Top Stories: Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE), National Bank of Greece S.A. (NYSE:NBG), New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:NYCB), HSBC Holdings (NYSE:HSBC)

On last trading day Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) advanced 3.52% to close at $11.47. Its volatility for the week is 1.75% while volatility for the month is 1.68%. 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 -8.21%. Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) had sued Apple in three countries as it ratcheted up a global licensing battle between the companies, it said on Friday.

uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) in last trading activity increased 0.99% to close at $28.61. Company weekly performance is 16.35% while its quarterly performance stands at 44.93%. uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) is -19.41% away from its 52 week high. On April 8, 2015, uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) received a copy of a preliminary assessment report on Glybera prepared by the rapporteur designated by the Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which is the committee that advises the Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) on gene therapies. The preliminary report was a response to the Company’s submission to the EMA on September 5, 2014 of a Type II variation, which proposed an amendment to the Glybera Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) to reflect certain information from the six-year follow up data included in the Company’s final clinical study report.

On last trading day National Bank of Greece S.A. (NYSE:NBG) increased 2.08% to close at $1.47. Its volatility for the week is 6.48% while volatility for the month is 5.72%. NBG’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -68.00%. National Bank of Greece S.A. (NYSE:NBG) monthly performance is 15.75%. The Greek government is planning to issue a special card to 150,000 citizens through National Bank of Greece S.A. (NYSE:NBG) which they will be able to use to purchase food as part of a new program to help the poor designed by the Labor Ministry as daily Kathimerini online reports.

New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) has 2.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 53.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $17.02. New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB)‘s stock had its “sector perform” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at RBC Capital in a report released on Thursday.

On last trading day HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HSBC) increased 2.70% to close at $49.48. Its volatility for the week is 0.99% while volatility for the month is 0.84%. HSBC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.30%. HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HSBC) monthly performance is 11.09%. HSBC Holdings Plc (NYSE:HSBC) Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said he’s considering moving some investment bankers from Britain as part of a strategy review due next month.

Hot Watch List: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Parker Drilling Co. (NYSE:PKD), HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has 3.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 73.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $46.70. Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) is evaluating a bid for Salesforce.com Inc., after the cloud software provider was approached by another would-be buyer, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA) in last trading activity moved up 5.19% to close at $13.79. Company weekly performance is -4.70% while its quarterly performance stands at -14.56%. Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA) is -34.98% away from its 52 week high. Actua Corporation
(NASDAQ:ACTA) on 5 May, reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Revenue was $30.6 million for the first quarter of 2015, up from $18.4 million for the first quarter of 2014. Net income (loss) attributable to Actua common shareholders for the first quarter of 2015 was $(14.8) million, or $(0.40) per diluted share, compared to net income (loss) of $(10.2) million, or $(0.27) per diluted share, for the comparable prior year quarter. Non-GAAP net income (loss) for the first quarter of 2015 was $(3.8) million, or $(0.10) per share, compared to a non-GAAP net income (loss) of $(3.6) million, or $(0.10) per diluted share, for the comparable prior year quarter. Cash flow from operations was a use of $(4.4) million for the first quarter of 2015, compared to a use of $(9.7) million for the comparable prior year quarter.

On last trading day General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) advanced 0.86% to close at $27.04. Its volatility for the week is 1.66% while volatility for the month is 1.94%. GE’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.80%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) monthly performance is 8.12%.General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) here agreed to a settlement of charges by the National Labor Relations Board that the company illegally interfered with free speech and labor rights of more than 1,000 workers at its diesel engine plants.

Parker Drilling Co. (NYSE:PKD) has 1.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 73.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.64. Parker Drilling Co. (NYSE:PKD) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $3.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had net income of 3 cents. The drilling contractor and oilfield services company posted revenue of $204.1 million in the period. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, the company’s shares hit $3.71. A year ago, they were trading at $6.61.

