Momentum Stocks: US Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:USEG), Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP), Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA), MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI), The Gap (NYSE:GPS)

On Monday shares of US Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:USEG) closed at $1.18. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 33.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 25.00%. On May 11, US Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:USEG) reported its first quarter 2015 highlights and selected financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 and provided an operational update. First quarter 2015 production came from a total of 140 gross (20.41 net) wells. During the three months ended March 31, 2015, we received an average of $893,000 per month from these producing wells with an average operating cost of $531,000 per month (including workover costs) and production taxes of $86,000, for average net cash flows of $276,000 per month from oil and gas production before non-cash depletion expense. During the first quarter, we recorded a net loss after taxes of $23.7 million or $0.85 per share basic and diluted, as compared to net income after taxes of $250,000, or $0.01 per share basic and diluted, during the same period of 2014.

Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRCP) has 4.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 63.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $11.83. TheStreet cut shares of Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

On Monday shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) closed at $4.15. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 28.90%. Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) reported a net loss for the first quarter of $24.3 million or $0.10 per share, compared to a net loss of $25.3 million or $0.12 per share for the year-ago quarter.

MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) in last trading activity increased 2.40% to close at $8.95. Company weekly performance is 2.40% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.56%. MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) is -32.45% away from its 52 week high. MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $69 million. On a per-share basis, the Purchase, New York-based company said it had net income of 37 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 18 cents per share.

On last trading day The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) increased 0.66% to close at $39.87. Its volatility for the week is 2.10% while volatility for the month is 1.48%. GPS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.70%. The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) monthly performance is -3.09%. The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS), posted same-store sales for April that trailed analysts’ estimates amid continued lackluster demand for the company’s flagship brand. Comparable sales for the Gap chain plunged 15 percent last month, the San Francisco-based company said in a statement Monday.

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