Stocks in Focus: Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL), JP Energy Partners LP (NYSE:JPEP), Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND), Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS), Eagle Rock Energy Partners (NASDAQ:EROC)

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) announced it will host a conference call on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time (9:00 p.m. Beijing /Hong Kong, March 4th, 2015), to discuss results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. On Friday shares of Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) closed at $10.27. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 16.40%.

JP Energy Partners LP (NYSE:JPEP) announced that it has signed a 10-year fee-based gathering agreement with Discovery Natural Resources LLC (“Discovery”) to construct and operate an extension of its Silver Dollar Pipeline crude oil gathering system into the core of the Midland Basin. The agreement with Discovery is supported by a dedication of 53,000 acres in Reagan, Glasscock, Sterling and Irion Counties. In addition to pipeline gathering, JP Energy will also provide crude oil trucking, marketing and related services for Discovery. JP Energy Partners LP (NYSE:JPEP) in last trading activity advanced 14.41% to close at $15.40. Company weekly performance is 27.06% while its quarterly performance stands at -5.52%. JP Energy Partners LP (NYSE:JPEP) is -24.05% away from its 52 week high.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) announced that its partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plc reported the submission to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of a variation to the Marketing Authorization for eltrombopag (Revolade®), seeking an additional indication for the treatment of pediatric patients (age 1 year and above) with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids or immunoglobulins. On last trading day Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) moved down -1.87% to close at $54.99. Its volatility for the week is 5.61% while volatility for the month is 4.88%. LGND’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.70%. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) monthly performance is 2.33%.

Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS), reported results for its first fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2014. Net revenue of $12.4 million ($6.7 million solar) Shipments of $12.9 million ($6.6 million solar) Gross margin of 28%. Net loss of $5.2 million, or $0.53 per share. Amtech Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS) has 1.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 42.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $9.16.

On Jan. 26, Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EROC) declared that the Board of Directors approved a cash distribution for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 of $0.07 per common unit (including eligible restricted common units), equivalent to $0.28 per unit on an annualized basis. The distribution will be paid on Friday, February 13, 2015 to unitholders of record as of the close of business on Friday, February 6, 2015, and represents no change from the distribution of $0.07 per common unit paid with respect to the third quarter. On last trading day Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EROC) advanced 3.11% to close at $2.65. Its volatility for the week is 9.68% while volatility for the month is 8.06%. EROC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -38.60%. Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EROC) monthly performance is 28.02%.

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