Hot Stocks: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), VMware (NYSE:VMW), Crossroads Systems (NASDAQ:CRDS), Itau Unibanco Holding (NYSE:ITUB)

On Friday shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) closed at $84.21. 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 Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) on May 11, reported first-quarter net income of $754,000. The La Jolla, California-based company said it had profit of 4 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and stock option expense, were 33 cents per share.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) in last trading activity fell -0.43% to close at $2.32. Company weekly performance is 0.43% while its quarterly performance stands at -26.35%. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) is -51.67% away from its 52 week high. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) expects to add some processor choice into the Wintel-dominated x86 server market as soon as next year.

On last trading day VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) fell -0.50% to close at $87.50. Its volatility for the week is 1.43% while volatility for the month is 1.98%. VMW’s sales growth for past 5 years was 24.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 33.00%. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) monthly performance is 3.38%. On May 13, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), announced that Sanjay Poonen, VMware’s executive vice president & general manager, end user computing, and Anthony Luscri, director of investor relations, will conduct a conference call for investors and financial analysts on VMware’s end user computing business on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. ET.

Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRDS) has 2.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 34.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.34. On May 12, Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRDS) announced that it plans to commence a rights offering of common stock to holders of shares of its common and preferred stock.

On last trading day Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) moved up 1.89% to close at $12.91. Its volatility for the week is 2.64% while volatility for the month is 2.73%. ITUB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 10.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 7.90%. Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) monthly performance is 5.26%. Itau Unibanco Holding SA (NASDAQ:ITUB) has been given a “BBB+” credit rating by Morningstar. The firm’s “BBB+” rating indicates that the company is a moderate default risk. They also gave their stock a three star rating.

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