Trader’s Watch List: JA Solar Holdings Co., (NASDAQ:JASO), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO), SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), CNOOC (NYSE:CEO)

On Wednesday shares of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) closed at $10.56. 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) is in talks to set up an industry fund of more than $290 million for solar power projects. The final decision will depend on “whether the cost is reasonable” to use the fund to finance power projects, President Xie Jian said in a phone interview. He didn’t disclose the companies involved in the discussions.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) in last trading activity decreased -0.41% to close at $32.88. Company weekly performance is 0.57% while its quarterly performance stands at -1.95%. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is -12.61% away from its 52 week high. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) appointed Than Trong Phuc to launch a $2 billion chip factory in Ho Chi Minh City. “Forty Years After Fall of Saigon, Entrepreneurs Return to Vietnam,” at 1715 GMT on Wednesday, incorrectly spelled his name as Than Trang Phuc in the ninth paragraph.

On last trading day Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) decreased -0.36% to close at $117.03. Its volatility for the week is 3.98% while volatility for the month is 2.55%. AVGO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 23.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 50.80%. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) monthly performance is -10.36%. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

On last trading day SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) increased 0.19% to close at $26.00. Its volatility for the week is 3.45% while volatility for the month is 2.94%. SUNE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 16.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -70.00%. SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) monthly performance is 7.48%. SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) announced the interconnection of the 17.8 megawatt (MW) DC Solar Spirit and the 17.9 MW DC Bruining solar power plants, both located in Ontario. SunEdison has now installed more than 250 MW DC of utility-scale and commercial roof-top solar power plants in Canada.

On last trading day CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE:CEO) decreased -0.20% to close at $172.29. Its volatility for the week is 1.59% while volatility for the month is 1.69%. CEO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 21.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.40%. CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE:CEO) monthly performance is 21.06%. On 24 April, CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE:CEO) posted a 40 percent slide in first-quarter revenue on Friday as a drop of nearly 50 percent in crude prices offset higher production. Revenue fell to 35.5 billion yuan ($5.73 billion) in the first quarter as realised oil prices tumbled 49 percent year-on-year to $53.4 per barrel, CNOOC said.

Active Movers: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY), Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA), SkyWest Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW), Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE:SKT), Avago Technologies (NASDAQ:AVGO)

Bavarian Nordic and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) announced an agreement that provides Bristol-Myers Squibb an exclusive option to license and commercialize PROSTVAC®, Bavarian Nordic`s investigational Phase 3 prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-targeting cancer immunotherapy in development for the treatment of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).On Thursday shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) closed at $66.05. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -3.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.65%.

Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) announced the appointment of Mr. Jun Hou as an independent director to its board of directors (“the board”), effective March 5, 2015. Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) in last trading activity moved up 7.65% to close at $73.46. Company weekly performance is 13.08% while its quarterly performance stands at -6.21%. Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) is -25.25% away from its 52 week high.

SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), said it has named Robert J. Simmons chief financial officer, effective March 16, 2015. On last trading day SkyWest Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) moved up 0.78% to close at $15.48. Its volatility for the week is 3.53% while volatility for the month is 4.80%. SKYW’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -18.30%. SkyWest Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) monthly performance is 25.45%.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT) announced that it participated March 1, 2015 through March 3, 2015 in the 2015 Citi Global Property CEO Conference. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE:SKT) has 2.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 97.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $35.05.

Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share, or $1.52 annualized. The dividend will be payable on March 31, 2015, to stockholders of record on March 20, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of March 18, 2015. On last trading day Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) moved up 0.90% to close at $130.57. Its volatility for the week is 2.51% while volatility for the month is 2.32%. AVGO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 23.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 50.80%. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) monthly performance is 26.52%.

Market Movers: Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO), Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRNE), Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY)

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) posted quarterly net income of $103.3 million, or $1.21 per share, compared to $123.5 million, or $1.15 per share, in the year-ago period. Its adjusted earnings rose to $1.41 per share from $1.28 per share. On Thursday shares of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) closed at $34.82. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 15.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 2.40%.

Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has reached an agreement to purchase Emulex Corp. (NYSE:ELX). Avago will pay $8.00 per share for the Costa Mesa, CA, based network connectivity, monitoring, and management company, a total of approximately $606 million. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) in last trading activity increased 14.71% to close at $129.25. Company weekly performance is 16.55% while its quarterly performance stands at 42.33%. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) is 13.48% away from its 52 week high.

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE) announced that Dr. Henry Ji, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present a corporate overview at Cowen’s 35th Annual Health Care Conference on Monday March 2, 2015 from 02:50 to 03:20 PM ET in Salon H to be followed by a breakout session from 03:30 – 04:00 PM ET in Salon I at the 4th floor of the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. On last trading day Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRNE) increased 0.61% to close at $13.26. Its volatility for the week is 5.23% while volatility for the month is 5.68%. Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRNE) monthly performance is 24.86%.

Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) reported Q4 EPS of $0.33, $0.01 better than the analyst estimate of $0.32. Revenue for the quarter came in at $168.9 million versus the consensus estimate of $175.8 million. Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) has 1.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 43.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $23.15.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) announced that management will present a company overview at the Cowen and Company 35th Annual Health Care Conference on Wednesday March 4 2015 at 10:00 a.m. ET at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston. On last trading day Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) decreased -2.13% to close at $104.39. Its volatility for the week is 4.15% while volatility for the month is 4.81%. ALNY’s sales growth for past 5 years was -12.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -33.60%. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) monthly performance is 9.31%.

Market Movers: Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH), DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS), Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO), bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE), Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ORMP

Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE:CLH) announced Revenues for the fourth quarter were $845.0 million, compared with $879.4 million in the same period of 2013. Income from operations in the fourth quarter of 2014 was $57.5 million, compared with $58.9 million in the same period of 2013. On Wednesday shares of Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE:CLH) closed at $56.00. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 27.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.00%.

DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) recorded net loss of $24.0 million, or $0.04 basic and diluted loss per share, for the three-month period ended December 31, 2014, as compared to a net loss of $24.4 million, or $0.06 basic and diluted loss per share, for the three-month period ended December 31, 2013. Adjusted EBITDA was $298.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, as compared to $179.8 million for the same period in 2013. DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) in last trading activity increased 4.08% to close at $1.02. Company weekly performance is 0.99% while its quarterly performance stands at -32.00%. DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) is -75.05% away from its 52 week high.

Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) and Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $606 million, or $609 million net of cash and debt acquired. On last trading day Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) moved down -0.44% to close at $112.68. Its volatility for the week is 1.44% while volatility for the month is 2.47%. AVGO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 23.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 50.80%. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) monthly performance is 5.57%.

bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) reported fourth-quarter net loss of $19.5 million, or $0.67 a share, compared with a year-earlier loss of $8.1 million, or $0.34 a share. Revenue of $6.3 million for the recent period was unchanged from a year earlier. Wall Street expected a loss of $0.57 a share, on revenue of $6.18 million. bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) has 1.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 66.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $96.30.

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ORMP) announced that a scientific abstract titled “Protease Inhibitor Support in Oral Insulin Delivery” will be presented in poster sessions at the GTC Protease Inhibitors in Drug Discovery Conference on February 26-27, 2015 in San Diego.On last trading day Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ORMP) moved down -2.65% to close at $4.40. Its volatility for the week is 5.38% while volatility for the month is 5.34%. ORMP’s EPS growth for past 5 years was -1.30%. Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ORMP) monthly performance is -10.57%.

Stocks in news: Signal Genetics (NASDAQ:SGNL), Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO), The J.G. Wentworth Company (NYSE:JGW), Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA), Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR)

On Feb. 2, Signal Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGNL) announced the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) conditionally approved its proprietary prognostic genetic test, MyPRS (Myeloma Prognostic Risk Signature®), for use as entry criteria for an upcoming clinical trial to treat high-risk multiple myeloma (MM) patients sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). On Tuesday shares of Signal Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGNL) closed at $1.93.

