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.

Mix Sector Stocks News: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Gold Fields (NYSE:GFI), Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCY), 1st Century Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCTY), Glowpoint (NYSEMKT:GLOW)

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), the world’s largest software company, has started rolling out the latest update for its Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. On Friday shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) closed at $46.24. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 8.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 6.55%.

Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE:GFI) has provided an improved production and cost outlook for fourth-quarter and full-year 2014. The company expects attributable gold equivalent production for the fourth quarter to be roughly 556,000 equivalent ounces of gold. Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE:GFI) in last trading activity increased 0.70% to close at $5.73. Company weekly performance is 3.43% while its quarterly performance stands at 48.06%. Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE:GFI) is -4.50% away from its 52 week high.

Shares of Oncolytics Biotech (NASDAQ:ONCY) were the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 397,314 shares, a decrease of 51.5% from the December 15th total of 819,726 shares, AnalystRatings.NET reports. On last trading day Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCY) increased 5.37% to close at $0.51. Its volatility for the week is 7.54% while volatility for the month is 10.37%. ONCY’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 7.80%. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCY) monthly performance is -10.53%.

1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) has received a Neutral rating from research analysts at Zacks with a rank of 3. 1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) has 10.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 20.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $6.59.

Glowpoint Inc. (NYSEMKT:GLOW), a leading provider of cloud-based video collaboration and support services, on 13 January announced the launch of its next generation Video Service Platform to provide enterprise customers with a cloud-based system for managing video collaboration. The Platform leverages industry leading service management and SaaS provider, ServiceNow (NOW), and is currently available to Glowpoint’s channel partners and enterprise customers. On last trading day Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSEMKT:GLOW) increased 1.92% to close at $1.06. Its volatility for the week is 6.94% while volatility for the month is 6.98%. GLOW’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 20.10%. Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSEMKT:GLOW) monthly performance is -8.62%.

Investors Are Gambling: Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), 1st Century Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCTY), JinkoSolar Holding (NYSE:JKS), Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC)

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced a dividend on Thursday, December 4th, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of 0.305 per share on Friday, January 16th. Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) in last trading activity fell -1.19% to close at $72.20. Company weekly performance is -2.13% while its quarterly performance stands at 15.58%. Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) is -4.57% away from its 52 week high.

Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)’s monster new distribution center outside of Dayton is hiring as it ratchets up operations in the new year. Nearly twice the size of the Kenwood Towne Centre, the 1.7 million square foot facility in Union will employ up to 800 by the end of 2015. On last trading day The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) fell -1.42% to close at $91.09. Its volatility for the week is 1.01% while volatility for the month is 1.29%. PG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 2.80%. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) monthly performance is 1.12%.

1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) has 10.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 20.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $6.35.

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS) on 15 December has declared that it has supplied solar photovoltaic (“PV”) modules with a capacity of 80 megawatts (“MW”) to China General Nuclear Power Group. The PV modules will be used for a solar project in the Neihuang County of Henan Province. On Wednesday shares of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS) closed at $19.71. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 26.50%.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,507,987 shares, a decline of 22.4% from the November 28th total of 10,958,740 shares, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. On last trading day Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) decreased -0.82% to close at $12.10. Its volatility for the week is 1.05% while volatility for the month is 1.20%. ERIC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.80%. Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) monthly performance is -4.65%.

Investors Are Gambling: Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES), The Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 1st Century Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCTY), China Eastern Airlines (NYSE:CEA), XCO

Pioneer Energy Services Corp (NYSE:PES) Director Dean A. Burkhardt bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $4.24 per share, for a total transaction of $42,400.00. Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (NYSE:PES) in last trading activity advanced 7.73% to close at $5.99. Company weekly performance is 41.94% while its quarterly performance stands at -56.37%. Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (NYSE:PES) is -67.45% away from its 52 week high.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has released its 16th annual sustainability report, which the company says details projects and goals that are reducing its environmental footprint and that of its customers, while improving social conditions for those having the greatest need. On last trading day The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) advanced 0.05% to close at $92.05. Its volatility for the week is 1.86% while volatility for the month is 1.31%. PG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 2.80%. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) monthly performance is 3.74%.

On last trading day 1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) moved down -1.56% to close at $6.40. Its volatility for the week is 1.76% while volatility for the month is 2.27%. FCTY’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 47.90%. 1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) monthly performance is -8.59%.