On last trading day HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) decreased -0.15% to close at $48.18. Its volatility for the week is 0.95% while volatility for the month is 0.83%. HSBC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.30%. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) monthly performance is 10.08%. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) had its “underperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse.

Best Stocks: HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC), salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA), Exar Corp. (NYSE:EXAR)

On Wednesday shares of HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) closed at $42.92. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -3.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 1.40%. A U.S. independent monitor has said that HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE:HSBC) is moving too slowly to fix some of its compliance issues. Monitor Michael Cherkasky’s report, summarized in a court filing, has lauded the lender for the compliance efforts of top leaders. It has also applauded the HSBC’s adoption of anti-money-laundering standards.

salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) in last trading activity moved down -1.09% to close at $66.08. Company weekly performance is 0.46% while its quarterly performance stands at 11.19%. salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) is -6.93% away from its 52 week high. Salesforce (NYSE:CRM), announced that Salesforce executives participated in Deutsche Bank Securities on Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2015: at 2:00 p.m. (PDT) / 5:00 p.m. (EDT) in San Francisco, CA.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) in last trading activity advanced 0.15% to close at $40.72. Company weekly performance is -1.78% while its quarterly performance stands at -12.79%. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is -17.54% away from its 52 week high. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families. Graphic artists, engineers and finance professionals needing to run complex software might still want the company’s higher-end Pro 3, said Dennis Meinhardt, director of program management for Surface.

On last trading day SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ:SODA) decreased -2.32% to close at $19.79. Its volatility for the week is 4.01% while volatility for the month is 3.67%. SODA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 41.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 74.80%. SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ:SODA) monthly performance is 8.38%.

On last trading day Exar Corp. (NYSE:EXAR) decreased -0.70% to close at $9.98. Its volatility for the week is 2.11% while volatility for the month is 2.10%. EXAR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.70%. Exar Corp. (NYSE:EXAR) monthly performance is -8.44%. On March 24, Exar Corporation (NYSE:EXAR), announced the certification of AltraHD hardware accelerated compression solution for Hadoop with the Cloudera Enterprise 5 platform. Cloudera’s data management platform enables enterprises to use Apache’s open source software to better manage data.

Don’t Miss: SL Industries (NYSEMKT:SLI), Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA), HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC), JA Solar Holdings (NASDAQ:JASO), Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC)

On Monday shares of SL Industries, Inc. (NYSEMKT:SLI) closed at $40.97. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.90%. On March 17, SL Industries Inc. (NYSEMKT:SLI) reported fourth-quarter earnings of $7.9 million. For the year, the company reported profit of $18.9 million, or $4.51 per share. Revenue was reported as $204.4 million.

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) in last trading activity moved up 0.23% to close at $13.00. Company weekly performance is -2.18% while its quarterly performance stands at -17.46%. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) is -26.63% away from its 52 week high. On March 18, Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) said it is in talks to sell its Suriname operation to a government-owned entity. “Both parties now intend to pursue a transaction where a Government-owned entity would acquire Suralco, including the mining, refining and Afobaka hydroelectric operations,” the U.S.-based multinational said in a statement.

On last trading day HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) decreased -0.80% to close at $43.21. Its volatility for the week is 1.23% while volatility for the month is 0.93%. HSBC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.30%. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) monthly performance is -5.32%. HSBC Holdings PLC (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) Tuesday said it will issue USD2.25 billion of 6.375% perpetual subordinated contingent convertible bonds, with the proceeds to be used to strengthen its capital position and for general corporate purposes. Contingent convertible securities, known as cocos, are being used by banks to bolster their capital ratios to meet tougher regulatory requirements following the financial crisis of 2007-09.

On Monday shares of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) closed at $9.81. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 22.00%. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:JASO) announced that all of its PV modules have passed the high-grade hailstone impact test conducted by TUV Rheinland . During the high-grade hailstone impact test, hailstones with a diameter of 45 millimeters strike the glass surface of JA’s modules at a speed of 30.7 meters per second (about 110.5 kilometers per hour).