Valens, the developer of HDBaseT technology and founding member of the HDBaseT Alliance, and Avago Technologies (NASDAQ:AVGO), announced a collaboration on an HDBaseT fiber transmission solution that delivers HDBaseT video over 800 meters of multimode fiber (MMF) cable. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) in last trading activity moved up 4.69% to close at $107.04. Company weekly performance is 3.72% while its quarterly performance stands at 26.33%. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) is -1.20% away from its 52 week high.

The J.G. Wentworth Company (NYSE:JGW) announced that it will enter the prepaid card category and expand the Company’s product offerings to new and existing customers through an agreement with Visa Inc. On last trading day The J.G. Wentworth Company (NYSE:JGW) moved up 1.80% to close at $10.76. Its volatility for the week is 3.51% while volatility for the month is 3.91%. The J.G. Wentworth Company (NYSE:JGW) monthly performance is 15.57%.

On Feb 6, Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) announced it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 on Thursday, February 26, after market close. Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) has 1.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 42.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $20.55.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) announced that Company veteran Laura A. Coffey, 48, has been named Executive Vice President – Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. She replaces Cary Turner, who has retired as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pier 1 Imports. The Company has commenced a search for a permanent replacement. On last trading day Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) moved up 1.19% to close at $16.97. Its volatility for the week is 2.16% while volatility for the month is 2.59%. PIR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 21.90%. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) monthly performance is 1.62%.

Traders Buzz: Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO), ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA), Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSEMKT:BHB), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), Ideal Power (NASDAQ:IPWR)

Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) on 6 January announced it has demonstrated the industry’s first 56Gbps pulse-amplitude modulation (PAM)4 SerDes across copper backplanes and optical interconnects targeting next-generation switches and routers. Leading OEM customers are presently designing advanced ASIC SoC solutions in 28nm and 16FF+ process technologies utilizing the Avago PAM4 SerDes cores. On Wednesday shares of Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) closed at $103.39. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 23.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 31.09%.

ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 879,221 shares, an increase of 56.9% from the December 15th total of 560,517 shares, ARN reports. ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA) in last trading activity increased 6.70% to close at $2.23. Company weekly performance is -22.30% while its quarterly performance stands at 20.54%. ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA) is -80.61% away from its 52 week high.

On last trading day Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSEMKT:BHB) decreased -0.46% to close at $32.67. Its volatility for the week is 3.30% while volatility for the month is 3.18%. BHB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 5.40%. Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSEMKT:BHB) monthly performance is 5.39%.

Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) Director Mark Bottini sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.59, for a total value of $184,425.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 72,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,782,775.Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) has 2.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 75.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $23.88.

Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ:IPWR), a developer of a disruptive power conversion technology, announced on 5 January that the European Patent Office awarded the company a patent (EP2025051 B1) for its core power conversion technology, Power Packet Switching Architecture™ (PPSA). This patent, along with previously granted U.S. and Chinese patents, provide Ideal Power intellectual property protection in the world’s largest markets.On last trading day Ideal Power, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPWR) decreased -0.90% to close at $6.65. Its volatility for the week is 3.52% while volatility for the month is 3.77%. Ideal Power, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPWR) monthly performance is -5.14%.

Semiconuctor Broadline Stocks: Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML), API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY), AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO), Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO)

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) announced the departure of three senior executives on Monday following recent layoffs and the appointment of a new CEO. John Byrne, general manager of AMD’s Computing and Graphics Business Group, is leaving, as are Chief Marketing Officer Colette LaForce and Chief Strategy Officer Raj Naik, the company said in a press release. On Monday shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) closed at $2.63. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -1.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 42.50%.

Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) has launched its next-generation maXTouch U family, bringing the world’s first capacitive touchscreen solution to allow no compromise for designing new state-of-the-art displays. OEMs will no longer have to worry about touch and display performance when selecting thinner stacks such as on-cell, hybrid in-cell, full in-cell touchscreens utilizing very thin film and glass substrates, says the company. Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) in last trading activity decreased -0.71% to close at $8.40. Company weekly performance is 3.07% while its quarterly performance stands at 25.19%. Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) is -13.93% away from its 52 week high.

On January 7, API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave, power, and security solutions, has won Product of the Year honors for its QBS-609 1-kW pulsed power amplifier. The award was given by Electronic Products, a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers. On last trading day API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) moved up 0.25% to close at $1.95. Its volatility for the week is 3.90% while volatility for the month is 4.55%. ATNY’s sales growth for past 5 years was 57.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -12.90%. API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) monthly performance is -0.27%.

AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a report released on Friday. They currently have a $5.00 price target on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s target price indicates a potential downside of 16.81% from the company’s current price. AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO) institutional ownership stands at 5.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $5.73.

Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) has demonstrated the industry’s first 56Gbps pulse-amplitude modulation (PAM4) SerDes across copper backplanes and optical interconnects targeting next-generation switches and routers. OEM customers are currently designing advanced ASIC SoC solutions in 28nm and 16FF process technologies utilising the Avago PAM4 SerDes cores. On last trading day Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) decreased -1.66% to close at $103.16. Its volatility for the week is 3.39% while volatility for the month is 2.70%. AVGO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 23.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 50.80%. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) monthly performance is 4.32%.

Top Morning News: Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX), Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO), Echo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ECTE), QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM), Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC)

On 8 January Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) announced that Jill Hoyt has been named Vice President, Human Resources & Administration. Ms. Hoyt joined Novavax in February 2008 as Executive Director, Human Resources & Administration and has been instrumental in the successful growth of the company. Prior to joining Novavax, Ms. Hoyt held management positions of increasing responsibility in a number of companies, including 3e Technologies International, ChoicePoint, and TRW. Ms. Hoyt received her B.S. in Business Administration from Shepherd University and her M.A. in Human Resource Management from Marymount University. On Friday shares of Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) closed at $6.31. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 80.20%

On 6 January Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) announced it has demonstrated the industry’s first 56Gbps pulse-amplitude modulation (PAM) 4 SerDes across copper backplanes and optical interconnects targeting next-generation switches and routers. Leading OEM customers are presently designing advanced ASIC SoC solutions in 28nm and 16FF+ process technologies utilizing the Avago PAM4 SerDes core. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) in last trading activity advanced 1.06% to close at $104.89. Company weekly performance is 4.80% while its quarterly performance stands at 30.61%. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) is 0.26% away from its 52 week high.

On 6 January Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTE) announced that the Company rehired key members of its Research & Development team to support the implementation of a new corporate strategy. The Research & Development team, led by Tom Bishop, Vice President of Operations and Product Development, will refine and adapt Echo’s current core transdermal technology for consumer and medical applications in analyte measurement. On last trading day Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTE) advanced 11.96% to close at $2.06. Its volatility for the week is 12.66% while volatility for the month is 16.24%. ECTE’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.40%. Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTE) monthly performance is 47.14%.

On 5 January QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) unveiled easy-to-use blueprints to help manufacturers make LED light bulbs that use the chipmaker’s wifi technology to connect to the Internet. On Friday shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) closed at $74.42. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 20.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.75%.

Zacks lowered shares of Banco Santander-Chile (NASDAQ:BSAC) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a research report released on Monday morning. Zacks currently has $23.70 price objective on the stock. On last trading day Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) fell -0.30% to close at $20.05. Its volatility for the week is 2.00% while volatility for the month is 2.14%. BSAC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 1.40%. Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) monthly performance is -3.84%.

