Shining on Major News: Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CPS), Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX), Interval Leisure Group (NASDAQ:IILG), Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU)

On Friday shares of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CPS) closed at $63.80. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 10.80%. On May 07, Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CPS) reported net income of $21.0 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, and adjusted EBITDA of $80.8 million for the first quarter of 2015. These results compare to net income of $19.7 million or $1.10 per diluted share and adjusted EBITDA of $80.6 million in the first quarter of 2014.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) in last trading activity moved up 1.62% to close at $9.43. Company weekly performance is 3.29% while its quarterly performance stands at -12.85%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) is -44.10% away from its 52 week high. Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) on May 07, reported a loss of $19.3 million in its first quarter. The New Haven, Connecticut-based company said it had a loss of 17 cents per share.
On Friday shares of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) closed at $17.51. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -2.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.88%. Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) announced the pricing of a public offering of $1.85 billion aggregate principal amount of its senior notes. The public offering consists of $600 million of 2.850% notes due May 15, 2020, $500 million of 3.375% notes due May 15, 2022, and $750 million of 3.850% notes due May 15, 2025.

Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IILG) in last trading activity moved up 0.52% to close at $25.14. Company weekly performance is 0.24% while its quarterly performance stands at 6.33%. Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IILG) is -8.01% away from its 52 week high. Interval Leisure Group (NASDAQ:IILG) announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Consolidated revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $184.6 million, an increase of 17.5% compared to the first quarter of 2014. In constant currency (defined below), consolidated revenue increased by 19.5% to $187.6 million. Excluding pass-through revenue, consolidated revenue increased by $14.6 million, or 11.1%, and by $17.7 million, or 13.4%, in constant currency.

On last trading day Virtusa Corp. (NASDAQ:VRTU) fell -0.47% to close at $40.64. Its volatility for the week is 1.75% while volatility for the month is 1.78%. VRTU’s sales growth for past 5 years was 18.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 20.50%. Virtusa Corp. (NASDAQ:VRTU) monthly performance is 0.74%. Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU), announced that it will report its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2015 for the three months and full year ending March 31, 2015 after the U.S. financial markets close on Monday, May 11, 2015.

Top News: Oi SA (ADR) (NYSE:OIBR), Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS), Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), Ikonics Corp. (NASDAQ:IKNX)

On Thursday shares of Oi SA (ADR) (NYSE:OIBR) closed at $1.86. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 19.70%. Oi SA (ADR) (NYSE:OIBR) delivered significantly better results in 1Q, 15 with improvement in virtually all trends. We are reiterating our guidance for 2015 (routine EBITDA of R$ 7.0 to 7.4 billion and OCF improvement of R$ 1.2 to 1.8 billion).

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) in last trading activity increased 1.53% to close at $9.28. Company weekly performance is 6.06% while its quarterly performance stands at -16.25%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) is -44.99% away from its 52 week high. Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) on Thursday reported a loss of $19.3 million in its first quarter. The New Haven, Connecticut-based company said it had a loss of 17 cents per share.

On last trading day BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) moved down -0.82% to close at $24.26. Its volatility for the week is 1.96% while volatility for the month is 2.21%. BXS’s sales growth for past 5 years was -6.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 4.10%. BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) monthly performance is 3.59%. BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) made a presentation to bank stock analysts at the 2015 Gulf South Bank Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, Monday, May 4, 2015, at 1:40 p.m. central time.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) has 1.10% insider ownership. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $24.33. Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) was downgraded by Zacks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

On last trading day Ikonics Corp. (NASDAQ:IKNX) moved down -8.26% to close at $14.12. Its volatility for the week is 0.96% while volatility for the month is 0.74%. IKNX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 32.00%. Ikonics Corp. (NASDAQ:IKNX) monthly performance is -5.56%. Ikonics Corp. (NASDAQ:IKNX) provided more detailed information on the expansion plans for its Advanced Materials Solutions (AMS) business unit, which produces products for the aerospace and electronics industries. The new, 27,300 square foot structure will contain a 20,500 square-foot production floor in addition to offices and ancillary facilities.

