Stocks in News: Dipexium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DPRX), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TSEM), Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

On Monday shares of Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:DPRX) closed at $12.37. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 40.00%. Dipexium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (DPRX) on May 14, reported a loss of $4.2 million in its first quarter. The New York-based company said it had a loss of 49 cents per share.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) in last trading activity increased 0.04% to close at $46.72. Company weekly performance is -1.00% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.56%. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is -36.46% away from its 52 week high. Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) will host a conference call on Monday, July 20, 2015, to discuss the second quarter 2015 financial results. The call will begin at 8:00 AM Central Time (9:00 AM Eastern Time).

On last trading day Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:TSEM) increased 3.53% to close at $16.13. Its volatility for the week is 6.22% while volatility for the month is 4.47%. TSEM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 22.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.90%. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:TSEM) monthly performance is -7.46%. On May 14, Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:TSEM), and The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), a recognized leader for microwave, millimeter-wave and mixed-signal RFICs, announced they have collaborated to demonstrate the first 256-element (16 x 16) wafer-scale phased array transmitter with integrated high-efficiency antennas operating at 56-65 GHz frequency range. First time success was achieved for the wafer-scale RFIC using TowerJazz’s own proprietary models, kit and the mmWave capabilities of its 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS process, SBC18H3.

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) has 0.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 90.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $47.73. On May 14, Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), announced that Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) extended its license agreement providing access to Synopsys’ DesignWare® ARC® Processors for an expanded range of advanced multimedia and networking system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Broadcom standardized on ARC processors to deliver advanced video compression capabilities in its SoCs for high-volume consumer devices. Deploying optimized video compression technology is increasingly important to conserve network bandwidth as global service providers stream high definition (HD) and ultra HD video content to a broader range of devices.

On last trading day United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) decreased -0.22% to close at $101.91. Its volatility for the week is 1.08% while volatility for the month is 1.26%. UPS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.80%. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) monthly performance is 7.64%. On May 14, United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) announced that it will serve asan official supplier to the Special Olympics World Games LosAngeles 2015 (LA2015). Designated a Games Supplier, UPS willdonate its logistics expertise, warehousing and volunteers to helpmobilize the Games that will see 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coachesvisit Los Angeles from July 25-Aug. 2, 2015.

Active Stocks to Watch: Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Sinovac Biotech (NASDAQ:SVA), Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY), Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Alcatel Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU)

On Monday shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) closed at $47.19. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.36%. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) will host a conference call on Monday, July 20, 2015, to talk about the second quarter 2015 financial results. The call will start at 8:00 AM Central Time (9:00 AM Eastern Time).

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:SVA) in last trading activity decreased -2.12% to close at $5.09. Company weekly performance is 0.59% while its quarterly performance stands at 2.62%. Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:SVA) is -9.78% away from its 52 week high. Zacks cut shares of Sinovac Biotech (NASDAQ:SVA) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on 4 May.

On last trading day Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY) remains unchanged to close at $21.15. Its volatility for the week is 0.87% while volatility for the month is 1.13%. CVLY’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 30.80%. Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY) monthly performance is 3.80%. Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY) on 28 May, reported first-quarter profit of $2.4 million. The York, Pennsylvania-based bank said it had earnings of 41 cents per share. The bank posted revenue of $14 million in the period. Codorus Valley shares have risen 11 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has climbed 6 percent in the last 12 months.

On last trading day Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) moved down -1.31% to close at $11.32. Its volatility for the week is 1.69% while volatility for the month is 1.66%. ERIC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 25.20%. Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) monthly performance is -9.20%. Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) is stepping up is patent enforcement as the company has filed new suits against Apple in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) has institutional ownership stands at 4.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.79. It was reported on 9 May, that Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (ALU) and Trilliant are to deploy an IP-based data network for the Washington Gas Light Company that will enhance the efficiency and safety of gas distribution and assist strengthen service responsiveness for 1.1 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia in the United States.

Morning Watch List: Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX), Pacific Sunwear (NASDAQ:PSUN), World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD)

On Monday shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) closed at $49.20. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.36%. On 1 May, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) said it expects to reduce capital spending by 15 percent this year and accelerated the pace of job cuts ahead of its takeover of Baker Hughes Inc.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) in last trading activity remains unchanged to close at $2.31. Company weekly performance is -1.28% while its quarterly performance stands at -13.48%. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) is -51.88% away from its 52 week high. It was reported on 23 April, that Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) has inadvertently let slip Miscrosoft’s upcoming OS, Windows 10 during a quarterly earnings call. Lisa Su, CEO for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD), accidentally revealed the launch date for Windows 10 when she answered a question directed at her by an industry analyst, according to The Verge.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has 0.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 88.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $87.40. U.S. authorities said on Friday that a unit of Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX) will pay $60 million to resolve claims that it participated in a kickback scheme with Novartis AG to boost sales of a drug that led to improper government reimbursements.

