Traders Are Watching: Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC), Gulf Resources (NASDAQ:GURE), Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

On Monday shares of Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) closed at $2.57. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.50%. Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. The firm currently has a $2.70 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $2.60.

Gulf Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GURE) in last trading activity moved down -4.23% to close at $2.49. Company weekly performance is 0.00% while its quarterly performance stands at 50.91%. Gulf Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GURE) is -15.59% away from its 52 week high. Gulf Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GURE) announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Net revenue was $34.91 million, a year-over-year increase of 36%. Gross profit was $9.4 million, a year-over-year increase of 38%. Gross margin was 27%,as compared to 27% for the first quarter of 2014. Income from operations was $7.1 million, as compared to $5.6 million in the first quarter of 2014, a year-over-year increase of 27%.

On last trading day Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) decreased -0.89% to close at $32.45. Its volatility for the week is 1.10% while volatility for the month is 1.40%. SNE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -22.80%. Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) monthly performance is 8.13%. It was reported on 16 May, that all eight executives of Sony Corp. (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) will return their bonuses for the fourth straight year to take responsibility for the red ink in the business year that ended in March, sources have said.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 63.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $248.75. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Australia has increased the prices of all Model S sedans, including the new entry-level 70D before it even arrives here in September.

On last trading day Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) decreased -0.16% to close at $88.29. Its volatility for the week is 1.07% while volatility for the month is 1.62%. CAT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 32.70%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) monthly performance is 6.02%. It was reported on 16 May, that Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is motoring toward the edge of a new record it would be happy to live without. The company’s business, especially the giant trucks targeted at the mining industry it builds in Decatur, has always been a cyclical one of boom and bust. But its current sales downturn has passed into its third year and, if it hits a fourth, that will be something Caterpillar hasn’t seen before in its 90 year history.

Don’t Miss: GenVec (NASDAQ:GNVC), Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX), Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), BioMed Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:BMR)

On Friday shares of GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNVC) closed at $2.39. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -15.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 35.00%. GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNVC) announced on 14 May, that Douglas E. Brough, the company’s chief scientific officer, gave a presentation entitled “Gorilla Adenovirus Vectors for Molecular Therapeutics and Vaccines” at the 18th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy.

Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) in last trading activity fell -1.04% to close at $8.54. Company weekly performance is 3.77% while its quarterly performance stands at -2.95%. Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) is -14.17% away from its 52 week high. Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) on May 07, 2015, declared its financial results for the first quarter 2015. Novavax reported a net loss of $24.4 million, or $0.10 per share, for the first quarter of 2015, compared to a net loss of $13.8 million, or $0.07 per share, for the first quarter of 2014. Novavax revenue in the first quarter of 2015 increased 32% to $9.9 million, compared to $7.5 million for the same period in 2014.

On last trading day Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) increased 1.71% to close at $32.74. Its volatility for the week is 1.19% while volatility for the month is 1.44%. SNE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -4.80%. Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) monthly performance is 5.34%. Sony Corp. (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) President Kazuo Hirai and seven other corporate executive officers will give up their bonuses for the fourth consecutive year to take responsibility for the company’s massive loss for fiscal 2014, company sources said Thursday.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 63.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $248.84. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is preparing to introduce an autopilot feature this year for the luxury electric cars built at its Fremont factory, while Mercedes-Benz has leased a former naval weapons depot in Concord to serve as a giant test track for its own self-driving cars.

On last trading day BioMed Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:BMR) increased 1.73% to close at $21.12. Its volatility for the week is 2.44% while volatility for the month is 1.91%. BMR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.80%. BioMed Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:BMR) monthly performance is -0.47%. BioMed Realty Trust (NYSE: BMR), which owns the three buildings at 200 Sidney St., 40 Erie St. and 21 Erie St. as well as an adjacent parking garage, is rebranding the area as Sidney Research Campus. Bill Kane, BioMed’s vice president of leasing and development focused on the Cambridge area, said on 14 May, his firm has done “exhaustive research” and found the biggest need in the life sciences right now is from smaller companies being pushed out of Kendall Square.

Stock Runners: eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ORMP), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), NeuroMetrix Inc. (NASDAQ:NURO), Carmike Cinemas Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC)

On Friday shares of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) closed at $59.41. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 15.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.49%. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), which is in the process of separating eBay and PayPal to create two independent publicly traded companies, has announced the directors who will serve on the boards of each standalone company following the separation. The spinoff has been pushed by activist investors like Carl Icahn, who has publicly pressed for this split since the beginning of 2014.

