News Buzz: Lorillard (NYSE:LO), Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON), Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Sungy Mobile Limited (NASDAQ:GOMO), Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU)

On Monday shares of Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) closed at $70.82. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 6.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.50%. Lorillard Inc (NYSE:LO) on 17 April, reported a better-than-expected increase in first-quarter profit, driven by higher for cigarettes, including its flagship brand Newport, partly offset by weak demand for electronic cigarettes. Revenues for the quarter rose 4.8 percent to $1.67 billion from $1.59 billion last year.

Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) in last trading activity decreased -7.35% to close at $40.86. Company weekly performance is -3.61% while its quarterly performance stands at 39.17%. Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) is -19.85% away from its 52 week high. Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) on April 20, 2015, released that it has concluded the acquirement of Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the pioneering agricultural company behind the Arctic® apple, the world’s first non-browning apple without the use of any flavor-altering chemical or antioxidant additives.

On last trading day Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) decreased -0.09% to close at $11.40. Its volatility for the week is 1.92% while volatility for the month is 1.48%. ERIC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 25.80%. Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) monthly performance is -8.34%. Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) celebrated its 50th anniversary in Malaysia with the official launch of a brand new office location in The Pinnacle, in the Sunway township in Subang Jaya, about 11km away from Kuala Lumpur.

Sungy Mobile Limited (NASDAQ:GOMO) has 36.06% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 85.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.91. Sungy Mobile Ltd. (NASDAQ:GOMO) said on 17 April, that Yingming Chang has resigned as chief operating officer and director of the company, effective April 17, to pursue an entrepreneurial endeavor at a company that was invested by Sungy Mobile in October 2014.

Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) has institutional ownership stands at 4.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.93. Alcatel-Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) recently launched its Rapport software-based platform that it said was designed to provide a communications management platform for larger enterprise customers and service providers.

Stocks in News: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Lorillard (NYSE:LO), New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has 3.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 73.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $40.29. Redmond-based Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reportedly considering providing its Windows platform as an open-source program, a move that will mean providing it for free. The transformation could also translate to substantial adjustments for the OS as part of CEO, Satya Nadella, push to take the firm to a new and thrilling direction.

Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) in last trading activity moved up 2.76% to close at $69.25. Company weekly performance is 3.89% while its quarterly performance stands at 11.08%. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) is 0.07% away from its 52 week high. It was reported on 30 March 2015, that a pivotal, possibly final, meeting between Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc (NYSE:LO) officials and federal regulators may take place in coming week, according to the Wall Street Journal. The meeting with Federal Trade Commission members could be the last step toward a decision on Reynolds’ $27.4 billion offer for Lorillard, which was announced July 15.

On last trading day New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ) moved up 0.53% to close at $15.28. Its volatility for the week is 1.74% while volatility for the month is 1.86%. New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ) monthly performance is 2.00%. New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.38 per common share for the first quarter of 2015. The dividend is payable on April 30, 2015 to shareholders of record on March 26, 2015.

On last trading day General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) moved up 0.40% to close at $24.94. Its volatility for the week is 1.11% while volatility for the month is 1.37%. 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 -2.81%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) suspended home-appliance production for one week at its massive facility in Louisville, Ky., after a six-alarm fire destroyed a warehouse and generated thick clouds of dark smoke that prompted local officials to order nearby residents to stay indoors.

On last trading day The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) decreased -0.59% to close at $48.80. Its volatility for the week is 1.63% while volatility for the month is 1.74%. CAKE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 22.50%. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) monthly performance is 1.50%.The city of Madison’s Urban Design Commission will be asked Wednesday to approve plans for an alteration of an existing building at 66 West Towne Way, at West Towne Mall, for a The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) restaurant. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) currently has Wisconsin locations in Glendale and Wauwatosa, according to its website. The commission will also hear about plans for an East Side Chick-fil-A restaurant proposed for 4210 E. Washington Ave. This would be the second Chick-Fil-A in the Madison area.

Investors Watch List: Lorillard (NYSE:LO), Synthetic Biologics Inc. (NYSEMKT:SYN), Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN), VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY)

On Monday shares of Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) closed at $66.42. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 6.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.00%. A pivotal, possibly final, meeting between Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc (NYSE:LO) officials and federal regulators may take place this week, according to the Wall Street Journal. The meeting with Federal Trade Commission members could be the last step toward a decision on Reynolds’ $27.4 billion offer for Lorillard, which was announced July 15.

