Hot News: China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF), JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), Full Circle Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:FULL), Merck (NYSE:MRK), VimpelCom (NASDAQ:VIP)

On Thursday shares of China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) closed at $1.23. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -10.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 25.00%. China TechFaith Wireless Communication Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) on 11 May, announced a further expansion of its enterprise device shipments in theLatin America market. The latest win is from a client specializing in the Liquid Petroleum Gas delivery industry.

JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD) in last trading activity increased 1.89% to close at $33.38. Company weekly performance is 0.91% while its quarterly performance stands at 25.96%. JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD) is -9.17% away from its 52 week high. On 11 May, JD.Com Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:JD) announced that it is partnering with Luxottica, the world’s leading producer of luxury eyewear, to offer a wide range of sunglasses from some of the best-known global brands.

On last trading day Full Circle Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:FULL) increased 0.28% to close at $3.53. Its volatility for the week is 1.32% while volatility for the month is 2.20%. FULL’s EPS growth for past 5 years was -6.73%. Full Circle Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:FULL) monthly performance is -0.56%. Full Circle Capital Corp (NASDAQ:FULL)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reissued by equities researchers at National Securities in a research report issued on 12 May.

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has 0.04% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 76.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $59.78. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) announced that new investigational data in 10 different types of cancer from the company’s immuno-oncology development program evaluating its anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® , will be presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, May 29 – June 2, 2015.

On last trading day VimpelCom Ltd. (NASDAQ:VIP) increased 4.32% to close at $6.04. Its volatility for the week is 5.31% while volatility for the month is 4.10%. VIP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -18.40%. VimpelCom Ltd. (NASDAQ:VIP) monthly performance is 2.72%. VimpelCom Ltd (NASDAQ:VIP) and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd are in talks to combine their mobile-phone businesses in Italy to create the country’s largest wireless provider by customers.

Today’s Watch List: Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ:EARS), China Techfaith Wireless Comm (NASDAQ:CNTF), Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD), Bank of Commerce (NASDAQ:BOCH), TransCanada (NYSE:TRP)

On Tuesday shares of Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ:EARS) closed at $5.58. Auris Medical Holding AG (Nasdaq:EARS) on 4 May, provided an update on the clinical development of its AM-111 product candidate. AM-111 is being developed for the treatment of acute sensorineural hearing loss (ASNHL), an indication for which Auris Medical received Orphan Drug designation.

China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) in last trading activity advanced 5.61% to close at $1.13. Company weekly performance is 7.62% while its quarterly performance stands at 17.71%. China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) is -35.43% away from its 52 week high. China TechFaith Wireless Communication Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) announced a further expansion of its enterprise device shipments in the Latin America market. The latest win is from a client specializing in the Liquid Petroleum Gas delivery industry.

On last trading day Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) advanced 0.79% to close at $74.00. Its volatility for the week is 1.85% while volatility for the month is 2.14%. GOLD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 20.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 24.80%. Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) monthly performance is 3.92%. It was reported on 7 May, that Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) is getting ready for the end to a drought in gold discoveries that has dragged on for five years and raised doubts over the miner’s ability to grow. Randgold will know by the end of this quarter if it has a major find at the Fonondara project in Ivory Coast after starting up its drill rigs, Chief Executive Officer Mark Bristow said in an interview.

Bank of Commerce Holdings (NASDAQ:BOCH) has 4.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 30.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $5.66. Zacks downgraded shares of Bank of Commerce Holdings (NASDAQ:BOCH) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on 8 May.

On last trading day TransCanada Corp. (NYSE:TRP) advanced 0.65% to close at $44.80. Its volatility for the week is 2.23% while volatility for the month is 1.90%. TRP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 3.40%. TransCanada Corp. (NYSE:TRP) monthly performance is 2.21%. TransCanada Corp. (NYSE:TRP) faces an imminent deadline to prevent regulators from halting the review of its Energy East pipeline. Calgary-based TransCanada has said it would file amendments to its existing application for the $12-billion pipeline in the fourth quarter this year to reflect last month’s decision to abandon a planned marine terminal at Cacouna, Que. over potential risks to beluga whale habitat.

