Morning Buzz: Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX), XL Group plc (NYSE:XL), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Mirati Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRTX), Foot Locker (NYSE:FL)

On Monday shares of Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) closed at $8.52. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 152.40%. On May 7, Novavax, Inc., (NASDAQ:NVAX) announced its financial results for the first quarter 2015. Novavax reported a net loss of $24.4 million, or $0.10 per share, for the first quarter of 2015, compared to a net loss of $13.8 million, or $0.07 per share, for the first quarter of 2014.

On Monday shares of XL Group plc (NYSE:XL) closed at $36.79. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -1.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -4.23%. Insurer XL Group plc (NYSE:XL) on Monday said that Director Eugene McQuade has been appointed as chairman of the board. McQuade succeeds Robert Glauber, who had served as chairman since 2009. Glauber will remain a director of the board and will chair the Risk and Finance Committee.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) in last trading activity moved up 0.95% to close at $38.25. Company weekly performance is 0.90% while its quarterly performance stands at 7.79%. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is -1.72% away from its 52 week high. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) struck a deal to sell its oil-trading and storage business to Castleton Commodities International LLC, bringing the bank closer to unloading a unit that has attracted heightened regulatory scrutiny.

Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRTX) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 60.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $29.99. Mirati Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRTX) had its target price boosted by Leerink Swann from $27.00 to $35.00 in a report issued on Friday. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

On last trading day Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) increased 0.37% to close at $61.67. Its volatility for the week is 1.40% while volatility for the month is 1.54%. FL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 8.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 64.00%. Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) monthly performance is -0.15%. On May 7, Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL),said it plans to report financial results for its first quarter ended May 2, 2015 before the U.S. markets open on Friday, May 22, 2015.

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