XM does not provide services to residents of the United States of America.

Photronics falls after placing general counsel on leave

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head><title>BUZZ-Photronics falls after placing general counsel on leave</title></head><body>

** Shares of Photronics Inc PLAB.O gap down early Thurs after co puts general counsel on leave

** PLAB falls as much as 6.8% to $24.76. Stock last off 2.6% at $25.86

** Semiconductor and related devices maker said in regulatory filing late Weds that Richelle Burr, who is also administrative officer and secretary, was placed on paid administrative leave pending ongoing internal review

** Co said review related to certain transactions and other matters, and that her functions will be performed by other personnel and outside counsel during her absence

** Last month, co reported Q2 rev and earnings below LSEG consensus

** With move on the session, PLAB down 17% YTD

(Lance Tupper is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own)


Disclaimer: The XM Group entities provide execution-only service and access to our Online Trading Facility, permitting a person to view and/or use the content available on or via the website, is not intended to change or expand on this, nor does it change or expand on this. Such access and use are always subject to: (i) Terms and Conditions; (ii) Risk Warnings; and (iii) Full Disclaimer. Such content is therefore provided as no more than general information. Particularly, please be aware that the contents of our Online Trading Facility are neither a solicitation, nor an offer to enter any transactions on the financial markets. Trading on any financial market involves a significant level of risk to your capital.

All material published on our Online Trading Facility is intended for educational/informational purposes only, and does not contain – nor should it be considered as containing – financial, investment tax or trading advice and recommendations; or a record of our trading prices; or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instruments; or unsolicited financial promotions to you.

Any third-party content, as well as content prepared by XM, such as: opinions, news, research, analyses, prices and other information or links to third-party sites contained on this website are provided on an “as-is” basis, as general market commentary, and do not constitute investment advice. To the extent that any content is construed as investment research, you must note and accept that the content was not intended to and has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such, it would be considered as marketing communication under the relevant laws and regulations. Please ensure that you have read and understood our Notification on Non-Independent Investment. Research and Risk Warning concerning the foregoing information, which can be accessed here.

Risk Warning: Your capital is at risk. Leveraged products may not be suitable for everyone. Please consider our Risk Disclosure.