Investor Watchlist: Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR), Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB), Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU), Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS), AllianceBernstein (NYSE:AB)

On May 27, Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) shares advanced 1.11% and was closed at $76.34. DLTR EPS growth in last 5 year was 19.40%. Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) year to date (YTD) performance is 8.47%. Dollar General Corp. on Thursday tapped operations chief Todd Vasos to replace outgoing Chief Executive Rick Dreiling, who announced his plans to retire last year. Mr. Vasos, who joined Dollar General as merchandising chief in 2008, will assume the role on June 3.

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) shares dropped -1.46% in last trading session and ended the day at $3.37. SB Gross Margin is 54.50% and its return on assets is 1.30%. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) quarterly performance is -7.42%. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB), announced that it will release its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 after the market closes in New York on Monday, June 8, 2015. The Company also expects to announce the declaration of a dividend on common stock for the first quarter 2015 at that time.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 3.80% and weekly performance is -0.58%. On last trading day company shares ended up $85.20. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 4.28%. Prudential Real Estate Investors, a part of Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU), on Wednesday said it has acquired three assisted living and memory care communities in Tennessee and Connecticut on behalf of Senior Housing Partners (SHP) V for $110 million. The acquisition is the first investment for the newly launched fund.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) shares advanced 0.22% in last trading session and ended the day at $64.88. RS Gross Margin is 25.20% and its return on assets is 4.90%. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) quarterly performance is 13.57%. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) announced that in accordance with the previously announced executive leadership succession plan, effective as of May 20, 2015, it has appointed Gregg Mollins as Chief Executive Officer or CEO and President of Reliance. David Hannah has transitioned to the role of Executive Chairman.

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) ended the last trading day at $31.56. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.98%. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) showed a weekly performance of -0.35%. AllianceBernstein (NYSE:AB) announced that Peter S. Kraus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in the 2015 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Asset Management & Capital Markets Conference on Wednesday, June 3, in a session that begins at 1:30 p.m. (ET) in New York.

 

5 Stocks Under Wall Street’s Radar: NetSuite Inc. (NYSE:N), Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNA), DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV), Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB)

On Friday shares of NetSuite Inc. (NYSE:N) closed at $91.45. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 27.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 24.48%. On April 23, NetSuite Inc. (NYSE:N), announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Total revenue for the first quarter of 2015 was $164.8 million, representing a 34% increase over the same period in the prior year.
Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNA) in last trading activity decreased -3.76% to close at $85.69. Company weekly performance is -2.91% while its quarterly performance stands at 28.63%. Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNA) is -8.13% away from its 52 week high. Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNA) on April 23, reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $31.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

On last trading day DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) fell -0.30% to close at $89.85. Its volatility for the week is 1.17% while volatility for the month is 0.95%. DTV’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 41.60%. DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) monthly performance is 5.16%. With the 2015 NFL Draft fast approaching, DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) announced its selection of Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo and Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck as the newest members of the NFL SUNDAY TICKET spokesmen team.

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) has 0.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 60.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $52.07. On April 23, Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) announced a decline in the first-quarter net earnings, hurt by loss on early extinguishment of debt. Revenue, however, climbed 5.6 percent from last year. On an adjusted basis, earnings as well as revenue beat Street consensus.

On last trading day AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) fell -0.16% to close at $31.69. Its volatility for the week is 1.55% while volatility for the month is 1.65%. AB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.70%. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) monthly performance is 5.25%. AllianceBernstein L.P. and AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) announced that First Quarter 2015 financial and operating results will be released on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Moving Stocks: Inuvo (NYSEMKT:INUV), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT), AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB), The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)

On Thursday shares of Inuvo, Inc. (NYSEMKT:INUV) closed at $3.06. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 4.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%. Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN), announced its offer to acquire Transmode, a leader in metro packet-optical networking through a recommended public offer to the shareholders of Transmode (the “Offer”). Transmode is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (TRMO).

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) in last trading activity increased 0.37% to close at $2.72. Company weekly performance is 1.12% while its quarterly performance stands at 5.43%. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) is -43.33% away from its 52 week high. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) announced that it will webcast its earnings conference call on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. PDT to discuss the results of its fiscal first quarter ended March 28, 2015.

On last trading day Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) increased 0.15% to close at $84.45. Its volatility for the week is 1.12% while volatility for the month is 1.32%. IT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 19.00%. Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) monthly performance is 5.73%. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.7 million units in the first quarter of 2015, a 5.2 percent decline from the first quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT).

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 29.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $31.05. AllianceBernstein L.P. and AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) announced that preliminary assets under management decreased to $486 billion during March 2015 from $488 billion at the end of February.