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ORMP) in last trading activity advanced 1.09% to close at $6.51. Company weekly performance is 1.88% while its quarterly performance stands at 42.14%. Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ORMP) is -43.34% away from its 52 week high. Zacks downgraded shares of Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ORMP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

On last trading day Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) advanced 1.94% to close at $248.84. Its volatility for the week is 2.70% while volatility for the month is 3.40%. TSLA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 95.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 21.50%. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) monthly performance is 20.39%. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is preparing to introduce an autopilot feature this year for the luxury electric cars built at its Fremont factory, while Mercedes-Benz has leased a former naval weapons depot in Concord to serve as a giant test track for its own self-driving cars.

NeuroMetrix Inc. (NASDAQ:NURO) has 3.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 11.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.26. NeuroMetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NURO) reported that it anticipates commercial shipments of the Quell wearable pain relief device will begin in June 2015.

On last trading day Carmike Cinemas Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC) advanced 1.48% to close at $29.42. Its volatility for the week is 3.50% while volatility for the month is 3.54%. CKEC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 20.50%. Carmike Cinemas Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC) monthly performance is -7.13%. Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC) on 7 May, announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Fathom Events to bring an enhanced and significantly expanded alternative programming offering to 150 Carmike locations in 31 states by the end of 2015.

Trending Stocks: SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), Genesco Inc. (NYSE:GCO), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ:UNIS)

On Thursday shares of SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) closed at $1.33. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 21.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.00%. SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE:SD) is now the target of an Oklahoma federal grand jury investigation concerning potential violations of antitrust law, the company revealed on 7 May.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) in last trading activity fell -0.92% to close at $15.09. Company weekly performance is 4.07% while its quarterly performance stands at -25.95%. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) is -48.62% away from its 52 week high. On 6 May, Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE:CHK) reported financial and operational results for the 2015 first quarter. The Oil Exploration & Production company announced earnings per share of $0.11 against a consensus Street estimate of $0.02, beating the average estimate by $0.09. This corresponds to a decrease of $0.38 compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year.

On last trading day Genesco Inc. (NYSE:GCO) fell -0.54% to close at $67.64. Its volatility for the week is 1.82% while volatility for the month is 2.08%. GCO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.80%. Genesco Inc. (NYSE:GCO) monthly performance is -5.00%. Piper Jaffray reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Genesco Inc. (NYSE:GCO) in a research note released on Thursday morning. They currently have a $69.00 target price on the stock.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 63.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $244.10. The CEO of electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so the world can disconnect from power plants — and he can profit. Recently, before an adoring crowd and a partylike atmosphere, Musk unveiled how he intends to do it.

On last trading day Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ:UNIS) increased 1.29% to close at $3.15. Its volatility for the week is 6.28% while volatility for the month is 5.51%. UNIS’s sales growth for past 5 years was -6.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.00%. Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ:UNIS) monthly performance is -20.65%. Unilife Corp (NASDAQ:UNIS) on 11 May, reported a loss of $23.1 million in its fiscal third quarter. On a per-share basis, the York, Pennsylvania-based company said it had a loss of 20 cents. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs and stock option expense, came to 14 cents per share. The medical device maker posted revenue of $2.9 million in the period, falling short of Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $8.4 million.

Worth Watching Stocks: Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Onconova Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONTX), Vedanta Limited (NYSE:SSLT)

On Wednesday shares of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) closed at $3.01. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 41.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 30.00%. Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is again cutting its workforce. People in the local tech industry say the layoffs are hitting the Eugene office hard, as much as halving its staff of about 40 people. When Zynga acquired the local game developer in May 2012 for an undisclosed price, it said it planned to expand the 50-¬employee Eugene studio.

Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:CIVI) in last trading activity advanced 11.59% to close at $20.89. Company weekly performance is 14.78% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.89%. Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:CIVI) is -1.51% away from its 52 week high. Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:CIVI) reported financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2015. Second quarter net revenue increased 9.4% to $335.2 million. Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA increased 17.6% to $37.1 million. Second quarter net income was $1.7 million, compared to net loss of $12.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2014.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 63.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $243.18. Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will be able to directly sell cars to consumers in Maryland following the recent signing of a bill by the state’s Governor. The bill, slated to be effective Oct 1, 2015, allows a manufacturer or distributor to be licensed as a vehicle dealer as long as it sells only electric or non-fossil-fuel-burning vehicles.

Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONTX) has 62.56% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 8.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.50. Research analysts at HC Wainright began coverage on shares of Onconova Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ONTX) in a report released on 5 May. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 price target on the stock. HC Wainright’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 165.49% from the stock’s previous close.

On last trading day Vedanta Limited (NYSE:SSLT) remains unchanged to close at $13.97. Its volatility for the week is 1.78% while volatility for the month is 1.56%. Vedanta Limited (NYSE:SSLT) monthly performance is 10.87%. Vedanta Limited (NYSE:SSLT) has appointed Mr. Ajay Dixit as Chief Executive Officer, Power, effective May 11, 2015. In his role, Mr. Dixit will consolidate the power operations of the group and build the new power vertical. He will be responsible to grow the business through synergies and drive operational excellence of the 9097 MW power business.

