Top Stories: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DRNA), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp (NASDAQ:TNXP)

On Monday shares of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRNA) closed at $20.27. Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRNA) announced the commencement of a proposed underwritten public offering of 2,750,000 shares of common stock. Dicerna also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 412,500 shares of common stock. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

On Monday shares of Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) closed at $60.01. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 9.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.39%. German drug maker Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) reported that first-quarter net income declined 13.1 percent to 281.7 million euros or 0.65 euros per share from 325.2 million euros or 0.75 euros per share in the prior-year quarter.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in last trading activity moved up 1.10% to close at $130.19. Company weekly performance is 3.06% while its quarterly performance stands at 2.27%. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is -2.83% away from its 52 week high. A federal appeals court handed a partial victory to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) upholding court findings smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co. infringed the iPhone maker’s intellectual property but setting aside part of a $930 million jury award.

News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) has 0.77% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 99.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $15.68. On May 10, News Corp announced that it has begun repurchasing shares of Class A Common Stock under its previously disclosed buyback program. This marks the first time the company has bought back stock under the program since the “new” News Corp was established as a separate, publicly-traded company in mid-2013.

On last trading day Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp (NASDAQ:TNXP) fell -1.42% to close at $6.26. Its volatility for the week is 4.32% while volatility for the month is 4.87%. Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp (NASDAQ:TNXP) monthly performance is 0.97%. On May 13, Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp (NASDAQ:TNXP) announced that it has begun a Phase 3 clinical study of TNX-102 SL (cyclobenzaprine HCl sublingual tablet, 2.8 mg) in fibromyalgia, having recently randomized the first patient. The study is expected to enroll approximately 500 patients with fibromyalgia at approximately 35 clinical centers in the U.S.

Don’t Miss: Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INFI), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), VirnetX Holding Corp (NYSEMKT:VHC)

On Thursday shares of Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INFI) closed at $12.25. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 26.60%. Equities researchers at Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INFI) in a research report issued on Wednesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

On Thursday shares of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) closed at $586.85. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 26.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 23.27%. Online-video streaming service Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) is in talks with a Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma, who is Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, and other possible partners as it seeks entry into the country’s $5.9 billion online video market, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter.

On last trading day Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) fell -0.42% to close at $7.05. Its volatility for the week is 1.84% while volatility for the month is 1.49%. FSC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 42.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 25.90%. On May 11, Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) announces its financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015. Net investment income for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $29.5 million, or $0.19 per share; and Net asset value per share was $9.18 as of March 31, 2015 as compared to $9.17 as of December 31, 2014.

News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) has 0.77% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 98.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $15.39. News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) announced that it has begun repurchasing shares of Class A Common Stock under its previously disclosed buyback program.

On last trading day VirnetX Holding Corp (NYSEMKT:VHC) fell -0.31% to close at $6.48. Its volatility for the week is 9.18% while volatility for the month is 6.35%. VHC’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.50%. VirnetX Holding Corp (NYSEMKT:VHC) monthly performance is -8.60%. VirnetX Holding Corporation (NYSEMKT:VHC), announced that its Gabriel Collaboration Suite, an integrated suite of secure communication applications featuring: Secure Mail, Secure Messaging, Secure Voice Call, Secure Video Call and Secure Share & Sync, will be available for public download starting Tuesday, May 19, 2015,

Best Stocks: Amira Nature Foods (NYSE:ANFI), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM), Lifevantage Corporation (NASDAQ:LFVN), Kandi Technologies (NASDAQ:KNDI)

On Monday shares of Amira Nature Foods Ltd. (NYSE:ANFI) closed at $9.63. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 21.50%. Amira Nature Foods Ltd (NYSE:ANFI) announced on 4 May, that it has completed its target of establishing distribution centers in fifteen major cities across India.

On Monday shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) closed at $101.03. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.13%. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) on 7 May, announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that enlists a third party to review requests made to the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) for compassionate use of its investigational medicines.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) in last trading activity moved down -0.90% to close at $171.12. Company weekly performance is -0.89% while its quarterly performance stands at 10.70%. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) is -10.47% away from its 52 week high. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) today rolled out new services geared to helping developers create analytics-driven cloud applications. Big Blue announced the new services for its Bluemix cloud development platform at Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara, Calif.

