Investor’s Choice: Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY), Macatawa Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:MCBC), Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:ASTM), Atlanticus Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLC)


Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) CFO Ronald C. Foster unloaded 20,000 shares of Micron Technology stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.38, for a total transaction of $707,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 580,416 shares in the company, valued at approximately $20,535,118.Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) in last trading activity increased 2.76% to close at $33.83. Company weekly performance is -2.95% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.16%. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is -7.54% away from its 52 week high.

On 12 December Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) announced two new gold discoveries that it says boost its operational outlook. The company hit the best drill intersections ever encountered at its Chapada mine in Goias state Brazil. And at the El Penon mine 160 km southeast of Antofagasta, Chile, a new, high grade gold vein was discovered and named Ventura. On last trading day Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY) increased 5.63% to close at $3.75. Its volatility for the week is 7.64% while volatility for the month is 5.88%. AUY’s sales growth for past 5 years was 14.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -25.00%. Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY) monthly performance is -5.54%.

Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 14th, there was short interest totalling 865,766 shares, a drop of 24.6% from the October 31st total of 1,147,520 shares, Analyst Ratings Net reports. On last trading day Macatawa Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:MCBC) increased 2.86% to close at $5.40. Its volatility for the week is 3.06% while volatility for the month is 2.74%. MCBC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -16.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 33.60%. Macatawa Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:MCBC) monthly performance is 5.88%.

Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. a leading developer of patient-specific expanded cellular therapies for the treatment of severe diseases and conditions, on 24 November announced the change of its corporate name to Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) (“Vericel”), effective immediately. Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:ASTM) has 3.27% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 10.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.77.

Atlanticus Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:ATLC) Insider William Mccamey bought 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 18th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $2.08 per share, with a total value of $31,200.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 90,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $187,200. On Wednesday shares of Atlanticus Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLC) closed at $2.47. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -10.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%.


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