Morning Alert: CafePress Inc. (NASDAQ:PRSS), Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX), AngloGold Ashanti Limited (ADR) (NYSE:AU), Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD), The Pantry (NASDAQ:PTRY)

On February 11, it was reported that, CafePress Inc. (NASDAQ:PRSS) has agreed to sell its art business for about $31.5 million in cash. The online retailer has agreed to sell the art portion of the business to Circle Graphics Inc., a digital printing company based in Longmont, Colo., according to a news release. The deal is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015. On Wednesday shares of CafePress Inc. (NASDAQ:PRSS) closed at $3.27. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 15.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 21.00%.

Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ:LTRX) announced it will be providing live demonstrations of its xPico(R) Wi-Fi(R) and PremierWave(R) product families, its support for Python scripting language, and more at the Embedded World 2015 show to be held from February 24-26, 2015 in Nuernberg, Germany. Lantronix’ booth will be located in Hall 5, Booth 451 at the M2M Pavilion in Nuernberg Exhibition Centre. Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ:LTRX) in last trading activity moved down -7.11% to close at $1.83. Company weekly performance is 8.93% while its quarterly performance stands at -4.19%. Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ:LTRX) is -44.71% away from its 52 week high.

On February 12, it was reported that, AngloGold Ashanti Limited (ADR) (NYSE:AU), is seeking to sell or find a partner for one of its “key” gold mines, according to chief executive Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan. “We will look at options around joint venturing or sale of one of the key production assets,” Venkatakrishnan said in an interview in Cape Town. On last trading day AngloGold Ashanti Limited (ADR) (NYSE:AU) increased 1.61% to close at $12.01. Its volatility for the week is 2.84% while volatility for the month is 4.04%. AU’s sales growth for past 5 years was 8.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -8.10%. AngloGold Ashanti Limited (ADR) (NYSE:AU) monthly performance is 9.28%.

Forward Industries Inc (NASDAQ:FORD) announced that it has recently offered to reinstate James McKenna as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McKenna, who began his tenure at Forward in 2003, served Forward as its Corporate Controller, then Chief Financial Officer until August 2014. Unfortunately, and with regrets, Mr. McKenna was unable to accept Forward’s offer of employment due to prior commitments and his pursuit of other opportunities. Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 12.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $0.95.

Zacks upgraded shares of The Pantry Inc (NASDAQ:PTRY) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have $40.10 target price on the stock. On last trading day The Pantry, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTRY) increased 0.19% to close at $36.77. Its volatility for the week is 0.29% while volatility for the month is 0.45%. PTRY’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -25.10%. The Pantry, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTRY) monthly performance is -0.65%.

Investors Are Eying: WellCare Health Plans (NYSE:WCG), Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ), Forward Industries (NASDAQ:FORD), ARM Holdings (NASDAQ:ARMH), Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF)

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), net income for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $7.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share. Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $18.0 million, or $0.41 per diluted share. On Wednesday shares of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) closed at $80.86. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 1.05%.

For the latest quarter, Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) reported a net profit of $500 million, or 29 cents a share, compared with $1.77 billion, or $1 a share, a year earlier. Excluding special items, earnings were 47 cents a share. Revenue fell 6.9% to $8.83 billion. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) in last trading activity increased 2.35% to close at $36.65. Company weekly performance is 1.75% while its quarterly performance stands at -2.91%. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is -6.65% away from its 52 week high.

On last trading day Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) fell -2.09% to close at $0.93. Its volatility for the week is 4.44% while volatility for the month is 6.75%. FORD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%. Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) monthly performance is -16.96%.

ARM Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:ARMH) posted a net profit in the fourth quarter. ARM Holdings swung to a quarterly net profit of GBP72.8 million ($111 million), or 5.1 pence per share, versus a year-ago loss of GBP6.2 million, or 0.4 pence per share. ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH) institutional ownership stands at 28.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $49.85.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) announced that it has entered into a stock exchange agreement with affiliates of media leader Dr. John C. Malone. On last trading day Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) advanced 9.20% to close at $32.42. Its volatility for the week is 3.92% while volatility for the month is 2.97%. LGF’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 21.80%. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) monthly performance is 6.30%.

