Morning Buzz: Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV)

On Thursday shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) closed at $10.19. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.58%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) carries Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

On last trading day Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) moved up 0.08% to close at $12.56. Its volatility for the week is 1.19% while volatility for the month is 1.34%. ERIC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 25.80%. Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) monthly performance is -2.03%. Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) believes some of the LTE technology Apple uses in Phones and other devices infringes on its own patents. Apple sued Ericsson in January, saying that the communications technology used in its products doesn’t depend on the Ericsson patents. Ericsson counter-sued just two days later. Now Ericsson has stomped its feet loudly enough to convince the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that it should investigate Apple’s use of its technology.

Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) has its institutional ownership stands at 4.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.82. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) said it has appointed Ichwan F. Agus (pic) as the new country senior officer for Indonesia, with the appointment effective on April 1, 2015.

On last trading day Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) moved up 0.15% to close at $34.38. Its volatility for the week is 1.49% while volatility for the month is 1.52%. PFE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 3.10%. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) monthly performance is -0.75%. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has stopped selling its Prevnar 7 pneumonia vaccine in China after its import license expired, but the U.S. drugmaker still intends to launch the world’s most widely used vaccine, Prevnar 13, in that market.

On last trading day Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV) fell -0.04% to close at $23.54. Its volatility for the week is 1.73% while volatility for the month is 2.14%. CSV’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.70%. Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV) monthly performance is -0.55%. Recently released 13F public filings data show 89 institutional investors own Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV). The institutional ownership of the company’s stock in the last quarter is high, at 54.36% of the shares outstanding. Its up 2.71% from Q3 2014. These stock owners increased the total shares they own by 321,593 to 12.20 million this quarter.

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