Investor’s Choice: Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST), Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC), Ever-Glory International Group (NYSEMKT:EVK), Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND)

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA), which faced scrutiny for selling counterfeit goods on its websites, on 23 December said it removed 90 million listings that may have breached intellectual-property rights. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) in last trading activity moved down -1.71% to close at $103.94. Company weekly performance is -1.50% while its quarterly performance stands at 20.72%. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) is -13.38% away from its 52 week high.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) on 17 December announced the opening of the Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach, a Hyatt Residence Club Resort. The Company completed the development of the 131 timeshare units on underutilized land adjacent to the Company’s Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. The Company contributed a combination of land and cash to the joint venture in exchange for a 67% interest and will benefit from the sale of the timeshare units, as well as synergies created with its existing hotel, including ancillary revenues from its spa, food and beverage outlets and retail shops, and savings related to shared expenses. On last trading day Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) moved down -1.45% to close at $23.77. Its volatility for the week is 1.34% while volatility for the month is 1.60%. HST’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -16.60%. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) monthly performance is 3.75%.

Stewart Information Services Corp (NYSE:STC) Director Glenn C. Christenson purchased 5,000 shares of Stewart Information Services Corp stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 10th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $35.51 per share, for a total transaction of $177,550.00. Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC) has 17.85% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 88.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $37.04.

On December 19, 2014, Ever-Glory International Group, Inc.. (NYSEMKT:EVK) notified the NYSE MKT of its intention to delist its common stock from the NYSE MKT and to list on The NASDAQ Global Market of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”). On Wednesday shares of Ever-Glory International Group, Inc. (NYSEMKT:EVK) closed at $6.00. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 30.40%.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) a biopharmaceutical company, announces that its partner Spectrum Pharmaceuticals has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Captisol-enabled Melphalan (CE-Melphalan) HCl for injection (propylene glycol-free) for use as a high-dose conditioning treatment prior to hematopoietic progenitor (stem) cell transplantation in patients with multiple myeloma. Spectrum is also seeking approval for the palliative treatment of patients with multiple myeloma for whom oral therapy is not appropriate. On last trading day Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) advanced 1.90% to close at $53.21. Its volatility for the week is 3.63% while volatility for the month is 3.57%. LGND’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.70%. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) monthly performance is 1.22%.

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