Stocks to Watch: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND), AVEO Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVEO), Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI), Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW)

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) announced that John Higgins Chief Executive Officer of Ligand will present at the 27th Annual Roth Conference on Monday March 9 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific (5:30 p.m. Eastern Time). The conference takes place at The Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel California. On Thursday shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) closed at $68.96. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 10.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 45.97%.

AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ:AVEO) announced that management will host a conference call and webcast on Friday, March 6, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the presentation of final results and a predefined biomarker analysis of its BATON-CRC study, a randomized Phase 2 clinical trial of modified FOLFOX6 combined with tivozanib or bevacizumab in metastatic colorectal cancer. AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVEO) in last trading activity decreased -7.79% to close at $1.42. Company weekly performance is 49.47% while its quarterly performance stands at 63.22%. AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVEO) is -27.55% away from its 52 week high.

On February 27, Group 1 Automotive Inc. (NYSE:GPI) has named a new director to its board seven days after another director resigned. Houston-based Group 1 its board of directors appointed longtime banker Doyle Arnold, 66, as a Class I director, effective immediately. He will stand for election by Group 1’s shareholders at the 2015 annual meeting on May 19. On last trading day Group 1 Automotive Inc. (NYSE:GPI) decreased -2.13% to close at $77.29. Its volatility for the week is 2.52% while volatility for the month is 2.40%. GPI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 19.30%. Group 1 Automotive Inc. (NYSE:GPI) monthly performance is -6.37%.

Credit Suisse restated their outperform rating on shares of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) in a report issued on Wednesday. They currently have a GBX 250 ($3.85) target price on the stock. On Thursday shares of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) closed at $34.37. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -1.30%.

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) subsidiary Aegean Bunkering Services Inc. (Aegean Bunkering) is set to install electronic charts systems aboard its fleet, Digital Ship reports. The Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) system is said to beInternational Maritime Organization (IMO)-compliant for the replacement of paper charts. On last trading day Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) decreased -0.93% to close at $13.84. Its volatility for the week is 2.65% while volatility for the month is 3.00%. ANW’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -9.20%. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) monthly performance is -3.49%.

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