Morning Alert: Lion Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:LBIO), Regado Biosciences (NASDAQ:RGDO), Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR), Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB), McGrath Rentcorp (NASDAQ:MGRC)

On Tuesday shares of Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIO) closed at $12.23. On March 08, Lion Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:LBIO) announced that data from a metastatic cervical cancer study conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in an article titled “Complete Regression of Metastatic Cervical Cancer After Treatment With Human Papillomavirus-Targeted Tumor-Infiltrating T Cells”.

Regado Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGDO) in last trading activity advanced 2.52% to close at $1.22. Company weekly performance is -2.40% while its quarterly performance stands at 35.56%. Regado Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGDO) is -83.42% away from its 52 week high.

On last trading day Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR) advanced 3.14% to close at $8.86. Its volatility for the week is 4.11% while volatility for the month is 5.93%. DNR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 22.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 51.70%. Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR) monthly performance is 21.20%. Equities research analysts at Goldman Sachs began coverage on shares of Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set a “sell” rating on the stock.

Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) has 4.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 79.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $17.70. Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) announced that it plans to issue a news release reporting first quarter 2015 results after the market closes on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

On last trading day McGrath Rentcorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) advanced 0.93% to close at $34.63. Its volatility for the week is 2.38% while volatility for the month is 2.58%. MGRC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 8.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 4.60%. McGrath Rentcorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) monthly performance is 9.48%. On April 9, McGrath Rentcorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) advanced announced that it plans to release financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2015, ending March 31, 2015, after the close of regular market trading on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Market Alert: Mobileye N.V. (NYSE:MBLY), Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE), Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM), Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB)

Mobileye N.V. (NYSE:MBLY) introduced its 4th generation system-on-chip, the EyeQ4®. Leveraging expertise in designing computer-vision specific cores for over 15 years, the EyeQ4® consists of 14 computing cores out of which 10 are specialized vector accelerators with extremely high utilization for visual processing and understanding. On Thursday shares of Mobileye N.V. (NYSE:MBLY) closed at $37.02. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 64.30%.

Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) announces that Todd Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference in Dana Point, California on March 9, 2015. Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) in last trading activity moved up 7.84% to close at $25.99. Company weekly performance is 11.88% while its quarterly performance stands at -4.62%. Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is -43.84% away from its 52 week high.

Argentine telecoms ministry SeCom and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) announced that they will work together to share experiences on different issues including mobile broadband, cloud-based technologies and mobility technologies for industries. On Thursday shares of Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) closed at $12.77. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 2.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.25%.

On February 25, United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) reported a fourth-quarter loss of $21.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. For the year, the company reported a loss of $42.8 million, or 51 cents per share, swinging to a loss in the period. Revenue was reported as $3.89 billion. United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) has 73.94% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 25.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $36.57.

On February 25, it was reported that, Directors of Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB), parent of Bank SNB, have authorized a new stock repurchase program for one year. The program is effective whenever Southwest buys back all of its common stock authorized under its current stock repurchase program, or when the current buy-back program expires on Aug. 14, whichever occurs first. On last trading day Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) moved up 0.12% to close at $16.70. Its volatility for the week is 1.79% while volatility for the month is 1.98%. OKSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -13.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.30%. Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) monthly performance is 4.70%.

5 Stocks: Cempra (NASDAQ:CEMP), Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCY), Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB), Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA), Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE:MLM

Cempra Inc. (NASDAQ:CEMP) reported a loss of $16.9 million in its fourth quarter The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based company said it had a loss of 46 cents per share. The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 46 cents per share. The drugmaker posted revenue of $2.5 million in the period, which missed Street forecasts. Analysts expected $3.5 million, according to Zacks. On Thursday shares of Cempra, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEMP) closed at $32.05.

On 18 February, Oncolytics Biotech® Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCY) announced that enrollment has been completed in a randomized Phase II study of REOLYSIN® in patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer (IND 210). Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCY) in last trading activity moved up 14.93% to close at $0.77. Company weekly performance is 10.00% while its quarterly performance stands at 10.00%. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCY) is -62.80% away from its 52 week high.

Southwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB), announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new stock repurchase program for one year effective as of the earlier of: the date Southwest completes its repurchase of all of the shares of Southwest’s common stock that it is authorized to purchase under its current stock repurchase program that became effective as of August 14, 2014; and August 14, 2015, which is the original expiration date of the current program. On last trading day Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) moved up 0.79% to close at $16.55. Its volatility for the week is 2.11% while volatility for the month is 2.22%. OKSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -13.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.30%. Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) monthly performance is 7.12%.

On 18 February, Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA), announced it successfully closed the transaction, previously announced on January 9, 2015, with JD.com, Inc. and Tencent Holdings Limited. Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) institutional ownership stands at 47.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $64.96.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM), Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.40 (forty cents) per share on the Corporation’s common stock. This dividend, which represents a cash dividend of $1.60 per share on an annualized basis, is payable March 31, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 2, 2015. On last trading day Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE:MLM) moved down -0.60% to close at $141.63. Its volatility for the week is 1.90% while volatility for the month is 3.44%. MLM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.30%. Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE:MLM) monthly performance is 26.94%.

Notable Ups And Down: Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI), Hospira Inc. (NYSE:HSP), Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB), Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE), Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE)

It was reported on 28 January 2015, that Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI) advises that it received today a Notice of Reassessment in the aggregate amount of approximately $41.4 million from the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) related to the tax treatment of the 2010 sale of shares of its subsidiary that owned and operated the Snowfield and Brucejack projects. On Tuesday shares of Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:SSRI) closed at $6.08.

Hospira Inc. (NYSE:HSP) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Feb 12 before the market opens. Hospira Inc. (NYSE:HSP) in last trading activity decreased -0.01% to close at $87.38. Company weekly performance is 37.17% while its quarterly performance stands at 55.15%. Hospira Inc. (NYSE:HSP) is -0.44% away from its 52 week high.

Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) on 20 January 2015, announced their 2014 third quarter results with revenues of $20.58 million and net income of $5.29 million. The 2013 total revenue was $87.56 million, a 20% decrease from the 2012 total revenue. The 2013 net income was $17.44 million. On last trading day Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) decreased -0.86% to close at $16.15. Its volatility for the week is 2.35% while volatility for the month is 2.89%. OKSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -13.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.30%. Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) monthly performance is -1.64%.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE:YGE), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli Solar,” announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Singapore Company Pte. Limited, has supplied one of East Malaysia’s first solar power plants, a one megawatt (MW) solar farm located in the state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. On Tuesday shares of Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE) closed at $2.03. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.20%.

Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) has decided to unveil its first new smartphone of 2015, the affordable Xperia E4. The handset’s 5-inch qHD display, while not top of the line in terms of resolution on offer, is more than good enough for browsing the web, gaming and watching video content. And its 960×540 pixel display is also a bit kinder on battery life, which is the E4’s biggest feature. On Tuesday shares of Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) closed at $26.06. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 0.10%.

Stocks News Alert: EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO), Gorman-Rupp Co. (NYSEMKT:GRC), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB)

Shares of EMC (NYSE:EMC) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-three brokerages that are covering the company, AnalystRatings.Net reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, fifteen have given a buy recommendation and two have issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. On Friday shares of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) closed at $27.35. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 9.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.64%.

On Jan 30, Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) said it’s continuing to develop a mine in Greece after a minister in the country’s new government expressed opposition to the project. “It’s business as usual,” Krista Muhr, a spokeswoman for Vancouver-based Eldorado, said in a phone interview. “We are legally entitled to carry out our development.” Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) in last trading activity moved down -4.90% to close at $5.05. Company weekly performance is 5.65% while its quarterly performance stands at 1.00%. Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) is -41.21% away from its 52 week high.

The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSEMKT:GRC) reports financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. Net sales during the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 14.6% to a record $105.0 million compared to $91.6 million during the same period in 2013. On Friday shares of Gorman-Rupp Co. (NYSEMKT:GRC) closed at $30.53. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.00%.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a January 14 spike in trading in BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) options that took place hours before Reuters reported that Samsung Electronics Co was in talks to buy the Canadian smartphone maker, according to a person familiar with the investigation. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has 4.99% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 51.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $9.98.

