Sizzling Stocks: Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Yuma Energy (NYSEMKT:YUMA), Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL), Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSEMKT:GSV), Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR)

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of TimelessMind, a Canada-based consulting and systems integration company, specialising in operations and business support systems (OSS/BSS). On Friday shares of Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) closed at $13.02. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 2.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.25%.

Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:YUMA) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a monthly cash dividend payment on the Company’s 9.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. The monthly dividend on the Series A Preferred Stock is payable on March 2, 2015, to holders. Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:YUMA) in last trading activity remains unchanged to close at $1.65. Company weekly performance is 36.36% while its quarterly performance stands at -14.51%. Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:YUMA) is -76.92% away from its 52 week high.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $60.00 price objective on Arch Capital Group Ltd (NASDAQ:ACGL) in a research report released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a a hold rating on the stock. On last trading day Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) fell -0.20% to close at $60.04. Its volatility for the week is 1.47% while volatility for the month is 1.68%. ACGL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 30.10%. Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) monthly performance is 1.85%.

On February 12, it was reported that, Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSEMKT:GSV)’s Railroad-Pinion project in Nevada is occasionally referred to as the last underexplored district in the southeast Carlin Trend. Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSEMKT:GSV) has 15.24% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 14.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $0.49.

Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR) is scheduled to hold a one-hour conference call to address questions on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., eastern time, subsequent to the posting of our 2014 Shareholders’ Report online and the filing of our 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K with the SEC. On last trading day Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR) fell -0.37% to close at $26.61. Its volatility for the week is 1.34% while volatility for the month is 1.63%. PGR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 6.50%. Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR) monthly performance is 4.35%.

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