5 Stocks: Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE), Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM), China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE:CO), Intrawest Resorts (NYSE:SNOW)

Analysts at Scotiabank upgraded shares of Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday. On Wednesday shares of Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) closed at $8.03. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 4.60%.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) has been given an “AA-” credit rating by analysts at Morningstar. The firm’s “AA-” rating suggests that the company is a very-low default risk. They also gave their stock a two star rating. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) in last trading activity fell -1.33% to close at $23.02. Company weekly performance is -1.92% while its quarterly performance stands at 19.58%. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is -10.46% away from its 52 week high.

U.S. Cellular Corp. (NYSE:USM) will begin testing Voice over LTE service with users in a handful of markets this year. Speaking at the Citi 2015 Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference on Tuesday, CEO Ken Meyers said that in 2015 the company will focus on finishing its LTE rollout and will begin a VoLTE user trial in “two or three” markets. On last trading day United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) fell -2.44% to close at $35.57. Its volatility for the week is 3.02% while volatility for the month is 3.61%. USM’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 34.10%. United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) monthly performance is -0.84%.

China Cord Blood Corp (NYSE:CO) insider Private Equity Fund Jayhawk II purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 14th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $4.52 per share, with a total value of $45,200.00. China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE:CO) has 87.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 30.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.52.

Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SNOW), a leading North American mountain resort and adventure company, announced the promotion of Travis Mayer to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective immediately. Gary W. Ferrera has given his resignation in order to pursue another opportunity. On last trading day Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SNOW) fell -5.85% to close at $10.14. Its volatility for the week is 5.05% while volatility for the month is 3.16%. SNOW’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.00%. Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SNOW) monthly performance is -7.14%.

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