Top News: Bellicum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BLCM), Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST), First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM)

On Friday shares of Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLCM) closed at $23.02. Bellicum Pharma (NASDAQ:BLCM) announced that clinical results from a study conducted by the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist using the Company’s Caspase-9 safety switch (CaspaCIDe), were simultaneously published in BLOOD and featured today in a late-breaking oral presentation of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 18th Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST) in last trading activity advanced 0.61% to close at $0.38. Company weekly performance is -6.76% while its quarterly performance stands at -13.11%. Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST) is -68.66% away from its 52 week high. It was reported on 11 May, that Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST) has now been given an additional 180 calendar days, until November 2, 2015, to regain compliance with the minimum $1.00 per share requirement for continued listing on the NASDAQ.

On last trading day First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) decreased -0.71% to close at $33.78. Its volatility for the week is 1.85% while volatility for the month is 1.78%. THFF’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.10%. First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) monthly performance is -3.90%. Zacks upgraded shares of First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on 11 May.

On Friday shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) closed at $102.30. 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) and Actavis plc (NYSE:ACT) have been cleared of any wrongdoing after being accused of not doing enough to warn patients of addiction risks posed by their prescription pain killers on sale. However, Purdue Pharma will have to make its case after a U.S District Court concluded it had a case to answer on the same issue.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) in last trading activity fell -0.45% to close at $173.26. Company weekly performance is 0.34% while its quarterly performance stands at 8.83%. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) is -9.35% away from its 52 week high. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has announced new servers, and storage software and solutions that it said would help more clients create hybrid cloud computing environments.

Traders Should Watch: Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC), Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU), First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF), The Gap (NYSE:GPS), Can-Fite BioPharma (NYSEMKT:CANF)

Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE:FSC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Wunderlich from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $8.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $9.50. On Monday shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) closed at $7.22. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 42.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 1.00%.

On Feb 6, Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) pledged to lift profitability again this year through cost cuts after six straight quarters of gross margin improvements and also plans to list its undersea cables business in the second half. Fourth-quarter sales fell 6 percent to 3.68 billion euros ($4.2 billion), in line with expectations. Operating profit doubled from a year earlier to reach 284 million euros but was still about 10 percent lower than forecasts as the pace of cost cuts eased from the previous three months. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) in last trading activity fell -0.82% to close at $3.62. Company weekly performance is 5.23% while its quarterly performance stands at 12.77%. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) is -19.20% away from its 52 week high.

First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) on Feb. 03, reported fourth-quarter earnings of $9.2 million. The bank, based in Terre Haute, Indiana, said it had earnings of 71 cents per share.On last trading day First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) fell -1.39% to close at $34.74. Its volatility for the week is 2.14% while volatility for the month is 2.42%. THFF’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.10%. First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) monthly performance is 2.81%.

Apparel retailer Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) on Monday said it expects fourth-quarter earnings to surpass Wall Street estimates, and reported quarterly sales in line with analysts. Gap expects fourth-quarter earnings of $0.73 to $0.74 per share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to report earnings of $0.64 per share. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude one-time items. On Monday shares of The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) closed at $41.10. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 2.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.73%.

On Feb 04, Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSEMKT:CANF), announced that all patients enrolled in its Phase II/III psoriasis trial for the Company’s drug candidate CF101 have completed the study’s 32 week treatment protocol. The trial has been completed and the final data is ready for analysis. On last trading day Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSEMKT:CANF) advanced 1.85% to close at $3.85. Its volatility for the week is 7.62% while volatility for the month is 6.95%. Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSEMKT:CANF) monthly performance is 2.12%.

Don’t Miss These Stocks: Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL), Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX), United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL), First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF), Chase (NYSEMKT:CCF)

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has promoted executive Thomas Kurian to the role of president, overseeing the tech company’s software development, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. On Tuesday shares of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) closed at $42.93. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 10.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.50%.

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) will webcast its conference call discussing financial results and business highlights for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014 on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. ET. Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) in last trading activity moved down -0.55% to close at $14.50. Company weekly performance is 5.84% while its quarterly performance stands at 23.51%. Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) is -1.89% away from its 52 week high.

United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE:UAL) had its price objective hosited by Buckingham Research from $67.00 to $89.00 in a report released on Tuesday. On last trading day United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) moved up 0.74% to close at $66.41. Its volatility for the week is 3.74% while volatility for the month is 3.84%. UAL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.30%. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) monthly performance is 0.93%.

First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) may face some pressure in the coming sessions. The short interest has registered a change of -4.42% for the month. The total shorted shares measure up to 0.016 times the outstanding shares. Over the preceding 3 months, short interest has changed to -17.28%. First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) has 0.80% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 52.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $33.63.

