Trader’s Recap: J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP), Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX), Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI)

On Wednesday shares of J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) closed at $8.71. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -6.90%. J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) will begin selling Sephora products online by later this month, Reuters reports, adding that the company plans to add more outlets in locations across the country.

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) in last trading activity moved down -1.68% to close at $4.69. Company weekly performance is 0.43% while its quarterly performance stands at -13.15%. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) is -33.29% away from its 52 week high. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) on 5 May, announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Revenue for the first quarter of 2015 was $7.7 million, reflecting an increase in INTERCEPT disposable kit demand of 17% and a 2% decrease in reported revenue from the first quarter of 2014.

On last trading day Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) advanced 0.79% to close at $106.39. Its volatility for the week is 1.81% while volatility for the month is 2.29%. GILD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 28.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 39.10%. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) monthly performance is 4.09%. Life sciences company Abzena PLC on Wednesday said US biotechnology company Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) is to move the GS-5745 antibody directly into a phase 3 clinical study in gastic cancer in the third quarter of this year.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDRX) has 1.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 97.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $13.97. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. (MDRX) on 7 May, reported a loss of $10.1 million in its first quarter. The Chicago-based company said it had a loss of 6 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions and stock option expense, came to 8 cents per share. The electronic health records company posted revenue of $334.6 million in the period, which also missed Street forecasts. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $347.7 million.

On last trading day Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) advanced 0.06% to close at $34.51. Its volatility for the week is 2.73% while volatility for the month is 2.19%. MASI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 10.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.10%. Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) monthly performance is -0.63%. Masimo Corp. (NASDAQ:MASI) said Tuesday that California federal prosecutors have decided not to pursue charges against the company and current and former employees over its Pronto and Pronto-7 hemoglobin-testing devices after a yearlong investigation.

Stocks in Focus: MasTec (NYSE:MTZ), J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP), Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), The Buckle (NYSE:BKE), RigNet (NASDAQ:RNET)

On Tuesday shares of MasTec, Inc. (NYSE:MTZ) closed at $16.19. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 25.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.10%. MasTec, Inc. (NYSE:MTZ) announced preliminary first quarter 2015 financial results. First quarter revenue increased 4.0% to $1.0 billion from $964 millionin the prior year, driven by increases in the Power Generation and Industrial segment, the Electrical Transmission segment and the Communications segment, partially offset by the expected decrease in the Oil and Gassegment.

J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) in last trading activity increased 1.49% to close at $8.88. Company weekly performance is 8.96% while its quarterly performance stands at 10.31%. J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) is -21.42% away from its 52 week high. J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) is starting this pivotal year on an emotional high note. For the first time in five years, 1,000 store managers from across the nation were called to Dallas to collect some healing, recognition and inspiration for the tough times ahead.

On last trading day Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) remains unchanged to close at $4.77. Its volatility for the week is 5.56% while volatility for the month is 5.76%. CERS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 15.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 5.50%. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) monthly performance is 18.36%. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) on 5 May, announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Revenue for the first quarter of 2015 was $7.7 million, reflecting an increase in INTERCEPT disposable kit demand of 17% and a 2% decrease in reported revenue from the first quarter of 2014.

The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE) has 1.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 59.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $44.63. Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE) on 7 May, announced a 3.8 percent decline in April comparable store sales, while net sales decreased 1.7 percent to $74.3 million from $75.6 million in the prior year. For the thirteen-week period, comparable store sales decreased 2.2 percent. Net sales for period was down 0.1 percent at $271.3 million, compared to $271.7 million a year ago.

On last trading day RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) increased 4.38% to close at $37.76. Its volatility for the week is 6.40% while volatility for the month is 5.45%. RNET’s sales growth for past 5 years was 32.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.20%. RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) monthly performance is 16.17%. RigNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) on Monday reported a first-quarter loss of $942,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had a loss of 6 cents. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, were 18 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share.

Trader’s Watch List: Nuverra Environmental Solutions (NYSE:NES), Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH)

On Monday shares of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:NES) closed at $4.77. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 169.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 25.00%. Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc. (NYSE:NES) on Monday reported a loss of $11.1 million in its first quarter. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company said it had a loss of 41 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 52 cents per share. The drilling services company posted revenue of $119.1 million in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $117.7 million. The company’s shares closed at $3.64. A year ago, they were trading at $16.83.

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) in last trading activity moved up 2.58% to close at $4.77. Company weekly performance is 2.36% while its quarterly performance stands at -12.15%. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) is -1.82% away from its 52 week high. BTIG Research restated their buy rating on shares of Cerus Corp. (NASDAQ:CERS) in a research note issued to investors on 6 May.

