Best Stocks: Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY), Mesa Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB), Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP), AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU)


On 30 January Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE:BBY) CEO is stepping up personalized digital marketing under a new chief marketing officer, who arrived with hardly any fanfare in November. On Monday shares of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) closed at $34.97. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -1.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.83%.

Mesa Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) reported Revenues for the third quarter increased 36 percent to $17,830,000 as compared to $13,116,000 for the same quarter last year. Net income for the third quarter increased 38 percent to $2,403,000 or $0.66 per diluted share of common stock as compared to $1,746,000 or $0.48 per diluted share of common stock for the same quarter last year. Net income for the third quarter was impacted by an unusual item consisting of $460,000 (before tax) of expenses associated with uncollected sales tax liabilities. Mesa Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) in last trading activity decreased -1.35% to close at $75.14. Company weekly performance is 0.49% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.06%. Mesa Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) is -21.39% away from its 52 week high.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend on Costco common stock of $5.00 per share, payable February 27, 2015, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 9, 2015. The aggregate payment will be approximately $2.2 billion.On last trading day Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) moved up 2.11% to close at $146.00. Its volatility for the week is 2.16% while volatility for the month is 1.68%. COST’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 13.50%. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) monthly performance is 3.00%.

The Board of Directors of Crestwood Equity GP LLC, general partner of Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) announced that it has declared the partnership’s quarterly cash distribution of $0.1375 per limited partner unit ($0.55 annually) for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. The distribution will be paid on February 13, 2015, to unitholders of record as of February 6, 2015. Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) has 0.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 69.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $7.52.

Jefferies Group cut shares of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm currently has $53.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $52.00. On last trading day AmeriGas Partners LP (NYSE:APU) moved up 0.02% to close at $51.38. Its volatility for the week is 1.68% while volatility for the month is 1.98%. APU’s sales growth for past 5 years was 10.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -4.70%. AmeriGas Partners LP (NYSE:APU) monthly performance is 7.22%.


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