Mix Sector Stocks: Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW), National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV), Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL), Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV), SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ:LEDS)

Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) on Tuesday appointed Daniel P. Huttenlocher, vice provost and dean at Cornell University, to Corning’s board of directors. Huttenlocher will serve on the board’s finance and audit committees. He will hold office until Corning’s annual meeting of shareholders in April, at which time he will stand for election to a one-year term. His appointment brings the number of Corning directors to 14. On Wednesday shares of Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) closed at $24.27. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.85%.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) reported its 2014 fourth quarter earnings information, highlighted by a net income of $595 million, a 17.5 percent decrease from $699 million a year ago. Excluding $163 million in pre-tax other items, including asset impairment costs and a loss associated with a divestiture, net income was $721 million. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) in last trading activity moved down -3.24% to close at $52.33. Company weekly performance is -2.24% while its quarterly performance stands at -25.49%. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) is -38.77% away from its 52 week high.

Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL) announced that it has signed a celebrity endorsement partnership with Blake Shelton, “Five-time and reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year” and coach of NBC’s reality competition series, The Voice. Mr. Shelton will support and promote Gildan® branded products through different consumer initiatives. On last trading day Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL) moved down -1.40% to close at $58.32. Its volatility for the week is 2.56% while volatility for the month is 2.33%. GIL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 29.90%. Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL) monthly performance is 7.07%.

Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE:CSV) announced that its Board of Directors on January 27, 2015 declared the quarterly dividend of 2.5 cents per share payable on March 2, 2015 to common share record holders as of February 13, 2015. Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV) has 9.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 64.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $22.33.

SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ:LEDS) insider Mark Ewing Tuttle sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.35, for a total value of $16,200.00. On last trading day SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ:LEDS) moved down -6.98% to close at $1.20. Its volatility for the week is 5.87% while volatility for the month is 9.66%. LEDS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -44.10%. SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ:LEDS) monthly performance is 3.45%.

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