Stock Highlights: Idera Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IDRA), Alliqua Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ:ALQA), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. (NYSE:JMI), AT&T (NYSE:T)

On Monday shares of Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDRA) closed at $3.05. Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDRA), reported its financial and operational results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Net loss applicable to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was $12.5 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to a net loss applicable to common stockholders of $9.1 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the same period in 2014.

Alliqua Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ:ALQA) in last trading activity moved up 5.10% to close at $4.74. Company weekly performance is -0.21% while its quarterly performance stands at -21.00%. Alliqua Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ:ALQA) is -23.73% away from its 52 week high. On May 5, it was reported that, Alliqua Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ:ALQA) has raised $34.5 million through a public offering. The company, listed on the NASDAQ as ALOA, sold about 6.6 million shares of its common stock at a price of $4.55 per share. Alliqua plans to use the net proceeds from the offering to “fund the commercial expansion of its marketed products, to opportunistically pursue additional product platforms, and for working capital and general corporate purposes,” according to a press release.

On last trading day Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) moved down -0.58% to close at $545.78. Its volatility for the week is 1.72% while volatility for the month is 1.80%. GOOGL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 22.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.70%. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) monthly performance is -0.50%. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago. The company released the number after the Associated Press reported that Google had notified California of three collisions involving its self-driving cars since September, when reporting all accidents became a legal requirement as part of the permits for the tests on public roads.

JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. (NYSE:JMI) has 1.80% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 25.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $7.79. On May 4, JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. (NYSE:JMI) announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. Core Income and estimated taxable Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) income of approximately $1.9 million, or $0.16 per Common share, and tax capital gains realized of approximately $4.3 million

On Monday shares of AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) closed at $33.49. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.48%. Implementation of Open Internet rules will move forward following an FCC ruling against AT&T Inc.(NYSE:T) and other telecom companies. The FCC’s Wireless Competition Bureau chief Julie Veach and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau chief Roger Sherman issued the ruling on Friday. The companies were seeking a stay that would delay reclassifying internet service providers as “common carriers” and the Internet as a public utility which will subject them to increased regulations.

Hot Alert: InterCloud Systems (NASDAQ:ICLD), AT&T (NYSE:T), Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Micronet Enertec Technologies (NASDAQ:MICT)

On Monday shares of InterCloud Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICLD) closed at $4.10. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 129.40%. InterCloud Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICLD) announced news of a launch of a new cloud based Network Platform called NFVgrid. Shares rose higher by 76% on Friday and look to extend gains today with a float rotation. Gapping up 13% with a 14.4M share float.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) in last trading activity moved up 0.32% to close at $34.53. Company weekly performance is 1.29% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.37%. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) is -3.97% away from its 52 week high. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), CenturyLink Inc and US telecom and cable industry groups called for regulators to block parts of new rules for Internet service providers, citing “crushing” compliance costs and threats to investment. AT&T executives said that it would cost the company about US$400mil (RM1.44bil) in lost revenue to end current marketing practices in order to set up new procedures for compliance with the tighter, though yet unspecified, privacy protection requirements for broadband providers.

On last trading day Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) moved up 0.25% to close at $52.39. Its volatility for the week is 3.60% while volatility for the month is 2.60%. SLAB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -11.10%. Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) monthly performance is 2.93%. Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) said it posted record revenue and lower profits for the first quarter. The Austin-based semiconductor maker reported on 29 April, net income of $6.3 million, or 15 cents per share, on revenue of $163.7 million compared with a net income of $8.1 million, or 18 cents per share, on revenue of $145.6 million during the same period last year, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

On Monday shares of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) closed at $27.19. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 11.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.00%. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today unveiled XtremIO™ version 4.0, a non-disruptive free software upgrade to XtremIO v3.X arrays. Already the leading all-flash array in the industry according to Gartner’s latest solid state array market analysis released on May 1, 2015, EMC held the #1 market share position in 2014, with a 31.1% share, which is over a ten percentage point share lead. This lead was almost exclusively driven by sales of XtremIO.

On Monday shares of Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MICT) closed at $3.24. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 38.10%. Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:MICT) announced Monday that its subsidiary, Micronet Ltd, has entered into a three-year purchase agreement with a school bus fleet and workforce management solutions company, for Micronet’s Android tablet.

Hot News: Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN), Pernix Therapeutics Holdings (NASDAQ:PTX), AT&T (NYSE:T), Wabash National Corp. (NYSE:WNC), Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE)

On Monday shares of Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) closed at $183.71. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 22.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 22.81%. On April 21, Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) reported a 127.85 percent jump in profit for the quarter ended Mar. 29, 2015. The company has earned $136.66 million, or $0.92 a share in the quarter, compared with $59.98million, or $0.40 a share for the same period last year. On the other hand, adjusted net income for the quarter stood at $135.38 million, or $0.91 a share compared with $80.05 million or $0.53 a share, a year ago.