On last trading day The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) fell -0.02% to close at $45.98. Its volatility for the week is 2.03% while volatility for the month is 2.52%. ENSG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.10%. The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) monthly performance is 6.78%. On April 02, The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG) announced that it acquired Coral Desert Rehabilitation and Care, a 60-bed all-private/Medicare skilled nursing facility in St. George, Utah. The acquisition of the operation and the commencement of a new long-term lease were effective as of April 1, 2015.

Stocks Getting Hot: Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Envestnet (NYSE:ENV)

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has reported its last quarter and full year results for 2014, revealing flat annual revenue growth across all of its business segments, and lower than expected Q4 sales. The Swedish equipment vendor said revenue growth was restricted by lagging North America sales. The vendor reported annual net sales of SEK228 billion, flat compared to SEK227.4 billion in 2013. 4thquarter sales were SEK68 billion, representing 1% year-on-year growth. Annual net profit was flat at SEK11.1 billion compared to SEK12.2 billion in 2013. At SEK4.2 billion profits were down 35% year-on-year in the fourth quarter. On Monday shares of Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) closed at $12.42. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.25%.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) announced that Brandee McHale has been appointed President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship for Citi, effective February 1st. Ms. McHale will succeed Pamela Flaherty, who is retiring at the end of January after 46 years with Citi. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) in last trading activity advanced 0.56% to close at $48.89. Company weekly performance is 2.69% while its quarterly performance stands at -4.88%. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is -14.15% away from its 52 week high.

On January 14, AllianceBernstein L.P. and AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) announced that preliminary assets under management decreased to $474 billion during December 2014 from $481 billion at the end of November. The 1.5% decrease was due to market depreciation and net outflows during the month across all three distribution channels. On last trading day AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) fell -1.10% to close at $26.11. Its volatility for the week is 2.00% while volatility for the month is 2.26%. AB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -7.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -9.30%. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) monthly performance is 3.65%.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world’s largest provider of data storage systems, is to open an office in Edinburgh next month, bringing to three the number of the company’s offices in Scotland. The New York listed corporation opened its first Scottish base in Livingston in 1999 with an office to service the oil and gas industry opening in Aberdeen in 2011. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) in last trading activity fell -1.29% to close at $28.33. Company weekly performance is 1.61% while its quarterly performance stands at 2.64%. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is -8.02% away from its 52 week high.

On Monday, February 9, 2015, Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE:ENV) will be presenting at the Stifel Technology, Internet & Media Conference at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA. The presentation will begin at 3:35 PM PT. On last trading day Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE:ENV) fell -0.06% to close at $52.87. Its volatility for the week is 3.14% while volatility for the month is 3.17%. ENV’s sales growth for past 5 years was 21.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -12.00%. Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE:ENV) monthly performance is 5.07%.

Investor’s Choice: Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB), Silvercorp Metals Inc. (NYSE:SVM), Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH)

Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) will report its first-quarter 2015 results prior to market open on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Emerson senior management will discuss the results during an investor conference call that same day, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 1:00 p.m. Central Time. On Thursday shares of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) closed at $59.81. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 4.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.13%.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) said its profit edged up 2.2 percent in the most recent quarter as its revenue and average total loans grew, though a key measure of lending profitability narrowed. Earnings and revenue beat Wall Street estimates, sending shares up nearly 3 percent in early afternoon trading. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in last trading activity increased 2.91% to close at $43.43. Company weekly performance is 5.06% while its quarterly performance stands at 8.44%. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) is -5.48% away from its 52 week high.

On January 7, AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) a global investment management firm with $481 billion in assets under management, announced that its multi-manager target-date series, AB Multi-Manager Select Retirement Funds, co-managed with Morningstar Associates, LLC, a registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., is now available to investors. On last trading day AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) increased 1.49% to close at $26.64. Its volatility for the week is 2.21% while volatility for the month is 2.33%. AB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -7.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -9.30%. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) monthly performance is 7.12%.

Raymond James upgrades their rating on the shares of Silvercorp Metals Inc. (NYSE:SVM). The current rating of the shares is Outperform. Silvercorp Metals Inc. (NYSE:SVM) institutional ownership stands at 33.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.53.

Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) will release fourth quarter 2014 earnings and full year 2014 results on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, before the market opens. A live conference call and webcast will follow hosted by Michael J. Covey, chairman and chief executive officer, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time (noon Eastern Time). On last trading day Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) increased 2.83% to close at $43.17. Its volatility for the week is 2.73% while volatility for the month is 1.97%. PCH’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -1.10%. Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) monthly performance is 2.54%.

