Top Wall Street Stories: General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Hemispherx Biopharma (NYSEMKT:HEB), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB), Merck (NYSE:MRK), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

On last trading day General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) moved down -1.61% to close at $26.92. Its volatility for the week is 1.68% while volatility for the month is 1.59%. GE’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.80%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) monthly performance is -5.58%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) said it is willing to make concessions to win European regulatory approval of its $17 billion deal for Alstom SA’s power business.

Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSEMKT:HEB) in last trading activity moved up 2.77% to close at $0.26. Company weekly performance is 0.00% while its quarterly performance stands at 8.33%. Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSEMKT:HEB) is -35.00% away from its 52 week high. Hemispherx Biopharma (NYSE:HEB) announced that its European subsidiary, Hemispherx Biopharma Europe N.V./S.A., received formal notification from the European Commission [EU/3/15/1480-EMA/OD/310/14] approving its Orphan Medicinal Product Application for Ampligen®, an experimental therapeutic, to treat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

On last trading day Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) moved up 3.56% to close at $3.49. Its volatility for the week is 3.42% while volatility for the month is 2.39%. CBB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -3.50%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) monthly performance is -3.32%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) on 7 May, announced financial results for the first quarter of 2015, highlighted by consolidated year-over-year revenue growth as demand for strategic products remains strong. Fioptics revenue for the quarter totaled $42 million, up $11 million compared to the prior year as Fioptics internet and video subscribers increased 34 percent and 24 percent, respectively. The company also announced the sale of 14 million CyrusOne partnership units which closed in the second quarter for proceeds totaling $426 million.

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has 0.04% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 76.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $60.00. Credit Suisse reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) in a research note released on Saturday morning.

On last trading day Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) moved down -0.68% to close at $49.80. Its volatility for the week is 1.16% while volatility for the month is 1.07%. VZ’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 7.10%. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) monthly performance is 1.18%. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) recently announced that its high-speed Fios service would offer a-la-carte plans.

Investors Alert: First NBC Bank Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNBC), Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA), Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR), Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR), Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB)

On Wednesday shares of First NBC Bank Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNBC) closed at $35.08. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 27.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.00%. First NBC Bank Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNBC) was upgraded by research analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRA) in last trading activity moved up 7.97% to close at $45.95. Company weekly performance is 10.54% while its quarterly performance stands at 77.48%. Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRA) is 2.16% away from its 52 week high. On 27 March, Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRA), announced that Eric Dobmeier has joined its Board of Directors.

On last trading day Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) fell -0.27% to close at $33.66. Its volatility for the week is 1.81% while volatility for the month is 2.03%. IBKR’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -0.50%. Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) monthly performance is 3.13%. Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR) plans to announce its first quarter financial results on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in a release that will be issued at approximately 4:00 pm (ET).

Shaw Communications, Inc. (NYSE:SJR) has 7.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 61.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $23.16. Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR) plans to announce its first quarter financial results on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in a release that will be issued at approximately 4:00 pm (ET).

On last trading day Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) moved up 2.23% to close at $3.66. Its volatility for the week is 3.74% while volatility for the month is 2.98%. CBB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -3.50%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) monthly performance is 5.78%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) will sell a large share of its ownership in CyrusOne to help pay down its debt. The company (NYSE:CBB) announced Monday it will sell 12.2 million shares of CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) stock to the public and has offered 1.83 million additional shares to CyrusOne underwriters.

Stocks to Watch: Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. Com (NYSE:TSLX), NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE), Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB)

On Monday shares of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) closed at $49.89. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 74.80%. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) reacts to Noah’s Daily Show takeover. The Twitter reaction to news of Noah’s hosting of ‘The Daily Show’, true to form, has been fast and furious.

On last trading day TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. Com (NYSE:TSLX) moved down -0.06% to close at $17.34. Its volatility for the week is 1.75% while volatility for the month is 1.98%. TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. Com (NYSE:TSLX) monthly performance is -4.36 TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. Com (NYSE:TSLX) begin trading ex-dividend on March 27, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.39 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 30, 2015. Shareholders who purchased TSLX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.