Why These Are Hot: Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO), Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP), Energen Corp. (NYSE:EGN), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS)

Avago Technologies (NASDAQ:AVGO) announced it has demonstrated the industry’s first 56Gbps pulse-amplitude modulation (PAM)4 SerDes across copper backplanes and optical interconnects targeting next-generation switches and routers. Leading OEM customers are presently designing advanced ASIC SoC solutions in 28nm and 16FF+ process technologies utilizing the Avago PAM4 SerDes cores. On Friday shares of Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) closed at $104.89. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 8.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 31.09%.

Equities research analysts at BTIG Research set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) stock in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. BTIG Research’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 62.60% from the company’s current price. Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) in last trading activity decreased -7.47% to close at $8.17. Company weekly performance is -12.24% while its quarterly performance stands at -25.66%. Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) is -51.48% away from its 52 week high.

U.S. energy holding company Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) announced that its Permian Basin operations were greatly hampered by the impact of a severe winter storm. On last trading day Energen Corp. (NYSE:EGN) moved up 1.59% to close at $62.08. Its volatility for the week is 4.96% while volatility for the month is 4.74%. EGN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -9.80%. Energen Corp. (NYSE:EGN) monthly performance is 7.48%.

Social network operator Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) said it bought QuickFire Networks, a startup that helps view high-quality video with low bandwidth. QuickFire announced the acquisition on its blog on Thursday. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 63.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $77.74.

NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) and NuStar GP Holdings, LLC announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tom Shoaf will participate in meetings with members of the investment community at the UBS MLP One-on-One Conference in Park City, UT on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and Wednesday, January 14, 2015. On last trading day NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) moved up 0.24% to close at $57.60. Its volatility for the week is 3.39% while volatility for the month is 3.73%. NS’s sales growth for past 5 years was -6.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -21.50%. NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) monthly performance is 5.94%.

Stocks Buzz: Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO), Frontline (NYSE:FRO), QLT Inc. (NASDAQ:QLTI), First NBC Bank Holding Company (NASDAQ:NBCB), MVC Capital (NYSE:MVC)

Avago Technologies Limited (Nasdaq:AVGO) announced it has demonstrated the industry’s first 56Gbps pulse-amplitude modulation (PAM)4 SerDes across copper backplanes and optical interconnects targeting next-generation switches and routers. Leading OEM customers are presently designing advanced ASIC SoC solutions in 28nm and 16FF+ process technologies utilizing the Avago PAM4 SerDes cores. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) in last trading activity increased 5.00% to close at $103.79. Company weekly performance is 3.18% while its quarterly performance stands at 25.05%. Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) is -0.80% away from its 52 week high.

Oil shipping company Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO) is predicting continued demand and solid freight rates for oil tankers going into the new year, reports Reuters. Tankers will be helped in 2015 by the ongoing collapse in oil prices, according to CEO Robert Hvide Macleod, adding that current rate levels were sustainable. On last trading day Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO) increased 11.90% to close at $3.76. Its volatility for the week is 13.32% while volatility for the month is 11.28%. FRO’s sales growth for past 5 years was -24.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -17.70%. Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO) monthly performance is 180.60%.

QLT Inc. (Nasdaq:QLTI) announced that Mr. Glen Ibbott has been appointed as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective January 26, 2015, the resignation date of the Company’s current Chief Financial Officer. QLT Inc. (NASDAQ:QLTI) has 0.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 51.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.30.

First NBC Bank Holding Company (NASDAQ:NBCB) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 459,114 shares, a drop of 28.6% from the November 28th total of 643,214 shares. On Thursday shares of First NBC Bank Holding Company (NASDAQ:NBCB) closed at $35.20. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.00%.

MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC) a publicly traded business development company that makes private debt and equity investments, announced that it has invested approximately $40 million in four collateralized senior subordinated loans with a weighted average interest rate of 15.1%. On last trading day MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC) increased 0.70% to close at $10.09. Its volatility for the week is 1.19% while volatility for the month is 1.51%. MVC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -9.80%. MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC) monthly performance is -2.42%.