Stock Runners: 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN), CaesarStone Sdot-Yam (NASDAQ:CSTE), International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM)

On Monday shares of 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) closed at $22.79. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 42.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%. 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE:DDD), a Rock Hill, S.C., company in the three-dimensional printing industry, appointed David Styka as CFO. Mr. Styka has been chief accounting officer. He succeeds Theodore Hull who was CFO since November.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in last trading activity moved up 0.58% to close at $56.97. Company weekly performance is -1.38% while its quarterly performance stands at -2.68%. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is -6.38% away from its 52 week high. Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) plans to hire 10,000 military veterans, reservists, and their spouses and domestic partners over the next three years – roughly 15 percent to 20 percent of all new employees, a Comcast human resources executive said Thursday.

On last trading day Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) moved up 0.27% to close at $3.73. Its volatility for the week is 4.78% while volatility for the month is 5.65%. BWEN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 48.00%. Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) monthly performance is -19.61%. Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on 5 May.

CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE) has 49.95% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 59.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $61.48. CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE) on 6 May, reported first-quarter net income of $16.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Mp Menashe, Israel-based company said it had net income of 46 cents. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) in last trading activity fell -0.12% to close at $173.06. Company weekly performance is 1.13% while its quarterly performance stands at 8.33%. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) is -9.45% away from its 52 week high. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) Research has taken the next step in integrating silicon and optics in the same chip by using a standard CMOS technology to design and test a fully monolithic wavelength-multiplexed silicon photonics chip for 100 Gb/s optical transceivers.

Stocks in News: J C Penney (NYSE:JCP), Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 1st Century Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCTY), International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM)

On Wednesday shares of J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) closed at $8.19. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -6.90%. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) announced that it will release its first quarter 2015 financial results on Wednesday, May 13, at 4:00 p.m. ET. The news release will be followed by a live conference call and webcast conducted by Chief Executive Officer Mike Ullman, President and CEO-Designee Marvin Ellison and Chief Financial Officer Ed Record that will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) in last trading activity fell -7.04% to close at $3.70. Company weekly performance is -15.14% while its quarterly performance stands at -30.84%. Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) is -73.09% away from its 52 week high. Broadwind Energy Inc (NASDAQ:BWEN) on 30 April, posted a net loss of USD 5 million (EUR 4.4m) for the first quarter of 2015, compared to a USD-1-million loss a year earlier. Revenue dropped 13% to USD 51.1 million, reflecting lower wind turbine tower sales as a result of residual production issues in the Abilene tower plant and delayed revenue due to the West Coast port slowdown. Net new orders in the quarter were USD 23.3 million, up from USD 15.8 million a year ago. Total backlog stood at USD 174 million at the end of March, 35% lower than the same time last year.

On Wednesday shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) closed at $99.17. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.13%. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that enlists a third party to review requests made to the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) for compassionate use of its investigational medicines.

1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) has 16.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 21.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $7.29. 1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) in last trading activity fell -1.75% to close at $170.05. Company weekly performance is -2.49% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.10%. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) is -11.69% away from its 52 week high. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) said Facebook will be its first partner at a new ThinkLab that the company is building in San Francisco.

Top Wall Street Stories: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU), Broadwind Energy,(NASDAQ:BWEN), Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP), Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

On Wednesday shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) closed at $56.93. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 26.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 6.38%. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) wants to build a glitzy destination casino resort in downtown Fort Lauderdale on the scale of this property in Singapore, its Marina Bay Sands.

Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU) in last trading activity advanced 6.73% to close at $28.87. Company weekly performance is 11.51% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.23%. Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU) is -4.25% away from its 52 week high. Analysts at Brean Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Changyou.Com Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU) in a research note.

On last trading day Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) moved down -1.84% to close at $4.80. Its volatility for the week is 4.39% while volatility for the month is 4.85%. BWEN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 48.00%. Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) monthly performance is -10.11%. Broadwind Energy Inc (NASDAQ:BWEN) said on 1 April 2015, that it has received tower orders worth USD 13 million (EUR 11.9m) from an unnamed US wind turbine maker. The company will produce the towers in its facility in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, according to the announcement.

Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) has 1.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 79.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $9.90. On 2 April, it was reported Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) closed on a total of five property acquisitions during the first quarter. In addition, the firm entered into a forward commitment to acquire an industrial property next year.

