Trader’s Recap: Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE), NuVasive (NASDAQ:NUVA), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC)

On Thursday shares of Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) closed at $9.93. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.27%. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) will use offshore docks operated by U.S. ship-leasing company Edison Chouest to handle oil-service vessels at the Brazilian Port of Açu, the head of the company that owns the port said. The decision to use the Edison Chouest facilities at Açu will help Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the oil company is formally known, to ease crowding at its main offshore service docks in Macaé, 125 kilometers (78 miles) south of Açu on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) in last trading activity advanced 0.63% to close at $10.32. Company weekly performance is 6.22% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.72%. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is -18.25% away from its 52 week high. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has introduced the new BlackBerry® Leap smartphone for 4G LTE networks in India. Based on BlackBerry’s latest operating system, the BlackBerry Leap is an affordable all-touch smartphone in a modern and powerful design that is built for career builders and companies who value security and privacy when pushing their productivity to the next level.

On last trading day Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) decreased -0.13% to close at $23.47. Its volatility for the week is 4.00% while volatility for the month is 4.07%. Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) monthly performance is 0.21%. Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock owned by NGP Rice Holdings LLC (an affiliate of Natural Gas Partners), the selling stockholder named in the registration statement at a price to the public at $24.20 per share of common stock. The selling stockholder will receive all of the net proceeds from the offering. The selling stockholder has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares of Rice Energy’s common stock.

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA) has 1.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 99.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $46.01. Northland Securities initiated coverage on shares of NuVasive Inc (NASDAQ:NUVA) in a research report released on Thursday morning, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm issued a market perform rating and a $46.00 price objective on the stock.

On Thursday shares of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) closed at $27.03. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 11.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.00%. On May 12, it was reported that, EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC)has released Project CoprHD (“copperhead”), an open source version of EMC ViPR Controller embracing open development and a free “no restrictions” download for non-production use of its ScaleIO software. EMC also previewed future enhancements for ScaleIO. ViPR Controller is storage automation software that centralizes and transforms EMC and third-party storage into a simple, extensible and open platform and EMC will continue to sell the commercial version of Project CoprHD, the EMC ViPR Controller, as a fully supported offering.

Stocks in News: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Voltari Corporation (NASDAQ:VLTC), Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE), Ventas (NYSE:VTR), Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS)

On Thursday shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) closed at $40.29. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 8.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.13%. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) urges companies to upgrade old servers, warns of cyberdangers. That’s Microsoft Corp.’s increasingly urgent message as it counts down to the end of service support for a popular enterprise operating system called Windows Server 2003.

Voltari Corporation (NASDAQ:VLTC) in last trading activity advanced 5.20% to close at $2.63. Company weekly performance is 250.67% while its quarterly performance stands at 298.48%. Voltari Corporation (NASDAQ:VLTC) is -28.34% away from its 52 week high. On Mar 30, Voltari Corporation (NASDAQ:VLTC) announced that it has closed its previously announced offering of transferable subscription rights (the “Rights Offering”) to purchase up to an aggregate of 4,300,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”). The Rights Offering was launched on February 27, 2015, to stockholders of record on February 3, 2015, and expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 20, 2015.

On last trading day Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) advanced 2.65% to close at $22.04. Its volatility for the week is 4.43% while volatility for the month is 4.79%. Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) monthly performance is 14.79%. On March 23, Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) announced the pricing of its private placement to eligible purchasers of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.25% senior notes due 2023 at 99.233%, for a yield to maturity of 7.375%. The private placement is expected to close on March 26, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has 0.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 92.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $73.23. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to spin off most of its post-acute/skilled nursing facility (“SNF”) portfolio into an independent, publicly traded REIT (“SpinCo”). The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2015 and is intended to qualify as a tax-free distribution to Ventas shareholders.

On last trading day Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) fell -0.58% to close at $52.89. Its volatility for the week is 3.89% while volatility for the month is 3.61%. SSYS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 49.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -69.40%. Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) monthly performance is -14.51%. Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS), announced the appointment of Joshua Claman as chief business officer, effective immediately.

Trending Stocks: Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. (NYSE:YGE), Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE)

On Wednesday shares of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) closed at $16.55. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -1.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -1.78%. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) will trade ex-dividend, for its current dividend of $0.12, payable on Apr-16-2015 to owners of record as of Mar-27-2015.

Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) in last trading activity decreased -8.78% to close at $35.52. Company weekly performance is -11.99% while its quarterly performance stands at -9.71%. Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) is -18.18% away from its 52 week high. Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) of Durham, N.C., has canceled a trial of its antiviral drug brincidofovir. That trial was supposed to take place at an Ebola treatment center run by Doctors Without Borders in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, but only a handful of patients enrolled in the study when it began on Jan. 2.