Stocks in Focus: Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE), American International Group (NYSE:AIG), Tesoro Logistics LP (NYSE:TLLP), Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), NewBridge Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBBC)

On Wednesday shares of Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) closed at $8.19. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 10.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 0.01%. Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) said it could reduce forecasted iron ore production by up to 30 million tonnes over the next two years, as the miner tries to resuscitate margins in the midst of a severe price slump. In a major strategy shift following Vale’s third quarterly loss in a row, executives said they would focus on improving margins over increasing volumes.

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) in last trading activity increased 0.26% to close at $58.15. Company weekly performance is 2.65% while its quarterly performance stands at 13.14%. American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) is -0.99% away from its 52 week high. On April 30, American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) announced its quarterly earnings report for the first quarter, fiscal year 2015 (1QFY15) on April 30, after the closing bell. AIG reported its net operating income for the quarter as $1.69 billion or $1.22 per share, in turn beating Wall Street’s estimates by three cents per share.

On last trading day Tesoro Logistics LP (NYSE:TLLP) moved down -0.68% to close at $57.07. Its volatility for the week is 3.07% while volatility for the month is 2.49%. TLLP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 92.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 22.20%. Tesoro Logistics LP (NYSE:TLLP) monthly performance is 5.48%. Tesoro Logistics LP (NYSE:TLLP) cash dividend payment of $0.695 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased TLLP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) has 44.11% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 79.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $9.14. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) announced that Milind Deshpande, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Achillion, will present a corporate overview at two upcoming investor conference: UBS Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. ET at The Sheraton New York Hotel in New York, NY.

On last trading day NewBridge Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBBC) increased 0.50% to close at $8.09. Its volatility for the week is 2.48% while volatility for the month is 2.44%. NBBC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.40%. NewBridge Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBBC) monthly performance is -7.01%. Zacks downgraded shares of NewBridge Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBBC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

Shining on Major News: Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), NF Energy Saving (NASDAQ:NFEC), International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI)

On Monday shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) closed at $9.41. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.58%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) on 25 April, presented two late breaker posters at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) during The International Liver Congress 2015. “We believe that the ability to achieve 100% SVR12 after six-weeks of treatment with ACH-3102 and sofosbuvir supports the potential for our proprietary doublet regimen to reduce treatment duration for HCV patients,” commented Milind Deshpande, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Achillion.

On Monday shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) closed at $100.58. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.13%. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) on 14 April, announced sales of $17.4 billion for the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of 4.1% as compared to the first quarter of 2014. Operational results increased 3.1% and the negative impact of currency was 7.2%. Domestic sales increased 5.9%. International sales decreased 12.4%, reflecting operational growth of 0.8% and a negative currency impact of 13.2%. Excluding the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures, on an operational basis, worldwide sales increased 5.7%, domestic sales increased 9.1% and international sales increased 3.0%.*

On last trading day NF Energy Saving Corp. (NASDAQ:NFEC) moved up 6.10% to close at $2.26. Its volatility for the week is 17.33% while volatility for the month is 10.50%. NFEC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -13.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -16.20%. NF Energy Saving Corp. (NASDAQ:NFEC) monthly performance is 3.20%. NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ:NFEC) announced that on 14 April, 2015, the Company signed a $420,000 sales contract in Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, China, to provide flow control equipment to the city’s drinking water supply system relocation project. This is the first contract the Company entered in 2015 for municipal water pipeline network construction business.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) in last trading activity moved up 0.56% to close at $170.73. Company weekly performance is 2.75% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.96%. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) is -11.34% away from its 52 week high. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has announced it is bringing its security intelligence technology, IBM QRadar, to the cloud, giving companies the ability quickly prioritize real threats and free up critical resources to fight cyberattacks.

On last trading day ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI) moved down -0.37% to close at $40.49. Its volatility for the week is 2.07% while volatility for the month is 2.22%. ICFI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 7.40%. ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI) monthly performance is -1.32%. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus set a $49.00 price target on shares of ICF International Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI) and gave the company a “buy” rating.