On last trading day Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) moved up 0.41% to close at $46.09. Its volatility for the week is 2.20% while volatility for the month is 1.79%. ZTS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 50.80%. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) monthly performance is -2.29%. It was reported on 7 May, that Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) will fire as many as 2,500 workers — about one-quarter of its workforce — after facing pressure from activist investor Bill Ackman to trim costs.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) in last trading activity increased 5.87% to close at $10.46. Company weekly performance is 2.95% while its quarterly performance stands at 5.98%. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is -27.06% away from its 52 week high. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has launched the BlackBerry Leap smartphone in India, which comes with a price tag of Rs 21,490. The company unveiled the smartphone earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Grabs can place their hands on the smartphone starting from today via all BlackBerry exclusive stores.

On last trading day Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) fell -1.08% to close at $57.82. Its volatility for the week is 3.52% while volatility for the month is 2.94%. MEOH’s sales growth for past 5 years was 21.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 175.80%. Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) monthly performance is 3.96%. Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) declared its dividends of $0.275 and is payable Jun 30 will be record on Jun 16.

Top Stories: Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), Calithera Biosciences (NASDAQ:CALA), Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), IAMGOLD Corp. (NYSE:IAG)

On Tuesday shares of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) closed at $4.49. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Revenue for the first quarter of 2015 was $7.7 million, reflecting an increase in INTERCEPT disposable kit demand of 17% and a 2% decrease in reported revenue from the first quarter of 2014.

Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALA) in last trading activity moved down -3.65% to close at $9.50. Company weekly performance is -14.07% while its quarterly performance stands at -51.75%. Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALA) is -71.62% away from its 52 week high. Zacks upgraded shares of Calithera Biosciences (NASDAQ:CALA) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

On last trading day Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) moved down -1.79% to close at $137.55. Its volatility for the week is 1.22% while volatility for the month is 0.74%. TM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 43.70%. Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) monthly performance is -2.20%. On May 01, Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) Sales (TMS), U.S.A., reported April 2015 sales of 203,329 units, an increase of 1.8 percent from April 2014 on a volume basis. With the same amount of selling days in April 2015 and April 2014, sales were up 1.8 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.

On Tuesday shares of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) closed at $57.98. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 14.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.00%. Cable television giant Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced a new, multi-year plan to reinvent the customer experience. It plans to create more than 5,500 customer service jobs over the next few years and set a goal to always be on time for customer appointments by third-quarter of 2015.

IAMGOLD Corp. (NYSE:IAG) in last trading activity remains unchanged to close at $2.28. Company quarterly performance stands at -10.59%. IAMGOLD Corp. (NYSE:IAG) is -46.60% away from its 52 week high. IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG) reports its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Revenues from continuing operations for the first quarter 2015 were $244.7 million, up 13% from the same prior year period.

Stock Highlights: Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE:FENG), Webster Financial Corp. (NYSE:WBS), FX Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FXEN), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

On Monday shares of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) closed at $4.66. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 15.10%. It was reported on 30 April, that Cerus Corp. (NASDAQ:CERS) presented its most recent research material at the AAB Symposium on Implementation of Pathogen-Reduced Blood Components in Bethesda, Maryland, in coming days.

Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE:FENG) in last trading activity increased 6.42% to close at $7.62. Company weekly performance is 3.11% while its quarterly performance stands at -0.13%. Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE:FENG) is -33.04% away from its 52 week high. Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE:FENG) on 30 April, announced that it filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 (the “2014 20-F”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2015.

On last trading day Webster Financial Corp. (NYSE:WBS) increased 0.76% to close at $35.65. Its volatility for the week is 1.73% while volatility for the month is 1.69%. WBS’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 28.10%. Webster Financial Corp. (NYSE:WBS) monthly performance is -2.38%. FBR & Co. raised its price target on shares of Webster Financial Corp. (NYSE:WBS) from $35.00 to $40.00. They have a hold rating on that stock.

FX Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FXEN) has 4.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 29.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.28. FX Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FXEN) announced that a conference call to discuss the Company’s first quarter 2015 financial and operating results will be held at 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday, May 11, 2015.

On last trading day Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) decreased -0.08% to close at $87.30. Its volatility for the week is 1.76% while volatility for the month is 1.86%. CAT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 32.70%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) monthly performance is 9.70%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) confirmed on 1 May it is conducting a layoff of 150 full-time production jobs at its Decatur plant in response to weak demand for mining equipment.

