Stocks in News: Primerica (NYSE:PRI), iCAD (NASDAQ:ICAD), Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ:FINL), Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH)

On last trading day Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) advanced 0.28% to close at $51.00. Its volatility for the week is 2.02% while volatility for the month is 1.73%. PRI’s sales growth for past 5 years was -9.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -12.70%. Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) monthly performance is -2.78%. On March 23, Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) was recently recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of the best workplaces in Georgia. Primerica was the highest ranking public company headquartered in Georgia, and it ranked 7th out of 25 companies in the “large companies” category (500+ employees in Georgia) when compared with private companies and non-profit organizations.

iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICAD) has 8.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 45.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $8.98. On March 20, iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICAD) announced that researchers will present three E-posters highlighting results of up to four years of follow up with the Xoft Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx®) System® in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) at The American Academy of Dermatology 73rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California.

Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ:FINL) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 4.70% and weekly performance is 0.08%. On last trading day company shares ended up $23.94. Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ:FINL) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -0.03%. Athletic gear retailer Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:FINL) posted fourth-quarter net income attributable to the company of $40.8 million, down from $43.0 million in the comparable quarter last year. Earnings per share attributable to company shareholders were $0.87, same as last year.

Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) shares decreased -0.63% in last trading session and ended the day at $428.93. BIIB Gross Margin is 87.90% and its return on assets is 22.10%. Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) quarterly performance is 27.75%. Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) and AbbVie announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has validated the companies’ Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for ZINBRYTA™ (daclizumab high-yield process) for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the European Union (EU). Validation confirms that the submission is complete and signifies the initiation of the review process by the EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH) in last trading activity fell -3.26% to close at $4.45. Company weekly performance is -15.08% while its quarterly performance stands at 21.58%. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH) is -21.24% away from its 52 week high.

Stocks in Focus: Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), GlobalSCAPE (NYSEMKT:GSB), Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB), Swisher Hygiene (NASDAQ:SWSH), Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (NASDAQ:SHOS)

On Tuesday shares of Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) closed at $452.71. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 18.03%. Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), which was heralded last week for results of an Alzheimer’s drug trial, has shortened its name and chosen a new logo. It will now be known as Biogen (Nasdag: BIIB). The company merged more than a decade ago with Idec Pharmaceuticals in a $6.8 billion deal.

GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSEMKT:GSB) in last trading activity moved up 11.21% to close at $3.67. Company weekly performance is 14.69% while its quarterly performance stands at 60.96%. GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSEMKT:GSB) is 5.16% away from its 52 week high. GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSEMKT:GSB) announced that it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN2015 Partner Program Guide. This annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

On last trading day Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB) moved down -1.01% to close at $13.79. Its volatility for the week is 3.39% while volatility for the month is 4.32%. Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB) monthly performance is 5.19%. Weibo Corp (NASDAQ:WB)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $23.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 53.13% from the stock’s previous close.

Swisher Hygiene Inc. (NASDAQ:SWSH) has 17.18% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 10.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.60. On March 16, it was reported that, Swisher Hygiene Inc. (NASDAQ:SWSH) has filed to delay reporting its 2014 financial results. In a securities filing Monday, Swisher, a provider of sanitizing services and cleaning chemicals, said it needed more time to complete the audit of its financial statements and to assess the effectiveness of its own control over financial reporting.

On last trading day Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) moved down -1.46% to close at $8.80. Its volatility for the week is 4.26% while volatility for the month is 5.64%. SHOS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -37.20%. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) monthly performance is -28.57%. On March 16, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) reported that net loss for the quarter ended Jan. 31, 2015. The company has made a net loss of $4.63 million, or $ 0.20 a share in the quarter, against a net profit of $3.72 million, or $0.16 a share in the last year period. On an adjusted basis, net loss for the quarter was $4.63 million, when compared with net profit $3.72 million in the last year period.

News Buzz: Nuverra Environmental Solutions (NYSE:NES), Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), Ohio Valley Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:OVBC), Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG)

On Friday shares of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:NES) closed at $3.26. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 118.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 25.00%. Analysts at Roth Capital reduced their target price on shares of Nuverra Environmental Solutions (NYSE:NES) from $4.50 to $3.50 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock.

On Friday shares of Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) closed at $475.98. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 18.03%. Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) announced it has introduced a new corporate identity and logo that reflect both its evolution and focus on bringing forth new therapies in areas of high unmet need. Effective March 23, Biogen Idec is known simply as Biogen. The company’s common stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol, BIIB, and its CUSIP number will not change.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) in last trading activity fell -0.63% to close at $85.20. Company weekly performance is 4.08% while its quarterly performance stands at -21.85%. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) is -29.00% away from its 52 week high. China could make billions of dollars from taxing gains made by employees of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) who are free to sell their shares for the first time since its IPO, as the country tightens up its leaky mechanisms for tax collection.

