Navios Maritime Holdings announced that the company's 2018 annual meeting of stockholders will be held on December 21 in Monaco. The company's board requested that the stockholders approve a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of the company's common stock to achieve compliance with the closing bid price requirements in the NYSE's continued listing standards. Stockholders owning the company's common stock on November 28 will be entitled to vote at the annual meeting. The affirmative vote of a majority of the company's issued and outstanding common stock is required to affect the reverse stock split.
Navios Maritime announced the appointment of Jeremy Bryan as COO of Navios Corporation effective as of February 1, 2019. Bryan joins Navios Corporation from Cargill International where he worked since 1992. Bryan served in various positions during his tenure there, most recently as global head of drybulk trading.
Navios Maritime announced that on April 18, the company was notified by the New York Stock Exchange that it was no longer in compliance with the NYSE's continued listing standards because the average closing price of the company's common stock over a consecutive 30 trading-day period was less than $1.00 per share. The NYSE's notification has no impact on the company's business operations. The company has confirmed to the NYSE its intent to cure this deficiency within the prescribed timeframe set out in the NYSE's Listed Company Manual. During this time, the company's common stock will continue to be listed and trade on the NYSE. The NYSE's notification does not affect the company's SEC reporting requirements.
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Navios Maritime downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. JPMorgan analyst Noah Parquette downgraded Navios Maritime Holdings to Underweight without a price target. The rating change is part of the analyst's rebalancing of his Maritime coverage.