On January 6, Chase Corporation (NYSEMKT:CCF) reported revenues of $55.9 million for the quarter ended November 30, 2014. This represents an increase of $1.7 million compared to $54.2 million in the same quarter of last fiscal year. Net income attributable to Chase Corporation of $7.0 million in the current quarter decreased $1.8 million from $8.8 million in the prior year period. On last trading day Chase Corporation (NYSEMKT:CCF) moved up 3.74% to close at $35.50. Its volatility for the week is 3.96% while volatility for the month is 2.87%. CCF’s sales growth for past 5 years was 19.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 36.70%. Chase Corporation (NYSEMKT:CCF) monthly performance is 3.14%.

Ever Green Stocks: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF), DragonWave Inc. (NASDAQ:DRWI)

On 21 December Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) said that Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)’s Jack Ma invited 1,600 former employees to its home turf in Hangzhou, China. The company’s $25 billion initial public offering had made many of them wealthy and he urged them to start businesses that would be meaningful in the long term. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) in last trading activity advanced 2.30% to close at $103.32. Company weekly performance is -2.51% while its quarterly performance stands at 17.00%. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) is -13.90% away from its 52 week high.

On 19 December BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) said that it is working with Boeing Co. on a smartphone made for privacy-minded government agents, it announced Friday. The Boeing Black, as it’s called, is capable of self-destructing if it is tampered with. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has 15.01% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 60.57%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $10.62.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) EVP Bobby R. Bell sold 4,241 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.62, for a total value of $299,499.42. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 74,062 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,230,258. KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 96.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $66.69.

First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) announced a cash dividend. Payment of $0.49 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased THFF stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.08% increase over the same period a year ago. On Tuesday shares of First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) closed at $33.30. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -2.80%.

DragonWave Inc. (NASDAQ:DRWI) announced that it will report its third quarter fiscal year 2015 results after the close of markets in North America on January 13, 2015. The company will discuss the results on a conference call and webcast on January 14, 2015 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. On last trading day DragonWave Inc. (NASDAQ:DRWI) advanced 2.58% to close at $0.95. Its volatility for the week is 5.50% while volatility for the month is 6.20%. DRWI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 15.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -31.60%. DragonWave Inc. (NASDAQ:DRWI) monthly performance is -12.04%.

Best Stocks: Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI), Athersys (NASDAQ:ATHX), Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA), First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF)

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), a biotech with a massive $151.6 billion market cap, has seen sales and profit grow rapidly in 2014, in large measure because of its blockbuster hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, which launched last December and has annual sales topping $10 billion. Gilead recently launched Harvoni, which combines Sovaldi with a non-interferon combination. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) in last trading activity moved down -2.62% to close at $100.46. Company weekly performance is -5.15% while its quarterly performance stands at -3.26%. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) is -14.01% away from its 52 week high.

Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 28th. The company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.04 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Sirius XM Holdings will post $0.08 EPS for the current fiscal year. On last trading day Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) moved down -0.30% to close at $3.33. Its volatility for the week is 2.51% while volatility for the month is 1.85%. SIRI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 18.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.10%. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) monthly performance is -5.67%.

Athersys, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHX) on 10 November 2014 announced its financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2014. Highlights of the third quarter of 2014 and recent events include: Enrollment nearly complete in Phase 2 clinical trial of MultiStem® cell therapy for treatment of ischemic stroke; Confirmation by the Japanese Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) that MultiStem product manufacturing is suitable for clinical development – an important regulatory milestone; Preparations for Phase 2 acute myocardial infarction (AMI) study nearing completion, with several clinical sites progressing toward site initiation; Multiple grants awarded in the United States and Europe directed at process development and non-clinical and clinical development in central nervous system and pulmonary areas; Third quarter 2014 revenues of $0.3 million and net loss of $4.7 million, which includes non-cash income of $2.5 million related to the change in fair value of warrant liabilities and non-cash expense of $0.7 million in stock-based compensation for quarter ended September 30, 2014; and Ended the quarter with $32.4 million in cash and cash equivalents. On last trading day Athersys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX) moved down -3.15% to close at $1.23. Its volatility for the week is 6.47% while volatility for the month is 5.77%. ATHX’s sales growth for past 5 years was -5.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.00%. Athersys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX) monthly performance is -10.22%.

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) on Nov. 25 announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office granted Arena U.S. Patent No. 8,895,776, entitled “Modulators of the Prostacyclin (PGI2) Receptor Useful for the Treatment of Disorders Related Thereto,” covering ralinepag (formerly APD811), an orally available agonist of the prostacyclin (IP) receptor. Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) in last trading activity moved up 1.61% to close at $3.78. Company weekly performance is -10.85% while its quarterly performance stands at -3.08%. Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) is -52.57% away from its 52 week high.