Stocks Getting Investor’s Attention: Autohome Inc. (NYSE:ATHM), Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX), China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. (NASDAQ:CNTF), General Motors (NYSE:GM), CTI BioPharma (NASDAQ:CTIC)

Autohome (NASDAQ:ATHM) had its target price lifted by Oppenheimer from $42.00 to $50.00 in a research note released on Thursday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock. On Monday shares of Autohome Inc. (NYSE:ATHM) closed at $42.10. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 87.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 35.02%.

On March 3, Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX), announced that it will release results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014, on Monday, March 16, 2015 after the US markets close. Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX) in last trading activity moved down -2.82% to close at $2.76. Company weekly performance is 6.15% while its quarterly performance stands at 18.97%. Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX) is -58.25% away from its 52 week high.

On March 5, China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and its business outlook, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) has 2.74% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 8.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.00.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and an investment group led by Harry Wilson jointly announced that, in conjunction with GM’s disciplined capital allocation framework announced, Wilson has agreed to withdraw his nomination to stand for election to the Board of Directors at the company’s 2015 annual meeting and to withdraw his shareholder proposal.On Monday shares of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) closed at $37.66. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 8.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.80%.

CTI BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ:CTIC) and Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) announced positive top-line results for the primary endpoint from PERSIST-1, the randomized, controlled Phase 3 registration clinical trial examining pacritinib, a next generation oral JAK2/FLT3 multikinase inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with primary or secondary myelofibrosis. CTI BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ:CTIC) in last trading activity moved up 6.42% to close at $2.82. Company weekly performance is 18.49% while its quarterly performance stands at 21.03%. CTI BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ:CTIC) is -33.18% away from its 52 week high.

What’s Hot: Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM), Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL), China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF), Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) VP Kevin Weil sold 6,030 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.98, for a total transaction of $229,019.40. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) in last trading activity fell -3.14% to close at $36.42. Company weekly performance is -1.78% while its quarterly performance stands at -29.61%. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is -48.88% away from its 52 week high.

The settlement of China’s anti-trust probe into Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) is likely to intensify global scrutiny of the firm’s highly profitable patent licensing business, and may even call into question its worldwide contracts with smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung. On last trading day QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) fell -0.84% to close at $74.99. Its volatility for the week is 1.04% while volatility for the month is 1.72%. QCOM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 20.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 32.70%. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) monthly performance is 3.77%.

Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) SVP James B. Arnold sold 27,326 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.21, for a total value of $415,628.46. On last trading day Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) moved up 0.19% to close at $15.51. Its volatility for the week is 3.90% while volatility for the month is 3.64%. CTRL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%. Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) monthly performance is -0.77%.

China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) has 2.74% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 8.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.12.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, January 15th. Investors of record on Monday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.34 per share. On Monday shares of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) closed at $67.87. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 2.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 2.00%.

Investor’s pick: China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF), Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ), Bravo Brio Restaurant (NASDAQ:BBRG), Erickson (NASDAQ:EAC), XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ:XOMA)

China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) released its earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported ($0.09) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $21.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.10 million. China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) in last trading activity moved down -5.88% to close at $1.12. Company weekly performance is -14.50% while its quarterly performance stands at -17.04%. China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) is -62.79% away from its 52 week high.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ) will have to pay higher interest rates after it reached a waiver agreement with several lenders regarding the rental-car company’s continuing delay in providing financial statements and its restatement of three years of results. On last trading day Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ) moved down -3.30% to close at $20.79. Its volatility for the week is 4.74% while volatility for the month is 4.10%. HTZ’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.10%. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ) monthly performance is -4.15%.

On 11 December Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBRG) announced the preliminary results of its modified “Dutch Auction” tender offer for the purchase of up to $50 million in value of its common shares. On last trading day Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBRG) increased 1.77% to close at $13.22. Its volatility for the week is 4.18% while volatility for the month is 2.48%. BBRG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.00%. Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBRG) monthly performance is 0.53%.

Shares of Erickson Incorporated (NYSE:EAC) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $18.26. Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) has 0.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 42.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $8.02.

XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ:XOMA) Director Bros. Advisors Lp Baker sold 392,353 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.62, for a total transaction of $1,812,670.86. XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ:XOMA) in last trading activity fell -3.49% to close at $4.15. Company weekly performance is -15.82% while its quarterly performance stands at -10.37%. XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ:XOMA) is -56.64% away from its 52 week high.

Big Moves in Focus: Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT), Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB), Leading Brands (NASDAQ:LBIX), China Techfaith Wireless Comm. (NASDAQ:CNTF)

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, October 29th. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $491.27 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.50 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Akamai Technologies will post $2.42 EPS for the current fiscal year. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) in last trading activity fell -1.90% to close at $60.80. Company weekly performance is -5.01% while its quarterly performance stands at -0.90%. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) is -7.02% away from its 52 week high.

Top steelmakers ArcelorMittal SA (ADR) (NYSE:MT) and Tata Steel Ltd are dipping their toes into iron ore derivatives, marking a crucial milestone in developing trade for the world’s second-largest commodity after oil. On last trading day ArcelorMittal SA (ADR) (NYSE:MT) fell -2.86% to close at $10.88. Its volatility for the week is 2.61% while volatility for the month is 1.97%. MT’s sales growth for past 5 years was -7.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -17.30%. ArcelorMittal SA (ADR) (NYSE:MT) monthly performance is -9.56%.

Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 22nd. The company reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $276.14 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $284.30 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.36 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Core Laboratories will post $5.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. On last trading day Core Laboratories NV (NYSE:CLB) fell -0.23% to close at $112.52. Its volatility for the week is 3.91% while volatility for the month is 3.67%. CLB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.00%. Core Laboratories NV (NYSE:CLB) monthly performance is -19.23%.

Leading Brands (NASDAQ:LBIX) was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, 10 November 2014. Leading Brands Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIX) has 9.04% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 17.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.64.

China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) said that for the third quarter of 2014, its net revenue was USD21.5 million compared to USD23.1 million in the second quarter of 2014 and USD29.9 million in the same quarter last year. Revenue for the company´s branding business was USD6.1 million in the third quarter of 2014, a 37.1 percent increase compared to USD4.5 million in the second quarter of 2014. This increase was offset by a decline in the company´s ODP business. Revenue from the ODP business in the third quarter of 2014 was USD15.2 million, a 17.3 percent decrease compared to USD18.4 million in the second quarter of 2014. On Friday shares of China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) closed at $1.21. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -10.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 25.00%.

Stocks in News: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), Elizabeth Arden (NASDAQ:RDEN), Verisk Analytics, (NASDAQ:VRSK), China Techfaith Wireless Comm. (NASDAQ:CNTF)

US retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) plans to lay off 250 employees in China in a bid to improve efficiency, the Bloomberg news agency reported Tuesday. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) in last trading activity advanced 0.21% to close at $86.40. Company weekly performance is 1.17% while its quarterly performance stands at 13.67%. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is -1.92% away from its 52 week high.

Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) announced on Tuesday improvements to simplify the way users report abuse and harassment on the social media platform. The company said it will now require less information from users flagging inappropriate content and that it will be easier to submit tweets and accounts for review, even when wrongful behaviour is simply observed and not received directly. On last trading day Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) decreased -0.33% to close at $38.91. Its volatility for the week is 3.64% while volatility for the month is 3.79%. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) monthly performance is -6.17%.

Elizabeth Arden Inc. (NASDAQ:RDEN) announced that 20-year-old model Karlina Caune has been named its Brand Ambassador. An exclusive agreement was signed by the beauty giant and the Latvian model who will be appearing in advertising campaigns, marketing programs and public relations events, according to a press release from the brand. In addition, the young model will be active on its social media and digital platforms. On last trading day Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDEN) advanced 2.20% to close at $17.67. Its volatility for the week is 3.24% while volatility for the month is 3.82%. RDEN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.56%. Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDEN) monthly performance is 7.74%.

Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. Deutsche Bank currently has $67.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $68.00. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has 0.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 91.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $62.55.

China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ:CNTF) on 26 November said that for the third quarter of 2014, its net revenue was USD21.5 million compared to USD23.1 million in the second quarter of 2014 and USD29.9 million in the same quarter last year. On Tuesday shares of China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) closed at $1.28. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -10.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 25.00%.