Eye Catching Stocks: Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP (NASDAQ:MCEP), PetroQuest Energy Inc. (NYSE:PQ), Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE)

On Tuesday shares of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) closed at $4.52. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) presented at the AABB Symposium on Implementation of Pathogen-Reduced Blood Components taking place in Bethesda Maryland from April 27 to 28 2015.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in last trading activity moved up 0.20% to close at $59.00. Company weekly performance is 0.27% while its quarterly performance stands at 5.15%. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is -3.04% away from its 52 week high. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) discovers the drawbacks of bad behavior. Comcast customers and their advocates may believe that the cable company’s reputation for wretched service was the key factor in federal regulators’ distaste for its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, which has now been called off.

On last trading day Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP (NASDAQ:MCEP) moved up 1.74% to close at $6.45. Its volatility for the week is 2.85% while volatility for the month is 4.23%. MCEP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 83.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 31.20%. Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP (NASDAQ:MCEP) monthly performance is 16.64%. On April 20, Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP (NASDAQ:MCEP) announces that the Board of Directors of its General Partner has approved a cash distribution for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, of $0.125 per unit, or $0.50 per unit on an annualized basis. The distribution will be payable May 14, 2015, to unitholders of record at the close of business on May 7, 2015.

PetroQuest Energy Inc. (NYSE:PQ) has 7.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 64.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.56. PetroQuest Energy’s (NYSE: PQ) will release its first quarter 2015 financial results, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Company will release its results after the market closes on May 4, 2015.

On last trading day Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) moved up 0.52% to close at $44.43. Its volatility for the week is 1.82% while volatility for the month is 1.84%. SEE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -2.30%. Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) monthly performance is -1.86%. Sealed Air Corp (NYSE:SEE) has earned a “BB” credit rating from analysts at Morningstar. The research firm’s “BB” rating indicates that the company is an above-average default risk. They also gave their stock a three star rating.

Hot Stock List: QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM), Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), Installed Building Products (NYSE:IBP), First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP)

On Friday shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) closed at $68.24. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 20.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.50%. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) has launched a unit to help Chinese smartphone makers sell overseas, part of efforts to build stronger relationships in the country following a long-running antitrust case.

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) in last trading activity moved up 4.36% to close at $4.79. Company weekly performance is 18.86% while its quarterly performance stands at -9.45%. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) is -31.86% away from its 52 week high. Equities research analysts at BTIG Research started coverage on shares of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) in a research note issued to investors on Friday. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $8.00 price target on the stock. BTIG Research’s price target suggests a potential upside of 67.01% from the company’s current price.

On Friday shares of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) closed at $7.76. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -20.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.67%. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) said that, notice is given to the shareholders of Nokia Corporation (the “Company”) of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Helsinki Messukeskus, Messuaukio 1, Helsinki, Finland.

Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) has 13.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 57.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $23.38. On 22 April, Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) has announced the acquisition of C.Q. Insulation Inc., based in Tampa, Florida.

On last trading day First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) decreased -0.78% to close at $6.32. Its volatility for the week is 2.69% while volatility for the month is 2.72%. FBP’s sales growth for past 5 years was -8.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.30%. First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) monthly performance is 1.94%. On 23 April, First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) announced financial and operational results for the first quarter 2015. First quarter net income was a record $2.1 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.46. This compares with fourth quarter 2014 net income of $1.5 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.32 and first quarter 2014 net income of $0.6 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.13.

Investors Watch List: Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), Sangamo Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO), Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Novogen Limited (NASDAQ:NVGN)

On Friday shares of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) closed at $4.10. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 15.10%. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) on March 16, 2015, released that the first patient has been enrolled in its TReatment UsE (TRUE) study to make the INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets available to regions in the United States with outbreaks of chikungunya and dengue virus under an Expanded Access Investigational Device Exemption (IDE).

Sangamo Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO) in last trading activity advanced 4.23% to close at $15.54. Company weekly performance is -11.85% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.44%. Sangamo Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO) is -19.27% away from its 52 week high. analysts at Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Sangamo Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO) in a research note.

On last trading day Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) moved down -0.09% to close at $22.29. Its volatility for the week is 2.05% while volatility for the month is 1.89%. JNPR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -39.70%. Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) monthly performance is -7.55%. On 23 March 2015, Mirantis Inc. announced the integration of Contrail, a software-defined networking (SDN) overlay platform from Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), into its “pure-play” OpenStack distribution.