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. (NASDAQ:PSUN) has 4.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 49.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.03. Zacks cut shares of Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. (NASDAQ:PSUN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

On last trading day World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) increased 4.70% to close at $90.61. Its volatility for the week is 6.33% while volatility for the month is 3.76%. WRLD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 21.50%. World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) monthly performance is 26.37%. Greenville-based World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) on 30 April, reported sharply higher fourth-quarter earnings that included a $10 million after-tax gain on the sale of previously charged-off accounts.

Active Stocks to Watch: Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), TCP International Holdings (NYSE:TCPI), Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras (NYSE:PBR), Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC)

On Wednesday shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) closed at $48.26. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.68%. On April 7, it was reported that, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) which is seeking regulatory approval for its roughly $35 billion purchase of Baker Hughes Inc., plans to sell three drilling business. The three businesses are drill bits, directional drilling and its LWD/MWD businesses, which are logging while drilling and measurement while drilling. The divisions will be marketed separately, the oilfield-service company said.

TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:TCPI) in last trading activity increased 11.76% to close at $3.04. Company weekly performance is 31.60% while its quarterly performance stands at -53.16%. TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:TCPI) is -73.33% away from its 52 week high. On April 2, TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:TCPI) announced that its product validation review is proceeding as expected. The Company has completed testing on substantially all of its fastest moving SKUs. For the remaining SKUs, TCP expects to complete validation shortly. In addition, the Company affirmed that UL certified designs are available for all products and that products being shipped are UL certified.

On Wednesday shares of Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) closed at $8.90. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 1.50%. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR)’s new chief executive officer is close to overcoming his first major hurdle: getting auditors to approve financial results. His next big task will be figuring out how to generate the cash needed to pay the oil industry’s largest debt load, while simultaneously developing massive offshore fields.

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) has 1.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 92.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $69.85. On April 6, it was reported that, Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) is set to offer the popular HBO service with its newly launched Sling TV network. The company launched its Internet TV service called the “Sling TV” in Feb 2015.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) in last trading activity moved up 0.08% to close at $26.22. Company weekly performance is -0.04% while its quarterly performance stands at -8.06%. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is -14.48% away from its 52 week high. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) will publish its first-quarter 2015 financial results on April 22, 2015 at approximately 7:00 a.m. ET.

Top Stories: Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRNE), Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB), Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX), Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)

On Friday shares of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRNE) closed at $11.79. On 30 March, Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRNE) announced the appointment of George K. Ng to the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer.

Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB) in last trading activity fell -1.39% to close at $14.88. Company weekly performance is 11.63% while its quarterly performance stands at 3.98%. Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB) is -42.94% away from its 52 week high. Analysts at Piper Jaffray reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB) in a research note.

On Friday shares of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) closed at $18.10. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -2.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.87%. On 10 April 2015, Officials with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) said they anticipate major health plans to follow in HCSC’s footsteps “over time” but have been disappointed at how long it’s taken. Nationwide, 10 other insurers cover the procedure. “We appreciate that HCSC decided to formally cover bronchial thermoplasty and hope that other Blues plans, as well as larger plans change their formal policies,” said Parashar Patel, Boston Scientific’s vice president of Health Economics and Reimbursement.

Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) has 1.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 98.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $23.33. Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) and CHANEL announced on 1 April, that Coty has completed its acquisition of the Bourjois cosmetics brand from CHANEL for a consideration of approximately 15.43 million shares of Coty’s Class A Common Stock.

On last trading day Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) increased 0.48% to close at $46.26. Its volatility for the week is 3.51% while volatility for the month is 2.57%. HAL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 25.80%. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) monthly performance is 11.98%. Oil and gas giant Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) said on 8 April, that it plans to sell three of its drilling businesses in order to help gain regulatory approval for its $34.6 billion purchase of rival Baker Hughes Inc.

Big Movers: Rosetta Genomics, (NASDAQ:ROSG), QC Holdings (NASDAQ:QCCO), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), RetailMeNot (NASDAQ:SALE), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

On Friday shares of Rosetta Genomics, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ROSG) closed at $3.10. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 45.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 25.00%. On 9 April, Rosetta Genomics (NASDAQ:ROSG) announced it has agreed to acquire CynoGen, Inc. (d/b/a PersonalizeDx) from Prelude Corporation, a Fjord Ventures portfolio company. The acquisition of PersonalizeDx by Rosetta Genomics is expected to close within the next several weeks and is contingent upon the closing of Prelude’s purchase of PersonalizeDx from a third party.