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTX) in last trading activity decreased -9.59% to close at $6.41. Company weekly performance is -19.17% while its quarterly performance stands at -27.73%. Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTX) is -50.23% away from its 52 week high. On April 24, Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTX) announced that it has closed its acquisition of the Zohydro® ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) franchise, comprising three extended release hydrocodone products, including an abuse-deterrent pipeline and all related intellectual property. Pernix first announced the agreement with Zogenix, Inc. to acquire this franchise on March 10th.

On Monday shares of AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) closed at $34.09. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.48%. TheStreet upgraded shares of AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) to a buy rating in a report issued on Friday.

Wabash National Corp. (NYSE:WNC) has 1.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 87.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $13.94. Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Net income for the first quarter of 2015 was $10.5 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to the first quarter 2014 net income of $7.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share.

On last trading day Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) decreased -0.41% to close at $65.58. Its volatility for the week is 1.84% while volatility for the month is 1.90%. CE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 5.20%. Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) monthly performance is 19.26%. Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) announced it will exhibit its industry leading engineered materials and polymer solutions at Feiplastic, the international plastics trade event from May 4-8 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Stock Highlights: AT&T (NYSE:T), Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX), Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. (NYSE:PCL), Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA), Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ:CCMP)

On Monday shares of AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) closed at $34.09. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.48%. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) stumbles in helping customer with $24,000 phone bill. The 83-year-old Woodland Hills resident wanted to let me know he was having problems with his phone company, AT&T.

Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) in last trading activity decreased -3.09% to close at $11.62. Company weekly performance is -10.68% while its quarterly performance stands at -14.97%. Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) is -18.27% away from its 52 week high. Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at Brean Capital in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $13.20 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $15.00.

On last trading day Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. (NYSE:PCL) decreased -0.38% to close at $42.35. Its volatility for the week is 1.05% while volatility for the month is 1.20%. PCL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -3.40%. Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. (NYSE:PCL) monthly performance is -2.06%. Plum Creek Timber Co Inc (NYSE:PCL) on Monday reported first-quarter net earnings of $42 million or $0.24 per share compared with $30 million or $0.17 per share last year.

Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has 10.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 79.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $89.75. MasterCard announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) for $600 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.

On last trading day Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ:CCMP) decreased -0.73% to close at $49.14. Its volatility for the week is 1.98% while volatility for the month is 1.92%. CCMP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 33.60%. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ:CCMP) monthly performance is 1.38%. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ:CCMP), announced that it will release financial results for its second quarter of Fiscal Year 2015, which ended March 31, 2015, on Thursday, April 30.

Eye Catching Stocks: AT&T (NYSE:T), Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), Emmis Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:EMMS), Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR), Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE:TLM)

On Thursday shares of AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) closed at $34.23. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.68%. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) and its acquisition target DirecTV told U.S. regulators they would help expand the availability of broadband Internet and offer more competition to cable-TV, as the companies press for approval of a merger proposed almost a year ago.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) in last trading activity increased 1.13% to close at $44.57. Company weekly performance is 2.04% while its quarterly performance stands at 7.08%. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) is 0.38% away from its 52 week high.

On last trading day Emmis Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:EMMS) decreased -1.24% to close at $1.59. Its volatility for the week is 9.45% while volatility for the month is 5.54%. EMMS’s sales growth for past 5 years was -7.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.10%. Emmis Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:EMMS) monthly performance is -18.04%. On April 13, Emmis Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:EMMS) announced a decision to end their partnership in Indianapolis. As a result, WIBC 93.1 FM, Indianapolis’ News/Talk station, will not renew its contract to air The Rush Limbaugh Show.

Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR) has 1.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 78.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $84.69. Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) announced results for the first quarter 2015. For the quarter ended April 3, 2015, adjusted diluted net earnings per share were $0.93 on a non-GAAP basis, which reflects the adjustments identified in the attached reconciliation schedule. On a GAAP basis, net earnings for the first quarter were $570 million, or $0.79 per share on a diluted basis. Revenues for the 2015 first quarter increased 4.5% to $4.9 billion with core revenues increasing 5.0%.

On last trading day Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE:TLM) remains unchanged to close at $7.88. Its volatility for the week is 0.64% while volatility for the month is 0.79%. TLM’s sales growth for past 5 years was -9.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -6.50%. Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE:TLM) monthly performance is 4.22%. Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE:TLM) begin trading ex-dividend on April 16, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.1125 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 29, 2015.