Synthetic Biologics Inc. (NYSEMKT:SYN) in last trading activity fell -1.29% to close at $2.29. Company weekly performance is -7.29% while its quarterly performance stands at 54.73%. Synthetic Biologics Inc. (NYSEMKT:SYN) is -27.87% away from its 52 week high. Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:SYN) announced the initiation of a Phase 2a clinical trial to evaluate the gastrointestinal (GI) antibiotic-degrading effects and the safety of SYN-004, the Company’s investigational oral beta-lactamase enzyme designed to protect the microbiome and prevent C. difficileinfection (CDI). C. difficile is the leading type of hospital acquired infection and is frequently associated with intravenous (IV) antibiotic treatment. Beta-lactam antibiotics are a mainstay in hospital infection management, and include commonly used penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics, such as ceftriaxone.

On last trading day Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) advanced 1.70% to close at $56.80. Its volatility for the week is 1.68% while volatility for the month is 1.92%. TEN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 34.70%. Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) monthly performance is -2.47%. Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch New York Auto Summit to be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The webcasted presentation is scheduled to begin at 1:40 pm Eastern and run for 35 minutes. Tenneco’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gregg Sherrill, will present a general overview of the company and provide information regarding matters impacting the company’s outlook.

On Monday shares of VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) closed at $2.52. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 29.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 6.70%. VIVUS (NASDAQ:VVUS) announced an operational update, including certain key corporate decisions and plans regarding Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) capsules CIV. These plans include further investments in high-value, consumer-focused digital media projects in support of obesity education and Qsymia, and focusing the Qsymia field sales organization of approximately 100 territories on the most productive target areas.

On last trading day Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) advanced 0.39% to close at $73.87. Its volatility for the week is 1.54% while volatility for the month is 1.82%. LLY’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -10.80%. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) monthly performance is 5.27%. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) will conduct a meeting on June 7 to update the investment community and media on the company’s diabetes business. The discussion, being held in conjunction with the 75th American Diabetes Association® Scientific Sessions, will include multiple topics related to the company’s diabetes business, including a review of the Phase III data for basal insulin peglispro that will be presented during the ADA meeting.

Active Stocks: Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI), Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSEMKT:FPI), Lorillard (NYSE:LO)

On Monday shares of Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) closed at $3.73. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 210.40%.On March 25, Vericel Corporation (Nasdaq:VCEL) reported that positive results from the three-year extension of the Phase 3 SUMMIT study with MACI™ (matrix-applied characterized autologous cultured chondrocytes) were presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons in Las Vegas. In a poster presentation (number P169) entitled “SUMMIT Trial: Matrix-induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implant versus Microfracture at 3 Years,” Professor Mats Brittberg, Cartilage Research Unit, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and colleagues reported that patients followed for three years following treatment with MACI had consistent results as those reported previously in the two-year SUMMIT trial.

On Monday shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) closed at $51.64. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 23.24%. Zacks upgraded shares of Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.Zacks
currently has $57.00 price objective on the stock.

On last trading day Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI) increased 3.30% to close at $30.32. Its volatility for the week is 1.55% while volatility for the month is 1.78%. DEI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 25.70%. Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI) monthly performance is 5.79%. Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI) cash dividend payment of $0.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased DEI prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.

Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSEMKT:FPI) has 1.80% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 15.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $11. On March 26, Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSEMKT:FPI) announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire eight row crop farms in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia comprising an aggregate of 15,042 acres. The farms were purchased for total consideration of $49.8 million in cash and an aggregate of 2,981,971 shares of common stock and units of limited partnership interest in the Company’s operating partnership. The acquisitions are expected to close in May 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

On last trading day Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) fell -2.60% to close at $66.42. Its volatility for the week is 1.99% while volatility for the month is 1.41%. LO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.30%. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) monthly performance is -2.92%. Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO) are expected to meet this week with members of the Federal Trade Commission ahead of a final decision by the agency on whether to allow the companies to merge, according to people familiar with the matter.

Top News: Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Lorillard (NYSE:LO), Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FPRX), New York REIT (NYSE:NYRT), J&J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF)

A $10 version of Sovaldi, the Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) hepatitis C treatment that sells for $1,000 a pill in the U.S., is now available in Bangladesh and could make its way to other parts of the world where the U.S. company doesn’t have patents. On Monday shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) closed at $101.37. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 28.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 14.48%.

An “overwhelming” 98% of retailers expect the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to approve the pending $25-billion Reynolds American- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) merger deal, with some retailers expecting minor modifications or additional brand divestitures, according to the latest Wells Fargo Securities LLC “Tobacco Talk” survey, representing nearly 40,000 U.S. convenience stores. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) in last trading activity advanced 0.33% to close at $67.21. Company weekly performance is -1.87% while its quarterly performance stands at 6.19%. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) is -2.88% away from its 52 week high.

On Mar 05, Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FPRX) announced that Julie Hambleton, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, will present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time. The conference will take place at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. On last trading day Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FPRX) advanced 0.94% to close at $24.78. Its volatility for the week is 6.08% while volatility for the month is 5.36%. Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FPRX) monthly performance is -6.56%.