On last trading day Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) moved up 0.12% to close at $24.41. Its volatility for the week is 1.95% while volatility for the month is 1.73%. SYMC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.60%. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) monthly performance is -4.42%. Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) was upgraded by Standpoint Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm currently has a $29.00 target price on the stock. Standpoint Research’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 21.59% from the stock’s previous close.

Trader’s Recap: ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC), Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX), Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT)

On Tuesday shares of ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) closed at $2.27. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -14.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.00%. Research analysts at Leerink Swann raised their price objective on shares of ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) from $4.00 to $5.00 in a report released on Thursday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Leerink Swann’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 145.10% from the company’s current price.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) in last trading activity moved down -0.78% to close at $34.17. Company weekly performance is 1.15% while its quarterly performance stands at 11.38%. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) is -2.29% away from its 52 week high. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) CEO Ian Read got a nice pay bump for 2015, with a total package of $23.3 million–more than one-quarter bigger than the previous year’s total. But a big chunk of that increase came in the value of his pension. Back that out, and Read’s compensation only grew by $280,000.

On last trading day HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) moved up 1.20% to close at $42.25. Its volatility for the week is 0.85% while volatility for the month is 0.84%. HSBC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.30%. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) monthly performance is -6.32%. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC)’s Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series F (Symbol: HUSI.PRF) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.2163, payable on 4/1/15.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has 0.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 88.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $83.01. On March 11, it was reported that, Branded drugs are becoming increasingly expensive due to double-digit brand inflation along with continued rise in the price of specialty drugs. As per new data released from pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX), new expensive HCV therapies coupled with the exploitation of loopholes for compounded medications, fueled a phenomenal 13.1% surge in drug spending in the U.S. in 2014. HCV and compounded medications accounted for more than half of the total increase in expenditure.

On last trading day Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT) moved down -2.17% to close at $9.45. Its volatility for the week is 2.91% while volatility for the month is 3.37%. LQDT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 26.50%. Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT) monthly performance is -0.74%. On March 11, it was reported that, Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT) has teamed up with Valtecsa, a subsidiary of Krata, SA, an appraisals firm specializing in real estate in accordance with the ECO normative in Spain and Portugal.

Stocks in news: Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI), Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), First Acceptance (NYSE:FAC), HSBC Holdings (NYSE:HSBC)

Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) announced the closing of the underwritten public offering of 69,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $11.05 per share, including all 9,000,000 shares of common stock that were subject to the underwriter’s option to purchase additional shares. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the shares of common stock, together with the net proceeds from its previously announced senior notes offering expected to close on or about March 18, 2015. On Friday shares of Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) closed at $11.18. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 52.40%.

Cowen and Company assumed coverage on shares of Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (NYSE:BCEI) in a report issued on Thursday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm issued a market perform rating and a $25.00 target price on the stock. Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (NYSE:BCEI) in last trading activity moved down -6.73% to close at $24.24. Company weekly performance is -5.05% while its quarterly performance stands at 22.73%. Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (NYSE:BCEI) is -61.49% away from its 52 week high.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has been christened as 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company, according to a study by Ethisphere Institute, which is a management consulting firm from the United States. Quite incredibly, Ford is the only firm from the automobile sector that has got this honour for six years in a row. On Friday shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) closed at $16.20. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 4.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.10%.

On March 10, First Acceptance Corp. (NYSE:FAC) reported its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. Net income for the three months ended December 31, 2014 was $22.0 million, or $0.53 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $3.2 million, or $0.07 per share on a diluted basis, for the three months ended December 31, 2013. First Acceptance Corp. (NYSE:FAC) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 21.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.30.

