Stocks to Watch: Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), Town Sports International Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB), Echo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ECTE), Meritor (NYSE:MTOR), DineEquity (NYSE:DIN)

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) announced a significant oil discovery at the Anchor prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Anchor is Chevron’s second discovery in the deepwater Gulf in less than a year, according to Chevron Corporation. On Monday shares of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) closed at $105.88. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -3.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.18%.

Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB), The SVP – Controller, of Town Sports International Holdings Inc, Ajmera Nitin had unloaded 7,707 shares at $6.14 per share in a transaction on December 9, 2014. The total value of transaction was $47,321. Town Sports International Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) in last trading activity increased 14.86% to close at $7.19. Company weekly performance is 15.97% while its quarterly performance stands at 25.26%. Town Sports International Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) is -46.46% away from its 52 week high.

On January 6, Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTE), a medical device company focused on non-invasive glucose monitoring and associated technologies, announced that the Company rehired key members of its Research & Development team to support the implementation of a new corporate strategy. On last trading day Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTE) increased 10.19% to close at $2.27. Its volatility for the week is 13.20% while volatility for the month is 15.04%. ECTE’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.40%. Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTE) monthly performance is 75.97%.

On Jan 8, 2015, Zack issued an updated research report on Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR). This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock had reported positive earnings surprises in each of the last four quarters with an astounding average beat of 105.3%. Meritor reported adjusted income of 35 cents per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (ended Sep 30, 2014) that surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 16 cents. Earnings increased significantly from 13 cents in the year-ago quarter. Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR) has 0.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 90.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $15.08.

DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN), CEO Julia A. Stewart sold 92,791 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $102.71, for a total value of $9,530,563.61. On last trading day DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) increased 0.98% to close at $107.00. Its volatility for the week is 2.31% while volatility for the month is 1.88%. 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 7.90%.

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