Trader’s Watch List: Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC), AT&T (NYSE:T), Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC)

On Thursday shares of Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) closed at $2.46. 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) Chief Executive Officer Mark Pincus is recruiting former colleagues to return to the struggling video-game company, a week after he retook the reins as CEO, according to a person with knowledge of the talks.

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) in last trading activity fell -1.59% to close at $18.60. Company weekly performance is 11.58% while its quarterly performance stands at 20.23%. Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) is -57.79% away from its 52 week high. Switzerland-based Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG), has inked a deal with Ian C. Strachan to serve as the company interim CEO. According to the deal reflected in filings with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, he would receive a gross monthly base salary of $235,000.

On last trading day Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) advanced 0.41% to close at $51.00. Its volatility for the week is 1.20% while volatility for the month is 1.50%. HRC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.70%. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) monthly performance is 5.90%. Bank of America upgraded shares of Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on 6 April.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) has 0.05% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 53.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $32.75. AT&T U-verse is delivered over AT&T’s advanced IP network and includes AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse TV, and AT&T U-verse Voice. AT&T U-verse TV customers enjoy Total Home DVR®, apps for entertainment on the go, and integrated features.

On last trading day Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) fell -6.33% to close at $15.83. Its volatility for the week is 3.56% while volatility for the month is 3.20%. HSC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -7.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -16.90%. Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) monthly performance is -1.06%. Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) announced the the schedule and teleconference information for its first quarter 2015 earnings release. Earnings will release on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 before NYSE market opening.

Market Movers: China Life Insurance Co. (NYSE:LFC), AT&T (NYSE:T), HMN Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNF), McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD), ANN INC. (NYSE:ANN)

On Thursday shares of China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (NYSE:LFC) closed at $77.16. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.30%. China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (NYSE:LFC) was downgraded by Deutsche Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) in last trading activity moved down -0.43% to close at $32.75. Company weekly performance is 0.18% while its quarterly performance stands at -0.33%. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) is -8.91% away from its 52 week high. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) has invested more than $50 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in the Pensacola area during 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.

On last trading day HMN Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNF) moved down -1.75% to close at $11.76. Its volatility for the week is 2.17% while volatility for the month is 1.73%. HMNF’s sales growth for past 5 years was -18.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.80%. HMN Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNF) monthly performance is -2.08%. On 6 April, HMN Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNF) said that, it has agreed to buy certain assets and liabilities of Kasson State Bank.

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) ended the last trading day at $95.63. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.26% and price to cash ratio as 44.23. McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) showed a weekly performance of -0.95%. McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) said that, it set a new 7-day record in early April, serving 66 million liters between April 1 and April 7, up 34% from the same period a year ago.

On last trading day ANN INC. (NYSE:ANN) moved down -1.81% to close at $38.60. Its volatility for the week is 2.20% while volatility for the month is 2.20%. ANN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 45.70%. ANN INC. (NYSE:ANN) monthly performance is -5.42%. ANN INC. (NYSE:ANN) said that, it will release its first quarter 2015 results on Friday, May 22, 2015. Results will be released over PR Newswire at approximately 7:45 A.M. Eastern Time.

Big Movers: International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT), Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ:PRTA), AT&T (NYSE:T), Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP), Tiger Media (NYSEMKT:IDI)

On Thursday shares of International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) closed at $19.18. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.00%. On April 13, International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) and its wholly owned subsidiary International Game Technology (issuer) said the issuer is making offers to purchase for cash USD800 million aggregate principal amount of two series of notes at a purchase price equal to 101 percent of the principal amount thereof plus any accrued and unpaid interest.

Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ:PRTA) in last trading activity moved up 2.65% to close at $37.54. Company weekly performance is 3.16% while its quarterly performance stands at 83.93%. Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ:PRTA) is -16.58% away from its 52 week high. On April 8, Prothena Corporation plc (Nasdaq:PRTA) announced that it priced an underwritten public offering of 3,300,000 of its ordinary shares at a price to the public of $37.00 per ordinary share, before the underwriting discount. All of the ordinary shares in the offering were sold by Prothena. In addition, Prothena has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 495,000 of its ordinary shares.

On Thursday shares of AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) closed at $32.75. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.68%. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) has invested more than $50 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in the Pensacola area during 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.

Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) has 0.24% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 96.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $204.76. Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) recently reviewed its oil & gas, and power pipe end-markets and inventories to reveal certain asset-rationalization charges as well as restructuring operations for fiscal fourth-quarter 2015. Continued deterioration of demand in oil & gas and power pipe markets compelled the company to take measures for improving its cost and capacity position.