The Directors of HSBC Holdings plc declared a fourth interim dividend for 2014 of US$0.20 per ordinary share. The fourth interim dividend will be payable on 30 April to holders on the Principal Register in the United Kingdom, the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register or the Bermuda Overseas Branch Register. On last trading day HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) moved down -1.00% to close at $41.55. Its volatility for the week is 0.93% while volatility for the month is 0.82%. HSBC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -10.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.50%. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) monthly performance is -6.44%.

Market Watch List: Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE), Boeing (NYSE:BA), HSBC Holdings (NYSE:HSBC), Taylor Morrison Home (NYSE:TMHC), Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE:NMM)

On February 17, it was reported that, PWRstation and Yingli Americas, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE:YGE) announced a preferred provider agreement to supply PWRstation with top selling Yingli photovoltaic panels. On Friday shares of Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE) closed at $2.17. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.20%.

Novator AB announced that The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has placed an additional order for portable orbital drilling equipment for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner production in North Charleston, SC, US following earlier successful implementations of the equipment at this facility. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) in last trading activity increased 2.97% to close at $158.31. Company weekly performance is 6.90% while its quarterly performance stands at 21.91%. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) is 2.64% away from its 52 week high.

HSBC Holdings Plc, (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) struggling to contain a political storm over the bank’s facilitation of tax evasion through its Swiss unit, said chief executive officer Stuart Gulliver paid taxes after setting up his own Swiss account and keeping his legal residence in Hong Kong. On last trading day HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) increased 0.93% to close at $46.68. Its volatility for the week is 0.80% while volatility for the month is 0.94%. HSBC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -10.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.50%. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) monthly performance is 2.01%.

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) was downgraded by research analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report released on Wednesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have a $21.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $23.00. Citigroup Inc.’s price objective points to a potential upside of 12.54% from the company’s current price. Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) has 14.46% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 85.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $18.75.

The Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2014 of $0.06 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on March 27, 2015 to stockholders of record as of March 20, 2015. On last trading day Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE:NMM) increased 0.81% to close at $12.48. Its volatility for the week is 3.46% while volatility for the month is 5.23%. NMM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 21.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -11.60%. Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE:NMM) monthly performance is -0.64%.

What’s Hot: Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB), MetLife (NYSE:MET), Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN), Emerald Oil (NYSEMKT:EOX), HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC)

It was reported on 10 February 2015, that Halliburton competitor Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) said in January that it would eliminate 9,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices. That represented about 7.3 percent of Schlumberger’s staff. On Tuesday shares of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) closed at $85.22. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 16.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.52%.

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter 2014 financial results after the closing bell on Feb 11, 2015. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) in last trading activity increased 0.97% to close at $50.03. Company weekly performance is 2.60% while its quarterly performance stands at -7.73%. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) is -11.62% away from its 52 week high.

It was reported on 27 January 2015, that Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN) recently completed the acquisition of a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant located in North Weymouth, Massachusetts, 12 miles southeast of Boston. Calpine purchased the plant, which has a nameplate generating capacity of 809 megawatts, from Exelon Corporation for $530 million plus adjustments, or approximately $655 per kilowatt. On last trading day Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) increased 0.97% to close at $21.79. Its volatility for the week is 2.92% while volatility for the month is 2.81%. CPN’s sales growth for past 5 years was -8.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 21.10%. Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) monthly performance is -1.80%.

Emerald Oil Inc. (NYSE MKT: EOX) announced on Feb. 6 2015, that it priced its $27.5 million public offering of common stock. The Denver company will offering about 24.6 million shares of common stock at $1.12 per share. Emerald Oil, Inc. (NYSEMKT:EOX) has 6.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 65.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $0.97.

Federal prosecutors are likely to seek tougher criminal sanctions against HSBC Holdings PLC (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) than they extracted in 2012 if they pursue a case against the London-based bank over revelations that its Swiss unit helped Americans and other customers evade paying taxes. On last trading day HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) decreased -1.62% to close at $45.62. Its volatility for the week is 0.95% while volatility for the month is 1.03%. HSBC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -10.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.50%. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) monthly performance is 0.09%.