Lifevantage Corporation (NASDAQ:LFVN) has 1.80% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 13.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $0.72. LifeVantage Corporation (NASDAQ:LFVN) announced that Darren Jensen has been named President and Chief Executive Officer for the company. Mr. Jensen’s appointment is effective May 18, 2015.

On last trading day Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:KNDI) moved down -5.25% to close at $11.92. Its volatility for the week is 4.76% while volatility for the month is 3.50%. KNDI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 38.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 42.10%. Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:KNDI) monthly performance is -9.35%. Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (NASDAQ:KNDI) on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $6.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Jinhua, China-based company said it had profit of 13 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 7 cents per share. The electric and all-terrain vehicle maker posted revenue of $43.8 million in the period.

Investors Alert: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), Global Cash Access Holdings (NYSE:GCA), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)

On last trading day Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) decreased -0.01% to close at $86.99. Its volatility for the week is 1.48% while volatility for the month is 1.85%. 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 8.90%. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) First-quarter 2015 sales and revenues were $12.702 billion, compared with $13.241 billion in the first quarter of 2014. Profit per share for the first quarter of 2015 was $1.81, a 26 percent increase from first-quarter 2014 profit per share of $1.44. Profit was $1.111 billion in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 20 percent from $922 million in the first quarter of 2014.

News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) in last trading activity decreased -6.43% to close at $14.99. Company weekly performance is -5.07% while its quarterly performance stands at -3.85%. News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) is -18.58% away from its 52 week high. News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The Company reported fiscal 2015 third quarter total revenues of $2.06 billion, a 1% decline as compared to prior year third quarter revenues of $2.08 billion.

On Wednesday shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) closed at $44.06. 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, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) began nonstop service from Boise to Seattle, four times daily, on May 1.

Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCA) has 0.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 95.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $7.78. Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCA) reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Revenues increased $56.9 million, or 38%, to $207.5 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year. Revenues included $55.1 million from the Games segment and a 1% year-over-year increase from the Payments segment.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) in last trading activity advanced 0.28% to close at $28.97. Company weekly performance is -0.28% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.37%. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is -3.69% away from its 52 week high. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) announced that longtime CEO John Chambers will retire from his position, giving way to Chuck Robbins as the new CEO.

Momentum Stocks: JA Solar Holdings Co., (NASDAQ:JASO), Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU), FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM), BCB Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)

On Monday shares of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) closed at $10.11. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 22.00%. On 17 April, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) has stated they were interested in setting up of a 500-MW solar power plant. Xie Jian, President of JA Solar, said they are looking for a long-term involvement in manufacturing for India and the international market.

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU) in last trading activity moved down -3.12% to close at $4.35. Company weekly performance is -14.54% while its quarterly performance stands at -34.75%. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU) is -77.43% away from its 52 week high. On April 21, 2015, it was reported that Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)’s Chief Executive Gregory Boyce and Chief Executive-Elect, Glenn Kellow would be taking voluntary and temporary pay cuts for the rest of the calendar year. The move is said to be part of the Company’s strategy for cost reduction.

On last trading day FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) moved down -0.96% to close at $2.06. Its volatility for the week is 2.62% while volatility for the month is 2.90%. FXCM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -14.80%. FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) monthly performance is -2.83%. FXCM Inc. said on 20 April, that it plans to focus its institutional operations on its wholesale business, as the New York-based foreign-exchange broker sells off noncore assets to repay debt.

BCB Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP) has 5.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 8.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $12.17. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP), of Bayonne announced that the Board of Directors has unanimously approved a cash dividend of $150 for each share of its Series A and Series B 6.00% Noncumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock to be paid to preferred stock shareholders of record on April 1.

On last trading day News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) advanced 0.26% to close at $15.57. Its volatility for the week is 1.55% while volatility for the month is 1.53%. NWSA’s EPS growth for past 5 years was -37.83%. News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) monthly performance is -3.77%.News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) will release its third quarter Fiscal 2015 results on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Traders Are Watching: CSP Inc. (NASDAQ:CSPI), Galena Biopharma (NASDAQ:GALE), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), American Residential Properties (NYSE:ARPI)

On Thursday shares of CSP Inc. (NASDAQ:CSPI) closed at $7.13. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 0.30%. On 14 April, CSP Inc. (NASDAQ:CSPI) announced that it has created a new, unified brand architecture that better reflects the Company’s image and growth strategy.

