Stocks Under Review: Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION), Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX)

On Monday, Shares of Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION), added 4.17% and closed at $38.43 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $37.33 and $38.88. California Bank & Trust (CB&T) has been voted “Best Bank” by the readers of The Orange County Register. This marks the third successive year CB&T has taken top honors as “Best Bank” in Orange County.

The Orange County Register’s “Best of Orange County” Readers Poll is an annual survey in which readers vote for their favorite businesses and services in more than 75 categories, ranging from entertainment to finance.

“We are honored to be recognized by our clients and community,” said Betty Uribe, executive vice president, Greater Southern California division. “Winning this prestigious honor is consistent with our corporate values and our commitment to serving our clients with integrity, as we build trust and value in relationships for generations.”

Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX), jumped 4.42% and closed at $25.27 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $24.45 and $25.31. The company’s Market capitalization is $29.82 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 638.25 million. Starting recently, investment firms Apollo (APO), Blackstone (BX), KKR (KKR), The Carlyle Group (CG), and TPG will jointly host the second annual Veterans Program Summit to support the hiring and retention of America’s veterans. The two-day summit builds on momentum from last year’s inaugural event, providing further resources to assist the firms’ portfolio companies hire and retain veterans and military spouses.

The private equity industry represents hundreds of companies and more than 11 million American employees. The collective impact of these businesses is enormous, and together they have the potential to create noteworthyopportunity for veterans and military spouses. This year’s summit will feature in-depth, small group negotiations on steps that can be taken to expand veterans’ programs, in addition to speakers who will share the tangible, operational improvements these programs have had on their businesses. The sessions will cover a wide range of topics, counting how to ensure a positive transition to civilian life and effectively using career mapping. The summit seeks to be a forum for sharing best practices and open dialogue about challenges and opportunities when working with veteran employees, such as sourcing and hiring, integration, career development, and retention.

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