Market Movers: Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB), Hemispherx Biopharma (NYSEMKT:HEB), The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNC), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Forward Industries (NASDAQ:FORD)

Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) begin trading ex-dividend on February 02, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.005737 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 12, 2015. On Wednesday shares of Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) closed at $12.94. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 14.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.50%.

On Feb 02, Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSE:HEB) announced the results of a new efficacy study of Ampligen® in a mouse model of Ebola virus (EBOV) infection performed by scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease (USAMRIID). Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSEMKT:HEB) in last trading activity decreased -13.46% to close at $0.22. Company weekly performance is 2.27% while its quarterly performance stands at -25.00%. Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSEMKT:HEB) is -54.08% away from its 52 week high.

On Jan 27, Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNC) announced it has completed the acquisition of Covidien’s Stellarex™ drug coated balloon angioplasty (DCB) platform. The transaction closed after the acquisition of Covidien by Medtronic. On last trading day The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNC) moved up 1.43% to close at $33.28. Its volatility for the week is 3.65% while volatility for the month is 3.33%. SPNC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 8.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 39.20%. The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNC) monthly performance is -1.07%.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for XELJANZ (tofacitinib citrate) 5 mg and 10 mg tablets, a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, the first in a new class of oral medicines being investigated for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. On Wednesday shares of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) closed at $32.07. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 2.39%.

On Jan. 21, Forward Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) announced a leadership transition under which, effective January 15, 2015, Robert Garrett, Jr. voluntarily resigned as Chief Executive Officer. Current director Michael Luetkemeyer will serve as the Company’s interim CEO, effective immediately. In addition, the Board of Directors has also determined to elect Terence Bernard Wise as Chairman of the Company. On last trading day Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) decreased -1.04% to close at $0.95. Its volatility for the week is 3.56% while volatility for the month is 8.31%. FORD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%. Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) monthly performance is -14.41%.

Keep Eyes on: Vitae Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VTAE), Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:CELP), Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN), Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE:EXK), Forward Industries (NASDAQ:FORD)

Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTAE), on 28 January announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering. A total of 3,450,000 shares of its common stock were sold in the offering at a price to the public of $11.90 per share. On Monday shares of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTAE) closed at $14.13.

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CELP) announced that the board of directors of its general partner declared a cash distribution for the fourth quarter of 2014. The cash distribution is $0.406413 per limited partner unit. This amount remains unchanged from the third quarter and reflects a 4.88% increase over the target minimum quarterly cash distribution of $0.3875 ($1.55 on an annualized basis representing a 7.75% yield on the $20 initial public offering price) for the Partnership’s fourth quarter ending December 31, 2014. The distribution will be payable on February 13, 2015 to all unitholders of record on February 9, 2015.Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:CELP) in last trading activity increased 8.61% to close at $16.78. Company weekly performance is 11.57% while its quarterly performance stands at -24.89%. Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:CELP) is -33.70% away from its 52 week high.

Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN) has led a $10 million investment in a Washington-based startup that uses big data to forecast legislation, the latest move by the Chinese social network to fund innovative companies that could further the company’s growth. On last trading day Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN) fell -1.94% to close at $2.53. Its volatility for the week is 2.96% while volatility for the month is 3.19%. RENN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 62.60%. Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN) monthly performance is 0.80%.

On 29 January Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE:EXK) reports updated NI 43-101 silver and gold reserve and resource estimates for its three producing mines in Mexico: the Guanaceví Mine in Durango State and the Bolañitos and El Cubo Mines in Guanajuato State; as well as one exploration project, the San Sebastián Project in Jalisco State, as of October 31, 2014. Endeavour replaced its proven and probable silver reserves in 2014, notwithstanding the shorter estimation period (10 months vs 12 months) and lower metal price assumptions ($18 per ounce (oz) silver vs $22 per oz) compared to 2013. Measured and indicated resources increased in 2014 due to the Company’s brownfields exploration programs which upgraded inferred resources primarily at El Cubo and San Sebastián. Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE:EXK) institutional ownership stands at 26.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.76.

