Investors Are Watching: YY Inc. (NASDAQ:YY), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras (NYSE:PBR), Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)

On Wednesday shares of YY Inc. (NASDAQ:YY) closed at $66.37. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 156.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 45.50%. YY Inc (NASDAQ:YY) on 11 May, reported first-quarter net income of RMB227 million (US$36.5 million) compared with RMB183.6 million last year. On a per American depositary share basis, earnings were RMB3.83 (US$ 0.62) versus RMB3.06 in the prior year. Excluding items, adjusted earnings per ADS were RMB4.36 (US$0.70) compared with RMB3.46 a year ago.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) in last trading activity moved down -2.32% to close at $41.27. Company weekly performance is 0.95% while its quarterly performance stands at -5.00%. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) is -12.39% away from its 52 week high. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) and the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) 550 announced that they have reached a tentative agreement on the group’s first-ever contract. Terms of the four-year deal include adjusted wage-scale step increases, as well as opportunities for bonuses that are linked to individual and Company performances.

On Wednesday shares of Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) closed at $9.85. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.27%. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) has notched up a new oil production record of 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) from its offshore subsalt region, the state-run oil company said. The record output on Monday came from 20 wells in the Santos basin that produced 511,000 bpd, or 64 percent of the total, and the rest came from 19 wells in the Campos basin, the company statement said.

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX) has 2.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 77.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $41.02. Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (NYSE:ALEX) has closed on its purchase of the Safeway-anchored Aikahi Park Shopping Center in Kailua in Windward Oahu, a company executive confirmed to PBN. The deal, which had been targeted to be finalized in March, closed on May 1.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) in last trading activity advanced 0.59% to close at $10.26. Company weekly performance is 4.69% while its quarterly performance stands at 3.95%. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is -18.76% away from its 52 week high. Blackberry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) is set to retake its Nigerian and Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone leadership from rivals with the introduction of BlackBerry Classic and new devices planned for this year. It controlled MEA smartphone shipments until recent years. A fortnight ago, International Data Corporation (IDC) released the fourth quarter 2014 Handset Tracker which showed that Nigeria led the MEA smartphone shipments by135 per cent followed by Kenya with 112 percent and Pakistan with 105 per cent respectively, year-on-year in 2014.

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