Watch 5 Stocks: Immunomedics Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU), CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX), AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB), E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. (NYSE:DANG), Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT)

Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) on 6 January announced that the FDA has issued a notice granting fast track status to the development program on its lead antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) candidate, sacituzumab govitecan. The company is evaluating sacituzumab govitecan for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in patients who have failed prior therapies for metastatic disease. On Friday shares of Immunomedics Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) closed at $4.79. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -21.40%.

CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX) said late Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 it had notched record fourth-quarter net earnings of $491 million, or 49 cents per share, up 15% from $426 million, or 42 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013, and solidifying the Class I railroad’s record earnings for the full year. Earnings per share met Wall Street analyst expectations. CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX) in last trading activity advanced 2.20% to close at $34.86. Company weekly performance is 1.34% while its quarterly performance stands at 6.15%. CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX) is -8.24% away from its 52 week high.

AllianceBernstein Holding (NYSE:AB) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 485,638 shares, a drop of 39.3% from the November 28th total of 800,017 shares, ARN reports. On last trading day AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) advanced 1.46% to close at $25.73. Its volatility for the week is 2.10% while volatility for the month is 2.53%. AB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -7.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -9.30%. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) monthly performance is 7.97%.

E Commerce China Dangdang Inc (NYSE:DANG) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine analysts that are covering the stock, American Banking & Market News reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $15.54. E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. (NYSE:DANG) has 0.46% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 28.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $9.01.

Berthiaume Douglas A, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) unloaded 102,423 shares at an average price of $117 in a transaction dated on December 4, 2014. The total value of the transaction was worth $11,983,491. On last trading day Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) advanced 0.59% to close at $113.46. Its volatility for the week is 1.76% while volatility for the month is 1.65%. WAT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.10%. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) monthly performance is 2.00%.

Top Movers: Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE:TLM), Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN), Parkway Properties Inc. (NYSE:PKY), AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB), FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)

Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM) was downgraded by analysts at Societe Generale to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. On Friday shares of Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE:TLM) closed at $7.61. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -12.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.70%.

Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) announced a sharp dividend cut and investors reacted negatively, pushing shares down more than 14% Friday. The stock fell below the price shares were placed at overnight in a €7.5 billion ($8.8 billion) capital increase. Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) in last trading activity decreased -6.39% to close at $6.88. Company weekly performance is -18.29% while its quarterly performance stands at -21.55%. Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) is -33.33% away from its 52 week high.

Heistand James R, PRESIDENT & CEO of Parkway Properties Inc. (NYSE:PKY), had purchased 12,500 shares on December 11, 2014. The total value of the transaction was $225,625.The information was disclosed with the SEC in a Form 4 Filing. The information is based on open market trades at the market prices.Option exercises are not covered. On last trading day Parkway Properties Inc. (NYSE:PKY) decreased -0.56% to close at $17.73. Its volatility for the week is 2.40% while volatility for the month is 2.14%. PKY’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 7.50%. Parkway Properties Inc. (NYSE:PKY) monthly performance is -3.75%.

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB), a global investment management firm with $481 billion in assets under management, on 7 January 2014 announced that its multi-manager target-date series, AB Multi-Manager Select Retirement Funds, co-managed with Morningstar Associates, LLC, a registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., is now available to investors. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) has 5.81% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 29.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $25.61.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will proceed with a plan to clean up some properties near the FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC) plant, although the FMC Corporation opposes the plan the DEC has chosen. On last trading day FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC) decreased -0.62% to close at $57.54. Its volatility for the week is 1.94% while volatility for the month is 1.95%. FMC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 9.00%. FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC) monthly performance is 2.40%.

Watch 5 Stocks: AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV), Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB), AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB), Steel Dynamics Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

Gilead Sciences Inc. agreed to make its hepatitis C medicines the exclusive treatments for CVS Health Corp. customers, intensifying a drug-industry rivalry to win patients for the $1,000-a-day medicines. Gilead’s Harvoni and Sovaldi will be the only pills covered on CVS’s main list of drugs, as well as on its list for health plans through Obamacare, Medicare Part D and Medicaid, the benefits manager in an e-mail. The deal blocks North Chicago-based AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV)’s treatment, called Viekira Pak, which will only be available to patients given approval because of medical exceptions or through a process called prior authorization, according to CVS. Patients already taking Viekira Pak will be allowed to finish their treatment. AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) in last trading activity moved down -1.88% to close at $64.65. Company weekly performance is -3.48% while its quarterly performance stands at 10.97%. AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) is -8.63% away from its 52 week high.

Analysts at Bank of America upgraded shares of Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 18th. On last trading day Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) moved down -5.56% to close at $3.23. Its volatility for the week is 3.38% while volatility for the month is 4.39%. GGB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -19.90%. Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) monthly performance is -19.25%.