Watch List: Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN), Builders FirstSource (NASDAQ:BLDR), Egalet Corporation (NASDAQ:EGLT), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)

On Monday shares of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) closed at $11.47. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 22.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -7.30%. Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) on April 30, 2015, declared its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Revenue for the first quarter of 2015 was $108.8 million as compared to $19.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. The increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the first quarter of 2014 is due to the recognition of $90.0 million of the $100.0 million milestone payment from AstraZeneca following the first commercial sale of Movantik in the U.S.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) in last trading activity advanced 0.82% to close at $11.09. Company weekly performance is 0.36% while its quarterly performance stands at 7.52%. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) is -10.31% away from its 52 week high. It was reported on 7 May, that New information released by Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:HBAN) shows the company paid $457.8 million in cash to acquire Macquarie Equipment Finance Inc. The parent of Columbus-based Huntington National Bank in February announced plans to buy the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based specialty lender, and last month told investors in a first-quarter earnings release the acquisition had been completed.

On last trading day Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) fell -1.09% to close at $12.72. Its volatility for the week is 2.90% while volatility for the month is 4.89%. BLDR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 18.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.30%. Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) monthly performance is 84.35%. William Blair lowered shares of Builders FirstSource Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note released on 6 May.

Egalet Corporation (NASDAQ:EGLT) has 3.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 85.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $9.40. On 11 May, Egalet Corp. (NASDAQ:EGLT) has named Nicholas C. Nicolaides president and chief executive officer of Morphotek, a subsidiary of Eisai North America, and John Osborn, executive-in-residence at Warburg Pincus and senior adviser at Hogan Lovells, to its board of directors.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 63.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $239.49. Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) said it will modify its vehicles to fit China’s national charging standards, the latest move by the electric-car maker to boost sales in the world’s largest auto market.

Active Stocks: OPOWER (NYSE:OPWR), Burcon Nutrascience Corporation (NASDAQ:BUR), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), PetroQuest Energy Inc. (NYSE:PQ), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

On Monday shares of OPOWER, Inc. (NYSE:OPWR) closed at $11.35. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%. Analysts at William Blair initiated coverage on shares of Opower, Inc. (NYSE:OPWR) in a research note and set an “outperform” rating and a $10.81 price target on the stock.

Burcon Nutrascience Corporation (NASDAQ:BUR) in last trading activity remains unchanged to close at $2.25. Company weekly performance is -8.91% while its quarterly performance stands at -6.25%. Burcon Nutrascience Corporation (NASDAQ:BUR) is -67.53% away from its 52 week high. On 2 May, Burcon NutraScience Corporation (NASDAQ:BUR) announced that it has completed its previously announced offering of rights (the “Rights Offering”) to holders of its common shares (“Common Shares”) of record at the close of business on April 2, 2015. The Rights Offering was fully subscribed and as such, Burcon has issued 1,552,044 Common Shares at a price of $2.26 per Common Share for aggregate gross proceeds to Burcon of $3,507,619.

On last trading day Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) moved up 1.22% to close at $239.49. Its volatility for the week is 4.07% while volatility for the month is 3.23%. TSLA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 95.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 21.50%. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) monthly performance is 13.56%. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has plans to build its first supercharging station in southeastern Virginia.

PetroQuest Energy Inc. (NYSE:PQ) has 6.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 65.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.10. PetroQuest Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PQ) on 5 May, announced a net loss to common stockholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 of ($122,240,000), or ($1.89) per share, compared to first quarter 2014 net income available to common stockholders of $10,043,000, or $0.15 per share. During the first quarter of 2015, the Company recorded a non-cash ceiling test write-down of $108,911,000 as a result of the impact of lower commodity prices on its net discounted cash flows from its proved reserves.

On last trading day Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) moved up 1.67% to close at $88.77. Its volatility for the week is 1.50% while volatility for the month is 1.79%. CAT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 32.70%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) monthly performance is 8.36%. In an effort to optimize operations and drive efficiencies, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has announced that it will transform its facilities in Aurora, Illinois, and South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to better position each for long-term success.

Why Need to Watch: Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR), North Atlantic Drilling Limited (NYSE:NADL), Vectren (NYSE:VVC), Capital Bank Financial (NASDAQ:CBF), Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)

On Friday shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR) closed at $37.23. Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR) on 7 May, provided recent corporate highlights and reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. “During the first quarter we fortified our financial position through an equity offering, raising more than $190 million to support both the aggressive development of ALD403, as well as other promising product candidates in our pipeline, such as ALD1613 for Cushing’s disease,” said Randall C. Schatzman, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Alder.

