Top Stocks: MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB), CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME), Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA)

MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) plans to open an $800 million casino in nearby Springfield, Massachusetts, within about 2 1/2 years. On Thursday shares of MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) closed at $19.72. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 10.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.00%.

Capgemini and EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) published the results of a survey yesterday (March 10th) showing that almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of enterprises believe big data is “changing traditional business boundaries” and “enabling new providers to move into their industry”. On last trading day EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) moved up 1.75% to close at $26.17. Its volatility for the week is 2.75% while volatility for the month is 1.94%. EMC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 20.00%. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) monthly performance is -3.93%.

Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB)’s stock hold a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). On last trading day Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) advanced 1.68% to close at $12.70. Its volatility for the week is 1.68% while volatility for the month is 1.63%. EBSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 43.10%. Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) monthly performance is 4.27%.

CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) announced the winners of its 12th annual CME Group Trading Challenge. The four-week electronic trading competition is open exclusively to teams of currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students around the world. The students compete on a real-time professional trading platform, provided by CQG, while learning about market events by accessing live Dow Jones newsfeeds and The Hightower Report. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has 0.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 77.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $97.33.

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) on March 10, 2015, reported that the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed the shareholder derivative lawsuit filed in late 2013 against the Company and certain of its officers and directors in connection with the events leading up to the temporary suspension of the marketing and commercial distribution of Iclusig® (ponatinib) on October 31, 2013, and subsequent re-launch in January 2014 based on revised U.S. prescribing information and a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy. On last trading day Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) moved up 1.22% to close at $8.28. Its volatility for the week is 3.73% while volatility for the month is 4.49%. ARIA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 66.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -0.20%. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) monthly performance is 21.76%.

Market Alert: Mast Therapeutics (NYSEMKT:MSTX), Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Cutera (NASDAQ:CUTR), Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB)

Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MSTX), announced that the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Brian M. Culley, will present at Cowen and Company’s 35th Annual Healthcare Conference on Monday, March 2, 2015. On Friday shares of Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:MSTX) closed at $0.52.

On 26 February, Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) released financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2015 ended January 31, 2015. Revenue came in at a record $212.9 million, above estimates of $210.22 million, and was an increase of 21 percent from the $176.4 million reported in Q2 2014. Non-GAAP net income was $33.8 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, above estimates of $0.27 and above the $21.4 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, reported in the year-ago period. Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) in last trading activity advanced 9.73% to close at $24.81. Company weekly performance is 34.62% while its quarterly performance stands at 31.48%. Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) is 3.81% away from its 52 week high.

Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share, or $0.72 annualized. The dividend will be payable on March 25, 2015, to stockholders of record on March 4, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of March 2, 2015. On last trading day Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) advanced 0.56% to close at $42.94. Its volatility for the week is 2.47% while volatility for the month is 2.68%. 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 8.79%.

Cutera, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUTR) announced that Kevin Connors, the Company’s President and CEO, will be presenting at the 27th Annual Roth Conference to be held March 9 – 12, 2015 at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California. Cutera, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUTR) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 67.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $12.85.

On last trading day Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) advanced 0.32% to close at $12.39. Its volatility for the week is 1.58% while volatility for the month is 2.18%. EBSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 43.10%. Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) monthly performance is 8.78%.

Don’t Miss These Stocks: Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE:TLM), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Hubbell Inc. (NYSE:HUB-B), Integrated Electrical Services (NASDAQ:IESC), Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB)

Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE:TLM) will release its fourth quarter 2014 results on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, before markets open. On Thursday shares of Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE:TLM) closed at $7.60. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -12.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.70%.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) has announced availability of the EMC Vspex Blue hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that delivers compute, storage, networking and management powered by VMware EVO:RAIL and EMC software. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) in last trading activity increased 0.89% to close at $27.08. Company weekly performance is 2.58% while its quarterly performance stands at -5.97%. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is -12.08% away from its 52 week high.

Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUB-B) on 29 January reported operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. Net sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 were $848.8 million, an increase of 5% compared to the $806.6 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2013. Operating income was $126.1 million, or 14.9% of net sales, compared to $126.2 million, or 15.6% of net sales, for the comparable period of 2013. Net income in the fourth quarter of 2014 was $81.3 million, a decrease of less than 1% compared to the $82.0 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2013. On last trading day Hubbell Inc. (NYSE:HUB-B) increased 0.45% to close at $111.04. Its volatility for the week is 1.95% while volatility for the month is 2.28%. HUB-B’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 6.80%. Hubbell Inc. (NYSE:HUB-B) monthly performance is 8.22%.

Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:IESC) announced Net income per share from continuing operations of $0.16 per share for the first quarter of 2015, an improvement of $0.15 per share compared with the first quarter of 2014. Gross profit of $22.7 million for the first quarter of 2015, an improvement of $4.6 million. Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:IESC) has 2.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 78.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $7.25.

Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB), on 26 January announced net income of $6.0 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 compared to $4.0 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2013. For the year ended December 31, 2014, net income was $22.3 million, or $0.42 per diluted share compared to $15.4 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2013. On last trading day Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) increased 1.22% to close at $12.40. Its volatility for the week is 2.47% while volatility for the month is 1.47%. EBSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 43.10%. Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) monthly performance is 10.62%.

Market Movers: Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:FSM), Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD), Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC)

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:FSM) announced step-out drill results from the Trinidad North zone at its Mexico-based San Jose mine. The results are for 23 holes completed prior to the release of mineral resource and reserve estimates on June 30, 2014. On Wednesday shares of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:FSM) closed at $4.80.

For the past five years, Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) offered an anniversary campaign targeting its loyalty program members with exclusive coupons/discounts in January and February. This year, Rite Aid relaunched the campaign as Happy You Year Rewards campaign for customers enrolled in its wellness+ loyalty program. Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) in last trading activity remains unchanged to close at $7.32. Company weekly performance is -3.30% while its quarterly performance stands at 53.78%. Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) is -15.08% away from its 52 week high.

Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) has recorded an average daily volume of 81,590 shares for the last 20 days. The volume traded during the previous 20 sessions as a percentage of shares outstanding is 0.15%. The latest short ratio is 6.4. A high short ratio points to heavy build up of shorts while a low ratio signifies lesser short positions. On last trading day Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) fell -0.97% to close at $11.20. Its volatility for the week is 1.31% while volatility for the month is 1.27%. EBSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 56.00%. Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) monthly performance is -0.71%.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s WhatsApp banned third-party apps, such as the WhatsApp Plus, disallowing users to operate the apps temporarily. The company has put a 24-hour ban on third-party apps, which it claims have no authorization from WhatsApp. On Wednesday shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) closed at $76.74. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 96.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 36.93%.

On January 8, Construction services company, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC), won an engineering services contract from BP Chembel N.V. Financial terms of the contract have not been disclosed. On last trading day Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) moved up 1.57% to close at $39.58. Its volatility for the week is 2.74% while volatility for the month is 2.63%. JEC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -5.00%. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) monthly performance is -6.30%.

Investors Should Watch: Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG), Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA), IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB), TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP)

Goldcorp Inc (NYSE:GG) will take an impairment charge of up to $2.7 billion on its new Cerro Negro mine in Argentina in the fourth quarter, the world’s biggest gold miner by value said on Monday as it also announced that 2014 output was below its own forecast. On Monday shares of Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) closed at $21.46. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 8.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 13.10%.

On January 8, Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) announced that it plans to expedite APD334 into Phase 2 clinical trials for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Phase 1 study results showed that the drug demonstrated a dose-dependent effect on lymphocyte count lowering in blood, with mean decreases from baseline of up to 69%. On Monday shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) closed at $5.65. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 52.70%.

IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2014. The business info service company’s consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.99. This value represents a 2.94% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year IHS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 14.44%. On last trading day IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS) moved up 0.32% to close at $110.13. Its volatility for the week is 2.21% while volatility for the month is 2.10%. IHS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 16.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 4.40%. IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS) monthly performance is -5.13%.

Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) has recorded an average daily volume of 81,590 shares for the last 20 days. The volume traded during the previous 20 sessions as a percentage of shares outstanding is 0.15%. The latest short ratio is 6.4. A high short ratio points to heavy build up of shorts while a low ratio signifies lesser short positions. Short interest has changed by -21.5% in the past 1 month. Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) has 0.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 58.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $11.31.

Shares of Newton’s TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) rose after the online travel firm said it agreed to acquire Iens.nl, a leading Dutch restaurant ratings website for an undisclosed sum, according to a Reuters report. The deal gives TripAdvisor a leading position in the Netherlands. According to Dutch reports, the deal was valued at $11.8 million. On last trading day TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) decreased -4.13% to close at $71.45. Its volatility for the week is 4.32% while volatility for the month is 2.66%. TRIP’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.67%. TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) monthly performance is -1.37%.

