Stocks Gaining Momentum: Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3X ETF (NYSE:TNA), Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA), ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL), Alere (NYSE:ALR)

Direxion Daily Small (NYSE:TNA) announced a special dividend on Thursday, December 11th, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Investors will be paid a dividend of 0.4795 per share on Thursday, December 18th. Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3X ETF (NYSE:TNA) in last trading activity increased 9.18% to close at $74.82. Company weekly performance is 2.55% while its quarterly performance stands at 1.52%. Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3X ETF (NYSE:TNA) is -13.11% away from its 52 week high.

Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) announced plans to further expand its global aerospace business through a definitive agreement to acquire privately held TITAL. The acquisition will strengthen Alcoa’s global position to capture increasing demand for advanced jet engine components made of titanium. On last trading day Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) increased 4.30% to close at $15.05. Its volatility for the week is 3.85% while volatility for the month is 2.94%. AA’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -58.30%. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) monthly performance is -10.58%.

On December 8, ICF International Inc (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has named Jim Lawler senior vice president for human resources (HR). Mr. Lawler, who assumes his new position immediately, replaces Candice Mendenhall, who is retiring. On last trading day ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI) increased 3.45% to close at $41.36. Its volatility for the week is 3.76% while volatility for the month is 3.08%. ICFI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.70%. ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI) monthly performance is 8.10%.

On December 10, Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) has entered into an agreement for the design, build and operation and maintenance of the 10 MW Shamsuna Solar Project in Aqaba, Jordan with Shamsuna Power Company. Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) in last trading activity remains unchanged to close at $8.34. Company weekly performance is -7.54% while its quarterly performance stands at -42.08%. Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) is -55.57% away from its 52 week high.

Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR) SVP John Bridgen unloaded 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.07, for a total transaction of $1,853,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 4,552 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $168,743. On Wednesday shares of Alere Inc. (NYSE:ALR) closed at $37.33. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 13.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.00%.

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