Forward Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) on 21st January announced a leadership transition under which, effective January 15, 2015, Robert Garrett, Jr. voluntarily resigned as Chief Executive Officer. Current director Michael Luetkemeyer will serve as the Company’s interim CEO, effective immediately. In addition, the Board of Directors has also determined to elect Terence Bernard Wise as Chairman of the Company. On last trading day Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) remains unchanged to close at $0.95. Its volatility for the week is 4.25% while volatility for the month is 8.38%. FORD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%. Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) monthly performance is -8.65%.

Investors Are Eying: Comstock Resources Inc. (NYSE:CRK), Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR), ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI), SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA), Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD)

On 22 January, Comstock Resources Inc. (NYSE:CRK) announced that its proved oil and natural gas reserves as of December 31, 2014 were estimated at 20.9 million barrels of crude oil and 495 billion cubic feet (“Bcf”) of natural gas or 620.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (“Bcfe”) as compared to total proved reserves as of December 31, 2013 of 585 Bcfe. 68% of the proved reserves at December 31, 2014 are classified as proved developed and 96% are operated by Comstock. On Friday shares of Comstock Resources Inc. (NYSE:CRK) closed at $4.04. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -6.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%.

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) announced it will release Fourth quarter earnings after the market closes on February 17, 2015. Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) in last trading activity moved up 8.48% to close at $11.51. Company weekly performance is 3.51% while its quarterly performance stands at -35.45%. Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) is -61.66% away from its 52 week high.

On 29 January, ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI) said that it recently awarded a one-year contract extension with DTE Energy. The contract has a value of more than $9 million and a term of one year. On last trading day ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI) decreased -3.16% to close at $37.36. Its volatility for the week is 2.69% while volatility for the month is 2.27%. ICFI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.70%. ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI) monthly performance is -9.78%.

SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) had its price target trimmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $92.00 to $53.00 in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. The firm currently has an overweight rating on the stock. SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) in last trading activity fell -0.06% to close at $36.22. Company weekly performance is -2.03% while its quarterly performance stands at -9.02%. SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) is -53.85% away from its 52 week high.

On 15 January, Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) announced a leadership transition under which, Robert Garrett, Jr. voluntarily resigned as Chief Executive Officer. Current director Michael Luetkemeyer will serve as the Company’s interim CEO, effective immediately. In addition, the Board of Directors has also determined to elect Terence Bernard Wise as Chairman of the Company. On last trading day Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) decreased -3.06% to close at $0.95. Its volatility for the week is 4.56% while volatility for the month is 8.73%. FORD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%. Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) monthly performance is -11.21%.

Top Morning News: NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE:NSH), Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM), Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN), Autoliv (NYSE:ALV), Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD)

NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE:NSH) announced that distributable cash flow available to unitholders for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $23.8 million, or $0.56 per unit, compared to $22.7 million, or $0.53 per unit, for the fourth quarter of 2013. For the year ended December 31, 2014, distributable cash flow available to unitholders was $93.5 million, or $2.19 per unit, compared to $91.4 million, or $2.14 per unit, in 2013. On Friday shares of NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE:NSH) closed at $37.37.

On 29 January, Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) posted fourth-quarter results on Thursday that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations as the Apple supplier increased its focus on Wi-Fi and broadband chips, sending its shares higher. It also said revenue in the first quarter would be $2.0 billion, plus or minus $75 million. Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) in last trading activity increased 2.72% to close at $42.44. Company weekly performance is 1.13% while its quarterly performance stands at 5.51%. Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) is -4.27% away from its 52 week high.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) announced a cash dividend. Payment of $0.115 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 13, 2015. Shareholders who purchased HRZN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 27th quarter that HRZN has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $14.1, the dividend yield is 9.79%. On last trading day Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) decreased -0.79% to close at $13.74. Its volatility for the week is 1.24% while volatility for the month is 1.30%. HRZN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 29.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -2.16%. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) monthly performance is -1.65%.