Stock Alert Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY), Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR), HSBC Holdings (NYSE:HSBC), Oneida Financial (NASDAQ:ONFC), Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC)

Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) begin trading ex-dividend on January 29, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.166667 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 17, 2015. On Friday shares of Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) closed at $13.54. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.75%.

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) Stakes Its Claim on Landlines, Its $10.54 Billion Deal for Verizon Customers Is a Contrary Move in Telecom. As the telecom industry marches forward, Frontier Communications Corp. is growing quickly by snapping up the unloved telephone lines its bigger competitors are leaving behind. Its latest deal is to pay $10.54 billion for millions of Verizon Communications Inc. ’s landline customers in Florida, California and Texas—a big one for a company with a market capitalization of just under $8 billion. Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) in last trading activity advanced 2.99% to close at $7.93. Company weekly performance is 18.01% while its quarterly performance stands at 22.38%. Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) is 0.38% away from its 52 week high.

HSBC Holdings plc’s (NYSE:HSBC) Swiss private banking unit made significant profits by helping wealthy customers avoid taxes, according to leaked secret bank account files. The files, obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists or ICIJ – an international collaboration of news outlets – reveal that HSBC permitted clients to withdraw hoards of cash and also promoted schemes to enable wealthy clients avoid paying taxes. On Friday shares of HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) closed at $47.08. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -10.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 1.40%.

On Jan. 30, Oneida Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ONFC), has announced fourth quarter operating results. Net income for the three months ended December 31, 2014 was $294,000 or $0.04 diluted earnings per share, compared to $1.6 million or $0.23 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2013. The decrease in net income during the respective fourth quarter periods is the result of recording a non-cash pension expense of $1.7 million recognized in connection with the Bank’s termination and full distribution of a defined benefit pension plan originally frozen in 2004. Oneida Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ONFC) has 5.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 6.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $13.20.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) announced results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 27, 2014. First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Net revenue of $107.4 million. Gross margin of 50.9%. Net income of $7.8 million or $0.10 per share. Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $633.4 million as of December 27, 2014. On last trading day Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) fell -0.25% to close at $15.88. Its volatility for the week is 2.44% while volatility for the month is 3.00%. KLIC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 20.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 22.80%. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) monthly performance is 12.86%.

Active Watch List: Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF), Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC), Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG)

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) will be holding its quarterly earnings conference call for all interested parties on March 4, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. EST. The earnings press release is scheduled to cross the wire shortly after 7:30 a.m. EST. On Friday shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) closed at $25.78. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 13.77%.

On 29 January, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. Operating cash flow increased 25% to $6.84 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $5.47 billion for the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2013. Free cash flow decreased to $1.95 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $2.03 billion for the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2013. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) in last trading activity increased 0.10% to close at $374.28. Company weekly performance is 5.57% while its quarterly performance stands at 26.22%. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is -2.30% away from its 52 week high.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is seeking to add to its recent run of blockbuster bond deals with a debut sale in Swiss francs, according to a person familiar with the offering. Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse have been hired to manage the sale, which could come as soon as Tuesday, the person said. On last trading day Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fell -0.84% to close at $118.93. Its volatility for the week is 1.62% while volatility for the month is 2.41%. AAPL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 33.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 37.80%. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) monthly performance is 10.81%.

British bank HSBC Holdings Plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) admitted on Sunday failings by its Swiss subsidiary, in response to media reports it helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) institutional ownership stands at 3.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $47.08.

GOLDCORP INC. (NYSE: GG) will release fourth quarter results prior to market open on Thursday, February 19, 2015. On last trading day Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) fell -6.69% to close at $22.89. Its volatility for the week is 3.33% while volatility for the month is 4.64%. GG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 8.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -31.00%. Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) monthly performance is 13.88%.