust and investment administration accounts; and insurance products and services.

In an afternoon trade, Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF)‘s shares surge 1.23% to $53.67.

Global nutrition company Herbalife (HLF) is proud to join the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) as a Corporate Member. HACR seeks to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in corporate America. As a Corporate member, Herbalife is committed to supporting Hispanic leadership and promoting an inclusive work environment while ongoing efforts to make Latino communities healthier.

Herbalife Ltd., a nutrition company, develops and sells weight administration, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, and personal care products. The company offers science-based products in four principal categories, counting weight administration; targeted nutrition; energy, sports, and fitness; and outer nutrition. The weight administration product portfolio comprises meal replacement, protein shakes, drink mixes, weight loss enhancers, and healthy snacks. The targeted nutrition products comprise dietary and nutritional supplements containing herbs, vitamins, minerals, and other natural ingredients.

Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR), during its Wednesday’s current trading session -0.09% loss and closed at $34.67.

The Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share payable July 1, 2015, on the company`s common stock. The dividends are payable to shareholders of record as of June 9, 2015.

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. The company has 7,200 megawatts of electric generation capacity producing electricity through various fuel types, counting coal, uranium, natural gas, diesel, wind, and landfill gas. It sells electricity retail to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, in addition to for lighting public streets and highways; and electricity wholesale to electric cooperatives, municipalities, other electric utilities, and regional transmission organizations.

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