Stocks in News: J C Penney (NYSE:JCP), Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 1st Century Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCTY), International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM)

On Wednesday shares of J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) closed at $8.19. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -6.90%. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) announced that it will release its first quarter 2015 financial results on Wednesday, May 13, at 4:00 p.m. ET. The news release will be followed by a live conference call and webcast conducted by Chief Executive Officer Mike Ullman, President and CEO-Designee Marvin Ellison and Chief Financial Officer Ed Record that will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) in last trading activity fell -7.04% to close at $3.70. Company weekly performance is -15.14% while its quarterly performance stands at -30.84%. Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) is -73.09% away from its 52 week high. Broadwind Energy Inc (NASDAQ:BWEN) on 30 April, posted a net loss of USD 5 million (EUR 4.4m) for the first quarter of 2015, compared to a USD-1-million loss a year earlier. Revenue dropped 13% to USD 51.1 million, reflecting lower wind turbine tower sales as a result of residual production issues in the Abilene tower plant and delayed revenue due to the West Coast port slowdown. Net new orders in the quarter were USD 23.3 million, up from USD 15.8 million a year ago. Total backlog stood at USD 174 million at the end of March, 35% lower than the same time last year.

On Wednesday shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) closed at $99.17. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.13%. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that enlists a third party to review requests made to the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) for compassionate use of its investigational medicines.

1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) has 16.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 21.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $7.29. 1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) in last trading activity fell -1.75% to close at $170.05. Company weekly performance is -2.49% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.10%. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) is -11.69% away from its 52 week high. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) said Facebook will be its first partner at a new ThinkLab that the company is building in San Francisco.

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