Shares of Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) ended Friday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.12 points or -0.38% at $31.15 with 3.04 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $31.11, the shares hit an intraday low of $31.10 and an intraday high of $31.27 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $18.17 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 581.92 million shares.
On Sept. 12, 2016 Long hours on the road can take its toll on a trucker’s health and wellness. As the #1 truck insurer, Progressive is once again dedicating the month of September to raise awareness of the importance of trucker health. Through a newly-formed partnership with Siphiwe Baleka, the “fittest truck driver in America,” and healthy living tips and tricks on Progressive’s TruckerTerritory.com, Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance is expanding its commitment to truckers in the third year of its wellness initiative.
Recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that long-haul truck drivers in the U.S. have high rates of chronic diseases due to long days spent on the road and limited access to exercise facilities and healthy food options.
“The well-being of our drivers has always been a priority, and part of our job at Progressive is to make sure our customers have all the tools they need to get on the road and do their job in the most effective, safe and healthy way possible,” said Brett Stalnaker, commercial auto product manager for Progressive. “We’re committed to providing valuable resources to truckers to help them improve their health and wellness through content on our Trucker Territory website and our newly-formed relationship with Siphiwe Baleka.”
After working just two months as an OTR driver, Siphiwe, a former Olympic swimming hopeful, had gained 10% of his previous body weight and realized how difficult it was for truckers to stay healthy on the road. He made it his mission to put an end to the trucker health epidemic. In celebration of Trucker Health Awareness Month, Progressive is giving away 1,000 promo codes for Siphiwe’s Active Trucker fitness program, a $29.99 retail value. The app features a 28-day fitness program with simple, yet effective, exercises tailored for truckers and led by Siphiwe.
“We are excited to work with Siphiwe. Being a trucker himself, he understands a trucker’s struggle to achieve their health and fitness goals while on the job,” said Stalnaker. “Siphiwe’s dedication to improving the health of truckers is completely in line with Progressive’s commitment, which is why we think this will be such a successful partnership.”
Shares of Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up 0.33 points or 1.09% at $30.61 with 2.98 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $30.23, the shares hit an intraday low of $30.00 and an intraday high of $30.84 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $6.34 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 205.11 million shares.
Zions Bancorp (ZION) on Aug. 5, 2016 announced that Gary L. Crittenden has been elected to its board of directors.
Mr. Crittenden is a Managing Director and Chairman of HGGC, a leading private equity firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California, that focuses on middle market companies. Mr. Crittenden was the Chief Financial Officer of Citigroup from 2007 to 2009, where he was responsible for the financial leadership of the company during the global economic crisis. Mr. Crittenden was also CFO of American Express Company from 2000 to 2007, and previously was CFO of Monsanto, Sears Roebuck and Company, Melville Corporation and Filene’s Basement. The readers of Institutional Investor Magazine named him one of the “Best CFOs in America” on three separate occasions. Mr. Crittenden began his career at Bain & Company, where he eventually headed the firm’s retail consulting practice.
“We’re very pleased that Gary Crittenden is joining our board of directors,” said Harris H. Simmons, Zions Bancorporation’s Chairman and CEO. “His deep financial experience will provide an invaluable perspective to us as we continue to build a banking organization of enduring strength.”
Mr. Crittenden commented, “I am delighted and honored to become part of Zions Bancorporation’s board, an institution with a rich heritage and deep roots in the many communities that it serves. I look forward to serving with my fellow board members to support its continued strength and financial success.”