Ohio Valley Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:OVBC) has 1.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 4.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $22.80. On March 19, Ohio Valley Banc Corp./Ohio Valley Bank Chairman Jeffrey E. Smith has announced that Greg Hartley has been elected to serve on the Boards of Directors for the financial holding company, Ohio Valley Banc Corp, and its subsidiary, Ohio Valley Bank. The election was made during the March Board of Directors meeting to be effective March 18, 2015. Additionally, Hartley will serve on the OVBC Board Enterprise Risk Committee.

On last trading day Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) advanced 2.53% to close at $128.50. Its volatility for the week is 2.27% while volatility for the month is 2.23%. CELG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 23.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 23.60%. Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) monthly performance is 6.90%. On March 20, Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) announced that results from long-term efficacy and safety analyses of the ESTEEM phase III clinical trial program of Otezla® (apremilast) were presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in San Francisco, California.

Hot Watch List: Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Salix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SLXP), State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN), Energizer (NYSE:ENR)

Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) announced that it presented at the Cowen and Company 35th Annual Healthcare Conference, on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:50 p.m. ET. On Wednesday shares of Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) closed at $408.11. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 18.03%.

Endo International Plc offered to buy Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP) for about $11 billion in cash and stock, trumping an agreed bid by Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP) in last trading activity moved up 6.95% to close at $168.61. Company weekly performance is 7.31% while its quarterly performance stands at 56.11%. Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP) is -2.53% away from its 52 week high.

On March 2, State Bank and Trust Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ), announced that it has launched an insurance division to offer State Bank customers a full range of personal and commercial insurance products. State Bank enters the insurance business through the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Boyett Agency, LLC, a privately owned, 61-year-old independent insurance agency based in Dalton, Georgia. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. On last trading day State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ) decreased -0.20% to close at $20.38. Its volatility for the week is 1.96% while volatility for the month is 2.25%. STBZ’s sales growth for past 5 years was 21.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.00%. State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ) monthly performance is 10.46%.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) was notified by the Federal Reserve that it had no objection to Huntington’s proposed capital actions included in Huntington’s capital plan submitted to the Federal Reserve in January of this year. These actions included a 17% increase in the quarterly dividend per common share to $0.07, starting in the fourth quarter of 2015, and the potential repurchase of up to $366 million of common stock over the five-quarter period through the second quarter of 2016. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) has 0.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 72.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $10.86.

On last trading day Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ENR) decreased -0.55% to close at $132.68. Its volatility for the week is 1.72% while volatility for the month is 1.47%. ENR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 3.80%. Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ENR) monthly performance is 0.64%.

Market Watch List: Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS), Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG), Cedar Realty Trust (NYSE:CDR), Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA)

Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) is reporting financial losses for both the fourth quarter and the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, citing as factors a 2.7% decrease in average sales price per ton and a 4.3% decline in total sales volume. Net sales for 2014 decreased 6.6% to $1,296.6 million from $1,388.9 million in 2013, due to a 3.9% decline in total sales volume, and a 2.9% decrease in the average sales price for all products in 2014 compared to 2013, the company reported. On Monday shares of Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) closed at $2.40. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -4.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.00%.

Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) is ramping up efforts to develop a valuable resource in the mining sector: women. The Vancouver-based precious metals mining company has made new commitments to train and encourage women in its work force – from welders and engineers to executives – at a time when the demand for skilled workers is set to increase. Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) in last trading activity fell -2.36% to close at $18.60. Company weekly performance is -12.39% while its quarterly performance stands at -6.44%. Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) is -36.30% away from its 52 week high.

On March 3, it was reported that, Cedar Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:CDR) has acquired shopping centers in Northeast and South Philadelphia and other city neighborhoods, has agreed to pay $24.5 million for Lawndale Plaza, a 90,000 sf Lawncrest shopping center built in 1998 by Highland Development Ltd., owned by investors Peter Abrams and Fred Levin and equity partner Glenville Group. On last trading day Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CDR) fell -0.41% to close at $7.20. Its volatility for the week is 2.10% while volatility for the month is 2.45%. CDR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.70%. Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CDR) monthly performance is -10.34%.

On March 4, Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Sobi have announced positive clinical trial data demonstrating the benefits their haemophilia B therapy can offer to paediatric patients. Top-line results have been reported from the Kids B-LONG phase III clinical study, which evaluated the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of Alprolix in children under age 12 with severe haemophilia B. Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 92.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $415.51.

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA)’s Chief Executive Officer Don Mattrick presented at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, March 5, 2015. On Monday shares of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) closed at $2.54. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 41.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 30.00%.

