Big Movers: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND), Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), DaVita HealthCare Partners nc. (NYSE:DVA), Silicon Graphics International (NASDAQ:SGI), Town Sports International (NASDAQ:CLUB)

On Wednesday shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) closed at $81.91. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 10.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 45.97%. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) partner Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX) announced that it has priced its initial public offering of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock at an initial offering price to the public of $8.00 per share. Viking has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 shares of common stock at the same price to cover over-allotments, if any.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) in last trading activity decreased -0.16% to close at $50.47. Company weekly performance is 1.82% while its quarterly performance stands at 10.84%. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is -2.68% away from its 52 week high. Massachusetts consumers, businesses and government agencies continued to benefit from Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)’s 2014 investment of more than $331 million in its industry-leading fiber-optic and wireline networks.

On last trading day DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE:DVA) decreased -1.14% to close at $82.64. Its volatility for the week is 1.75% while volatility for the month is 1.31%. DVA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 16.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.40%. DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE:DVA) monthly performance is 0.57%. DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE:DVA) was upgraded by research analysts at Robert W. Baird from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report released on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports.

Silicon Graphics International Corp. (NASDAQ:SGI) has 1.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 90.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $9.15. Silicon Graphics International Corp. (NASDAQ:SGI) reported financial results for its fiscal third quarter 2015 ended March 27, 2015. Total revenue for the fiscal third quarter was $119 million, a decrease of 14% from $138 million in the previous quarter and a decrease of 5% from $124 million in the third fiscal quarter of 2014.

On last trading day Town Sports International Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) decreased -1.11% to close at $6.21. Its volatility for the week is 3.86% while volatility for the month is 3.95%. CLUB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -62.60%. Town Sports International Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) monthly performance is -9.61%. Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. NASDAQ:CLUB) announced that it will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter 2015 financial results on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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