On Monday shares of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) closed at $104.74. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 6.24%. Clean energy company NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) on Monday said the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given its approval to its proposed merger with Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc (HE). The deals remains subject to approval by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, Hawaiian Electric shareholders, the spinoff of ASB Hawaii and additional regulatory approvals and other customary conditions.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) in last trading activity increased 1.57% to close at $32.91. Company weekly performance is -0.21% while its quarterly performance stands at -7.43%. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) is -20.47% away from its 52 week high. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) reported that Michael A. Creel, chief executive officer of Enterprise’s general partner, has announced his intention to retire as of December 31, 2015. A.J. “Jim” Teague, Enterprise’s chief operating officer, has been elected to succeed Mr. Creel as chief executive officer upon Mr. Creel’s retirement at the end of 2015.

On last trading day Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) increased 0.84% to close at $3.61. Its volatility for the week is 2.30% while volatility for the month is 2.86%. CBB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -3.50%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) monthly performance is 7.76%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) announced that it plans to enter into a purchase agreement with CyrusOne Inc. (“CyrusOne”) to sell 12,200,000 operating partnership units (plus up to an additional 1,830,000 operating partnership units if the underwriters exercise their option described below) in CyrusOne’s operating partnership, CyrusOne LP.

Moving Stocks: Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. (NYSE:MHR), Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA), Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ), Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB)

Topeka Capital Markets reiterated their buy rating on shares of Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. (NYSE:MHR) in a research note released on Wednesday morning. On Monday shares of Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. (NYSE:MHR) closed at $2.66. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 89.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -6.13%.

Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) said that it will release its fourth quarter and year-end 2014 results on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) in last trading activity fell -1.64% to close at $13.18. Company weekly performance is -6.33% while its quarterly performance stands at -25.54%. Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) is -46.46% away from its 52 week high.

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized and will recommend that stockholders approve a proposal to eliminate its current dual-class common stock structure by converting all outstanding shares of the Company’s Class B common stock into shares of Class A common stock on a one-for-one basis and renaming the Class A common stock as “common stock.” On last trading day Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK) increased 2.52% to close at $39.11. Its volatility for the week is 2.83% while volatility for the month is 2.70%. HAWK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 25.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 26.90%. Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK) monthly performance is 12.64%.

On 17 February, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) has revealed its UK plans, which like its US pipeline is being expanded by project acquisitions. On last trading day Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) moved down -1.66% to close at $28.47. Its volatility for the week is 3.34% while volatility for the month is 5.55%. 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 49.76%.

On 20 February, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) reported mixed financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014. Quarterly total revenue was $308.3 million, flat year over year but above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $287 million. Operating income stood at $7.3 million, down 82% year over year owing to higher service costs and depreciation and amortization charges. On last trading day Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) moved up 2.73% to close at $3.39. Its volatility for the week is 4.05% while volatility for the month is 3.50%. CBB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -3.50%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) monthly performance is 10.42%.

5 Stocks: Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN), Cencosud S.A. (NYSE:CNCO), Monarch Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:MNRK), Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB)

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) on 23 January announced the completion of its previously announced public offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.300% senior notes due 2018 (the “2018 Notes”), $850 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.050% senior notes due 2020 (the “2020 Notes”) and $1,000 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.950% senior notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes” and together with the 2018 Notes and the 2020 Notes, the “Notes”), with net proceeds from the offering totaling approximately $2,179 million after underwriting discounts and offering expenses. On Friday shares of Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) closed at $24.79. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 0.93%.

Cencosud S.A. (NYSE:CNCO) announced its guidance for full year 2015. Cencosud expects revenue of USD 19.3[1] billion – USD 21.1 billion, and an adjusted EBITDA margin of 7.0% – 7.4%, for the year 2015. Cencosud S.A. (NYSE:CNCO) in last trading activity advanced 11.89% to close at $7.53. Company weekly performance is 16.02% while its quarterly performance stands at -12.85%. Cencosud S.A. (NYSE:CNCO) is -30.41% away from its 52 week high.

Monarch Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MNRK) reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.7 million. The Chesapeake, Virginia-based bank said it had earnings of 25 cents per share.
The holding company for Monarch Bank posted revenue of $27.9 million in the period. On last trading day Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNRK) advanced 1.01% to close at $12.97. Its volatility for the week is 3.48% while volatility for the month is 3.62%. MNRK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 44.70%. Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNRK) monthly performance is -7.29%.

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 49 cents per share. The dividend is payable on April 24, 2015 to shareowners of record on April 2, 2015. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 91.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $117.98.