Top Morning News: Bankrate (NYSE:RATE), Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), ArcelorMittal SA (ADR) (NYSE:MT), Comstock Resources Inc. (NYSE:CRK)

On 2 March 2015, Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE:RATE) reported that as per a new Bankrate.com survey report, high medical expenses are Americans’ biggest financial worry about retirement. Data collected by Princeton Survey Research Associates International for the Bankrate’s poll revealed that the highest-income households (over $75,000 per year) are more concerned about high medical expenses than the overall population. On Friday shares of Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE:RATE) closed at $12.72. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 22.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 18.00%.

Biogen Idec Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (SOBI.ST) announced the positive top-line results of Phase 3 clinical study of Kids B-LONG that evaluated the safety, efficacy and the pharmacokinetics of ALPROLIX® [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein] in children under the age 12 with severe hemophilia B. Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) in last trading activity decreased -1.87% to close at $417.63. Company weekly performance is 1.96% while its quarterly performance stands at 20.24%. Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) is -1.90% away from its 52 week high.

AVEVA announced on 2 March 2015, that it has collaborated with EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC)’s Enterprise Content Division to deliver an integrated software solution for the management and control of engineering data and associated documents. On last trading day EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) fell -1.29% to close at $27.65. Its volatility for the week is 1.45% while volatility for the month is 1.69%. EMC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 20.00%. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) monthly performance is 3.02%.

ArcelorMittal SA (NYSE:MT) has been given a “BB+” credit rating by analysts at Morningstar. The firm’s “BB+” rating suggests that the company is an above-average default risk. They also gave their stock a five star rating. ArcelorMittal SA (ADR) (NYSE:MT) has institutional ownership stands at 3.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $10.68.

Comstock Resources Inc. (NYSE:CRK) announced the pricing of secured notes worth $700 million. The notes, which are due to mature in 2020, carry an interest rate of 10%. The offering is likely to close on Mar 13, 2015. On last trading day Comstock Resources Inc. (NYSE:CRK) decreased -3.37% to close at $4.88. Its volatility for the week is 8.58% while volatility for the month is 9.84%. CRK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -8.70%. Comstock Resources Inc. (NYSE:CRK) monthly performance is -11.11%.

Ever Green Stocks: Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MACK), The Chubb Corporation (NYSE:CB), Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (NASDAQ:PLKI), 8×8 Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT)

Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Sobi have announced positive clinical trial data demonstrating the benefits their haemophilia B therapy can offer to paediatric patients. Top-line results have been reported from the Kids B-LONG phase III clinical study, which evaluated the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of Alprolix in children under age 12 with severe haemophilia B. On Wednesday shares of Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) closed at $414.13. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.83%.

On February 26, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MACK) reported a loss of 9 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2014, narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 23 cents and the year-ago loss of 33 cents per share. Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MACK) in last trading activity moved up 0.51% to close at $11.78. Company weekly performance is 8.57% while its quarterly performance stands at 33.56%. Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MACK) is -1.83% away from its 52 week high.

The Chubb Corporation (NYSE:CB) has earned an “A” credit rating from analysts at Morningstar. The firm’s “A” rating suggests that the company is a low default risk. They also gave their stock a three star rating. On last trading day The Chubb Corporation (NYSE:CB) moved down -0.90% to close at $100.11. Its volatility for the week is 0.99% while volatility for the month is 1.07%. CB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 6.90%. The Chubb Corporation (NYSE:CB) monthly performance is 1.63%.

On February 28, it was reported that, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ:PLKI) opened in Billings Saturday, serving up spicy chicken, jambalaya, and Red Beans and Rice; to name a few. The new restaurant on King Avenue east near South Billings Boulevard opened Saturday at at 10:00 am and cars lined up outside to go through the drive-through. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLKI) has 0.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 93.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $60.86.

8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) announced that it has been awarded a new patent related to its contact center technologies. On March 3, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 8,972,885 entitled “Networked Contact Center User Interface.” On last trading day 8×8 Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) moved down -2.87% to close at $7.44. Its volatility for the week is 3.42% while volatility for the month is 3.03%. EGHT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 14.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 20.10%. 8×8 Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) monthly performance is -6.65%.

Watch 5 Stocks: Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYSE:LL), LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD), Five9 (NASDAQ:FIVN), Citizens Holding Company (NASDAQ:CIZN)

On 27 February, Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) (SOBI.ST) announced positive top-line results of the Kids B-LONG Phase 3 clinical study that evaluated the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of Alprolix® [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein] in children under age 12 with severe haemophilia B. Alprolix was generally well tolerated and no inhibitors (neutralising antibodies that may interfere with the activity of the therapy) were detected during the study. On Monday shares of Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) closed at $415.79. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.83%.

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP commenced an investigation of Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LL) in connection with possible violations of securities laws. Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LL) in last trading activity fell -25.13% to close at $38.83. Company weekly performance is -43.90% while its quarterly performance stands at -37.87%. Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LL) is -64.87% away from its 52 week high.