North Atlantic Drilling Limited (NYSE:NADL) in last trading activity increased 8.22% to close at $1.58. Company weekly performance is 6.04% while its quarterly performance stands at -14.59%. North Atlantic Drilling Limited (NYSE:NADL) is -85.64% away from its 52 week high. Zacks upgraded shares of North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NASDAQ:NADL) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

On last trading day Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) increased 0.64% to close at $42.34. Its volatility for the week is 2.10% while volatility for the month is 1.84%. VVC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 4.30%. Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) monthly performance is -3.40%. Vectren Corp. (NYSE:VVC) on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $57 million. The Evansville, Indiana-based company said it had net income of 69 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. The utility posted revenue of $706.2 million in the period. Vectren expects full-year earnings to be $2.40 to $2.55 per share.

Capital Bank Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CBF) has 0.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 91.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $27.62. The top-five executives of Capital Bank Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CBF) received significant raises in salary during fiscal 2014, the bank reported in previous weeks. Capital, which is based in Coral Gables, Fla., has a significant North Carolina presence in the Triad and Triangle. It paid $52.5 million in October 2012 to buy Southern Community Financial Corp. of Winston-Salem and its 22 branches. Eugene Taylor, chairman and chief executive, was paid $700,000 in salary for an increase of 7.7 percent. He received a matching increase in bonus, also to $700,000. His total compensation was $1.41 million.

Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 63.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $236.61. Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) acquired Riviera Tool LLC, a tool and die company based out of Michigan, for an undisclosed sum on the 7th of May.

Momentum Stocks: Insight Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:NSIT), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA)

On Thursday shares of Insight Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:NSIT) closed at $26.77. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.00%. Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSIT) reported results of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. Consolidated net sales of $1.22 billion for the first quarter of 2015 were generally flat compared to the first quarter of 2014, but increased 6% year over year excluding the effects of foreign currency movements. Net sales in North America of $822.7 million increased 5%; Net sales in EMEA of $354.8 million decreased 9%, but increased 6% excluding the effects of foreign currency movements; and Net sales in APAC of $42.1 million decreased 8%, but increased 3% excluding the effects of foreign currency movements.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) in last trading activity advanced 2.76% to close at $236.80. Company weekly performance is 4.76% while its quarterly performance stands at 7.15%. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is -18.74% away from its 52 week high. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is making good on allusions to a possible future footprint within the state of Michigan, having just acquired Riviera Tool – a stamping supplier rooted in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

On last trading day Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) increased 1.13% to close at $30.30. Its volatility for the week is 1.80% while volatility for the month is 1.47%. SNE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -4.90%. Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) monthly performance is 2.64%. Sony Corp. (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) of America and Zurich American Insurance Co. have reached a settlement in a commercial general liability (CGL) policy coverage case stemming from the April 2011 hacking of Sony’s PlayStation online services, according to court documents filed Thursday.

On last trading day Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) decreased -0.64% to close at $86.43. Its volatility for the week is 1.46% while volatility for the month is 1.83%. CAT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 32.70%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) monthly performance is 8.34%.Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) said it had invested in Yard Club Inc., a San Francisco-based startup that helps owners of heavy equipment rent idle machines to one another, much as Airbnb Inc. helps people find vacant homes or apartments for short stays.

On last trading day Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) moved down -2.43% to close at $6.03. Its volatility for the week is 6.02% while volatility for the month is 6.20%. PVA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -15.90%. Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) monthly performance is -16.13%. Penn Virginia Corp. (NYSE:PVA) was upgraded by Zacks
from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on 4 May.

Best Stocks: Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS), United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UIHC), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA), Ellomay Capital (NYSEMKT:ELLO)

On Thursday shares of Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS) closed at $13.40. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 9.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.00%. Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS) on 5 May, reported first-quarter earnings of $2.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Waynesboro, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 12 cents. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, came to 14 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 11 cents per share. The landline communications company posted revenue of $50.5 million in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $49.7 million.

United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UIHC) in last trading activity moved up 5.33% to close at $17.00. Company weekly performance is 2.22% while its quarterly performance stands at -38.94%. United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UIHC) is -40.20% away from its 52 week high. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded shares of United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UIHC) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note released on 1 May.

On Thursday shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) closed at $45.36. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 19.25%. Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE:DAL) will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Transportation Conference at approximately 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 63.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $236.80. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has made its first acquisition, adding a Michigan tool-and-die maker as it ramps up to build more models. Tesla says it purchased Riviera Tool LLC of Cascade Township. The company makes tools that stamp out metal parts.

On last trading day Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSEMKT:ELLO) moved down -2.12% to close at $8.30. Its volatility for the week is 0.98% while volatility for the month is 2.45%. ELLO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -37.80%. Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSEMKT:ELLO) monthly performance is -0.95%. Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSEMKT:ELLO) announced on 1 May, that its Board of Directors approved the repurchase of up to $3 million of its ordinary shares. The authorized repurchases will be made from time to time in the open market on the NYSE MKT and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.