On 15 January, Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) said it has signed contracts with several automakers to deliver up to 25 million inflators to fix potentially defective airbags produced by Takata Inc. On last trading day Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) moved down -1.35% to close at $106.06. Its volatility for the week is 2.83% while volatility for the month is 2.03%. ALV’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.30%. Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) monthly performance is -0.96%.

On 15 January, Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) announced a leadership transition under which, Robert Garrett, Jr. voluntarily resigned as Chief Executive Officer. Current director Michael Luetkemeyer will serve as the Company’s interim CEO, effective immediately. In addition, the Board of Directors has also determined to elect Terence Bernard Wise as Chairman of the Company. On last trading day Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) decreased -3.06% to close at $0.95. Its volatility for the week is 4.56% while volatility for the month is 8.73%. FORD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%. Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) monthly performance is -11.21%.

Stock Alert: Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE:CXW), ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA), Reinsurance Group (NYSE:RGA), Rosetta Genomics, (NASDAQ:ROSG), Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD)

Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE:CXW) will release its 2014 fourth quarter financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. On Tuesday shares of Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE:CXW) closed at $39.41. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 2.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.00%.

Effective as of January 19, 2015, ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA) entered into Subordinated Note Modification Agreements with each of the Subordinated Note Holders (the “Modification Agreements”) that amended and superseded the Exchange Agreements. The Modification Agreements provide that, instead of exchanging the Subordinated Notes for common stock and preferred stock of the Company, the Subordinated Note Holders have agreed to accept payment-in-kind interest. ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA) in last trading activity moved down -1.71% to close at $2.30. Company weekly performance is 7.98% while its quarterly performance stands at -31.55%. ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA) is -79.65% away from its 52 week high.

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE:RGA) plans to release fourth-quarter earnings on Monday, February 2, at approximately 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time. On last trading day Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (NYSE:RGA) moved down -0.70% to close at $84.29. Its volatility for the week is 1.74% while volatility for the month is 1.93%. RGA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.90%. Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (NYSE:RGA) monthly performance is -4.13%.

Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (NASDAQ:ROSG), on 20 January announced the publication of an article in the Journal of Kidney Cancer in support of the use of the Rosetta Kidney Cancer Test™. Titled “Clinicians’ Real World Perceptions of Pre-Nephrectomy Diagnostic Biopsy Performance as a Driver of Reduction in Unnecessary Surgeries in Renal Tumors,” the article appeared in the online edition on January 18, 2015. Rosetta Genomics, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ROSG) institutional ownership stands at 4.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.90.

Forward Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) on 21st January announced a leadership transition under which, effective January 15, 2015, Robert Garrett, Jr. voluntarily resigned as Chief Executive Officer. Current director Michael Luetkemeyer will serve as the Company’s interim CEO, effective immediately. In addition, the Board of Directors has also determined to elect Terence Bernard Wise as Chairman of the Company. On last trading day Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) moved down -2.02% to close at $0.97. Its volatility for the week is 8.74% while volatility for the month is 9.34%. FORD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%. Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) monthly performance is 2.11%.

Ever Green Stocks: Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD), ANI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ANIP), Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)

Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P), the leading internet radio service, has partnered with Jack White and Third Man Records to livestream White’s sold out Madison Square Garden show on Friday, January 30th at 9 PM EST. On Friday shares of Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) closed at $17.57. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 98.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 56.15%.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) said on 20 January it has taken steps to clamp down on “hoaxes” and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network. The company said it had introduced an option to allow Facebook users to flag a story as “purposefully fake or deceitful news” to reduce the distribution of news stories reported as hoaxes. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) in last trading activity advanced 0.23% to close at $77.83. Company weekly performance is 5.10% while its quarterly performance stands at -0.69%. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is -5.28% away from its 52 week high.

Forward Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) announced a leadership transition under which, effective January 15, 2015, Robert Garrett, Jr. voluntarily resigned as Chief Executive Officer. Current director Michael Luetkemeyer will serve as the Company’s interim CEO, effective immediately. In addition, the Board of Directors has also determined to elect Terence Bernard Wise as Chairman of the Company. On last trading day Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) decreased -3.96% to close at $0.97. Its volatility for the week is 12.42% while volatility for the month is 8.90%. FORD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%. Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) monthly performance is 5.43%.

