Morning Alert: Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), KMG Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:KMG), Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE:SPF), International Business Machines NYSE:IBM)

Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE: BITA) ON 18 February 2015, announced it successfully closed the transaction, previously announced on January 9, 2015, with JD.com, Inc. (“JD.com”, Nasdaq: JD), the leading online direct sales company in China and Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”, SEHK: 00700), a leading provider of comprehensive Internet services in China. On Friday shares of Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) closed at $65.01. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 43.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 45.00%.

It was reported on 19 February 2015, that Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) will pay $600 million to Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) to settle a long-running battle related to the 2006 takeover of Guidant Corp. for $27 billion. On Friday shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) closed at $100.26. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.82%.

TheStreet upgraded shares of KMG Chemicals (NYSE:KMG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on 18 February 2015. On last trading day KMG Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:KMG) advanced 0.80% to close at $21.35. Its volatility for the week is 2.82% while volatility for the month is 2.66%. KMG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -16.00%. KMG Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:KMG) monthly performance is 3.79%.

Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE:SPF) on 12 February 2015, announced that its annual meeting of stockholders will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. local time at the Company’s corporate office at 15360 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, California 92618. Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE:SPF) has 0.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 1.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $8.53.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) recently announced that it will be providing businesses of all sizes with free data and prediction analytics with Watson Analytics. The cloud-based service will be in the public beta with the option to buy more data later on – allowing small business owners to try out the system before they invest. On Friday shares of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) closed at $163.65. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -0.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.51%.

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