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February 16, 1993 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, the folks at Rainbow Technologies Inc. were looking to tweak the interest of institutional investors who might include their company's stock in a large pool of mutual fund portfolios.
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February 16, 1993 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, the folks at Rainbow Technologies Inc. were looking to tweak the interest of institutional investors who might include their company's stock in a large pool of mutual fund portfolios.
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February 12, 1996 | Times Staff Reports
Room to Grow? Stocks of smaller companies have been off Wall Street's radar screen lately, as many investors continue to flock to blue-chip names. Managers of about 80 small companies--many of them based in California--will try to persuade about 350 institutional investors that there are still bargains in small outfits. The occasion is the Southern California Growth Stock Conference to be held today and Tuesday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Dana Point.
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February 15, 1994 | Dean Takahashi, Times staff writer
The Grass Is Greener: Chief executives and investors mingled Monday at the beginning of investment firm Cruttenden & Co.'s two-day Southern California Growth Stock Conference. Each of the 48 public companies at the sixth annual conference in Newport Beach gets about 15 minutes to give a sales presentation to investors and analysts. This year, David Samuels, former chief executive of accounting software firm State of the Art Inc.
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February 9, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was no coincidence that UC Irvine professor Robert A. Haugen delivered the keynote speech at the Southern California Growth Stock Conference Thursday. Haugen, an investment-markets specialist and author of "The Incredible January Effect," is a firm believer in the investment value of smaller, publicly traded companies. His book argues that small companies' stocks pay higher investment returns than large companies' stocks and that small stocks show their biggest gains in January.
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February 9, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was no coincidence that UC Irvine professor Robert A. Haugen delivered the keynote speech at the Southern California Growth Stock Conference Thursday. Haugen, an investment-markets specialist and author of "The Incredible January Effect," is a firm believer in the investment value of smaller, publicly traded companies. His book argues that small companies' stocks pay higher investment returns than large companies' stocks and that small stocks show their biggest gains in January.
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February 7, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While a lot of small growth companies are prone to boastful statements about one-of-a-kind products and services and markets of vast potential, the folks at PDA Engineering take a more modest approach. Louis A. Delmonico, president and chief executive of the Costa Mesa software company, talked Wednesday about his desire to build a conservative and consistent company that investors can rely on.
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February 20, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In search of companies not afflicted by the recession, small and institutional investors alike gathered here Wednesday to listen to chief executives pitch their stocks like vendors at a bazaar. Several hundred investors, some looking and some buying, are expected to attend the presentations of 48 small-to-medium local companies through today at the fourth annual Southern California Growth Stock Conference organized by Cruttenden & Co., an investment banking firm in Newport Beach.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1995 | ROSS KERBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Orange County's oldest and largest investment banking firms kicked off its annual Valentine's week matchmaking fest for cash-hungry technology companies and potential investors by announcing that it has a new name. Walter Cruttenden III, chairman of what used to be Cruttenden & Co., said the name has been changed to Cruttenden Roth to mark the involvement of investor Byron Roth, who bought a 15% share of the company last year and became its president.
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February 12, 1989 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Like many small, growing companies still feeling their way in the world of public stock ownership, Safeguard Health Enterprises Inc. hasn't exactly gone overboard to trumpet its accomplishments. It's not that corporate executives at the Anaheim dental health maintenance organization are publicity shy, it's just that they have neglected to aggressively tell their story to stockbrokers and investors. Another company, Fidelity National Financial Inc., didn't have much to brag about until recently.
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February 17, 1992 | TOM PETRUNO
The stock market is so attractive to some individual investors, they're borrowing money to get in. The use of margin debt to buy stocks and other investments has been rising sharply in recent months, some brokerages report. At Charles Schwab & Co., the nation's largest discount brokerage, margin borrowings recently surpassed the previous peak of $1.3 billion set in the summer of 1987--just before the market crash.
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