On last trading day Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) increased 1.10% to close at $16.58. Its volatility for the week is 2.44% while volatility for the month is 2.80%. OKSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -13.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.30%. Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) monthly performance is 0.36%.

5 Active Stocks: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD), Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB)

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV)said that it is adding two more flights at Memphis International Airport in April. On Monday shares of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) closed at $44.53. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 33.30%.

Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) announced it is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Feb 4. Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) in last trading activity increased 2.90% to close at $10.63. Company weekly performance is -3.19% while its quarterly performance stands at -34.50%. Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) is -57.27% away from its 52 week high.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) said that it plans to cut 330 jobs in Texas in its oil and gas division, as it grapples with pressure on the unit from the drop in oil prices. On last trading day General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) advanced 1.34% to close at $24.21. Its volatility for the week is 1.65% while volatility for the month is 1.81%. GE’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 9.00%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) monthly performance is -4.19%.

On 20 January, Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) reported first quarter EPS of $0.66 after the bell Tuesday, up from $0.34 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $0.46. The company also maintained its full year 2015 EPS forecast of $2.65 to $2.90. The consensus estimate is for EPS of $2.77. Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) has 0.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 76.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $45.31.

On 20 January, Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2014 of $5.9 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, compared to $5.3 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2014 totaled $21.0 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, compared to $17.4 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2013. On last trading day Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) increased 2.42% to close at $15.63. Its volatility for the week is 2.63% while volatility for the month is 2.93%. OKSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -13.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.30%. Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) monthly performance is -9.60%.

Why Investors Are Watching: General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ), Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH), Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB), CoreLogic (NYSE:CLGX)

General Motors Company ‘s (NYSE:GM) Cadillac brand will utilize the most comprehensive and advanced mixed-material manufacturing techniques for the production of the new CT6 top-range sedan. With this, the automaker intends to offer a top-range, large luxury sedan which will deliver the efficiency of a smaller vehicle. On Friday shares of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) closed at $33.75. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 0.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 14.12%.

On January 20, Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) revealed its latest limited-edition Oreo cookie flavor: Red Velvet. While line extensions have offered many filling flavors, this new variety features a completely new cookie flavor and color for the first time since the debut of the Golden Oreo in 2004. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) in last trading activity fell -1.73% to close at $36.94. Company weekly performance is 1.09% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.42%. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is -5.91% away from its 52 week high.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) announced it has declared a regular quarterly common share dividend of $0.39 per common share ($1.56 per share per year). The next quarterly dividend will be paid to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 23, 2015 and distributed on or about February 24, 2015. On last trading day Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) fell -0.34% to close at $23.41. Its volatility for the week is 1.41% while volatility for the month is 1.84%. SNH’s sales growth for past 5 years was 26.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -0.60%. Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) monthly performance is 3.22%.

Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $5.9 million. The Stillwater, Oklahoma-based bank said it had earnings of 30 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) has 3.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 79.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $15.72.

CoreLogic Inc. (NYSE:CLGX) a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, confirmed that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results after the market close on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. On last trading day CoreLogic, Inc. (NYSE:CLGX) fell -0.46% to close at $34.46. Its volatility for the week is 2.06% while volatility for the month is 2.22%. CLGX’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 72.80%. CoreLogic, Inc. (NYSE:CLGX) monthly performance is 8.03%.

Stocks Gaining Momentum: Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB), CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT), Oil States International Inc. (NYSE:OIS)

Investment analysts at Barclays began coverage on shares of Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) in a note issued to investors on Thursday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set an “equal weight” rating on the stock. On Friday shares of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) closed at $81.22. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 11.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 16.85%.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) announced the appointment of Jose (Joe) E. Almeida and Donald J. Carty to the EMC Board of Directors, effective immediately. With these additions, the EMC Board has been expanded to 13 directors. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) in last trading activity advanced 1.33% to close at $29.68. Company weekly performance is -0.50% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.95%. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is -3.64% away from its 52 week high.

Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB), announced that it plans to issue a news release reporting fourth quarter 2014 results after the market closes on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. On last trading day Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) decreased -0.96% to close at $16.48. Its volatility for the week is 1.86% while volatility for the month is 2.58%. OKSB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -14.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -2.50%. Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) monthly performance is -2.94%.