First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 30th. The company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.02. Analysts expect that First Financial Corp will post $2.45 EPS for the current fiscal year. On Tuesday shares of First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) closed at $33.74. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -2.80%.

Notable Ups And Down: Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN), Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS), Alimera Sciences (NASDAQ:ALIM), Yelp (NYSE:YELP), First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF)

Windstream Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), which employs some 650 workers in the Rochester area, on Thursday announced a change in its top leadership. The Arkansas-based company, which acquired Paetec Holding Corp. in 2011, announced Tony Thomas has been appointed president and CEO effective immediately. Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) in last trading activity decreased -9.70% to close at $8.47. Company weekly performance is -12.68% while its quarterly performance stands at -22.36%. Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) is -34.83% away from its 52 week high.

Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) declared its unaudited financial outcome for the quarter finished September 30, 2014. Total net revenues increased by 130.0% year over year to US$882.6 million, primarily attributable to a 136.8% year-over-year raise in the number of active customers to 9.5 million and a 117.6% year-over-year raise in total orders to 25.5 million. On last trading day Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) decreased -2.43% to close at $19.70. Its volatility for the week is 3.55% while volatility for the month is 4.17%.Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) monthly performance is -17.50%.

On December 1, Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALIM) announced that the Dutch Inspectie voor de Gezondheidszorg (IGZ) has granted marketing authorization in the Netherlands to ILUVIEN® for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) considered insufficiently responsive to available therapies. On last trading day Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALIM) decreased -0.36% to close at $5.49. Its volatility for the week is 4.67% while volatility for the month is 5.41%. ALIM’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 48.70%. Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALIM) monthly performance is 5.37%.

SVP Laurence Wilson sold 1,250 shares of Yelp, Inc. (NYSE:YELP) on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.73, for a total value of $65,912.50. Yelp, Inc. (NYSE:YELP) in last trading activity moved up 0.48% to close at $52.70. Company weekly performance is -2.12% while its quarterly performance stands at -31.22%. Yelp, Inc. (NYSE:YELP) is -48.21% away from its 52 week high.

The directors of First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:THFF) have declared a semi-annual dividend of 49 cents per share payable on January 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business January 8, 2015.On Friday shares of First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) closed at $33.50. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -2.80%.

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Audience, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADNC) had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse. They now have a $7.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $9.00. Audience, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADNC) in last trading activity decreased -3.21% to close at $3.32. Company weekly performance is -12.63% while its quarterly performance stands at -60.90%. Audience, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADNC) is -75.57% away from its 52 week high.

On Nov. 26 American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) announced that its Board of Directors has not yet determined when the 2015 annual meeting of ARCP shareholders will be held. Therefore, the advance notice window for making proposals at the 2015 annual meeting of ARCP shareholders will not begin on November 30, 2014 as previously disclosed. On last trading day American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) increased 0.22% to close at $9.29. Its volatility for the week is 3.08% while volatility for the month is 4.43%. American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) monthly performance is 5.81%.

On Nov 21, the directors of First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:THFF) have declared a semi-annual dividend of 49 cents per share payable on January 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business January 8, 2015. Today’s declaration increases the total dividend declared in 2014 to 98 cents per share, a 2.1% increase from 2013. On last trading day First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) increased 1.76% to close at $33.53. Its volatility for the week is 1.88% while volatility for the month is 1.63%. THFF’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 4.60%. First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) monthly performance is -3.32%.

Mattersight Corp (NASDAQ:MATR) VP Christopher Joseph Danson sold 4,462 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.18, for a total transaction of $27,575.16. Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ:MATR) has 8.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 58.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $5.95.

Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) will provide an online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its fourth quarter earnings conference call on December 8, 2014. Ingles plans to release earnings for its fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014, on December 8, 2014. On Tuesday shares of Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ:IMKTA) closed at $27.94. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 2.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 14.10%.

Today’s Stocks: Entropic Communications (NASDAQ:ENTR), AT&T (NYSE:T), The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), Diamondrock Hospitality Co. (NYSE:DRH), First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF)

Entropic Communications Inc (NASDAQ:ENTR)‘s stock had its “underperform” rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse in a research report issued to clients and investors on November 12. They currently have a $2.75 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $3.00. Entropic Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTR) in last trading activity moved up 2.90% to close at $2.48. Company weekly performance is 1.64% while its quarterly performance stands at -3.50%. Entropic Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTR) is -51.56% away from its 52 week high.

AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) sought to clarify to US regulators its plans to pause investments in high-speed Internet connections until “net neutrality” rules are settled, saying in a letter on Wednesday that the plans related to new and not existing commitments. On last trading day AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) moved up 0.89% to close at $35.13. Its volatility for the week is 1.46% while volatility for the month is 1.25%. T’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 57.50%. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) monthly performance is 2.33%.

