Hot Watch List: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Parker Drilling Co. (NYSE:PKD), HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has 3.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 73.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $46.70. Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) is evaluating a bid for Salesforce.com Inc., after the cloud software provider was approached by another would-be buyer, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA) in last trading activity moved up 5.19% to close at $13.79. Company weekly performance is -4.70% while its quarterly performance stands at -14.56%. Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA) is -34.98% away from its 52 week high. Actua Corporation
(NASDAQ:ACTA) on 5 May, reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Revenue was $30.6 million for the first quarter of 2015, up from $18.4 million for the first quarter of 2014. Net income (loss) attributable to Actua common shareholders for the first quarter of 2015 was $(14.8) million, or $(0.40) per diluted share, compared to net income (loss) of $(10.2) million, or $(0.27) per diluted share, for the comparable prior year quarter. Non-GAAP net income (loss) for the first quarter of 2015 was $(3.8) million, or $(0.10) per share, compared to a non-GAAP net income (loss) of $(3.6) million, or $(0.10) per diluted share, for the comparable prior year quarter. Cash flow from operations was a use of $(4.4) million for the first quarter of 2015, compared to a use of $(9.7) million for the comparable prior year quarter.

On last trading day General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) advanced 0.86% to close at $27.04. Its volatility for the week is 1.66% while volatility for the month is 1.94%. GE’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.80%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) monthly performance is 8.12%.General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) here agreed to a settlement of charges by the National Labor Relations Board that the company illegally interfered with free speech and labor rights of more than 1,000 workers at its diesel engine plants.

Parker Drilling Co. (NYSE:PKD) has 1.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 73.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.64. Parker Drilling Co. (NYSE:PKD) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $3.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had net income of 3 cents. The drilling contractor and oilfield services company posted revenue of $204.1 million in the period. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, the company’s shares hit $3.71. A year ago, they were trading at $6.61.

On last trading day HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) decreased -0.15% to close at $48.18. Its volatility for the week is 0.95% while volatility for the month is 0.83%. HSBC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.30%. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) monthly performance is 10.08%. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) had its “underperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse.

Application Software Top Losers: Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD), Unwired Planet (NASDAQ:UPIP), Textura Corporation (NYSE:TXTR), Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA), Astea International Inc. (NASDAQ:ATEA)

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSOD) announced Gross profit for the third quarter of 2014 was $48.9 million, representing a 41% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2014 was 71.6% compared to 71.7% in the third quarter of 2013. Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSOD) in last trading activity moved down -15.88% to close at $27.55. Company weekly performance is -21.71% while its quarterly performance stands at -24.99%. Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSOD) is -55.46% away from its 52 week high.

Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) on 30 October announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Revenue for the first quarter ended September 30, 2014 was $1.3 million, while operating loss from continuing operations totaled $11.4 million. On last trading day Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) moved down -5.07% to close at $1.40. Its volatility for the week is 5.02% while volatility for the month is 4.77%. UPIP’s sales growth for past 5 years was -28.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.90%. Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) monthly performance is -17.35%.

Textura Corporation (NYSE:TXTR) reported Q3 EPS of ($0.07), $0.01 better than the analyst estimate of ($0.08). Revenue for the quarter came in at $16.4 million versus the consensus estimate of $16.7 million. Textura Corp. sees Q4 2014 EPS of ($0.04)-($0.02), versus the consensus of ($0.01). Textura Corp. sees Q4 2014 revenue of $17.4-17.8 million, versus the consensus of $19.1 million. On last trading day Textura Corporation (NYSE:TXTR) moved down -12.29% to close at $23.26. Its volatility for the week is 8.32% while volatility for the month is 7.55%.

Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA) on Thursday reported a loss of $10.7 million in its third quarter. The Radnor, Pennsylvania-based company said it had a loss of 29 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 12 cents per share. The cloud computing company posted revenue of $20.8 million in the period. Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA) has 8.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 83.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $15.90.

Astea International Inc. (NASDAQ:ATEA) on 21st October said that it would showcase the latest product offering related to service management and mobile workforce in the two upcoming conferences in Europe. The first premier conference is WBR Field Service, and the second one is After Market Business Platform. Astea is committed for developing latest solutions that change the way a company manages and connects with the customers. It provides advanced solutions to businesses for delivering premium services to customers at lower cost of ownership.On Thursday shares of Astea International Inc. (NASDAQ:ATEA) closed at $1.98. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -3.20%.