On last trading day Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) moved up 0.50% to close at $15.98. Its volatility for the week is 1.31% while volatility for the month is 1.49%. F’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -1.40%. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) monthly performance is -0.31%. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) outsold Hyundai Motor Co. in China for the first time, closing in on its goal to rank among the top three foreign automakers in the world’s largest market.

Ever Green Stocks: BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Amkor Technology (NASDAQ:AMKR), Lime Energy Co. (NASDAQ:LIME), Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN), Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS)

BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) on Tuesday took the wraps off the BlackBerry Leap, a five-inch, all-touchscreen smartphone due to go on sale at $275 this spring. On Wednesday shares of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) closed at $10.84. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -9.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 54.20%.

Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) announced that it will participate in the Goldman Sachs’ TMT Leveraged Finance Conference on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) in last trading activity moved down -1.53% to close at $9.67. Company weekly performance is 4.65% while its quarterly performance stands at 48.09%. Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) is -21.19% away from its 52 week high.

On last trading day Lime Energy Co. (NASDAQ:LIME) moved down -3.04% to close at $2.55. Its volatility for the week is 3.40% while volatility for the month is 2.84%. LIME’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 13.90%. Lime Energy Co. (NASDAQ:LIME) monthly performance is -4.49%.

On 26 February, Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) reported sales of $53.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, down 5% compared to $56.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, reflecting lower tower production partly offset by increased activity in the Services segment. Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) has 4.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 51.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $5.00.

Lumos Networks (NASDAQ: LMOS) reported Q4 EPS of $0.15, $0.01 worse than the analyst estimate of $0.16. Revenue for the quarter came in at $50.7 million versus the consensus estimate of $49.6 million. On last trading day Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS) decreased -0.73% to close at $17.80. Its volatility for the week is 2.85% while volatility for the month is 3.15%. LMOS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 10.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -5.80%. Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS) monthly performance is 4.89%.

Investor’s pick: WaferGen Bio-systems (NASDAQ:WGBS), Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN), SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM), The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL), Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CYTX)

On 19 February, WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WGBS) announced that the Company has entered into a research collaboration with the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit of the Women’s College Research Institute at the University of Toronto. On Tuesday shares of WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WGBS) closed at $4.21. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 16.70%.

Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) will announce final 2014 results on Thursday, February 26, 2015 before market open.Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) in last trading activity decreased -7.58% to close at $4.63. Company weekly performance is -15.89% while its quarterly performance stands at -36.31%. Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) is -66.93% away from its 52 week high.

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) posted GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2014 of $331.7 million, or $4.91 per diluted share, compared to net income of $7.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the same period of 2013. On last trading day SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) decreased -1.36% to close at $46.26. Its volatility for the week is 5.80% while volatility for the month is 6.60%. SM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.70%. SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) monthly performance is 28.82%.

Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share, or $1.2 annualized. This is a 7.1% increase from the prior dividend of $0.28. The dividend will be payable on April 1, 2015, to stockholders of record on March 2, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of February 26, 2015.The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 77.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $71.67.

Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYTX) announced that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) issued a positive opinion toward Cytori’s application for an orphan drug designation for the new Scleroderma therapeutic ECCS-50, which contains adipose tissue-derived stromal vascular fraction cells derived from Cytori’s proprietary Celution® System.On last trading day Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYTX) moved up 12.58% to close at $0.73. Its volatility for the week is 18.59% while volatility for the month is 9.60%. CYTX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 19.00%. Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYTX) monthly performance is 52.46%.

Best Stocks: Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN), Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI), Weis Markets (NYSE:WMK), SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)

Chicago-area wind turbine producer Broadwind Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) and two executives agreed Thursday to pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a combined $1.7 million to settle claims they failed to tell investors about a loss of assets weighing on Broadwind’s financial prospects until well after its public offering. On Monday shares of Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) closed at $5.74. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 0.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 24.00%.

Walkie-talkie and radio systems maker Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) is looking into a possible sale, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Potential buyers could include private-equity firms and defence contractors including Raytheon, Honeywell International and General Dynamics. Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) in last trading activity moved up 4.83% to close at $67.78. Company weekly performance is 7.91% while its quarterly performance stands at 7.45%. Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) is -0.29% away from its 52 week high.

Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK) Thursday, 5 February 2015 announced its new Selinsgrove store has received a Gold level, GreenChill certification from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency for reducing in-store refrigerant usage by more than 60 percent. GreenChill is an EPA partnership with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. On last trading day Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK) decreased -2.42% to close at $46.86. Its volatility for the week is 2.30% while volatility for the month is 2.59%. WMK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.90%. Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK) monthly performance is -0.55%.

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) has been given an “A-” credit rating by analysts at Morningstar. The investment research firm’s “A-” rating suggests that the company is a low default risk. SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 92.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $123.04.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Feb 11. On Monday shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) closed at $27.12. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 7.64%.

Stocks Buzz: Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI), Epizyme (NASDAQ:EPZM), BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX), The Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI), Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN)

It was reported on 30 January 2015 that Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) produced 11.7 million barrels of oil equivalent in 2014, all from the Permian Basin, an increase of approximately 29 percent over 2013, the company said Thursday. Production in the fourth quarter of 2014 averaged 39.7 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. Proved reserves increased to a record 247.3 million barrels of oil equivalent and proved developed reserves to a record 105.6 millions barrels of oil equivalent of about 21 percent and 47 percent, respectively, from the end of 2013. The company has been pursuing service cost reductions as commodity prices have fallen and will use savings to reduce spending, the company said. On Thursday shares of Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) closed at $14.61. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 54.90%.

Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPZM) a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company creating innovative personalized therapeutics for patients with genetically defined cancers announced its participation in upcoming 2015 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Thursday February 12 at 2:15 p.m. EST. Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPZM) in last trading activity increased 10.42% to close at $19.82. Company weekly performance is -3.51% while its quarterly performance stands at -22.06%. Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPZM) is -51.63% away from its 52 week high.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX), a small drug developer in Durham, said Monday, 26 January 2015 that it has been granted Fast Track designation for its experimental drug to fight a rare and potentially fatal genetic disorder called hereditary angioedema. On last trading day BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) increased 4.02% to close at $10.61. Its volatility for the week is 6.17% while volatility for the month is 5.51%. BCRX’s sales growth for past 5 years was -21.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 3.30%. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) monthly performance is -11.51%.

The Ultimate Software Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $11.8 million. The Weston, Florida-based company said it had profit of 40 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 68 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 59 cents per share. The cloud-based work force technology company posted revenue of $135.4 million in the period, meeting Street forecasts. For the year, the company reported profit of $44.7 million, or $1.52 per share. Revenue was reported as $505.9 million. The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) has 4.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 97.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $157.20.

Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) major shareholder Awm Investment Company, Inc. sold 22,646 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.00, for a total value of $113,230.00. On last trading day Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) moved down -2.15% to close at $5.24. Its volatility for the week is 6.75% while volatility for the month is 6.05%. BWEN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 23.80%. Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) monthly performance is -5.33%.

Market Watch: Altisource Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX), Home Bancshares (NASDAQ:HOMB)

Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) major shareholder Austin W. & Greenhouse Da Marxe sold 185,619 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.00, for a total value of $928,095.00. On last trading day Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) advanced 2.56% to close at $4.80. Its volatility for the week is 5.65% while volatility for the month is 6.13%. BWEN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 23.80%. Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) monthly performance is -15.79%.

On 11 January Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) said that it is opening a Phoenix sales office and hiring 20 full-time sales representatives to expand the company’s relationships with local businesses. Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) in last trading activity increased 0.55% to close at $7.34. Company weekly performance is -5.17% while its quarterly performance stands at 17.44%. Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) is -34.99% away from its 52 week high.

On 8 January Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) reported holiday sales for the nine-week holiday period ending January 3, 2015. The Retail segment, which consists of the Barnes & Noble bookstores and BN.com, had sales of $1.1 billion, increasing 0.2% over the prior year. Sales benefitted from the continued stabilization of physical book sales and growth in the educational toys and games and gift departments. On last trading day Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) moved down -0.04% to close at $23.02. Its volatility for the week is 3.77% while volatility for the month is 3.28%. BKS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -22.60%. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) monthly performance is 3.37%.

Deutsche Bank reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) in a report released on Monday. Deutsche Bank currently has a $13.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $16.00. Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) has institutional ownership stands at 72.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $11.75.

