DALLAS, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raymond Carpenter, Director of Southwest Securities, Inc.'s Corporate Finance group and head of its electronics mergers and acquisitions ("M&A") practice, has been named by VentureOutsource.com as one of 'The top 100 people influencing Electronics Manufacturing Services ("EMS").' In the online article, VentureOutsource.com recognized academicians, service providers, entrepreneurs, executives, lawmakers, investors and many others worldwide who are leading initiatives or influencing electronics manufacturing operations to better prepare clients, organizations, industries or nations to make more informed decisions to meet the challenges facing today's technology decision makers. Mr. Carpenter was ranked 37th on the list, featured on page 7 of the article, and is the only investment banker mentioned who focuses on advising clients in the EMS industry on M&A, capital raising and other strategic alternatives. The article is available at :http://ventureoutsource.com/top-100-ems-influencers-2012. Mr. Carpenter joined Southwest Securities as a Senior Vice President of Equity Research covering the EMS industry in 2004 and later moved into Corporate Finance in 2005 to spearhead the development of an M&A advisory practice focused on servicing clients in the EMS industry. He has worked with, and advised, companies and investors in the electronics industry for over 15 years. As a subject matter expert, Mr. Carpenter has been cited in several business and industry publications, including TheWall Street Journal, SMT Magazine, EMSNow, CircuiTree Magazine and The Deal.com and has also authored or co-authored several well-respected and nationally recognized investment and corporate finance articles on the EMS, electronics distribution and printed circuit board industries. About Southwest Securities, Inc.Southwest Securities, Inc., a member of NYSE, FINRA and SIPC, provides securities brokerage, investment banking and securities clearing services to a broad range of individual, corporate, public and industry clients. The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of SWS Group, Inc. (NYSE: SWS), a financial services holding company whose stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, SWS. About VentureOutsource.comA knowledge sharing Website open to industry with unique content and tools for purchasers and buyers in electronics manufacturing, and professionals in global supply chain operations, where visitors can freely join the new online community, GlobalNet, to network with all members, exchange ideas, or ask peers to provide relevant resources to help users create and enhance industry relationships across North America, Europe and Asia and make better business decisions. For more information visit: http://ventureoutsource.com. SOURCE Southwest Securities, Inc.
The ex-dividend date for SWS Group (NYSE:SWS) is Monday, June 13, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of one cent per share. At a price of $6.14 as of 9:31 a.m., the dividend yield is 0.7%.
The ex-dividend date for SWS Group (NYSE:SWS) is tomorrow, March 11, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 1 cent per share. At a price of $5.18 as of 10:22 a.m., the dividend yield is 0.8%.