Stocks to Watch: Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP), Oncothyreon Inc (NASDAQ:ONTY), Spansion Inc. (NYSE:CODE), Magnetek Inc. (NASDAQ:MAG), Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP)


Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) announced that, in connection with James S. Scully’s commencement of employment as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on March 9, 2015, and in accordance with the previously disclosed terms of his employment offer letter agreement, Mr. Scully was granted a sign-on award consisting of 489,596 restricted stock units (RSUs) and 121,951 performance-based restricted stock units (PRSUs). On Thursday shares of Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) closed at $8.20. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -2.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 3.80%.

On March 3, Oncothyreon Inc (NASDAQ:ONTY) announced the appointment of Steven P. James to its board of directors. “We are pleased to welcome Steve, with his extensive experience in the leadership of development stage biotechnology companies and business development, to our board of directors,” said Robert L. Kirkman, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Oncothyreon. Oncothyreon Inc (NASDAQ:ONTY) in last trading activity increased 6.55% to close at $1.79. Company weekly performance is 11.18% while its quarterly performance stands at 2.29%. Oncothyreon Inc (NASDAQ:ONTY) is -56.13% away from its 52 week high.

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has finalized its purchase of flash memory product maker Spansion Inc (NYSE:CODE) which has a significant presence in Austin — in an all-stock deal worth about $5 billion. Spansion stockholders will get 2.457 shares of Cypress stock for every Spansion share they own. The new company will keep the name Cypress Semiconductor Corp. On last trading day Spansion Inc. (NYSE:CODE) increased 1.23% to close at $38.59. Its volatility for the week is 3.07% while volatility for the month is 2.73%. CODE’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.40%. Spansion Inc. (NYSE:CODE) monthly performance is 7.34%.

Magnetek Inc (NASDAQ:MAG) reported Q4 EPS of $1.01, versus $0.22 reported last year. Revenue for the quarter came in at $29 million, versus $25.2 million reported last year. Magnetek Inc. (NASDAQ:MAG) has 3.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 77.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $43.19.

Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) had its target price reduced by Barclays from $12.00 to $11.00 in a research note released on Monday morning. They currently have an equal weight rating on the stock. On last trading day Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) increased 2.47% to close at $9.96. Its volatility for the week is 3.18% while volatility for the month is 2.52%. LXP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.10%. Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) monthly performance is -10.67%.


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