Morning Buzz: Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV)

On Thursday shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) closed at $10.19. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.58%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) carries Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

On last trading day Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) moved up 0.08% to close at $12.56. Its volatility for the week is 1.19% while volatility for the month is 1.34%. 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 -2.03%. Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) believes some of the LTE technology Apple uses in Phones and other devices infringes on its own patents. Apple sued Ericsson in January, saying that the communications technology used in its products doesn’t depend on the Ericsson patents. Ericsson counter-sued just two days later. Now Ericsson has stomped its feet loudly enough to convince the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that it should investigate Apple’s use of its technology.

Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) has its institutional ownership stands at 4.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.82. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) said it has appointed Ichwan F. Agus (pic) as the new country senior officer for Indonesia, with the appointment effective on April 1, 2015.

On last trading day Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) moved up 0.15% to close at $34.38. Its volatility for the week is 1.49% while volatility for the month is 1.52%. PFE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 3.10%. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) monthly performance is -0.75%. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has stopped selling its Prevnar 7 pneumonia vaccine in China after its import license expired, but the U.S. drugmaker still intends to launch the world’s most widely used vaccine, Prevnar 13, in that market.

On last trading day Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV) fell -0.04% to close at $23.54. Its volatility for the week is 1.73% while volatility for the month is 2.14%. CSV’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.70%. Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV) monthly performance is -0.55%. Recently released 13F public filings data show 89 institutional investors own Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV). The institutional ownership of the company’s stock in the last quarter is high, at 54.36% of the shares outstanding. Its up 2.71% from Q3 2014. These stock owners increased the total shares they own by 321,593 to 12.20 million this quarter.

Stocks in News: Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX), Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRNE), Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH), General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP), Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN)

On Thursday shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) closed at $11.29. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 4.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 13.40%. On March 24, Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) announced that as per the Chilean Environmental Court’s ruling, the Pascua-Lama project has not damaged glaciers within the project’s area of influence. As per Barrick, it is essential to protect the glaciers from any harm that can be caused from its work at the Pascua-Lama project. Hence, the company worked with leading independent experts and glaciologists to develop and implement one of the most rigorous glacier monitoring programs anywhere in the world. The program captures data from 27 points and provides results directly to regulatory authorities.

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRNE) in last trading activity advanced 0.59% to close at $11.85. Company weekly performance is -15.36% while its quarterly performance stands at 39.25%. Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRNE) is -22.55% away from its 52 week high. On March 19, NantWorks and Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:SRNE) have entered into a binding agreement for the discovery and development of new anti-cancer immunotherapies. The new products will be developed from Sorrento’s G-MAB library against neoepitopes of tumor-specific antigens discovered using NantWorks’ pan-omics based, precision medicine approach.

On last trading day Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) moved down -0.48% to close at $39.67. Its volatility for the week is 1.74% while volatility for the month is 1.58%. PCH’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 1.50%. Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) monthly performance is 0.30%. On March 20, it was reported that, A seasonal guest worker program critical to Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) and other Idaho forest products firms is back on track this week, after a bureaucratic dispute threatened to delay spring tree-planting efforts. Mark Benson, vice president of public affairs for the company, said Potlatch intends to plant about 6 million seedlings this year. The work is done by immigrant guest workers permitted through the H-2B visa program.

General Growth Properties, Inc (NYSE:GGP) has 1.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 86.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $29.62. On March 20, it was reported that, General Growth Properties, the No. 2 mall operator in the country, agreed to buy some Macerich properties from Simon if it were to strike a deal. Simon said it partnered with General Growth to avoid taking on too much debt. The disposals could also help Simon avoid antitrust scrutiny in the event a deal went through. Although General Growth remained free to make an offer for all of Macerich if it chose, Macerich and its advisers said that the agreement between Simon and General Growth potentially violated antitrust laws, and depressed the potential sale price for Macerich.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) in last trading activity fell -1.67% to close at $10.00. Company weekly performance is -12.43% while its quarterly performance stands at -15.54%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) is -40.72% away from its 52 week high. On March 18, 2015, Dr. Gautam Shah, the Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) provided notice of his departure from the Company effective March 31, 2015. Subject to Dr. Shah executing a release of all claims against the Company and its affiliates, Dr. Shah will be entitled to receive benefits pursuant to the terms of his employment agreement dated April 5, 2011. Dr. Shah will continue to be subject to the terms of a Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreement and a Non-Disclosure and Assignment of Inventions Agreement previously entered into with the Company.