On Thursday shares of Galena Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:GALE) closed at $1.43.
Galena Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:GALE) announced the completion of enrollment in the NeuVax™ (nelipepimut-S) Phase 3 PRESENT (Prevention of Recurrence in Early-Stage, Node-Positive Breast Cancer with Low to Intermediate HER2 Expression with NeuVax Treatment) clinical trial.

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) in last trading activity moved down -1.04% to close at $57.84. Company weekly performance is 0.71% while its quarterly performance stands at -6.92%. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) is -8.35% away from its 52 week high. On 8 April, Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has signed a deal with private US biotech Arvinas buying into technology that could churn out new drug targets not attainable through more traditional techniques.

News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) has 0.77% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 98.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $15.89. On 15 April, News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) has confirmed that it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks.

On last trading day American Residential Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ARPI) moved down -0.05% to close at $18.64. Its volatility for the week is 1.73% while volatility for the month is 1.66%. American Residential Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ARPI) monthly performance is 1.53%. TheStreet upgraded shares of American Residential Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ARPI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday.

Notable Ups And Down: ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (NASDAQ:PRQR), Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR), CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME), Marsh & McLennan (NYSE:MMC), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)

On Feb. 26, ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (NASDAQ:PRQR), announced results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. Net cash generated by financing activities during the year ended December 31, 2014 was €119.9 million. This includes the net proceeds from our IPO in the third quarter of 2014 and the net proceeds from the private placement financing round in the second quarter of 2014, as well as proceeds from borrowings, representing receipts from our innovation credit from the Dutch government for our cystic fibrosis program. On Friday shares of ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (NASDAQ:PRQR) closed at $22.86.

Tuniu Corp. (NASDAQ:TOUR), an online leisure travel company in China, announced the acquisition of majority stakes in Zhejiang Zhongshan International Travel Services Co., LTD, a Hangzhou-based travel agency, and China Classical Holiday, a Tianjin-based travel agency. Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR) in last trading activity moved down -10.87% to close at $12.63. Company weekly performance is -16.30% while its quarterly performance stands at 2.27%. Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR) is -49.46% away from its 52 week high.

CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) announced that it has named Christopher Fix as Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific. Fix will be based in Singapore and will be responsible for leading CME Group’s efforts to develop benchmark products and services to meet the needs of its customer base in the region. He will join CME Group on June 3, 2015, and will report to London-based William Knottenbelt, Senior Managing Director and Head of International, CME Group. On last trading day CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) moved down -1.45% to close at $95.42. Its volatility for the week is 1.50% while volatility for the month is 1.67%. CME’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 6.20%. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) monthly performance is 6.91%.

The Conference Board and Mercer a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) announce the launch of the Workforce Analytics Institute (WAI) – the first of its kind in Asia. The WAI is a virtual platform which will provide businesses across the region and, specifically, human resources professionals, with the research, tools, methodologies and training they need to move from standard workforce planning to sophisticated workforce analytics. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 87.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $56.35.

On March 03, News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) announced that Chief Executive Robert Thomson will participate in the Deutsche Bank 23rd Annual Media, Internet & Telecom Conference on Monday, March 9, 2015, to be held in Palm Beach, FL. The session will begin at 11:25 a.m. EDT. On last trading day News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) moved down -1.58% to close at $16.83. Its volatility for the week is 1.68% while volatility for the month is 1.90%. NWSA’s EPS growth for past 5 years was -37.83%. News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) monthly performance is 7.95%.

Market Watch List: News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), Halcon Resources (NYSE:HK), Baxter International (NYSE:BAX), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ), Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW)

On 6 February, News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) reported better-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2015 results, attributable to effective cost management, increased revenues at its Book Publishing division and expanded digital offerings, with greater emphasis on real estate businesses. The company recorded adjusted earnings of 26 cents a share that surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a couple of cents. On Monday shares of News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) closed at $16.72. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.05%.

Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) announced plans to release its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 after trading closes on the New York Stock Exchange. Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) in last trading activity increased 4.93% to close at $2.13. Company weekly performance is 39.22% while its quarterly performance stands at -26.55%. Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) is -71.60% away from its 52 week high.

Zacks reaffirmed their underperform rating on shares of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a $65.00 target price on the stock. On last trading day Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) fell -1.76% to close at $69.72. Its volatility for the week is 1.60% while volatility for the month is 1.65%. BAX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -0.20%. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) monthly performance is -4.88%.

