Stocks to Watch: BIND Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BIND), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), DineEquity (NYSE:DIN), Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)

On 7 January BIND Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIND) announced its 2015 strategic overview and enrollment of the first patient expressing a KRAS mutation in a global, multicenter two-tiered phase 2 trial with BIND-014 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with KRAS mutant tumors (mutated Kirsten ras oncogene homolog) or squamous histology. On Friday shares of BIND Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIND) closed at $7.21.

On 7 January Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) said that it is exploring a potential acquisition or joint venture with AOL Inc. to help it expand mobile-video offerings. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) in last trading activity fell -0.89% to close at $46.76. Company weekly performance is 0.75% while its quarterly performance stands at -3.31%. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is -10.83% away from its 52 week high.

DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) CEO Julia A. Stewart sold 92,791 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $102.71, for a total transaction of $9,530,563.61. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 43,901 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,509,072. On last trading day DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) fell -0.81% to close at $105.96. Its volatility for the week is 2.38% while volatility for the month is 1.86%. DIN’s sales growth for past 5 years was -16.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.80%. DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) monthly performance is 6.44%.

Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $37.75. On last trading day Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) decreased -1.58% to close at $42.47. Its volatility for the week is 2.08% while volatility for the month is 1.82%. SEE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -15.00%. Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) monthly performance is 2.17%.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has officially abandoned Adobe Flash in their main internet browser for all Blackberry 10 enabled smartphones. This move was prompted by Adobe ceasing active support for the platform as the industry seems to have embraced HTML5. On Friday shares of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) closed at $10.38. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 43.43% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.00%.

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