Stock Alert: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC), Aviva plc (NYSE:AV), HD Supply Holdings (NASDAQ:HDS)


On 29 January, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) reported revenues of $140.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 (excluding hepatitis C virus/HCV revenues and royalties). Revenues were above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $138 million. On Wednesday shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) closed at $109.27. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 41.60%.

Miller Tabak downgraded shares of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday morning. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) in last trading activity moved down -1.45% to close at $10.22. Company weekly performance is 4.61% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.29%. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) is -4.84% away from its 52 week high.

On 28 January, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended December 26, 2014. Jacobs reported net earnings of $100.1 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, on revenues of $3.2 billion for its first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended December 26, 2014. This compares to net earnings of $93.7 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, on revenues of $3.1 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended December 27, 2013.
On last trading day Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) moved down -3.21% to close at $39.80. Its volatility for the week is 3.50% while volatility for the month is 2.98%. JEC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -5.00%. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) monthly performance is -7.51%.

On 21 January, Aviva plc (NYSE:AV) said that its acquisition of competitor Friends Life could bring about approximately £225 million of annual cost synergies by 2017. Aviva plc (NYSE:AV) ‘s stock closed at $16.13.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) announced that HD Supply will participate at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference held at the Loews Miami Hotel in Miami on Thursday, February 19. On last trading day HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) moved down -3.52% to close at $28.51. Its volatility for the week is 2.61% while volatility for the month is 2.69%. HDS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 32.30%. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) monthly performance is -0.42%.


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