Market Watch List: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB), Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:KOOL), Alliance Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:AIQ)

On 8 January Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) said it has raised about $1 billion for a new credit fund, the latest in a series of private equity-type vehicles it is raising despite a new regulation that limits the bank’s own participation in such funds. On Friday shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) closed at $36.88. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 183.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 24.94%.

Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) CEO Marissa A. Mayer sold 36,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.16, for a total value of $1,841,760.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 2,263,322 shares in the company, valued at approximately $115,791,554. Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) in last trading activity decreased -1.02% to close at $49.72. Company weekly performance is -0.90% while its quarterly performance stands at 20.97%. Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is -5.51% away from its 52 week high.

Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) Director Richard F. Fernandez purchased 3,000 shares of Meridian Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 1st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $10.90 per share, for a total transaction of $32,700.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 30,380 shares in the company, valued at approximately $331,142. On last trading day Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) decreased -0.53% to close at $11.27. Its volatility for the week is 1.15% while volatility for the month is 1.54%. EBSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 56.00%. Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) monthly performance is -0.97%.

Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:KOOL) announced that the Company will present at the Biotech Showcase™ 2015 on Tuesday, January 13th at 10:00 AM PT (1:00 PM ET). Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:KOOL) has 1.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 13.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.01.

Alliance Healthcare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ) said that Alliance Healthcare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ)’s goals is to bring community leaders together. On last trading day Alliance Healthcare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ) decreased -3.99% to close at $19.96. Its volatility for the week is 5.12% while volatility for the month is 5.14%. AIQ’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -26.80%. Alliance Healthcare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ) monthly performance is -6.95%.

Big Movers: Spansion Inc. (NYSE:CODE), International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM), ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ONNN), Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB)

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY) and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE:CODE) on Dec. 1 announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $4 billion. The post-merger company will generate more than $2 billion in revenue annually and create a leading global provider of microcontrollers and specialized memories needed in today’s embedded systems. Spansion Inc. (NYSE:CODE) in last trading activity moved up 3.59% to close at $28.86. Company weekly performance is 30.94% while its quarterly performance stands at 25.81%. Spansion Inc. (NYSE:CODE) is 0.45% away from its 52 week high.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) announced a seven-year, $1.25 billion contract with WPP, as well as a multi-year service agreement with New York-based information firm, Thomson Reuters Corporations (NYSE:TRI). On last trading day International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) moved up 1.14% to close at $164.52. Its volatility for the week is 1.06% while volatility for the month is 1.11%. IBM’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.90%. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) monthly performance is 0.78%.

ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ONNN) driving energy efficiency innovations, has announced new distribution channel partner agreements with two multi-national electronics trading franchises based in Japan. Ryosan Co., Ltd. and Macnica Inc. join the roster of ON Semiconductor channel sales partners to help expand domestic sales within Japan and work to drive sales growth in China and other Asia-Pacific geographies. On last trading day ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ONNN) moved up 3.70% to close at $9.80. Its volatility for the week is 3.28% while volatility for the month is 2.68%. ONNN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.00%. ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ONNN) monthly performance is 19.95%.

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy products, on 18 November has successfully completed installation of its first GenFuel hydrogen infrastructure for the ground support equipment (GSE) market at the Memphis Airport. Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) has 0.80% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 27.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.50.

Meridian Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) Director Richard F. Fernandez acquired 3,000 shares of Meridian Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 1st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $10.90 per share, for a total transaction of $32,700.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 30,380 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $331,142. On Wednesday shares of Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) closed at $11.00. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.00%.

Traders Are Watching: Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC), Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL), Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI)Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA), Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB)

On 8 November Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) said it is making new efforts to resolve a stalemate at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that is holding up a final piece of the lender’s record $16.7 billion toxic-mortgage settlement. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) in last trading activity fell -0.41% to close at $17.04. Company weekly performance is 0.24% while its quarterly performance stands at 6.23%. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is -5.11% away from its 52 week high.

Barclays reissued their overweight rating on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) in a research report released on Friday morning. Barclays currently has a $85.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $95.00. On last trading day Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL) fell -15.77% to close at $44.76. Its volatility for the week is 6.53% while volatility for the month is 5.32%. WLL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 15.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.60%. Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL) monthly performance is -25.44%.

