Hot Stock List: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), Summit Hotel Properties (NYSE:INN), Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV), Bitauto (NYSE:BITA)

On 21 November The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and Shanghai Media Group (SMG) announced they would expand their strategic relationship to include television content development, movie co-production, content distribution, and co-operation on marketing. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) in last trading activity moved up 1.18% to close at $91.65. Company weekly performance is 1.52% while its quarterly performance stands at 1.42%. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is -0.38% away from its 52 week high.

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) announced a quarterly dividend. Investors of record on Monday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.45 per share on Thursday, January 8th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.04%. On last trading day Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) moved up 0.15% to close at $59.34. Its volatility for the week is 1.08% while volatility for the month is 1.57%. MRK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -16.50%. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) monthly performance is 5.12%.

Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE:INN) announced a cash dividend. Payment of $0.1175 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 28, 2014. Shareholders who purchased INN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.44% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $11.74, the dividend yield is 4%. On last trading day Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE:INN) fell -0.35% to close at $11.48. Its volatility for the week is 1.37% while volatility for the month is 1.55%. INN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -15.60%.

Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV) declared a quarterly dividend. 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%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 10th. 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 $19.60.

On 14 November Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) reported third quarter non-GAAP profit per ADS attributable to shareholders of RMB3.13. Revenues climbed 60.7% to RMB607.95 million from RMB378.21 million a year ago. On last trading day Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) fell -0.42% to close at $87.14. Its volatility for the week is 5.03% while volatility for the month is 5.56%. BITA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 43.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.30%. Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) monthly performance is 11.93%.

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