Stocks in Focus: PDL BioPharma (NASDAQ:PDLI), American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ:ARCP), Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV), Qihoo 360 Technology (NYSE:QIHU), Argan (NYSE:AGX)

Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors with large financial interests that they have only until November 17, 2014 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDLI). Investor losses must relate to purchases of the Company’s securities between November 6, 2013 and September 16, 2014. This action is pending in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDLI) in last trading activity advanced 0.26% to close at $7.81. Company weekly performance is -1.51% while its quarterly performance stands at -17.00%. PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDLI) is -23.36% away from its 52 week high.

American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) said on 14 November that it has received consent from lenders to delay reporting its financial results for the September quarter until January. The firm said the extension will allow it to continue complying with its borrowing obligations while enabling external auditors to finish their review of the firm’s financial statements for 2013 and 2014. On last trading day American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) remains unchanged to close at $8.73. Its volatility for the week is 3.73% while volatility for the month is 5.81%. American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) monthly performance is -26.02%.

Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 27th, Stock Ratings News reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 13th will be given a dividend of 0.025 per share on Monday, December 1st. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.52%. On last trading day Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV) advanced 0.51% to close at $19.57. Its volatility for the week is 2.46% while volatility for the month is 2.47%. CSV’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 49.00%. Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV) monthly performance is 8.36%.

The Chinese Internet-security company Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (NYSE:QIHU) will spend some of its new a global, early-stage $60 million fund on investments in Israel, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (NYSE:QIHU) has 23.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 62.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $71.49.

Argan Inc. (NYSE:AGX) CFO Arthur F. Trudel sold 9,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.74, for a total transaction of $267,660.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $594,800. On Monday shares of Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) closed at $32.97. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 0.60%.

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