New York REIT, Inc. (NYSE:NYRT) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 47.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $9.94.

J & J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ:JJSF) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.36 per share of its common stock payable on April 2, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 13, 2015. On last trading day J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ:JJSF) advanced 0.99% to close at $99.94. Its volatility for the week is 1.52% while volatility for the month is 1.73%. JJSF’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.60%. J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ:JJSF) monthly performance is 0.37%.

Top Stocks: Lorillard (NYSE:LO), Emergent BioSolutions (NYSE:EBS), Stonegate Bank (NASDAQ:SGBK), Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE), Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ:ICON)

Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) Board of Directors approved a 7% increase in the quarterly dividend on its common stock from $0.615 per share to $0.66 per share. The dividend is payable on March 10, 2015 to stockholders of record as of March 2, 2015. On Monday shares of Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) closed at $67.21. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 6.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.00%.

On 5 march, Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. (NYSE:EBS) reported GAAP net income: Q4 2014 of $30.1 million, up 98% from 2013; twelve months 2014 of $36.7 million, up 18% from 2013; on a diluted share basis, GAAP EPS for Q4 2014 was $0.66 per share and twelve months 2014 was $0.88 per share, up 61% and 4%, respectively, from 2013. Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. (NYSE:EBS) in last trading activity increased 2.04% to close at $29.00. Company weekly performance is -3.65% while its quarterly performance stands at 15.68%. Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. (NYSE:EBS) is -5.66% away from its 52 week high.

Stonegate Bank (NASDAQ: SGBK) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.04 per share, or $0.16 annualized. The dividend will be payable on March 30, 2015, to stockholders of record on March 19, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of March 17, 2015.On last trading day Stonegate Bank (NASDAQ:SGBK) advanced 1.06% to close at $28.50. Its volatility for the week is 3.00% while volatility for the month is 2.00%. Stonegate Bank (NASDAQ:SGBK) monthly performance is 1.21%.

Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE) announced that it has commenced, subject to market and other conditions, an underwritten public offering of 9,000,000 shares of its common stock. Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE) has 1.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 84.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $7.04.

On 4 March, Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON) announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Strawberry Shortcake brand and related intangible assets from American Greetings for $105 million in cash. On last trading day Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICON) increased 1.31% to close at $34.01. Its volatility for the week is 1.87% while volatility for the month is 2.44%. ICON’s sales growth for past 5 years was 14.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 19.30%. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICON) monthly performance is -4.06%.

Why These Are Hot: Lorillard (NYSE:LO), Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM), International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM), Seacor Holdings (NYSE:CKH), Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARIA)

On February 26, it was reported that, Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO)’s chief financial officer will head Imperial Tobacco’s U.S. division following Reynolds American Inc.’s $25 billion takeover of Lorillard. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC said Thursday that David Taylor will become CEO of the U.S. business, called ITG Brands LLC, after the deal closes. He’s been Lorillard’s CFO since 2008. On Friday shares of Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) closed at $66.99. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 6.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.00%.

Sigma Designs, Inc (NASDAQ:SIGM) announced that management is scheduled to present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference on March 9, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) in last trading activity decreased -0.68% to close at $7.35. Company weekly performance is -0.27% while its quarterly performance stands at 68.58%. Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) is -3.29% away from its 52 week high.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) Thursday said it will provide IT solutions to supply chain logistics firm Gati Kintetsu Express (Gati KWE). Gati has chosen IBM Commerce solution to help online retailers meet the rising consumer demand for efficient delivery of products, the US-based firm said in a statement. According to market estimates, Indian eCommerce market is expected to grow 37 per cent to touch USD 20 billion this year, the firm added. On Friday shares of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) closed at $158.50. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -0.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.51%.

On February 27, it was reported that, Seacor Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CKH) more than quadrupled its earnings in the fourth quarter, mostly because it sold and leased back two offshore support vessels. Net income: $40.1 million, or $1.85 per share, up from $8.4 million, or 41 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013. Seacor Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CKH) has 2.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 99.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $70.51.

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) presented at the Cowen and Company 35th Annual Health Care Conference was held in Boston. Harvey J. Berger, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer, provided an overview of the Company’s business on Monday, March 2, at 2:10 p.m. (ET). Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) in last trading activity moved down -2.06% to close at $8.08. Company weekly performance is -0.62% while its quarterly performance stands at 8.31%. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) is -7.34% away from its 52 week high.

Stock Alert: Lorillard (NYSE:LO), 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD), American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI), TeleCommunication Systems (NASDAQ:TSYS), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY)

Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) announced that its Board of Directors approved a 7% increase in the quarterly dividend on its common stock from $0.615 per share to $0.66 per share. The dividend is payable on March 10, 2015 to stockholders of record as of March 2, 2015. On Friday shares of Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) closed at $66.99. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 6.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.00%.

