Morning Alert: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM), Grifols, S.A. (NASDAQ:GRFS), Steiner Leisure (NASDAQ:STNR), The Hartford Financial Services (NYSE:HIG), Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT)

On Monday shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) closed at $25.41. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.00%. TSMC Solar Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Inc. (NYSE: TSM), announced confirmation by TUV SUD that its latest commercial-sized (1.09 m2) CIGS champion C2 module has achieved 16.5% module total area efficiency. This improves on TSMC Solar’s previous record of 15.7% set in 2013. The module was produced using the current manufacturing equipment and materials at the company’s manufacturing facility in Taichung, Taiwan.

Grifols, S.A. (NASDAQ:GRFS) in last trading activity moved down -3.33% to close at $32.77. Company weekly performance is -2.56% while its quarterly performance stands at -6.05%. Grifols, S.A. (NASDAQ:GRFS) is -29.13% away from its 52 week high. Grifols SA, Barcelona (NASDAQ:GRFS) has received a “BB+” credit rating from analysts at Morningstar. The firm’s “BB+” rating indicates that the company is an above-average default risk. They also gave their stock a four star rating.

On last trading day Steiner Leisure Ltd. (NASDAQ:STNR) moved down -0.18% to close at $48.66. Its volatility for the week is 2.40% while volatility for the month is 2.01%. STNR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -44.90%. Steiner Leisure Ltd. (NASDAQ:STNR) monthly performance is 2.38%. Steiner Leisure Limited (NASDAQ:STNR), announced that it will release its First Quarter 2015 earnings on Wednesday, April 29th after market close. The Company will conduct a conference call the following day, Thursday, April 30th at 11:00 am ET to discuss its quarterly results.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 92.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $41.40. The Hartford (NYSE:HIG) reported first-quarter net income of $467 million, down 6% from $495 million in first quarter 2014, due principally to the $49 million decrease in core earnings that was largely offset by a $36 million reduction in net realized capital losses, after-tax and deferred acquisition costs, excluded from core earnings compared with first quarter 2014.

On last trading day Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) moved down -1.18% to close at $22.69. Its volatility for the week is 1.22% while volatility for the month is 1.57%. CLCT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 47.30%. Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) monthly performance is -1.26%. On April 23, Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT), announced that, pursuant to its previously adopted dividend policy, the Board of Directors has declared the Company’s quarterly cash dividend of $0.35 per share of common stock for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. The cash dividend will be paid on May 29, 2015 to stockholders of record on May 15, 2015.

Shining on Major News: Curis (NASDAQ:CRIS), OXiGENE (NASDAQ:OXGN), Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT), Media General (NYSE:MEG), Gordmans Stores (NASDAQ:GMAN)

On Thursday shares of Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) closed at $2.97. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 2.60%. Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS), announced data presented from in vitro and in vivo studies for CUDC-427, an antagonist of inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) proteins, at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2015 Annual Meeting. CUDC-427 is being studied in a Phase 1 trial in patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphoma. Curis’ collaborator, Aurigene Discovery Technologies Limited, also reported preclinical data on its interleukin-1 receptor association kinase-4 (IRAK-4) inhibitor program at AACR.

OXiGENE, Inc. (NASDAQ:OXGN) in last trading activity decreased -0.67% to close at $1.48. Company weekly performance is -4.52% while its quarterly performance stands at -5.13%. OXiGENE, Inc. (NASDAQ:OXGN) is -56.98% away from its 52 week high. On April 20, OXiGENE, Inc. (NASDAQ:OXGN), announced that it will report first quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, April 30, 2015. A conference call and webcast hosted by OXiGENE management will begin at 4:30 pm ET (1:30 p.m. PT).

On last trading day Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) moved up 0.70% to close at $22.89. Its volatility for the week is 1.55% while volatility for the month is 1.64%. CLCT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 47.30%. Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) monthly performance is -0.39%. Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) announced that, pursuant to its previously adopted dividend policy, the Board of Directors has declared the Company’s quarterly cash dividend of $0.35 per share of common stock for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. The cash dividend will be paid on May 29, 2015 to stockholders of record on May 15, 2015.