QC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCCO) in last trading activity increased 13.00% to close at $2.26. Company weekly performance is 1.35% while its quarterly performance stands at 24.86%. QC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCCO) is -13.32% away from its 52 week high. QC Holdings (NASDAQ:QCCO) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

On last trading day Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) increased 0.48% to close at $46.26. Its volatility for the week is 3.51% while volatility for the month is 2.57%. HAL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 25.80%. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) monthly performance is 11.98%. Oil and gas giant Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) said on 8 April, that it plans to sell three of its drilling businesses in order to help gain regulatory approval for its $34.6 billion purchase of rival Baker Hughes Inc.

RetailMeNot, Inc. (NASDAQ:SALE) has 1.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 87.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $18.13. RetailMeNot, Inc. (NASDAQ:SALE) has been named among the 40 most entrepreneurial public companies in America by Inc. magazine.

On last trading day Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) increased 1.37% to close at $59.73. Its volatility for the week is 2.42% while volatility for the month is 2.78%. VLO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 15.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 73.40%. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) monthly performance is 3.45%. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) offered to build new parkland in Port Arthur, Texas in lieu of paying a $200,000 fine for a September 2013 emissions leak is being met with some resistance from local residents, the Beaumont Enterprise reported on 6 April.

Trending Tickers: Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ:RPTP), Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY), Comverse (NASDAQ:CNSI), Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG)

On Thursday shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) closed at $46.04. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.68%. On 7 April, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) announced that it will separately market for sale the company’s Fixed Cutter and Roller Cone Drill Bits, Directional Drilling and Logging-While-Drilling (LWD)/Measurement-While-Drilling (MWD) businesses.

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ:RPTP) in last trading activity fell -0.65% to close at $10.68. Company weekly performance is 7.01% while its quarterly performance stands at 0.56%. Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ:RPTP) is -12.46% away from its 52 week high. Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ:RPTP) said that, it offers PROCYSBI, a delayed-release capsule, which is used for the management of nephropathic cystinosis in adults, as well as in six years and older children in the United States, in the 28 member states of the European Union, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland.

On last trading day Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) fell -0.26% to close at $53.72. Its volatility for the week is 1.20% while volatility for the month is 1.35%. AVY’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.40%. Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) monthly performance is 4.01%. Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) announced that it has filed a lawsuit in Germany against UPM Raflatac, asserting that Raflex MDO infringes European Patent Number 2 049 333 B1, Avery Dennison’s patent on its Global MDOTM pressure-sensitive film product. In the suit, Avery Dennison asks the German court to prevent UPM Raflatac from manufacturing, marketing, or selling Raflex MDO without a license.

Comverse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSI) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 88.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $20.67. Comverse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSI) announced that it has scheduled a conference call to review its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and year-end results (ended January 31, 2015) for Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 8:00 am ET.

Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) shares moved down -0.48% in last trading session and ended the day at $18.78. GG Gross Margin is 17.60% and its return on assets is -7.30%. Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) quarterly performance is -6.15%. Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) said that, it has a preliminary agreement to sell its 40 per cent interest in a Nevada project to Premier Gold Mines Ltd.

Stock Runners: Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF), GasLog (NYSE:GLOG), Colony Bankcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CBAN)

On Wednesday shares of Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) closed at $16.06. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -4.30%. Global Hunter Securities upgraded shares of Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) from a reduce rating to a neutral rating in a research note released on Monday morning.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) in last trading activity decreased -0.67% to close at $44.22. Company weekly performance is 0.77% while its quarterly performance stands at 15.85%. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is -39.86% away from its 52 week high. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) which is seeking regulatory approval for its roughly $35 billion purchase of Baker Hughes Inc., plans to sell three drilling business.

On last trading day Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) decreased -0.26% to close at $23.07. Its volatility for the week is 1.81% while volatility for the month is 2.17%. CPF’s sales growth for past 5 years was -9.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.90%. Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) monthly performance is -3.07%. Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) said that, David Ige has nominated Central Pacific Bank President Lance Mizumoto.

On last trading day Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN) moved up 1.46% to close at $2.78. Its volatility for the week is 4.97% while volatility for the month is 4.04%. RENN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 19.20%. Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN) monthly performance is 8.17%. On 2 April, Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN) announced that it is commencing a Dutch auction tender offer today to purchase for cash up to $50 million in value of its American Depositary Shares (the “ADSs”), each representing three Class A ordinary shares of the Company, par value$0.001 per share, at a purchase price not greater than $2.75 per ADS nor less than$2.40 per ADS (in each case less a cancellation fee of $0.05 per ADS to be paid to the Company’s ADS depositary).

