Market Watch: Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), KeyCorp. (NYSE:KEY), Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA), Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE:CNI), Loews Corporation (NYSE:L)

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACHN) said its experimental Hepatitis C drug in combination with Gilead Sciences Inc’s blockbuster drug, Sovaldi, eradicated signs of the virus following six weeks of therapy. On Monday shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) closed at $11.66. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.58%.

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) announced that its Board of Directors declared dividends for the first quarter of 2015. A cash dividend of $0.065 per share on the corporation’s outstanding common shares. The dividend is payable on March 13, 2015 to holders of record of such common shares as of the close of business on March 3, 2015KeyCorp. (NYSE:KEY) in last trading activity moved down -1.98% to close at $13.88. Company weekly performance is 4.60% while its quarterly performance stands at 3.43%. KeyCorp. (NYSE:KEY) is -4.18% away from its 52 week high.

Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) announced that it will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 and hold a conference call / webcast on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. ET. On last trading day Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) advanced 1.45% to close at $6.99. Its volatility for the week is 9.93% while volatility for the month is 8.97%. PVA’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -25.30%. Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) monthly performance is 19.90%.

CN (CNR.TO) (CNI) announced that it intends to purchase for cancellation up to 658,333 of its common shares pursuant to a private agreement between CN and an arm’s-length third-party seller. Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE:CNI) has 10.21% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 77.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $69.42.

Loews Corp. reported better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter. The New York-based company posted quarterly net income of $208 million, or $0.55 per share, versus a year-ago net loss of $198 million, or $0.51 per share. Income from continuing operations declined to $215 million, or $0.57 per share, compared to $248 million, or $0.64 per share. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.53 per share. On last trading day Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) advanced 1.20% to close at $41.23. Its volatility for the week is 1.76% while volatility for the month is 1.87%. L’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 43.20%. Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) monthly performance is 1.40%.

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