Media General, Inc. (NYSE:MEG) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 91.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $16.88. Media General, Inc. (NYSE:MEG), announced that the shareholders at the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting re-elected 11 directors to one-year terms: J. Stewart Bryan III, chairman of the board; Diana F. Cantor, Royal W. Carson III, H.C. Charles Diao, Dennis J. FitzSimons, Soohyung Kim, Douglas W. McCormick, John R. Muse, Wyndham Robertson, Vincent L. Sadusky and Thomas J. Sullivan.

On last trading day Gordmans Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMAN) decreased -2.20% to close at $8.44. Its volatility for the week is 4.98% while volatility for the month is 7.33%. GMAN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -16.90%. Gordmans Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMAN) monthly performance is 53.45%.

Market Alert: Office Depot (NASDAQ:ODP), Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CORT), Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT), CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS), Fortuna Silver Mines (NYSE:FSM)

Announced March 05, that Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP) Small Business Index Finds Tax Refunds Will Enable Small Businesses to Invest. More than half (57%) of small business owners (SMBs) say the amount of federal income tax they will pay this year is fair and will enable continued business investment, according to the latest Small Business Index conducted by Office Depot, Inc. On Thursday shares of Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP) closed at $9.30. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 41.75%.

On March 04, Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CORT) reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014 and provided a corporate update. Corcept recorded net revenue of $9.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to $4.1 million for the same period in 2013. The company’s full year 2014 net revenue was $26.6 million, compared to $10.4 million in 2013. Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CORT) in last trading activity increased 2.07% to close at $3.94. Company weekly performance is 9.14% while its quarterly performance stands at 18.67%. Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CORT) is -12.25% away from its 52 week high.

On last trading day Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) increased 6.19% to close at $22.98. Its volatility for the week is 3.41% while volatility for the month is 2.90%. CLCT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 47.30%. Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) monthly performance is -0.09%.

On March 09, the Board of Directors of CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE:CYS) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share of common stock for the first quarter of 2015. The common stock dividend will be paid on April 15, 2015 to stockholders of record of common stock on March 23, 2015. CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE:CYS) has 1.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 65.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $8.86.

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:FSM) reported revenue of $174.0 million, net income of $15.6 million and cash generated from operations before changes in working capital of $59.8 million in 2014. On last trading day Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:FSM) fell -2.63% to close at $3.70. Its volatility for the week is 7.73% while volatility for the month is 5.50%. Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:FSM) monthly performance is -20.77%.

Notable Stocks in Focus: Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL), American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ:ARCP), Zion Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:ZN), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A),CLCT

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) on 21st January announced that a very successful 2014 exploration drilling program with strong drill intersections has resulted in significantly increased resources at its San Sebastian property in Durango, Mexico. A 2015 exploration program has been designed to further advance the project and expand the resource. On Tuesday shares of Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) closed at $3.42. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 13.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 1.00%.

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 28, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.1395833 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 16, 2015. American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) in last trading activity fell -1.97% to close at $9.45. Company weekly performance is 5.94% while its quarterly performance stands at -22.03%. American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) is -32.61% away from its 52 week high.

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZN) on 13 January announced a new Unit Option program. Under Dividend Reinvestment and Common Stock Purchase Plan (“DSPP” or the “Plan”), ZN offering a new Unit Option. On last trading day Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZN) advanced 3.50% to close at $1.48. Its volatility for the week is 3.46% while volatility for the month is 4.08%. ZN’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 5.60%. Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZN) monthly performance is 0.68%.

NetJets, the private jet-sharing company owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK-A) has defeated a U.S. Internal Revenue Service lawsuit attempting to recoup more than $500 million of unpaid taxes, penalties and interest. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK-A) has 0.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 19.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $221511.00.

