Stocks Buzz: AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL), Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA), Apricus Biosciences (NASDAQ:APRI), Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EROC), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)

AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) announced that Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong will participate in the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom Conference on Mar. 10, 2015, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. Armstrong’s presentation is expected to begin at approximately 10:05 AM Eastern Time (ET). On Thursday shares of AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) closed at $40.13. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -4.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.53%.

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) announced that it will present at the Cowen and Company 35th Annual Health Care Conference being held in Boston. Harvey J. Berger, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer, will provide an overview of the Company’s business on Monday, March 2, at 2:10 p.m. (ET). Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) in last trading activity increased 1.62% to close at $8.17. Company weekly performance is 12.38% while its quarterly performance stands at 14.27%. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) is -10.51% away from its 52 week high.

Investment analysts at Taglich Brothers started coverage on shares of Apricus Biosciences (NASDAQ:APRI) in a note issued to investors on Monday. The firm set a “speculative buy” rating and a $5.80 price target on the stock. Taglich Brothers’ target price suggests a potential upside of 180.19% from the company’s current price. On last trading day Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:APRI) decreased -8.95% to close at $2.34. Its volatility for the week is 13.50% while volatility for the month is 10.48%. APRI’s sales growth for past 5 years was -16.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 13.10%. Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:APRI) monthly performance is 91.80%.

Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq:EROC) announced its unaudited financial results for the full year 2014 and three months ended December 31, 2014. Net Loss of $344.6 million, driven largely by impairment charges primarily related to the impact of lower commodity prices on the Partnership’s oil and gas reserves, mainly in the Golden Trend, Anadarko and Big Escambia Creek areas. Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EROC) has 1.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 44.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.63.

On February 23, it was reported that, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is still refusing to say how many jobs are on the line in Aberdeen – or any other location in operations in more than 80 countries. The job reduction move was announced earlier this month but only in worldwide percentage terms. The firm will give no more details about the redundancies, which leaves an estimated 2,700-plus workers in the UK, including at least 1,600 in the Aberdeen area, fearing the worst. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) in last trading activity decreased -2.24% to close at $42.70. Company weekly performance is -3.48% while its quarterly performance stands at -14.02%. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is -42.17% away from its 52 week high.

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