Whats Hot Today: ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP), Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR), Kona Grill Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA), Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC)

On Wednesday shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP) closed at $11.05. Zacks reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP) in a report issued on Sunday.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) in last trading activity moved down -3.69% to close at $10.17. Company weekly performance is -11.18% while its quarterly performance stands at -34.34%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) is -39.72% away from its 52 week high. Dr. Gautam Shah, the Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) provided notice of his departure from the Company effective March 31, 2015. Subject to Dr. Shah executing a release of all claims against the Company and its affiliates, Dr. Shah will be entitled to receive benefits pursuant to the terms of his employment agreement dated April 5, 2011.

On last trading day Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) advanced 2.38% to close at $2.58. Its volatility for the week is 6.40% while volatility for the month is 5.30%. AEHR’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.00%. Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) monthly performance is 0.39%. Aehr Test Systems (Nasdaq:AEHR), participated in the sixteenth annual Burn-in and Test Strategies (BiTS) Workshop took place March 15-18, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona.

Kona Grill Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA) has 7.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 69.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $26.10. Kona Grill Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA) recently hosted the judging for The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival Art Contest. Spencer Johnson was awarded first place for his painting featuring a crawfish relaxing in his boiling pot. All attendees at the Festival will see Spencer’s artwork as it is the official t-shirt design for The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival which is slated for Saturday, March 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

On last trading day Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) advanced 1.36% to close at $103.08. Its volatility for the week is 1.85% while volatility for the month is 2.61%. MPC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 16.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 47.40%. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) monthly performance is -2.00%. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, April 30, at 10 a.m. EDT to provide an update on company operations and to discuss 2015 first-quarter financial results, which will be released earlier that day.

Best Stocks: BioTime (NYSEMKT:BTX), Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), Foresight Energy, LP (NYSE:FELP), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)

On Tuesday shares of BioTime, Inc. (NYSEMKT:BTX) closed at $5.46. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 22.30%. BioTime, Inc. (NYSEMKT:BTX) and its subsidiary OncoCyte Corporation on 20 March 2015, announced the online availability of abstracts providing human clinical data highlighting the potential of PanC-Dx™, OncoCyte’s class of non-invasive cancer diagnostics based on OncoCyte’s proprietary set of cancer markers.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) in last trading activity decreased -2.63% to close at $10.56. Company weekly performance is -7.69% while its quarterly performance stands at -25.69%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) is -37.40% away from its 52 week high. On March 18, 2015, Dr. Gautam Shah, the Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer of Achillion Pharma (NASDAQ: ACHN) provided notice of his departure from the Company effective March 31, 2015.

On last trading day Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) moved up 1.09% to close at $121.00. Its volatility for the week is 0.97% while volatility for the month is 1.27%. TFX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 5.40%. Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) monthly performance is -0.45%. Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) recently has announced three new group purchasing agreements with Premier, Inc. The new agreements cover Teleflex’s Weck® brand of Endomechanical (Ligation and Stapling) products, Deknatel® brand of Cardiovascular Suture, and Weck Vista® brand of Bladeless Laparoscopic Access Ports. The agreements begin April 1, 2015 and extend through March 31, 2018.

Foresight Energy, LP (NYSE:FELP) has 1.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 41.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $16.52. Murray Energy Corporation and Foresight Energy GP LLC announced that Murray Energy and Foresight Reserves, LP (NYSE:FELP) have entered a definitive agreement for a transaction whereby Murray Energy will acquire a controlling interest in Foresight Energy LP (NYSE: FELP) and FEGP (together with FELP, “Foresight Energy”), to create the premier coal mining company in the United States, controlling over nine (9) billion tons of coal reserves, and one of the leading coal companies in the world.

On Tuesday shares of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) closed at $37.85. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 8.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.86%. Tesla and General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) have both said that they’re aiming for a sub-$35,000 car in 2017 (in 2017 dollars).