On last trading day Tiger Media, Inc. (NYSEMKT:IDI) decreased -2.20% to close at $6.65. Its volatility for the week is 3.16% while volatility for the month is 7.73%. IDI’s sales growth for past 5 years was -41.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 62.10%. Tiger Media, Inc. (NYSEMKT:IDI) monthly performance is 2.31%. Tiger Media, Inc. (NYSEMKT:IDI) announced the results of its multi-platform media business for the 2014 fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. Net loss for 2014 was $3.5 million compared to a net loss of $3.9 million in 2013, representing a 10% decrease.

Moving Stocks: Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU), Gran Tierra Energy (NYSEMKT:GTE), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE:FIS), AT&T (NYSE:T)

On Thursday shares of Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) closed at $63.71. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 26.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%.
Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) said that, it will report its first quarter unaudited financial results on Monday, April 27, 2015, before U.S. market hours.

Gran Tierra Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:GTE) in last trading activity advanced 5.37% to close at $3.73. Company weekly performance is 27.30% while its quarterly performance stands at 7.49%. Gran Tierra Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:GTE) is -54.40% away from its 52 week high. Gran Tierra Energy, Inc (NYSE:GTE) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $3.20 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $3.18. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 9.60% from the stock’s previous close.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) in last trading activity moved up 1.24% to close at $28.60. Company weekly performance is 3.51% while its quarterly performance stands at 3.21%. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is -4.92% away from its 52 week high. On 10 April, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) and service provider Level 3 have teamed up take down netblocks linked to brute-force hack kingpins SSHPsychos, severely degrading (but not destroying) the group’s potential to hack servers in the process.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) has 0.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 86.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $64.08. Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) said that, Combining innovative technology with secure BPO servicing, Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) continues to reinvent traditional trust operations.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) in last trading activity moved down -0.43% to close at $32.75. Company weekly performance is 0.18% while its quarterly performance stands at -0.33%. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) is -8.91% away from its 52 week high. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) has invested more than $50 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in the Pensacola area during 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.

Active Stocks: SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD), The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), AT&T (NYSE:T), Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO), Ophthotech Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA)

On Wednesday shares of SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) closed at $2.19. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 21.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.45%. Equities research analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on shares of SandRidge Energy Inc (NYSE:SD) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm set a “sell” rating and a $0.50 price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs’ target price would suggest a potential downside of 75.85% from the company’s current price.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) in last trading activity decreased -0.11% to close at $83.51. Company weekly performance is 0.89% while its quarterly performance stands at -6.86%. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) is -10.42% away from its 52 week high. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)’s Tampax, the leading tampon brand worldwide, introduced Tampax Pocket Pearl, a new pocket-sized option of Tampax Pearl for on-the-go girls who want stylish protection that fits right in the palms of their hands. According to a recent survey of tampon users, 95% of girls agree that their period should never prevent them from experiencing life – and Tampax agrees1. The product is the latest addition to a full line of tampon options designed to meet girls’ different and changing feminine care needs to help ensure their periods never keep girls from participating in and enjoying amazing experiences.

On Wednesday shares of AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) closed at $32.89. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.68%. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and three cable and wireless trade groups filed separate lawsuits on Tuesday challenging the US Federal Communications Commission over its new web traffic regulations. AT&T is the first large telecom player to individually appeal against the FCC’s so-called “net neutrality rules.” The suit comes even as the second largest US wireless company’s proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV operator DirecTV is under FCC review.

Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) institutional ownership stands at 12.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $116.89. On April 2, Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) said that it will take full control of United National Breweries’ traditional sorghum beer business in South Africa by buying the 50% stake in the business it didn’t already own for up to USD36 million. The company said it will buy the stake in the company that owns United National Breweries’ traditional sorghum beer business in South Africa from Pestello Investments Inc for an initial payment of USD22 million, or about GBP14.8 million, and a potential earn-out payment of up to USD14 million, or about GBP9.4 million.

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) in last trading activity fell -0.22% to close at $13.34. Company weekly performance is -2.41% while its quarterly performance stands at -15.41%. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) is -24.72% away from its 52 week high. On April 8, Bloomberg reported that Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) is calling for an aluminum surplus in 2015 due to slow global consumption and increased Chinese output. Demand will increase 6.5 percent this year, compared with 9 percent in 2014, the company said as it reported first-quarter earnings after the close on Wednesday. Alcoa also said worldwide output will exceed consumption by 326,000 metric tons this year, compared with its January projection for a 38,000-ton deficit.