Goldman Sachs lowered shares of China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. (NYSE:CEA) from a conviction-buy rating to a neutral rating in a report released on Monday. China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. (NYSE:CEA) stock closed at $24.73.

EXCO Resources, Inc. (NYSE:XCO) on 15 December announced that its Board of Directors has suspended the cash dividend to provide additional funds to reinvest into the Company. On Friday shares of EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE:XCO) closed at $2.62. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -15.70%.

Stocks Getting Investors Attention: Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM), Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA), Blyth (NYSE:BTH), Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY), 1st Century Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCTY)

Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of November. As of November 14th, there was short interest totalling 14,018,243 shares, a decline of 33.7% from the October 31st total of 21,149,710 shares, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) in last trading activity decreased -0.30% to close at $3.36. Company weekly performance is -0.88% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.67%. Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) is -1.47% away from its 52 week high.

Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) on 14 November announced Non-GAAP profit in the third quarter of 2014 was RMB143.9 million (US$23.4 million), an 85.3% increase from the corresponding period in 2013. Non-GAAP basic and diluted profit per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders of the parent in the third quarter of 2014 amounted to RMB3.33 (US$0.54) and RMB3.13 (US$0.51), respectively. On last trading day Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) decreased -2.67% to close at $72.58. Its volatility for the week is 5.77% while volatility for the month is 6.27%. BITA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 43.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.30%. Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) monthly performance is -7.26%.

On last trading day Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH) decreased -0.32% to close at $9.26. Its volatility for the week is 3.62% while volatility for the month is 3.31%. BTH’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 26.10%. Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH) monthly performance is 3.35%.

Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY)’s new drug Jakafi recently got approval from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients who have polycythemia vera (PV) and are suffering from intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis (MF)—which includes primary MF, post-polycythemia vera MF, and post-essential thrombocythemia MF. Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) has 0.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 96.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $77.22.

1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY), the holding company for 1st Century Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”), on 6 November reported net income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 of $626,000 and $1.8 million, respectively, compared to $803,000 and $6.6 million for the same periods last year. The net income variance during the nine months ended September 30, 2014, compared to the same period last year, was primarily attributable to a $4.5 million increase in income tax provisions. On Monday shares of 1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) closed at $6.74. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 4.00%.

Fast Moving Stocks: Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Ascent Solar Technologies (NASDAQ:ASTI), Tenneco (NYSE:TEN), 1st Century Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCTY), Providence and Worcester Railroad (NASDAQ:PWX)

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) unveiled the luxury wearable device for fashion-forward women that it’s been teasing since January called “My Intelligent Communication Accessory,” or MICA. It’s a result of a collaboration with fashion brand Opening Ceremony, and the two companies believe that the device can solve the problems they discovered in their research women had, like fumbling for phones during meetings or needing extra space to store one when planning a night out. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) in last trading activity advanced 0.85% to close at $34.24. Company weekly performance is 2.95% while its quarterly performance stands at 0.35%. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is -3.08% away from its 52 week high.

On 10 November Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI) announced that the company has signed Hitfar Concepts Ltd. as the preferred distribution partner of EnerPlex consumer products in Canada. On last trading day Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI) decreased -12.50% to close at $1.75. Its volatility for the week is 15.81% while volatility for the month is 13.51%. ASTI’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 3.30%. Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI) monthly performance is 14.38%.

Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) CFO Kenneth R. Trammell unloaded 28,000 shares of Tenneco stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.53, for a total value of $1,554,840.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 22,413 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,244,594. On last trading day Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) advanced 0.49% to close at $55.94. Its volatility for the week is 2.16% while volatility for the month is 2.90%. TEN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.50%. Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) monthly performance is 7.89%.

On 6 November 1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) reported net income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 of $626,000 and $1.8 million, respectively, compared to $803,000 and $6.6 million for the same periods last year. 1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCTY) has 4.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 19.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $7.15.

Providence and Worcester Railroad Company (NASDAQ:PWX) announced a cash dividend. Payment of $0.04 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 26, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PWX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 62nd quarter that PWX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $17.95, the dividend yield is .89%. On Monday shares of Providence and Worcester Railroad Company (NASDAQ:PWX) closed at $20.00. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.60%