Stock Alert: New Gold (NYSEMKT:NGD), American International Group (NYSE:AIG), United States Cellular (NYSE:USM), The Advisory Board (NASDAQ:ABCO), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)

On January 3, New Gold Inc. (NYSEMKT:NGD) announced that it has completed the acquisition of BAYFIELD VENTURES CP (OTCMKTS:BYVVF) pursuant to an earlier announcement. The announcement is being seen as a huge positive for both companies. On Friday shares of New Gold, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NGD) closed at $4.60. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 40.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 24.55%.

Cushman & Wakefield Inc. has urged an Illinois federal judge to deny an American International Group Inc. (NYSE:AIG) unit’s challenge to its suit seeking coverage for litigation stemming from real estate appraisals conducted before the 2008 economic collapse, saying the insurer can’t suddenly claim it’s based in New York to escape jurisdiction. American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) in last trading activity increased 1.41% to close at $51.11. Company weekly performance is -4.14% while its quarterly performance stands at 3.69%. American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) is -10.00% away from its 52 week high.

United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) recorded a 2.51% change in the short interest in the past month. The 3-month %change in short interest stands at 1.3%. A decrease in 1-month short interest eases the pressure off the stock while an increase is a negative overhang. The monthly shorted shares now measure at 0.016 times the total shares outstanding. On last trading day United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) increased 2.00% to close at $35.64. Its volatility for the week is 3.10% while volatility for the month is 3.52%. USM’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 34.10%. United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) monthly performance is 0.17%.

On January 9, The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO) a global insight-driven technology, research, and services provider, announced the completion of its acquisition of Royall & Company (“Royall”). The transaction was first announced on December 10, 2014. The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO) has 0.30% insider ownership. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $48.08.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is in talks to purchase troubled mobile-payments company Softcard as the technology giants seeks ways to compete with Apple Pay. On Friday shares of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) closed at $508.08. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 14.60%.

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