On January 22, 2015 Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors had approved an increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.35 per share from $0.325 per share. As a result of that increase, the expected total annual cash dividend will be $1.40 per common share. At the same time, the Board of Directors declared the quarterly cash dividend, of $0.35 per share, for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2015. That cash dividend will be paid on February 27, 2015 to stockholders of record on February 18, 2015.On last trading day Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) advanced 1.34% to close at $24.15. Its volatility for the week is 5.08% while volatility for the month is 3.10%. CLCT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 47.30%. Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) monthly performance is 12.80%.

Top Movers: Jumei International Holding Limited (NYSE:JMEI), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT), Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL), Flagstar Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:FBC)

Jumei International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:JMEI), China’s leading online retailer of beauty products, plans to provide 1 billion yuan ($161.1 million) in subsidy to its overseas businesses, Guangdong-based newspaper Yangcheng Evening News reported over the weekend. Citing an internal e-mail from Jumei’s CEO Chen Ou, the report said on Saturday that the money will be used to speed up cross-border delivery, and also help cover taxes for buyers of their overseas products, signifying his determination in fighting for a place in the cross-border e-commerce market. On Friday shares of Jumei International Holding Limited (NYSE:JMEI) closed at $13.97. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 59.50%.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world’s largest provider of data storage systems, is to open an office in Edinburgh next month, bringing to three the number of the company’s offices in Scotland. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) in last trading activity moved up 0.56% to close at $28.70. Company weekly performance is 3.20% while its quarterly performance stands at 5.24%. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is -6.82% away from its 52 week high.

On January 22, 2015 Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors had approved an increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.35 per share from $0.325 per share. As a result of that increase, the expected total annual cash dividend will be $1.40 per common share. At the same time, the Board of Directors declared the quarterly cash dividend, of $0.35 per share, for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2015. That cash dividend will be paid on February 27, 2015 to stockholders of record on February 18, 2015. On last trading day Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) moved up 4.22% to close at $23.21. Its volatility for the week is 4.28% while volatility for the month is 2.83%. CLCT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 47.30%. Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) monthly performance is 10.84%.

Trina Solar Limited (Changzhou, China) on January 22nd, 2015 published a statement regarding the affirmative final determination of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on January 21st, 2015 that imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) products from mainland China and Taiwan materially injure the domestic industry. Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) has institutional ownership stands at 70.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $8.39.

Analysts at BTIG Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Flagstar Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:FBC) in a research note on Tuesday. On last trading day Flagstar Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:FBC) decreased -3.04% to close at $15.01. Its volatility for the week is 4.02% while volatility for the month is 2.93%. FBC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -15.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%. Flagstar Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:FBC) monthly performance is -3.91%.

Sizzling Stocks: Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), AT&T (NYSE:T), IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX), Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C)

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA), a leading social game developer, will hold a conference call to discuss financial results for its fourth quarter and full year 2014 on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time), following the release of its financial results after the close of market. On Thursday shares of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) closed at $2.62. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 114.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 30.00%.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has launched the AT&T Aspire Accelerator to provide financial, mentoring and business support for education startups and nonprofits. The name, along with the funds, come from the company’s $350 million education initiative that has also supported Udacity and Khan Academy. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) in last trading activity fell -1.38% to close at $33.53. Company weekly performance is 0.60% while its quarterly performance stands at -1.79%. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) is -8.08% away from its 52 week high.

IDEX CORPORATION (NYSE:IEX) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.28 per common share. The next dividend will be paid January 31, 2015 to shareholders of record as of January 15, 2015. This dividend represents the company’s 81st consecutive regular quarterly cash dividend payment.On last trading day IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) moved up 1.03% to close at $73.61. Its volatility for the week is 2.01% while volatility for the month is 1.71%. IEX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.90%. IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) monthly performance is -4.05%.

Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT), a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.35 per share per quarter, for an expected total annual cash dividend of $1.40 per common share. The increase will be effective beginning with the Company’s quarterly cash dividend for the quarter ending March 31, 2015. The cash dividend will be paid on February 27, 2015 to stockholders of record on February 18, 2015. Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) has 15.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 34.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $22.27.

