Active Stocks: Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI), Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSEMKT:FPI), Lorillard (NYSE:LO)

On Monday shares of Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) closed at $3.73. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 210.40%.On March 25, Vericel Corporation (Nasdaq:VCEL) reported that positive results from the three-year extension of the Phase 3 SUMMIT study with MACIā„¢ (matrix-applied characterized autologous cultured chondrocytes) were presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons in Las Vegas. In a poster presentation (number P169) entitled “SUMMIT Trial: Matrix-induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implant versus Microfracture at 3 Years,” Professor Mats Brittberg, Cartilage Research Unit, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and colleagues reported that patients followed for three years following treatment with MACI had consistent results as those reported previously in the two-year SUMMIT trial.

On Monday shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) closed at $51.64. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 23.24%. Zacks upgraded shares of Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.Zacks
currently has $57.00 price objective on the stock.

On last trading day Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI) increased 3.30% to close at $30.32. Its volatility for the week is 1.55% while volatility for the month is 1.78%. DEI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 25.70%. Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI) monthly performance is 5.79%. Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI) cash dividend payment of $0.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased DEI prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.

Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSEMKT:FPI) has 1.80% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 15.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $11. On March 26, Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSEMKT:FPI) announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire eight row crop farms in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia comprising an aggregate of 15,042 acres. The farms were purchased for total consideration of $49.8 million in cash and an aggregate of 2,981,971 shares of common stock and units of limited partnership interest in the Company’s operating partnership. The acquisitions are expected to close in May 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

On last trading day Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) fell -2.60% to close at $66.42. Its volatility for the week is 1.99% while volatility for the month is 1.41%. LO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.30%. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) monthly performance is -2.92%. Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO) are expected to meet this week with members of the Federal Trade Commission ahead of a final decision by the agency on whether to allow the companies to merge, according to people familiar with the matter.

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