Market Alert: Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR), LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG), Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ)

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) announced Thursday that it will begin clinical trials with both drugs for Hepatitis-C patients some time in the first half of 2015. These trials will last between six weeks to three months, with results expected in the second half of the year. On Monday shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) closed at $11.06. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.58%.

Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE:VSLR) on March 04, 2015, released financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. Operating Leases and Incentives Revenue was $5.9 million, up 202% from $1.9 million in the fourth quarter of the prior year. Total revenue for the quarter was $6.9 million, up 248% from $2.0 million in the fourth quarter of the prior year. Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE:VSLR) in last trading activity advanced 7.46% to close at $11.52. Company weekly performance is 41.70% while its quarterly performance stands at 24.27%. Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE:VSLR) is -38.43% away from its 52 week high.

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG)’s currently stock sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). On last trading day LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) advanced 0.33% to close at $33.39. Its volatility for the week is 3.58% while volatility for the month is 4.02%. LHCG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -12.30%. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) monthly performance is 10.82%.

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has opened a Hong Kong office, its first in the Greater China region, the company whose microblogging services are blocked on the mainland said on Tuesday. On Monday shares of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) closed at $47.59. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 74.90%.

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) ON 5 March 2015, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. Total solar module shipments were 1,125 MW, with 897 MW recognized in revenue, compared to 770 MW recognized in revenue in the third quarter of 2014, and fourth quarter guidance in the range of 810 MW to 860 MW. Net revenue was $956.2 million, compared to $914.4 million in the third quarter of 2014 and fourth quarter guidance in the range of $925 million to $975 million. On Monday shares of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) closed at $32.31. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 18.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.00%.

Morning Alert: VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS), Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), DineEquity (NYSE:DIN), Platinum Group Metals (NYSEMKT:PLG), China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE:CYD)

Needham & Company LLC reiterated their hold rating on shares of VIVUS (NASDAQ:VVUS) in a research report sent to investors on 25 February 2015. On Friday shares of VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) closed at $2.79. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 29.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 6.70%.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) reported financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2014. For the three months ended December 31, 2014, the Company reported a net loss of $21.6 million, evaluated to a net loss of $13.4 million in the three months ended December 31, 2013. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) in last trading activity increased 3.64% to close at $11.39. Company weekly performance is -6.18% while its quarterly performance stands at -17.28%. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) is -32.48% away from its 52 week high.

Julia Stewart, chairman and CEO of IHOP parent DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) told on 3 March 2015, that the company is beta testing a new design for IHOP at 28 locations. If results are positive, the company may roll out the new look to franchisees late this year. On last trading day DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) decreased -0.21% to close at $106.86. Its volatility for the week is 1.98% while volatility for the month is 2.14%. DIN’s sales growth for past 5 years was -16.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.80%. DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) monthly performance is -0.24%.

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (NYSE MKT:PLG) announced the results from its Annual General Meeting held on February 26, 2015 in Vancouver, BC. Here R. Michael Jones, President, CEO and co-founder of Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (NYSEMKT:PLG) said “We are pleased to see the significant volume of our shareholders actively involved in following our progress and voting their stock. We look forward to a pivotal year in 2015 with the completion of the WBJV Project 1 mine build, with production scheduled for Q4 2015 and the exploration and initial engineering on the Waterberg platinum deposit.” Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (NYSEMKT:PLG) has 29.86% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 27.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $0.47.

China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD) announced on 26 February 2015, its unaudited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2014. The financial information presented herein for 2014 and 2013 is reported using International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. Net revenue declined by 6.4% to RMB 3.9 billion (US$ 640.8 million) compared with RMB 4.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013; Gross profit was RMB 970.1 million (US$ 158.5 million), with a gross margin of 24.7% compared with RMB 976.6 million and a gross margin of 23.3% in the fourth quarter of 2013. On last trading day China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE:CYD) increased 1.60% to close at $19.71. Its volatility for the week is 1.69% while volatility for the month is 2.17%. CYD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 8.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 20.60%. China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE:CYD) monthly performance is 4.84%.