On Monday shares of Zafgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZFGN) closed at $30.43. Zafgen, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZFGN) on 12 May, announced its first quarter 2015 financial results. Research and development expenses for the first quarter of 2015 were $10.2 million, compared to $3.3 million for the first quarter of 2014. The increase in research and development expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 as compared to the first quarter of 2014 was primarily due to increased costs associated with the advancement of the Company’s beloranib program, ZGN-839 and other early stage development programs (consisting of our second-generation MetAP2 inhibitors).
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 70.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $35.05. General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) has been hiring in White Marsh as an electric vehicle goes on sale in Maryland, truck demand picks up and the company prepares for a yet-to-be-specified product launch.
On last trading day Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) increased 0.03% to close at $546.67. Its volatility for the week is 1.27% while volatility for the month is 1.69%. GOOGL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 22.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.70%. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) monthly performance is 2.61%. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is looking to hire a graphic designer for a position it calls “Doodler.” That person will work with a team to create the image on Google’s homepage that changes almost daily, often to celebrate a holiday or highlight a historical event, CNN reports.
Polypore International Inc. (NYSE:PPO) has 0.60% insider ownership. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $59.86. 3M recently announced its decision to acquire Polypore International Inc. (NYSE:PPO)’s Separations Media business for $1 billion cash. The acquired business provides micro-porous membranes and modules for filtration in the life sciences, industrial and specialty segments.
On last trading day Excel Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EXL) advanced 0.25% to close at $15.93. Its volatility for the week is 0.23% while volatility for the month is 0.22%. EXL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 92.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -40.60%. Excel Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EXL) monthly performance is 0.57%. Excel Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EXL)’s stock carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).