On 14 November Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) said it has rejected a takeover approach from Halliburton, its rival oil services group, on the grounds that the offer was not high enough, correspondence between the two companies published on Friday night has shown. Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) in last trading activity decreased -8.92% to close at $57.00. Company weekly performance is -11.50% while its quarterly performance stands at -17.30%. Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) is -24.22% away from its 52 week high.

On 24 November Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) said it plans to launch a debit-card service in Canada next year, a move that could shake up competition in the country’s lucrative payments industry while stoking merchant discontent over processing costs. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has 10.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 78.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $87.29.

Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) Director Richard F. Fernandez bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $11.46 per share, with a total value of $57,300.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 30,380 shares in the company, valued at approximately $348,155. On Friday shares of Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) closed at $10.96. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.00%.

Morning Alert: American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ:ARCP), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB), ZaZa Energy (NASDAQ:ZAZA), Integrated Silicon Solution (NASDAQ:ISSI)

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) on Nov. 18 announced that, as expected, it received a standard notice from the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Department (“NASDAQ”) stating that ARCP is not in compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) that requires timely filing of reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) in last trading activity increased 0.17% to close at $8.99. Company weekly performance is 3.04% while its quarterly performance stands at -29.89%. American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) is -36.41% away from its 52 week high.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) said its aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get as much as 29 percent better fuel economy than its mostly steel predecessor as the automaker gambles with a new design for its top-selling and most profitable model. On last trading day Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) fell -0.19% to close at $15.43. Its volatility for the week is 2.32% while volatility for the month is 2.22%. F’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.80%. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) monthly performance is 8.13%.

Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company” or “Meridian”) (NASDAQ: EBSB), the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank (the “Bank”), which also operates under the name Mt. Washington Bank, a Division of East Boston Savings Bank (“Mt. Washington”), announced net income of $6.0 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 compared to $5.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, net income was $16.3 million, or $0.30 per diluted share compared to $11.4 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The Company’s return on average assets was 0.76% for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 compared to 0.83% for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. On last trading day Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) fell -1.60% to close at $11.06. Its volatility for the week is 2.22% while volatility for the month is 1.74%. EBSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 56.00%. Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) monthly performance is 0.45%.

ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA) recently exploded to $5 per share after the Company’s beat expectations on 3rd quarter operating results. ZAZA reported revenues of $2.7 million, as compared to $1.1 million for the comparable 2013 period, an increase of approximately 144%. Operating costs and expenses for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 were $6.3 million as compared to $15.2 million in the same 2013 period. ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA) is an independent exploration and production company that has established its position as an industry leader in both conventional and unconventional resource plays. ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA) has 9.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 6.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.05.

Integrated Silicon Solution (NASDAQ:ISSI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 29th. The company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $84.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $84.60 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.20 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Integrated Silicon Solution will post $0.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. On Friday shares of Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (NASDAQ:ISSI) closed at $14.18. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 16.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.50%.

Stocks in News: Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB), Silicon Graphics International Corp. (NASDAQ:SGI), SORL Auto Parts (NASDAQ:SORL), Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB)

Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) CEO Richard Costolo sold 141,730 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.10, for a total value of $5,825,103.00. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) in last trading activity decreased -2.22% to close at $39.71. Company weekly performance is -6.65% while its quarterly performance stands at -11.97%. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is -46.86% away from its 52 week high.

Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) announced a dividend on Wednesday, November 5th. Investors of record on Monday, November 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.02 per share on Thursday, November 27th. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 18th. On last trading day Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) moved up 1.24% to close at $4.08. Its volatility for the week is 3.36% while volatility for the month is 3.49%. GGB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -20.20%. Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) monthly performance is -7.90%.

Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI) extends stock repurchase program through Dec. 31 2015. Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI) has disclosed in a filing that on November 12, the board of directors of Silicon Graphics International extended through December 31, 2015 the company’s stock repurchase program, authorizing the company to buy back up to $30M in SGI common stock. On last trading day Silicon Graphics International Corp. (NASDAQ:SGI) decreased -6.03% to close at $9.19. Its volatility for the week is 5.61% while volatility for the month is 4.58%. SGI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 38.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -26.30%. Silicon Graphics International Corp. (NASDAQ:SGI) monthly performance is 2.11%.

Sorl Auto Parts (NASDAQ:SORL) announced its earnings results on Friday. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $58.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.50 million. SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SORL) has 58.84% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 9.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.88.

Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) Director Richard F. Fernandez bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $11.46 per share, with a total value of $57,300.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 30,380 shares in the company, valued at approximately $348,155. On Wednesday shares of Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) closed at $11.16. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.00%.