The Board of Directors of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) declared a quarterly dividend on Citigroup’s common stock of $0.01 per share, payable on February 27, 2015 to stockholders of record on February 2, 2015. On last trading day Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) moved up 3.83% to close at $49.57. Its volatility for the week is 2.61% while volatility for the month is 2.18%. C’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.00%. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) monthly performance is -8.22%.

Watch 5 Stocks: Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT), United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL), The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG), Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY)

Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT), a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.35 per share per quarter, for an expected total annual cash dividend of $1.40 per common share. The increase will be effective beginning with the Company’s quarterly cash dividend for the quarter ending March 31, 2015. The cash dividend will be paid on February 27, 2015 to stockholders of record on February 18, 2015. On Thursday shares of Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) closed at $22.27. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 11.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%.

United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL)’s fourth- quarter profit missed analysts’ estimates, after the company ended an agreement to sell fuel to a third party. Profit excluding some items rose 86 percent to $461 million, or $1.20 a share, the Chicago-based airline said in a statement. That fell short of the $1.22 average estimate of 17 analysts compiled by Bloomberg. Revenue decreased 0.2 percent $9.3 billion, matching analysts’ estimates. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) in last trading activity moved up 4.52% to close at $72.34. Company weekly performance is 12.94% while its quarterly performance stands at 46.11%. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) is 4.15% away from its 52 week high.

A California judge Thursday tentatively ruled to keep alive a putative class action alleging The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using criminal background check reports to make employment decisions without providing copies to applicants, saying the plaintiffs presented sufficient questions of fact. On last trading day The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) moved up 1.04% to close at $95.15. Its volatility for the week is 1.29% while volatility for the month is 1.35%. DIS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 19.30%. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) monthly performance is 2.43%.

Zacks upgraded shares of AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a report released on Tuesday. Zacks currently has $19.80 price objective on the stock. AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE:AVG) has 6.31% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 80.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $19.89.

Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) reported upbeat earnings for the fourth quarter. The New York-based bank posted quarterly earnings of $81.4 million, or $1.60 per share, compared to $64.3 million, or $1.34 per share, in the year-ago period. However, analysts were estimating earnings of $1.56 per share. On last trading day Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) increased 5.69% to close at $124.45. Its volatility for the week is 3.04% while volatility for the month is 2.39%. SBNY’s sales growth for past 5 years was 18.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 28.70%. Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) monthly performance is 0.64%.

Traders Are Gambling on: Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB), RF Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD), Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK), Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT), Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK)

Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) has earned a “BBB-” credit rating from analysts at Morningstar. The investment research firm’s “BBB-” rating indicates that the company is a moderate default risk. They also gave their stock a three star rating. On last trading day Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) moved down -3.66% to close at $3.42. Its volatility for the week is 3.46% while volatility for the month is 4.31%. GGB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -20.00%. Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) monthly performance is -13.64%.

RF Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD), which deals with the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. have completed their merger of equals to form Qorvo (QRVO), a new leader in RF solutions. Qorvo is likely to commence trading today on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market. RF Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD) in last trading activity remains unchanged to close at $16.59. Company weekly performance is 1.78% while its quarterly performance stands at 52.06%. RF Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD) is -3.15% away from its 52 week high.

Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.31625 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. The cash dividend is payable on January 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as at January 20, 2015. On last trading day Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) fell -1.65% to close at $50.05. Its volatility for the week is 3.03% while volatility for the month is 3.71%. TK’s sales growth for past 5 years was -10.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 24.10%. Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) monthly performance is 1.50%.

Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) major shareholder David G. Hall sold 8,601 shares of Collectors Universe stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.03, for a total value of $189,480.03. On Friday shares of Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) closed at $20.48. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 11.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.795 per share, payable on March 16, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business Feb. 13, 2015. On last trading day Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) advanced 0.61% to close at $84.05. Its volatility for the week is 1.89% while volatility for the month is 1.58%. DUK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 4.40%. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) monthly performance is 2.08%.