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) has 0.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 23.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.49. On 1 April, Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) announces Martin (Marty) Hull as Chief Accounting Officer.

Morning Watch List: Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), CHC Group (NYSE:HELI), ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CYTX)

On Tuesday shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) closed at $44.52. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.68%. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) which is seeking regulatory approval for its roughly $35 billion purchase of Baker Hughes Inc., plans to sell three drilling business. The three businesses are drill bits, directional drilling and its LWD/MWD businesses, which are logging while drilling and measurement while drilling. The divisions will be marketed separately, the oilfield-service company said Tuesday.

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI) in last trading activity fell -6.71% to close at $1.39. Company weekly performance is 11.20% while its quarterly performance stands at -51.74%. CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI) is -85.07% away from its 52 week high. CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI) announced that its indirect wholly owned subsidiary CHC Helicopter S.A. has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase up to $80 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 9.375% Senior Notes due 2021. This amount may be increased at the sole discretion of CHC. If the aggregate principal amount of notes tendered exceeds this amount, the tendered notes will be subject to proration.

On last trading day ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM) fell -0.93% to close at $31.82. Its volatility for the week is 1.35% while volatility for the month is 1.93%. ABM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 4.30%. ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM) monthly performance is 8.90%. ABM (NYSE:ABM), announced the appointment of D. Anthony Scaglione as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 23.10% and weekly performance is -1.31%. On last trading day company shares ended up $34.54. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 2.03%. German drug maker Merck KGaA and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) said they have finalized a co-promotion agreement that will enable the companies to co-promote Pfizer’s anaplastic lymphoma kinase or ALK inhibitor Xalkori (crizotinib).

Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYTX) shares increased 2.27% in last trading session and ended the day at $1.35. CYTX Gross Margin is 61.80% and its return on assets is -131.80%. Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYTX) quarterly performance is 170.00%. Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYTX) announced that the European Commission, acting on the positive recommendation from the European Medicines Agency Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products, has designated Cytori’s ECCS-50 cellular therapeutic as an orphan medicinal product for the treatment of scleroderma. This designation marks the first autologous adipose derived cell therapy for scleroderma granted orphan status in the European Union (EU).

Stock Runners: Handy & Harman (NASDAQ:HNH), Iao Kun Group Holding (NASDAQ:IKGH), Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI), Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL)

On Wednesday shares of Handy & Harman Ltd. (NASDAQ:HNH) closed at $41.09. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 4.80% Handy & Harman Ltd. (NASDAQ:HNH) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Handy & Harman Group Ltd. (“HNH Group”), through one of HNH Group’s subsidiaries, HNH Group Acquisition LLC (the “Purchaser”), has extended the expiration of its previously announced tender offer to purchase common stock of JPS Industries, Inc. to 5:00 p.m., New York City Time, on April 17, 2015, unless further extended.

Iao Kun Group Holding Company Limited (NASDAQ:IKGH) in last trading activity decreased -0.60% to close at $1.65. Company weekly performance is -5.17% while its quarterly performance stands at 32.00%. Iao Kun Group Holding Company Limited (NASDAQ:IKGH) is -52.72% away from its 52 week high. Iao Kun Group Holding Company Limited (NASDAQ:IKGH) announced unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2014. For the three months ended December 31, 2014, IKGH recorded revenue of $52.3 million, a 4% increase from the same period of 2013, primarily due to a win rate of 3.95% for the three months ended December 31, 2014 (above the statistical average win rate range), compared to a win rate of 2.39% for the three months ended December 31, 2013

On last trading day Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE:UTI) advanced 2.08% to close at $9.80. Its volatility for the week is 3.55% while volatility for the month is 3.44%. UTI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -29.80%. Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE:UTI) monthly performance is 0.93%. Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE:UTI) announced that it has been informed by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that ED intends to conduct an ordinary course program review of the Company’s administration of the Title IV programs in which it participates for the Company’s Avondale, Arizona campus and additional locations of that campus. The review is scheduled to commence on April 20, 2015 and will initially cover the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 award years

Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE) has 0.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 8.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $11.25. Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE) declared a monthly cash distribution of $0.1042 per unit, or $1.25 per unit on an annualized basis, for all of its outstanding units. The distribution will be payable April 16, 2015, to unitholders of record as of the close of business on April 13, 2015.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 10.60% and weekly performance is 0.83%. On last trading day company shares ended up $43.82. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 3.81%. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) and Baker Hughes Inc said that, they have come to agreement on a merger. The deal is yet to clear the regulatory approval which will take the merger into its final stages.