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) will host a conference call on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014, which will be issued before the market opens that day. On last trading day Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) decreased -3.30% to close at $2.93. Its volatility for the week is 4.23% while volatility for the month is 3.95%. CBB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -23.20%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) monthly performance is -9.29%.

Stocks News Alert: Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW), Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB), Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc. (NYSEMKT:BDR), Resources Connection Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN)

The Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) Retirees Group is still accepting reservations for a cruise planned for March 21. Reservations must be made by Saturday. On Monday shares of Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) closed at $23.91. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 13.85%.

On 19 January The Japan-U.S. Cable Network recently selected Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) to expand its trans-Pacific submarine network that spans close to 22,000 km and provides diverse connectivity from Japan to the U.S. Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) in last trading activity decreased -0.36% to close at $19.62. Company weekly performance is 2.45% while its quarterly performance stands at 18.26%. Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) is -27.76% away from its 52 week high.

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) will host a conference call on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014, which will be issued before the market opens that day. On last trading day Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) advanced 0.32% to close at $3.13. Its volatility for the week is 3.18% while volatility for the month is 3.58%. CBB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -23.20%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) monthly performance is -4.57%.

Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) announced that the Company’s HDE-8C-QAM w/Opt 2 encoder is now approved for use in high definition (HD) deployments over coax infrastructure by a major US satellite digital television provider. The reliability, superior video quality, and feature set provided by the HDE-8C-QAM w/Opt 2 encoder (#6370-2), will enable operators to cost-effectively deliver HD video content in certain institutional markets. Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc. (NYSEMKT:BDR) has 26.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 6.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.98.

Resources Connection (NASDAQ:RECN) CEO Anthony Cherbak bought 2,000 shares of Resources Connection stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $17.14 per share, with a total value of $34,280.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $171,400.On last trading day Resources Connection Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN) advanced 0.17% to close at $17.28. Its volatility for the week is 2.67% while volatility for the month is 2.87%. RECN’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 5.50%. Resources Connection Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN) monthly performance is 6.73%.

Moving Stocks: Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE:DAN), Financial Institutions Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB), China Cord Blood (NYSE:CO), Lifeway Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY)

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE:DAN) said that its CEO plans to retire next year. Roger Wood, who is 52, will retire in April 2016. On Thursday shares of Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE:DAN) closed at $21.60. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -3.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 13.60%.

On 18 January Financial Institutions Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI) announced that it has signed an Assurance of Discontinuance with the New York State Attorney General’s office related to an investigation into lending practices for minority residents within the City of Rochester. The agreement supports Five Star Bank’s long-term growth strategy for the Rochester region, which it has been pursuing for the past several years. Financial Institutions Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI) in last trading activity moved up 0.99% to close at $23.54. Company weekly performance is -0.04% while its quarterly performance stands at -2.73%. Financial Institutions Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI) is -12.88% away from its 52 week high.

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) will host a conference call on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014, which will be issued before the market opens that day. On last trading day Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) moved up 0.33% to close at $3.07. Its volatility for the week is 3.44% while volatility for the month is 3.49%. CBB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -23.20%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) monthly performance is -3.76%.

China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE:CO) insider Kent C. Mccarthy acquired 20,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $4.60 per share, with a total value of $92,000.00. China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE:CO) has 87.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 30.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.52.

On 8 January Lifeway Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) said their first-ever television commercial would be anthropomorphic in nature. On last trading day Lifeway Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) fell -1.81% to close at $17.87. Its volatility for the week is 2.72% while volatility for the month is 2.22%. LWAY’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 23.00%. Lifeway Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) monthly performance is -1.11%.

Big Moves in Focus: Juno Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:JUNO), Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX), Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ:DCIX), Prologis (NYSE:PLD), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB)

Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JUNO) major shareholder Douglas K. Bratton acquired 625,000 shares of Juno Therapeutics stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 23rd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $24.00 per share, for a total transaction of $15,000,000.00. On Friday shares of Juno Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:JUNO) closed at $50.14.

Shares of Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 29,701,458 shares, a decline of 8.8% from the December 15th total of 32,580,856 shares, American Banking & Market News reports. Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) in last trading activity increased 9.84% to close at $6.81. Company weekly performance is 7.92% while its quarterly performance stands at 31.72%. Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) is -2.01% away from its 52 week high.

On last trading day Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ:DCIX) increased 1.40% to close at $2.36. Its volatility for the week is 9.12% while volatility for the month is 7.14%. DCIX’s EPS growth for past 5 years was -29.77%. Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ:DCIX) monthly performance is 10.28%.