AllianceBernstein Holding (NYSE:AB) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are covering the company. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) has 5.81% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 29.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $25.21.

Steel Dynamics Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) has projected fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings in the band of 38 cents to 42 cents per share, the midpoint of which reflects a 67% year over year and a 4% sequential growth. Additionally, the board of directors of Steel Dynamics has announced a quarterly cash dividend of 11.5 cents per common share payable on or about Jan 12, 2015 to shareholders of record on Dec 31, 2014. On Monday shares of Steel Dynamics Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) closed at $18.70. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -1.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 28.42%.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) plans to roll out more than 1,000 miles of cable network to its Houston network this year. Last year it doubled the speeds for starting August for its customers in Houston, California and select markets in Missouri and Kansas. The company is providing this service upgrade at no cost for Houston users. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in last trading activity decreased -2.42% to close at $55.96. Company weekly performance is -4.16% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.31%. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is -5.63% away from its 52 week high.

Big Moves in Focus: The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE:EW), GigOptix (NYSEMKT:GIG), AllianceBernstein (NYSE:AB)

On 5 December The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) agreed to sell its sodium borohydride business and a polyolefin films plant in Ohio for about $225 million in total, part of its plan to shed noncore operations. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) in last trading activity moved down -1.00% to close at $45.61. Company weekly performance is 0.11% while its quarterly performance stands at -8.76%. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) is -15.68% away from its 52 week high.

On 9 December Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has received two price target increases in two days, as analysts expect the company will benefit from its pending merger with Tokyo Electron and from underlying trends in wafer-fabrication equipment spending. On last trading day Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) moved down -1.19% to close at $24.92. Its volatility for the week is 1.38% while volatility for the month is 2.49%. AMAT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 42.00%. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) monthly performance is 4.97%.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) CEO Michael A. Mussallem unloaded 29,500 shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.01, for a total value of $3,923,795.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 263,850 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $35,094,689. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE:EW) has 0.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 89.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $127.38.

On 16 December GigOptix, Inc. (NYSEMKT: GIG) announced that it has entered into an Amended and Restated Rights Agreement to extend the expiration date of its stockholder rights plan which provides that the Company issue rights to purchase shares of Series A Junior Preferred Stock. The stockholder rights plan would otherwise have expired on December 16, 2014. On Wednesday shares of GigOptix, Inc. (NYSEMKT: GIG) closed at $1.20. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 24.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%.

On 10 December AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) announced that preliminary assets under management increased to $481 billion during November 2014 from $477 billion at the end of October. The 0.8% increase was due to market appreciation and total firmwide net inflows during the month. On last trading day AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) moved down -0.42% to close at $25.83. Its volatility for the week is 1.89% while volatility for the month is 3.11%. AB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -7.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -9.30%. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) monthly performance is -2.27%.

Top Movers: JUNO THERAPEUTICS (NASDAQ:JUNO), Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), Horsehead Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ZINC), Denison Mines Corp. (NYSEMKT:DNN), AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB)

Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JUNO) major shareholder Douglas K. Bratton bought 625,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 23rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $24.00 per share, for a total transaction of $15,000,000.00. JUNO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (NASDAQ:JUNO) in last trading activity moved up 7.27% to close at $39.99. JUNO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (NASDAQ:JUNO) is -2.92% away from its 52 week high.

Following a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency, ExxonMobil Corporation’s (NYSE:XOM) subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. will pay a civil penalty of $2.3 million for violating the Clean Water Act, in turn flouting West Virginia laws. On last trading day Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) fell -0.86% to close at $93.78. Its volatility for the week is 2.52% while volatility for the month is 2.30%. XOM’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -3.20%. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) monthly performance is -2.03%.

Zacks upgraded shares of Horsehead Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ZINC) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has $14.50 price target on the stock. On last trading day Horsehead Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ZINC) moved up 1.95% to close at $15.17. Its volatility for the week is 3.68% while volatility for the month is 4.00%. ZINC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -17.90%. Horsehead Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ZINC) monthly performance is -7.05%.

Denison Mines Corp. (NYSEMKT:DNN) on 2 December is pleased to report the receipt of the remaining assays from the summer drill program on the newly discovered Gryphon zone at the Wheeler River property in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan. The Company has also received encouraging preliminary metallurgical testwork results from the Phoenix deposit, which is also located on the Wheeler River property. Denison Mines Corp. (NYSEMKT:DNN) has 7.17% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 7.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $0.99.

AllianceBernstein L.P. and AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) on 10 December announced that preliminary assets under management increased to $481 billion during November 2014 from $477 billion at the end of October. The 0.8% increase was due to market appreciation and total firmwide net inflows during the month.On Wednesday shares of AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) closed at $25.74. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -7.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 7.10%.