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), the world’s largest planemaker, is considering investing in India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi eases rules for foreign investment in the defense sector and expedites arms contracts. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) in last trading activity moved down -0.02% to close at $134.78. Company weekly performance is 2.41% while its quarterly performance stands at 6.66%. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) is -4.60% away from its 52 week high.

DiamondRock Hospitality Co. (NYSE:DRH) announced that it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire the fee simple interest in The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a purchase price of $149.0 million (or $345,000 per guest room). Diamondrock Hospitality Co. (NYSE:DRH) has 0.90% insider ownership. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $14.77.

First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) declared a semiannual dividend on Monday, November 24th,AnalystRatings.NET reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 8th will be given a dividend of 0.49 per share on Thursday, January 15th. This represents a yield of 2.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 6th. On Wednesday shares of First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) closed at $34.16. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -2.80%.

Active Watch List: Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Installed Building Products (NYSE:IBP), First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF), MDU Resources (NYSE:MDU)

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD)‘s stock had its “positive” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Robert W. Baird in a report released on Monday. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) in last trading activity increased 0.51% to close at $101.11. Company weekly performance is -2.51% while its quarterly performance stands at -5.87%. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) is -13.46% away from its 52 week high.

Webster Financial Corporation announced that it has received all regulatory approvals necessary to consummate the acquisition of the health savings account (HSA) business from JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) This follows Webster’s announcement on September 23, 2014 that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the HSA business from JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. On last trading day JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) moved down -1.08% to close at $60.30. Its volatility for the week is 1.24% while volatility for the month is 1.21%. JPM’s sales growth for past 5 years was -6.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 40.00%. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) monthly performance is 2.83%.

On Nov 12, Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP), announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. For the third quarter of 2014, net revenue was $140.5 million, an increase of 21.1% from $116.0 million in the third quarter of 2013. On a same branch basis, net revenue improved 17.7% from the prior year quarter, with approximately 90% of the increase attributable to growth in the number of completed jobs and the remainder achieved through favorable job mix and price gains. On last trading day Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) moved down -0.59% to close at $16.75. Its volatility for the week is 5.26% while volatility for the month is 4.38%. Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) monthly performance is 12.49%.

On Nov 21, The directors of First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:THFF) have declared a semi-annual dividend of 49 cents per share payable on January 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business January 8, 2015. Today’s declaration increases the total dividend declared in 2014 to 98 cents per share, a 2.1% increase from 2013. First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) has 0.80% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 54.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $34.41.

MDU Resources Group Inc. (NYSE:MDU) said it has named Jason Vollmer to the position of treasurer and director of Cash and Risk Management, effective November 29, to replace Douglass Mahowald, who will retire after nearly 33 years with the company. MDU Resources Group Inc. (NYSE:MDU) in last trading activity decreased -0.04% to close at $25.88. Company weekly performance is 2.37% while its quarterly performance stands at -16.65%. MDU Resources Group Inc. (NYSE:MDU) is -27.42% away from its 52 week high.

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) said it expects the Classic to ship in mid-December, with some official launch event being scheduled for the 17th of December. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) in last trading activity increased 1.89% to close at $10.24. Company weekly performance is -8.57% while its quarterly performance stands at 2.40%. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is -18.34% away from its 52 week high.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NASDAQ:SCHW) major shareholder Charles R. Schwab unloaded 500,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.73, for a total value of $14,365,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 675,480 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,406,540. On last trading day The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) decreased -0.21% to close at $28.28. Its volatility for the week is 1.53% while volatility for the month is 1.61%. SCHW’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -6.00%. The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) monthly performance is 6.84%.

Books-A-Million Inc. (NASDAQ:BAMM) announced that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its third-quarter 2015 conference call on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The Company will release results for the third quarter ended November 1, 2014, on November 25, 2014, after the markets close. On last trading day Books-A-Million Inc. (NASDAQ:BAMM) increased 3.89% to close at $1.87. Its volatility for the week is 12.35% while volatility for the month is 6.10%. BAMM’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -22.50%. Books-A-Million Inc. (NASDAQ:BAMM) monthly performance is 16.15%.

First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) have declared a semi-annual dividend of 49 cents per share payable on January 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business January 8, 2015. Today’s declaration increases the total dividend declared in 2014 to 98 cents per share, a 2.1% increase from 2013. First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) has 0.80% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 56.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $33.85.

Twin Disc, Incorporated (NASDAQ:TWIN) declared a quarterly dividend. Investors of record on Friday, November 14th will be given a dividend of 0.09 per share on Monday, December 1st. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 12th. On Friday shares of Twin Disc, Incorporated (NASDAQ:TWIN) closed at $22.68. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -2.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.00%.