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) had its price target lowered by analysts at Deutsche Bank from $43.00 to $33.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.On Friday shares of 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) closed at $28.50. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 42.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 21.33%.

On February 26, American Public Education Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) reported fourth-quarter profit of $11.8 million. For the year, the company reported profit of $40.9 million, or $2.33 per share. Revenue was reported as $350 million. On last trading day American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) moved down -0.43% to close at $30.20. Its volatility for the week is 2.86% while volatility for the month is 2.82%. APEI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 25.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 22.30%. American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) monthly performance is -13.09%.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSYS) has been invited to present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference. The conference is being held on March 8-11, 2015 at The Ritz Carlton in Dana Point, California. TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:TSYS) has 4.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 62.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.17.

The German Court of Appeal has ruled that Eli Lilly and Company’s (NYSE:LLY) vitamin regimen patent for Alimta (pemetrexed disodium) would not be infringed by a generic competitor that intends to market a dipotassium salt form of pemetrexed in Germany once the compound patent expires in December 2015.Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) in last trading activity fell -3.09% to close at $68.41. Company weekly performance is -2.51% while its quarterly performance stands at -3.14%. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) is -8.25% away from its 52 week high.

Investor’s pick: CafePress Inc. (NASDAQ:PRSS), Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST), Lorillard (NYSE:LO), Silgan Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SLGN), Sequenom Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM)

On 11 February, CafePress Inc. (NASDAQ:PRSS), announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to divest its Art business. Under terms of the agreement, CafePress sold its Art business to privately held Circle Graphics, Inc., for approximately $31.5 million in cash. On Thursday shares of CafePress Inc. (NASDAQ:PRSS) closed at $3.34. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 15.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 21.00%.

Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST) announced it has priced an underwritten public offering of 7,692,308 shares of its common stock at a price to public of $1.30 per share. Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST) in last trading activity fell -8.97% to close at $1.42. Company weekly performance is -21.55% while its quarterly performance stands at 80.89%. Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST) is -41.08% away from its 52 week high.

Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.66 per share, or $2.64 annualized. This is a 7.3% increase from the prior dividend of $0.615. The dividend will be payable on March 10, 2015, to stockholders of record on March 2, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of February 26, 2015.On last trading day Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) fell -1.15% to close at $67.85. Its volatility for the week is 1.25% while volatility for the month is 1.13%. LO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 10.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.90%. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) monthly performance is 3.49%.

Silgan Holdings (NASDAQ:SLGN) had its target price lifted by Citigroup Inc. from $56.00 to $61.00 in a research note released on Wednesday morning. They currently have a neutral rating on the stock. Silgan Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SLGN) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 68.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $56.89.

Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), announced it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014 after closing of the NASDAQ Global Market on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. On last trading day Sequenom Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM) remains unchanged to close at $3.64. Its volatility for the week is 3.43% while volatility for the month is 3.92%. SQNM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 28.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -2.50%. Sequenom Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM) monthly performance is 4.30%.

Don’t Miss These Stocks: Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD), Digital Ally Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY), Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND), Bitauto Holdings (NYSE:BITA), Lorillard (NYSE:LO)

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) and Envision Pharmaceutical Services (“EnvisionRx”) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Rite Aid will acquire EnvisionRx, a portfolio company of leading global private investment firm TPG, in a transaction valued at approximately $2 billion, which includes the value of an expected future tax benefit of $275 million. On Wednesday shares of Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) closed at $8.08. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -0.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 39.71%.

Digital Ally Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) announced that demand for its FleetVU Manager software solution continues to expand among commercial fleet operators. Recent orders have been received from operators of EMS vehicles (ambulances), taxis and small-bus fleets. Digital Ally Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) in last trading activity increased 8.57% to close at $11.40. Company weekly performance is 4.97% while its quarterly performance stands at -7.17%. Digital Ally Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) is -66.06% away from its 52 week high.

On 9 February, Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) reported a preliminary net income of $7.1 million, or 34 cents per share, for the fourth quarter of 2014 and a net income of $12 million, or 56 per share, for the year ended Dec. 31.On last trading day Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) moved up 0.53% to close at $56.56. Its volatility for the week is 6.24% while volatility for the month is 5.24%. LGND’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.70%. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) monthly performance is 9.74%.

Zacks cut shares of Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has $54.00 price target on the stock. Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) institutional ownership stands at 47.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $60.02.

Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO) reported in-line earnings for the fourth quarter. The Greensboro, North Carolina-based company posted quarterly earnings of $327 million, or $0.91 per share, compared to $281 million, or $0.76 per share, in the year-ago peirod. Excluding items, the company earned $0.93 per share. On last trading day Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) increased 0.72% to close at $67.55. Its volatility for the week is 1.23% while volatility for the month is 1.10%. LO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 10.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.90%. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) monthly performance is 5.68%.