Morning Watch List: Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ:HERO), Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX), The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN), Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM), Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ:ORIG)

On Thursday shares of Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ:HERO) closed at $0.84. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 4.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -15.00%. Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ:HERO) announced that it has signed a five-year contract with a subsidiary of Eni S.p.A. for use of the Hercules 260 in West Africa. The dayrate under the contract will range from a minimum of $75,000 per day when the price of Brent crude oil is $86 or less per barrel, to a maximum of $125,000 per day when the price of Brent crude oil is $125 or more per barrel. Contract commencement is expected in early April 2015.

Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) in last trading activity advanced 0.24% to close at $8.19. Company weekly performance is -1.33% while its quarterly performance stands at 38.81%. Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) is -17.69% away from its 52 week high. Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) reported that Stanley C. Erck, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 14th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference at 8:00 a.m. ET, April 15, 2015 in New York City at the Westin Grand Central Hotel.

On last trading day The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN) decreased -0.65% to close at $10.74. Its volatility for the week is 2.33% while volatility for the month is 2.30%. WEN’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 100.00%. The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN) monthly performance is -0.09%. The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN)’s® is challenging consumers to look “beyond the bowl” because it’s not what your salad goes into, it’s what goes into your salad. Consumers want to understand where their food comes from now more than ever and when it comes to salads, there’s a big difference between fresh made and freshly assembled.

Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM) has institutional ownership stands at 7.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $22.02. On 6 April 2015, Cheetah Mobile (NYSE: CMCM) announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with Nanigans, Inc. (“Nanigans”), a leading worldwide provider of social and mobile advertising software and pioneer in advertising automation software. The commercial agreement comes in conjunction with Cheetah Mobile’s recent strategic investment as the lead investor in Nanigans US$24 million Series B financing.

On last trading day Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) advanced 0.42% to close at $7.10. Its volatility for the week is 5.11% while volatility for the month is 4.94%. ORIG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 36.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.40%. Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) monthly performance is 8.90%. Equities researchers at Global Hunter Securities initiated coverage on shares of Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ:ORIG) in a research repor. The firm set an “accumulate” rating and a $7.50 price target on the stock.

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