Prologis, Inc. (NYSE:PLD), the global leader in industrial real estate, will host a webcast and conference call with senior management to discuss fourth quarter results, current market conditions and future outlook Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at 9 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET.Prologis, Inc. (NYSE:PLD) has 0.10% insider ownership. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $44.15.

General Counsel of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) Wilson Christopher J, had purchased 15,000 shares in a transaction dated on December 12, 2014. The transaction was executed at $3.07 per share with total amount equaling $46,050. On last trading day Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) remains unchanged to close at $3.08. Its volatility for the week is 3.67% while volatility for the month is 3.70%. CBB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -23.20%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) monthly performance is 0.65%.

Investors Are Gambling: Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), EZchip Semiconductor (NASDAQ:EZCH), LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:LF), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB)

Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) Director David J. Mclachlan sold 2,000 shares of Skyworks Solutions stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.09, for a total transaction of $138,180.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 45,765 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,161,904. Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) in last trading activity moved up 2.37% to close at $74.42. Company weekly performance is 8.63% while its quarterly performance stands at 31.07%. Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) is 0.94% away from its 52 week high.

Smartphone maker Blackberry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) and aerospace manufacturer Boeing Co. are collaborating on a self-destructing phone, Blackberry’s CEO revealed. On last trading day BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) moved up 6.86% to close at $10.68. Its volatility for the week is 6.45% while volatility for the month is 4.41%. BBRY’s sales growth for past 5 years was 43.43% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.99%. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) monthly performance is 6.22%.

Israel’s EZchip Semiconductor Ltd., (NASDAQ:EZCH) a producer of high-performance data-path processing solutions for carrier and data-center networks, announced that its latest network processor, the 200-Gigabit NP-5, is now in full production. On last trading day EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH) moved up 4.68% to close at $19.90. Its volatility for the week is 2.69% while volatility for the month is 3.00%. EZCH’s sales growth for past 5 years was 16.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 41.60%. EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH) monthly performance is 6.13%.

LeapFrog Enterprises (NYSE:LF) was downgraded by research analysts at Roth Capital from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report released on Monday. They currently have a $5.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $6.00. Roth Capital’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 1.63% from the stock’s previous close. Leapfrog Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:LF) has 1.80% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 77.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.81.

The biggest office lease of 2014 is one that will bring hundreds of jobs to downtown Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) and its full effect won’t be felt until well into 2015. This has been a big year for office lease deals, but none compare to the deal at the top of the list. Cincinnati Bell Inc.’s blockbuster deal to bring 600 jobs to the city of Cincinnati from other locations around the region will fill 220,000 square feet of space at Atrium Two in downtown Cincinnati. On Monday shares of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) closed at $3.24. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -2.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 11.05%.

Investor’s Choice: Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Bankrate (NYSE:RATE), Golden Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:GLDC), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB), Hurco Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC)

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)’s COO John F. Milligan sold 146,823 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.26, for a total value of $15,601,411.98. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) in last trading activity decreased -0.51% to close at $104.31. Company weekly performance is 2.45% while its quarterly performance stands at 0.63%. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) is -10.72% away from its 52 week high.

Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) announced the appointment of Sree Kotay and Christine E. Petersen to the Bankrate board of directors. Mr. Kotay is Chief Software Architect, and Executive Vice President, Technology Design and Development, for Comcast Cable. On last trading day Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE:RATE) decreased -0.70% to close at $11.33. Its volatility for the week is 3.77% while volatility for the month is 3.12%. RATE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 22.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -20.10%. Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE:RATE) monthly performance is -4.79%.

TheStreet lowered shares of Golden Enterprises (NASDAQ:GLDC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday, 2 December 2014. On last trading day Golden Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:GLDC) advanced 2.12% to close at $3.85. Its volatility for the week is 2.67% while volatility for the month is 2.65%. GLDC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -14.00%. Golden Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:GLDC) monthly performance is -12.50%.

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB)’s CEO Theodore H. Torbeck bought 28,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $3.39 per share, with a total value of $97,293.00. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) has 0.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 73.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.12.

Hurco Companies (NASDAQ:HURC) last announced its earnings results on Friday, September 5th. The company reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.24. On average, analysts predict that Hurco Companies will post $2.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. On Thursday shares of Hurco Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC) closed at $33.43. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -3.00%.