ANI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ANIP) was downgraded by Zacks from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They currently have a $62.70 price target on the stock. Zacks‘s price objective suggests a potential upside of 20.09% from the company’s current price. ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIP) has 1.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 74.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $52.74.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) reported a better-than-expected net profit for the fourth quarter. The Kansas City, Missouri-based company posted quarterly net income of $142 million, compared to $114 million, in the year-ago period. Its earnings per share surged to $1.28 from $1.03. Excluding non-recurring items, the company’s earnings rose to $1.27 per share from $1.03 per share. On last trading day Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) moved down -5.20% to close at $107.79. Its volatility for the week is 2.35% while volatility for the month is 2.17%. KSU’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.60%. Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) monthly performance is -11.77%.

Morning Movers: ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ONNN), Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (NYSE:VAC), Forward Industries (NASDAQ:FORD), Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE)

ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ:ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, announced that it will host its Financial Analyst Day in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 26, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m. MST. The event will feature presentations on the company’s strategy, financial outlook and performance. On Tuesday shares of ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ONNN) closed at $9.96. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 6.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 23.20%.

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) on 15 January announced revenue results for the nine weeks ended January 3, 2015, as compared to the nine weeks ended January 4, 2014, excluding revenue from the Five Star business in China. As announced on December 4, 2014, the company entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its Five Star business in China and expects to include its results in discontinued operations beginning in Q4 FY15. For this reason, the table below excludes Five Star revenue for both the current and prior year. Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) in last trading activity fell -2.72% to close at $34.04. Company weekly performance is -12.92% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.17%. Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) is -14.96% away from its 52 week high.

Stock analysts at JMP Securities hoisted their price objective on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC) from $75.00 to $87.00 in a report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “market outperform” rating on the stock. JMP Securities’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 16.47% from the stock’s previous close.On last trading day Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (NYSE:VAC) increased 0.57% to close at $75.45. Its volatility for the week is 2.13% while volatility for the month is 2.35%. VAC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 52.00%. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (NYSE:VAC) monthly performance is 5.85%.

Forward Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORD) on 2 January announced that, based on the preliminary vote count following the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Terence Bernard Wise and all four of his director nominees, including N. Scott Fine, Michael Luetkemeyer, Eric Freitag and Howard Morgan, appear to have been elected to the Board of Directors of Forward. Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 13.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $0.92.

Sykes Enterprises, (NASDAQ:SYKE) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 538,321 shares, a decline of 33.4% from the December 15th total of 808,065 shares, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. On last trading day Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) fell -1.73% to close at $23.29. Its volatility for the week is 2.61% while volatility for the month is 2.25%. SYKE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 10.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -10.70%. Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) monthly performance is -0.13%.

Consumer Goods LOsers: Calavo Growers Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW), Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR), Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD), Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ:MTEX)

On 15 January Calavo Growers Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) reported that fiscal 2014 fourth quarter Adjusted Quarterly Net Income rose from the corresponding Adjusted Quarterly Net Income last year on the strength of higher period revenues and gross margin. Fourth-quarter gross margin expanded by 11.7 percent, or $2.0 million, to $19.4 million, or 9.7 percent of sales, from $17.4 million, or 9.1 percent of sales, in the year-earlier final quarter. On Friday shares of Calavo Growers Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) closed at $40.17. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 13.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.00%.

Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Credit Suisse to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR) in last trading activity moved down -5.72% to close at $12.85. Company weekly performance is -3.38% while its quarterly performance stands at -26.99%. Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR) is -48.58% away from its 52 week high.

On 2 January Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) announced that, Terence Bernard Wise and all four of his director nominees, including N. Scott Fine, Michael Luetkemeyer, Eric Freitag and Howard Morgan, appear to have been elected to the Board of Directors of Forward. On last trading day Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) moved down -8.41% to close at $0.98. Its volatility for the week is 11.75% while volatility for the month is 9.44%. FORD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%.

Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ:MTEX) has 18.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 13.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $22.35.