Hot Stock List : Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Achillion Pharmaceuticals(NASDAQ:ACHN), Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP), Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX)

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to “accelerate” its efforts. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) in last trading activity moved down -0.86% to close at $548.90. Company weekly performance is 4.96% while its quarterly performance stands at -8.37%. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is -10.76% away from its 52 week high.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported ($0.16) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.02. On average, analysts predict that Achillion Pharmaceuticals will post $-0.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. On last trading day Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) increased 4.37% to close at $11.71. Its volatility for the week is 5.04% while volatility for the month is 7.47%. ACHN’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) monthly performance is 7.23%.

Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, will release its third quarter financial results after market close on October 28, 2014. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 4:30 PM ET. On last trading day Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) increased 1.05% to close at $14.43. Its volatility for the week is 2.38% while volatility for the month is 3.85%. NANO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 32.80%. Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) monthly performance is -4.75%.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (NYSE:BIP), a Toronto-based energy investor, has kicked off the sale of its Marlborough, Mass.-based Cross Sound Cable Co., according to three sources familiar with the situation. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP) has 4.71% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 56.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $39.82.

Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX) recently had its target price lowered to $19 from $24 at Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C). However, the analysts reiterated a “Buy” recommendation on the stock. Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX) currently carries consensus “Hold” rating and target price of $19.56. Shares of the gold producer have declined more than 23% since the beginning of the year. On Friday shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) closed at $13.52. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 10.40%.

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