5 Stocks in Dramatic Moves: Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), Bay Bancorp (NASDAQ:BYBK), Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT), Thoratec (NASDAQ:THOR)

Douglas Swanson, a member of the board of directors at Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS), bought 15,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec. 26. At $16.80 per share, Swanson paid a total of $252,000 for the new shares. Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) in last trading activity advanced 1.41% to close at $16.54. Company weekly performance is -6.61% while its quarterly performance stands at -58.68%. Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) is -71.53% away from its 52 week high.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) said AirTran Airways has made its final revenue flight, and all former AirTran operations have been combined into Southwest. “With this special flight, we are celebrating history and setting our sights on a bright future for all of Southwest Airlines,” said Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines´ chief commercial officer and AirTran Airways president, who was on the flight to Tampa. On last trading day Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) advanced 0.36% to close at $42.32. Its volatility for the week is 1.85% while volatility for the month is 2.80%. LUV’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 34.30%. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) monthly performance is 4.65%.

Bay Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BYBK) on Tuesday, 9 December 2014 addressed the departure of its CEO, but not the reasons why he left. The Lutherville bank issued a statement late Tuesday morning, days after CEO Kevin Cashen resigned effective Dec. 5. Cashen, who was CEO since the bank was formed in 2010, said earlier Tuesday that the move was a mutual parting of ways. Bay Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BYBK) has 26.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 12.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.39.

Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) CFO Joseph John Wallace unloaded 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.09, for a total transaction of $132,540.00. On Wednesday shares of Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) closed at $20.86. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 11.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%.

Thoratec Corp. (NASDAQ:THOR)’s Director J Daniel Cole unloaded 5,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.83, for a total transaction of $159,150.00. On last trading day Thoratec Corp. (NASDAQ:THOR) moved down -1.13% to close at $32.46. Its volatility for the week is 1.93% while volatility for the month is 2.51%. THOR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 18.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 34.20%. Thoratec Corp. (NASDAQ:THOR) monthly performance is 2.69%.

Stocks News Alert: Noble Corp plc (NYSE:NE), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT), Community Bank Shares (NASDAQ:CBIN), Campus Crest Communities (NYSE:CCG)

Noble Corp plc (NYSE:NE), which operates as an offshore drilling contractor is an attractive stock to consider for 2015. On December 22, 2014, company’s shareholders approved a proposal authorizing the Company to purchase from time to time up to 37,000,000 ordinary shares or approximately 15% of the Company’s outstanding ordinary shares. Noble Corp plc (NYSE:NE) in last trading activity decreased -1.50% to close at $17.04. Company weekly performance is -6.17% while its quarterly performance stands at -21.87%. Noble Corp plc (NYSE:NE) is -45.04% away from its 52 week high.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) reached a $7 billion deal in July, while JPMorgan Chase & Co. struck a $13 billion deal last year. On last trading day Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) advanced 0.20% to close at $54.84. Its volatility for the week is 1.34% while volatility for the month is 1.90%. C’s sales growth for past 5 years was -10.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.60%. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) monthly performance is 1.61%.

Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) CFO Joseph John Wallace unloaded 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.09, for a total transaction of $132,540.00. On last trading day Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) decreased -0.33% to close at $21.02. Its volatility for the week is 2.05% while volatility for the month is 3.21%. CLCT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 47.30%. Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) monthly performance is -4.50%.

Community Bank Shares of Indiana (NASDAQ:CBIN) CFO Paul Chrisco bought 1,975 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 4th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $26.75 per share, for a total transaction of $52,831.25. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 12,810 shares in the company, valued at approximately $342,668. Community Bank Shares of Indiana Inc. (NASDAQ:CBIN) has 44.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 6.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $26.75.

Campus Crest Communities, Inc. (NYSE:CCG) recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, January 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 31st will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 29th. On Tuesday shares of Campus Crest Communities, Inc. (NYSE:CCG) closed at $7.43. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 33.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 2.40%.