Investor’s pick: Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN), QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC), Barracuda Networks (NYSE:CUDA), Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE:BXP), Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND)

Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN) on 3 December announced that the 0.47″ TRP Full-HD 1080p chipset for video and data display applications is sampling to its third-party developer network. Based on the proven DLP Cinema┬« technology used in more than eight out of ten digital theatres worldwide, the 0.47″ TRP Full-HD 1080p chipset is the smallest TI chipset capable of generating brighter, more efficient full high-definition projection displays from small form-factor electronics. Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN) in last trading activity moved down -2.53% to close at $53.11. Company weekly performance is -4.44% while its quarterly performance stands at 12.38%. Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN) is -5.16% away from its 52 week high.

QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, announced that on November 13, 2014, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of QLogic Corporation approved grants of equity-based awards to certain individuals in connection with their commencing employment with the company and its subsidiaries and as an inducement material to their accepting such employment. On last trading day QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC) advanced 1.45% to close at $11.89. Its volatility for the week is 3.67% while volatility for the month is 2.46%. QLGC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -6.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -17.60%. QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC) monthly performance is 2.41%.

Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) said that storage industry veteran Ken Grohe has joined the company as senior vice president and general manager of emerging products.On last trading day Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) moved down -0.92% to close at $36.50. Its volatility for the week is 2.92% while volatility for the month is 3.01%. CUDA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 18.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -23.80%. Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) monthly performance is 5.80%.

Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE:BXP) declared a special dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 31st will be given a dividend of $4.50 per share. This represents a yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 29th. Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE:BXP) has 0.77% insider ownership. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $130.65.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) on 13 November announced the submission of a Marketing Authorisation Application to the European Medicines Agency by its partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for Revolade (U.S. trade name: Promacta). Ligand Pharma and Glaxo are looking to get Revolade approved for the treatment of severe aplastic anemia (SAA) in adult patients, who are unresponsive to immunosuppressive therapy (IST). On Friday shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) closed at $52.52. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 48.09%.

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