Equities researchers at Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) in a research report issued on Wednesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set an “overweight” rating and a $310.00 price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price suggests a potential upside of 15.24% from the stock’s previous close. On last trading day LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) moved up 0.83% to close at $269.42. Its volatility for the week is 2.07% while volatility for the month is 3.00%. LNKD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 79.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -26.60%. LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) monthly performance is 20.79%.

On 23 February, Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVN) reported GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $(9.4) million, or $(0.19) per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $(8.6) million, or $(1.72) per share, for the fourth quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $(6.8) million, or $(0.14) per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $(6.9) million, or $(1.38) per share, for the fourth quarter of 2013. Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVN) has 3.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 89.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.93.

Citizens Holding (NASDAQ: CIZN) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.23 per share, or $0.92 annualized. The dividend will be payable on March 31, 2015, to stockholders of record on March 16, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of March 12, 2015.On last trading day Citizens Holding Company (NASDAQ:CIZN) decreased -0.21% to close at $18.71. Its volatility for the week is 0.42% while volatility for the month is 0.54%. CIZN’s sales growth for past 5 years was -4.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -2.80%. Citizens Holding Company (NASDAQ:CIZN) monthly performance is -0.21%.

Top News: Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Summit Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SMMF), Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL), Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

Shares of Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nineteen analysts that are currently covering the company, Stock Ratings Network.com reports . Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and sixteen have issued a buy recommendation on the company. On Friday shares of Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) closed at $409.59. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.83%.

Summit Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SMMF) announced that the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the West Virginia Division of Financial Institutions have terminated their informal memorandum of understanding with Summit entered into on November 6, 2009 (the “Holding Company MOU”). Summit Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SMMF) has 5.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 17.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $11.50.

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) brought its converged infrastructure strategy to the communications industry today with the Netra Modular System, the first integrated platform to merge traditional blade and rackmount architectures, networking and storage to support network function virtualization (NFV). On Friday shares of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) closed at $43.82. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 10.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.50%.

On Feb 24, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) announced that it will present at the Cowen and Company 35th Annual Health Care Conference being held in Boston. Harvey J. Berger, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer, will provide an overview of the Company’s business on Monday, March 2, at 2:10 p.m. (ET). On Friday shares of Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) closed at $8.13. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 45.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 41.40%.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Vice President with responsibility for the Finance Services Division Mike DeWalt and Director of Investor Relations Rich Moore will speak at the J.P. Morgan 2015 Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference on Wednesday, March 4. They are scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) in last trading activity decreased -1.07% to close at $82.90. Company weekly performance is -1.82% while its quarterly performance stands at -21.33%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is -24.32% away from its 52 week high.

Top Stocks: The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), General Motors (NYSE:GM), Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), HNI Corp. (NYSE:HNI), Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc. (NASDAQ:DVCR)

On February 24, it was reported that, To kick off national Engineers Week, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) and Project Lead The Way (PLTW) announced a significant partnership to increase K-12 students’ access to high-quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs. Through a $400,000 commitment, Dow will fund PLTW programs in 17 schools in Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. These 17 schools enroll more than 14,000 students, and about half of these students are minority students. On Thursday shares of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) closed at $49.25. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 11.84%.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) will stop making GM-branded cars in Indonesia, a battleground for global automakers, closing an assembly plant, axing some 500 jobs and shifting its focus to sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The U.S. auto giant, which was the first to set up a car assembly plant in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy eight decades ago, is effectively calling time on its attempt to wrestle market share from dominant Japanese rivals, led by Toyota Motor. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) in last trading activity decreased -0.79% to close at $37.56. Company weekly performance is 0.13% while its quarterly performance stands at 17.71%. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is -1.62% away from its 52 week high.

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) has been given an “AA-” credit rating by analysts at Morningstar. The research firm’s “AA-” rating indicates that the company is a very-low default risk. They also gave their stock a three star rating. On last trading day Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) increased 0.28% to close at $410.10. Its volatility for the week is 1.78% while volatility for the month is 2.48%. BIIB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 29.90%. Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) monthly performance is 14.59%.

HNI Corp. (NYSE:HNI)’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable on March 9, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 2, 2015. HNI Corp. (NYSE:HNI) has 1.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 68.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $51.15.

Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:DVCR) announced that it is scheduled to report financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014, on Thursday, March 5, 2015, after the market closes. Diversicare will also hold a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET, 7:30 a.m. CT, on Friday, March 6, 2015. last trading day Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc. (NASDAQ:DVCR) increased 3.08% to close at $10.36. Its volatility for the week is 5.60% while volatility for the month is 5.29%. DVCR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -28.40%. Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc. (NASDAQ:DVCR) monthly performance is 12.24%.