On 15 January Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOMB) announced record net income for the year ended December 31, 2014 of $113.1 million compared to $66.5 million for the year ended 2013 for a 70.0% increase. Diluted earnings per share for the year ended 2014 was $1.70 per share compared to $1.14 per share for 2013. Excluding the $6.4 million of 2014 merger expenses associated with the acquisitions of Florida Traditions (Traditions) and Broward Financial Holdings, Inc. (Broward), diluted earnings per share for the year ended 2014 was $1.76 per share. On last trading day Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOMB) increased 2.65% to close at $29.42. Its volatility for the week is 2.90% while volatility for the month is 2.69%. HOMB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 8.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 37.70%. Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOMB) monthly performance is -3.95%.

Watch 5 Stocks: American International Group (NYSE:AIG), The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW), Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN), Qumu Corporation (NASDAQ:QUMU), Atlanticus (NASDAQ:ATLC)

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) said that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014, after the market closes on Thursday, February 12, 2015. On Friday shares of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) closed at $51.11. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.41%.

On 16 January The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) reported a rise in its profit for the fourth quarter of 2014. The San Francisco, California-based company posted a quarterly profit of $350 million, up 10% compared to $319 million in the year-ago quarter. On a per-share basis, the company’s earnings rose to $0.25 from $0.23. The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) in last trading activity advanced 0.86% to close at $26.90. Company weekly performance is -5.45% while its quarterly performance stands at 5.70%. The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) is -13.06% away from its 52 week high.

Broadwind Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) the 10% Owner Marxe Austin W & Greenhouse Da had sold 185,619 shares worth of $928,095 in a transaction dated January 9, 2015. In this transaction, 185,619 shares were sold at $5 per share. On last trading day Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) advanced 2.56% to close at $4.80. Its volatility for the week is 5.65% while volatility for the month is 6.13%. BWEN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 23.80%. Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) monthly performance is -15.79%.

On 7 January Qumu Corporation (NASDAQ:QUMU) announced the appointment of Sumit Rai as Chief Experience Officer. In this new role, Mr. Rai will work closely with Qumu clients to deliver solutions uniquely suited to their requirements. Mr. Rai will report to Qumu’s President Vern Hanzlik. Qumu Corporation (NASDAQ:QUMU) has 0.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 64.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $13.75.

Atlanticus Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLC) Director Hudson Deal W had sold 5,000 shares worth of $13,800 in a transaction dated December 4, 2014. In this transaction, 5,000 shares were sold at $2.76 per share. On last trading day Atlanticus Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLC) advanced 6.81% to close at $2.51. Its volatility for the week is 4.23% while volatility for the month is 8.28%. ATLC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -10.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.40%. Atlanticus Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLC) monthly performance is 10.57%.

Stocks Swings: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX), American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL), WellCare Health Plans (NYSE:WCG), Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN), FormFactor Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM)

Shares of Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) were the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 23,419,000 shares, a growth of 24.9% from the December 15th total of 18,752,214 shares, American Banking and Market News reports. On Friday shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) closed at $19.24. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 37.76%.

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) on 12 January reported December and full year 2014 traffic results. American Airlines Group’s total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 18.1 billion, down 0.4 percent versus December 2013. Total capacity was 22.5 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 3.7 percent versus December 2013. Total passenger load factor was 80.4 percent for the month of December, down 3.4 percentage points versus December 2013.American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) in last trading activity increased 0.81% to close at $49.81. Company weekly performance is -4.25% while its quarterly performance stands at 51.44%. American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) is -8.84% away from its 52 week high.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) and Farm Share, Inc. announced that WellCare of Florida and Farm Share will give away more than 120,000 pounds of free, healthy food to Jacksonville’s Northside community on Saturday, Jan. 17. This effort will feed more than 5,000 people. Volunteers will be on hand to distribute the food to the public from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Gateway Town Center located at 5152 Norwood Ave. On last trading day WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) increased 1.52% to close at $76.12. Its volatility for the week is 2.37% while volatility for the month is 2.46%. WCG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 45.30%. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) monthly performance is 1.81%.

Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) major shareholder Austin W. & Greenhouse Da Marxe sold 185,619 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.00, for a total value of $928,095.00. Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) has 2.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 56.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.80.

FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) will report financial results for its 2014 fiscal fourth quarter on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. On last trading day FormFactor Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) increased 0.51% to close at $7.84. Its volatility for the week is 5.06% while volatility for the month is 5.21%. FORM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.50%. FormFactor Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) monthly performance is -2.24%.