Big Movers: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK), IF Bancorp (NASDAQ:IROQ), Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV), VirnetX Holding Corp (NYSEMKT:VHC)

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) on Nov. 19 announced that it commenced an offering to sell, subject to market and other conditions, $75,000,000 aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2021 (the “Convertible Notes”) in a private offering within the United States to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Lexicon also expects to grant to the initial purchaser an option to purchase up to an additional $11,250,000 aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes on the same terms and conditions, solely to cover over-allotments. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) in last trading activity moved up 4.21% to close at $0.99. Company weekly performance is -21.43% while its quarterly performance stands at -35.29%. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) is -59.59% away from its 52 week high.

GlaxoSmithKline Plc (NYSE:GSK) has announced it will ask shareholders to vote at a meeting on 18 December on the proposed deal with Novartis, which could see the two pharmaceutical giants trade more than $20 billion (£12.76 billion) in assets. On last trading day GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) decreased -0.28% to close at $46.27. Its volatility for the week is 0.77% while volatility for the month is 0.79%. GSK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 4.70%. GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) monthly performance is 2.44%.

IF Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:IROQ) on 10 November reported Net income increased $29,000 to $771,000 net income for the three months ended September 30, 2014 from $742,000 net income for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The increase was primarily due to an increase in interest income, a decrease in noninterest expense, and a decrease in the provision for loan losses, partially offset by an increase in interest expense and a decrease in noninterest income. On last trading day IF Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:IROQ) remains unchanged to close at $16.85. Its volatility for the week is 0.30% while volatility for the month is 0.30%. IROQ’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.90%. IF Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:IROQ) monthly performance is -0.41%.

Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 27th, Stock Ratings News reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 13th will be given a dividend of 0.025 per share on Monday, December 1st. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.52%.Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV) has 9.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 64.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $19.52.

VirnetX Holding Corporation (NYSEMKT:VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced on 20 November that it has submitted updates to its licensing declarations to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) regarding specifications of the 3GPP LTE, SAE project. The updated declarations include an additional developing specification, 3GPP TS 26.237, “IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) based Packet Switch Streaming (PSS) and Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) User Service; Protocols,” Release 12 or Prior Release, to which VirnetX’s patents and patent applications are or may become essential. The updated declarations also identify current Releases (12 or 13) of previously-identified specifications. On Monday shares of VirnetX Holding Corp (NYSEMKT:VHC) closed at $5.57. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 85.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.00%.

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