Momentum Stocks: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND), SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM), Barnwell Industries(NYSEMKT:BRN), Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS), Manitex International(NASDAQ:MNTX)

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) reported Total revenues for the third quarter of 2014 were $15.0 million, an increase of 15% compared with $13.0 million for the same period in 2013. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) in last trading activity increased 0.48% to close at $54.23. Company weekly performance is 7.94% while its quarterly performance stands at 6.15%. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) is -32.57% away from its 52 week high.

SLM Corporation (NYSE:SLM) issued its quarterly earnings data on 22 October. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.28) by $0.45, StockRatingsNetwork reports. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. SLM Corp updated its FY14 guidance to $0.42-0.43 EPS.On last trading day SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) increased 2.10% to close at $9.23. Its volatility for the week is 2.84% while volatility for the month is 2.15%. SLM’s sales growth for past 5 years was -5.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 70.80%. SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) monthly performance is 5.61%.

On last trading day Barnwell Industries, Inc. (NYSEMKT:BRN) fell -1.43% to close at $2.55. Its volatility for the week is 1.86% while volatility for the month is 4.45%. BRN’s sales growth for past 5 years was -17.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -22.30%. Barnwell Industries, Inc. (NYSEMKT:BRN) monthly performance is -6.48%.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share on the Company’s common stock. The dividend will be paid on December 18, 2014, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 4, 2014.Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 76.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $42.92.

Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX), a leading international provider of cranes and specialized material and container handling equipment, announced that management will announce its 2014 second quarter financial results after market close on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Management will then host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results with the investment community. On Monday shares of Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX) closed at $10.26. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 18.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 30.00%.

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