On 3 February, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) announced it had entered into a definitive agreement with Sharp Corporation to acquire Recurrent Energy. The transaction is valued at $265 million. Canadian Solar is getting a good deal out of this as it is paying 13% less than the amount Sharp paid for Recurrent five years ago. On last trading day Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) moved up 3.94% to close at $26.67. Its volatility for the week is 8.11% while volatility for the month is 6.37%. CSIQ’s sales growth for past 5 years was 18.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 35.80%. Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) monthly performance is 16.46%.

On 5 February, Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) issued an earnings report that says the company lost $27 million in the last three months of 2014 after making $25 million earlier in the year. On last trading day Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) fell -0.11% to close at $61.05. Its volatility for the week is 5.22% while volatility for the month is 2.80%. CLW’s sales growth for past 5 years was 8.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 62.00%. Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) monthly performance is -15.99%.

Stocks Swings: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), CBRE Group (NYSE:CBG)

On Jan 30, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) says that at year-end 2014, the company’s preliminary worldwide proved reserves totaled 2.82 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) compared to 2.74 billion BOE at the end of 2013, restated to exclude California Resources Corporation. In 2014, the company had proved reserve additions from all sources of 380 million BOE, compared to production of 218 million BOE, for a production replacement ratio of 174 percent. On Monday shares of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) closed at $81.26. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 0.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -0.45%.

On Feb 02, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) will not face any charges in the US in relation to phone hacking and payments to public officials by News of the World journalists in the UK, the company said. News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) in last trading activity advanced 2.80% to close at $16.72. Company weekly performance is 11.88% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.03%. News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) is -9.79% away from its 52 week high.

NetEase Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES), reported fourth-quarter net profit to shareholders of RMB 1.3 billion, compared to RMB 1.2 billion, prior year. Earnings per share was RMB 0.39, compared to RMB 0.38. Earnings per ADS was RMB 9.67, compared to RMB 9.48. On Monday shares of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) closed at $106.94. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 24.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 14.93%.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is announcing that the 2015 Ford Focus will have technology that anticipates when the car is about to spin out, rather than actually waiting for the actual skidding to happen before stability control takes over. Enhanced Transitional Stability, as it is being called, gives the car’s safety systems a 100- to 200-millisecond head start. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) in last trading activity increased 0.38% to close at $15.92. Company weekly performance is 4.26% while its quarterly performance stands at 13.31%. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is -9.82% away from its 52 week high.

On Feb 04, CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) reported strong revenue and earnings growth for the year ended December 31, 2014. Revenue for full-year 2014 totaled $9.0 billion, an increase of 26% (27% in local currency) from $7.2 billion in 2013. On last trading day CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) advanced 0.32% to close at $34.03. Its volatility for the week is 2.39% while volatility for the month is 2.02%. CBG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.90%. CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) monthly performance is -2.07%.

Investors Are Eying: Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL), Willbros Group Inc. (NYSE:WG), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY)

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) and Office Depot, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Staples will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Office Depot. Under the terms of the agreement, Office Depot shareholders will receive, for each Office Depot share, $7.25 in cash and 0.2188 of a share in Staples stock at closing. On Friday shares of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) closed at $16.57. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -3.34%.

Rupert Murdoch is facing a new threat to his family’s grip on its newspaper empire, after one of the media mogul’s most loyal supporters sold down most of his stake in News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA). News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) in last trading activity moved up 3.37% to close at $16.26. Company weekly performance is 9.20% while its quarterly performance stands at 6.27%. News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) is -12.25% away from its 52 week high.

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) announced it expects to release its fourth quarter and year-end 2014 financial results before market on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. On last trading day Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) moved down -4.12% to close at $3.26. Its volatility for the week is 4.49% while volatility for the month is 5.38%. HL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 26.00%. Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) monthly performance is 7.59%.

Shares of Willbros Group (NYSE:WG) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, AR Network reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Willbros Group Inc. (NYSE:WG) has 1.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 68.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $6.23.

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) will present at the 2015 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Alfonso Zulueta, Sr. Vice President and President, Emerging Markets will participate in a fireside chat at 8:25 a.m. EST. On last trading day Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) moved down -1.47% to close at $70.36. Its volatility for the week is 1.80% while volatility for the month is 1.92%. LLY’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 33.80%. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) monthly performance is 1.63%.