On January 7, CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT), a leading provider of commercial lending and leasing services, announced that it served as lead arranger and administrative agent for a senior secured credit facility for Winchester Electronics Corp. (Winchester), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, to acquire SRI Hermetics (SRI), a manufacturer of specialty hermetic connectors and electronic packaging solutions. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT) has 0.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 99.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $45.52.

Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS), The Sr. VP, Operations, of Oil States International Inc, Cragg Christopher E had unloaded 21,045 shares at $46.61 per share in a transaction on January 6, 2015. The total value of transaction was $980,907. On last trading day Oil States International Inc. (NYSE:OIS) decreased -0.22% to close at $46.30. Its volatility for the week is 2.82% while volatility for the month is 3.61%. OIS’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 5.70%. Oil States International Inc. (NYSE:OIS) monthly performance is -0.06%.

Trader’s Alert: Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU), LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD), Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL), Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB), Mistras Group (NYSE:MG)

Alcatel Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the sixteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) in last trading activity moved up 0.30% to close at $3.37. Company weekly performance is -6.13% while its quarterly performance stands at 18.25%. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) is -27.06% away from its 52 week high.

LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) Director David L. Sze sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $226.92, for a total transaction of $340,380.00. On last trading day LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) moved up 1.21% to close at $222.16. Its volatility for the week is 3.51% while volatility for the month is 3.14%. LNKD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 80.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 45.90%. LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) monthly performance is 1.87%.

On Dec 22, Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL)’ next-generation information management, communications, landing and navigation systems made their debut on the first Airbus A350 XWB (Xtra-Wide Body), delivered to Qatar Airways. This is the first of 778 A350 XWB jets that Airbus has on order. Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 72.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $84.92.

On Jan. 2, Southwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB), announced that it plans to issue a news release reporting fourth quarter 2014 results after the market closes on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. On Wednesday shares of Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) closed at $16.58. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -14.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.00%.

Mistras Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG) reported net income for the second quarter of $10.4 million or $0.35 per share, compared to $9.3 million or $0.32 per share for the year-ago quarter. Acquisition-related items added $0.02 of earnings per share in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 and $0.01 per share in the corresponding year-ago period. Mistras Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG) in last trading activity increased 3.51% to close at $18.27. Company s quarterly performance stands at -6.93%. Mistras Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG) is -28.30% away from its 52 week high.

Sizzling Stocks: Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), Arrowhead Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ARWR), IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ:IDXX), Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB), JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK)

Thomas Larkins, general counsel at Santa Clara-based Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), sold off about $2.7 million worth of stock in December across two separate transactions. Larkins already held the stock from an earlier date. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) in last trading activity decreased -0.36% to close at $25.22. Company weekly performance is -0.71% while its quarterly performance stands at 17.25%. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is -1.91% away from its 52 week high.

Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR) a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics announced that it has appointed Patrick O’Brien as General Counsel. In this role Mr. O’Brien will have overall responsibility to manage all of the Company’s legal matters. On last trading day Arrowhead Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ARWR) increased 14.52% to close at $7.57. Its volatility for the week is 10.58% while volatility for the month is 9.52%. ARWR’s sales growth for past 5 years was -44.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 21.70%. Arrowhead Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ARWR) monthly performance is 30.07%.

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX)provides careers to 6,300 people, 2,100 of them in Maine. The company added 220 of those jobs since completing a $35 million expansion at its Westbrook World Campus in 2013. That project also supported 60 area contractors, employing roughly 450 workers, of which more than 95% were Maine-based. On last trading day IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) decreased -0.37% to close at $149.70. Its volatility for the week is 1.85% while volatility for the month is 1.93%. IDXX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 13.20%. IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) monthly performance is 0.23%.

Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) Director Marran H. Ogilvie sold 4,000 shares of Southwest Bancorp stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.63, for a total transaction of $70,520.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 22,144 shares in the company, valued at approximately $390,399. Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) has 3.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 79.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $17.80.

Zacks reaffirmed their neutral rating on shares of JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) in a report issued on Friday, 19 December 2014. On Tuesday shares of JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) closed at $6.81. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -6.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.00%.