On last trading day Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) moved up 0.20% to close at $100.34. Its volatility for the week is 1.32% while volatility for the month is 1.34%. JNJ’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 5.30%. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) monthly performance is -2.39%. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) will develop robotic surgical devices through a collaboration with Google Inc the company said Friday.

On last trading day Novogen Limited (NASDAQ:NVGN) increased 20.69% to close at $4.55. Its volatility for the week is 13.23% while volatility for the month is 11.33%. NVGN’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 23.80%. Novogen Limited (NASDAQ:NVGN) monthly performance is 69.78%. Novogen Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVGN) announced on 18th March, 2015, that one of its oncology pipeline drug candidates, Anisina (ATM-3507), has achieved a major milestone in its development, confirming the concept that comprehensive destruction of a cancer cell’s cytoskeleton can deliver a powerful anti-cancer effect.

Hot Stocks: Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Sonus Networks (NASDAQ:SONS), IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL)

On Tuesday shares of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) closed at $4.20. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 15.20%. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) on March 16, 2015, reported that the first patient has been enrolled in its TReatment UsE (TRUE) study to make the INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets available to regions in the United States with outbreaks of chikungunya and dengue virus under an Expanded Access Investigational Device Exemption (IDE).

On Tuesday shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) closed at $78.45. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 11.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.69%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) recently announced plans to partner with Uptake, a Chicago-based data analytics company, to provide a predictive diagnostics platform for customers.

On last trading day Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS) fell -0.50% to close at $15.97. Its volatility for the week is 2.71% while volatility for the month is 3.68%. SONS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -30.50%. Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS) monthly performance is -9.72%. On 12 March 2015, Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS) introduced the Sonus WebRTC Services Solution, a virtualized Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) offer, purpose-built for the Cloud.

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) has 0.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 86.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $34.11. IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and The Walt Disney Studios recently announced that the highly anticipated live-action Cinderella – directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh and starring Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett as the Stepmother and Lily James in the timeless title role – has been digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theatres in the Philippines.

On Tuesday shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) closed at $46.65. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 19.88%. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) plans to offer summer service in Ketchikan this year from May 15 into September, giving Alaska Airlines its first competition here from a larger company in quite some time.

Stocks to Watch: Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ:ICON), Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC)

On Monday shares of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) closed at $4.26. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 15.20%. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS)) announced that the first patient has been enrolled in its TReatment UsE (TRUE) study to make the INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets available to regions in the United States with outbreaks of chikungunya and dengue virus under an Expanded Access Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). The American Red Cross is producing INTERCEPT platelet components for the study, which is being conducted in Puerto Rico.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) in last trading activity advanced 0.28% to close at $53.69. Company weekly performance is 1.40% while its quarterly performance stands at -1.49%. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is -5.71% away from its 52 week high. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) announced the applicable Reference Yield and Total Consideration for the previously announced cash tender offers. These Offers are consistent with Citigroup’s liability management strategy, and reflect its ongoing efforts to enhance the efficiency of its funding and capital structure. Since 2013, Citigroup redeemed or retired U.S. $22.7 billion of securities, excluding exchanged securities, of which U.S. $0.5 billion was redeemed or retired in 2015, reducing Citigroup’s overall funding costs.

On last trading day United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) advanced 1.12% to close at $120.07. Its volatility for the week is 1.93% while volatility for the month is 1.45%. UTX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.60%. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) monthly performance is 0.40%. Announced March 13, that United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX)’s plan to part with Black Hawk helicopters may be only the beginning. The $110 billion industrial conglomerate announced Wednesday that it will sell or spin off Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit valued on average by analysts at about $8 billion as a stand-alone. Cutting ties with Sikorsky — its lowest-margin business — may help United Technologies bridge the 13 percent gap between its stock price and the roughly $137-a-share value that some analysts assign to its underlying assets.

On Monday shares of Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICON) closed at $34.22. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 14.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.00%. Iconix Brand Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ICON) announced that it has acquired the remaining 50% of Iconix China from its joint venture partner Novel Fashion Brands Limited, owned by the Chou family, for $56.4 million, of which $40.4 million was paid in cash and $16 million was paid in the Company’s common stock.

Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC) in last trading activity moved down -0.84% to close at $97.70. Company weekly performance is -1.76% while its quarterly performance stands at 3.53%. Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC) is -10.70% away from its 52 week high. Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC) on Monday said Chief Executive Tim Leuliette will step down as head of the company by the end of this year as soon as a successor is named. The company said its board of directors has hired executive search firm Spencer Stuart to evaluate candidates to succeed Leuliette.