Morning Alert: VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS), Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), DineEquity (NYSE:DIN), Platinum Group Metals (NYSEMKT:PLG), China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE:CYD)

Needham & Company LLC reiterated their hold rating on shares of VIVUS (NASDAQ:VVUS) in a research report sent to investors on 25 February 2015. On Friday shares of VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) closed at $2.79. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 29.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 6.70%.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) reported financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2014. For the three months ended December 31, 2014, the Company reported a net loss of $21.6 million, evaluated to a net loss of $13.4 million in the three months ended December 31, 2013. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) in last trading activity increased 3.64% to close at $11.39. Company weekly performance is -6.18% while its quarterly performance stands at -17.28%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) is -32.48% away from its 52 week high.

Julia Stewart, chairman and CEO of IHOP parent DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) told on 3 March 2015, that the company is beta testing a new design for IHOP at 28 locations. If results are positive, the company may roll out the new look to franchisees late this year. On last trading day DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) decreased -0.21% to close at $106.86. Its volatility for the week is 1.98% while volatility for the month is 2.14%. DIN’s sales growth for past 5 years was -16.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.80%. DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) monthly performance is -0.24%.

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (NYSE MKT:PLG) announced the results from its Annual General Meeting held on February 26, 2015 in Vancouver, BC. Here R. Michael Jones, President, CEO and co-founder of Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (NYSEMKT:PLG) said “We are pleased to see the significant volume of our shareholders actively involved in following our progress and voting their stock. We look forward to a pivotal year in 2015 with the completion of the WBJV Project 1 mine build, with production scheduled for Q4 2015 and the exploration and initial engineering on the Waterberg platinum deposit.” Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (NYSEMKT:PLG) has 29.86% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 27.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $0.47.

China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD) announced on 26 February 2015, its unaudited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2014. The financial information presented herein for 2014 and 2013 is reported using International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. Net revenue declined by 6.4% to RMB 3.9 billion (US$ 640.8 million) compared with RMB 4.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013; Gross profit was RMB 970.1 million (US$ 158.5 million), with a gross margin of 24.7% compared with RMB 976.6 million and a gross margin of 23.3% in the fourth quarter of 2013. On last trading day China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE:CYD) increased 1.60% to close at $19.71. Its volatility for the week is 1.69% while volatility for the month is 2.17%. CYD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 8.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 20.60%. China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE:CYD) monthly performance is 4.84%.

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