Shining on Major News: Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), NF Energy Saving (NASDAQ:NFEC), International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI)

On Monday shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) closed at $9.41. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.58%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) on 25 April, presented two late breaker posters at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) during The International Liver Congress 2015. “We believe that the ability to achieve 100% SVR12 after six-weeks of treatment with ACH-3102 and sofosbuvir supports the potential for our proprietary doublet regimen to reduce treatment duration for HCV patients,” commented Milind Deshpande, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Achillion.

On Monday shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) closed at $100.58. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.13%. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) on 14 April, announced sales of $17.4 billion for the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of 4.1% as compared to the first quarter of 2014. Operational results increased 3.1% and the negative impact of currency was 7.2%. Domestic sales increased 5.9%. International sales decreased 12.4%, reflecting operational growth of 0.8% and a negative currency impact of 13.2%. Excluding the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures, on an operational basis, worldwide sales increased 5.7%, domestic sales increased 9.1% and international sales increased 3.0%.*

On last trading day NF Energy Saving Corp. (NASDAQ:NFEC) moved up 6.10% to close at $2.26. Its volatility for the week is 17.33% while volatility for the month is 10.50%. NFEC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -13.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -16.20%. NF Energy Saving Corp. (NASDAQ:NFEC) monthly performance is 3.20%. NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ:NFEC) announced that on 14 April, 2015, the Company signed a $420,000 sales contract in Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, China, to provide flow control equipment to the city’s drinking water supply system relocation project. This is the first contract the Company entered in 2015 for municipal water pipeline network construction business.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) in last trading activity moved up 0.56% to close at $170.73. Company weekly performance is 2.75% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.96%. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) is -11.34% away from its 52 week high. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has announced it is bringing its security intelligence technology, IBM QRadar, to the cloud, giving companies the ability quickly prioritize real threats and free up critical resources to fight cyberattacks.

On last trading day ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI) moved down -0.37% to close at $40.49. Its volatility for the week is 2.07% while volatility for the month is 2.22%. ICFI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 7.40%. ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI) monthly performance is -1.32%. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus set a $49.00 price target on shares of ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI) and gave the company a “buy” rating.

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