On Wednesday shares of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) closed at $56.53. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 14.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.00%. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has reassessed the timing of the regulatory review of its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc and now expects its conclusion in the middle of this year, a company executive said in a blog post on Wednesday.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE) in last trading activity decreased -14.96% to close at $1.99. Company weekly performance is -12.72% while its quarterly performance stands at -13.48%. Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE) is -59.22% away from its 52 week high. Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE), which hasn’t made money since 2011, dropped the most in more than three years in New York after reporting a worse-than-expected fourth quarter loss as it struggles to boost business in Europe.

On last trading day Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) moved up 2.19% to close at $21.02. Its volatility for the week is 4.80% while volatility for the month is 4.78%. Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) monthly performance is 2.49%. On March 23, 2015 Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) declared that, subject to market conditions, it intends to offer $400 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2023 in a private placement to eligible purchasers.

Traders Are Gambling on: Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE), XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO), Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT), Northern Technologies International (NASDAQ:NTIC)

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Devinder Kumar will present at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference at 10:20 a.m. PST on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 in San Francisco. On Thursday shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) closed at $3.31. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -1.80%.

Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) had its price target trimmed by Scotia Howard Weil from $30.00 to $27.00 in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. The firm currently has a sector outperform rating on the stock. Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) in last trading activity increased 6.38% to close at $18.34. Company weekly performance is 6.57% while its quarterly performance stands at -27.97%. Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) is -46.59% away from its 52 week high.

XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) announced that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results onMonday, March 9, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Following the release, the Company will host a conference call for investors at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT) to discuss the results. On last trading day XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) increased 1.30% to close at $17.11. Its volatility for the week is 3.64% while volatility for the month is 3.06%. XOXO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.10%. XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) monthly performance is -1.55%.

On January 28, Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT) announced that it has posted an updated investor presentation to its corporate website. The presentation can be accessed at the following link: http://www.unitcorp.com/investor/reports.html. Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT) has 0.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 90.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $31.05.

Northern Technologies International Corporation (Nasdaq:NTIC) on January 20, announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program that permits the repurchase of up to $3.0 million of the Company’s outstanding common stock. On last trading day Northern Technologies International Corp. (NASDAQ:NTIC) increased 0.43% to close at $21.19. Its volatility for the week is 6.73% while volatility for the month is 4.61%. NTIC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 25.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 24.70%. Northern Technologies International Corp. (NASDAQ:NTIC) monthly performance is -1.12%.

Why These Are Hot: Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR), Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE), ALLETE (NYSE:ALE), Seacoast Banking Corp. (NASDAQ:SBCF), Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT)

Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) had its price objective cut by Barclays from $8.00 to $5.00 in a report released on Wednesday. Barclays currently has an equal weight rating on the stock. On Friday shares of Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR) closed at $6.80. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.90%.

Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) in last trading activity moved up 7.25% to close at $18.35. Company weekly performance is 10.74% while its quarterly performance stands at -25.86%. Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) is -46.56% away from its 52 week high.

ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE) announced that its Board of Directors has increased the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to 50.5 cents per share, an increase of 3.1 percent. On an annual basis, the increased dividend is equivalent to $2.02 per share. The regular quarterly dividend is payable March 1 to common shareholders of record at the close of business February 16, 2015. On last trading day ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE) moved up 0.36% to close at $58.23. Its volatility for the week is 1.70% while volatility for the month is 1.95%. ALE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -1.40%. ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE) monthly performance is 5.45%.

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ;SBCF), a bank holding company whose operating entity is Seacoast National Bank, announced that it will release fourth quarter and year-end results on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, after the market closes. Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) has 1.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 43.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $12.60.

Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) declared a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $0.036726 per unit, payable on February 13, 2015, to unit holders of record on January 30, 2015. On last trading day Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) moved down -1.02% to close at $9.69. Its volatility for the week is 3.01% while volatility for the month is 3.95%. PBT’s sales growth for past 5 years was -18.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -18.30%. Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) monthly performance is 5.21%.

5 Active Stocks: Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU), Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG), Holly Energy Partners L.P (NYSE:HEP), Electro Rent (NASDAQ:ELRC), Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE)

Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 50,843,025 shares, an increase of 17.3% from the December 15th total of 43,342,351 shares, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. On Friday shares of Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU) closed at $6.56. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.08%.

On Jan. 5, Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) reported that on January 2nd it took delivery of the ECO VLGC “Corvette” from Hyundai Heavy Industries. “Corvette”, Dorian’s third newbuilding delivery, will initially trade in the spot market and is the first of 15 deliveries that the Company expects in 2015. Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE:LPG) in last trading activity moved up 7.20% to close at $12.21. Company weekly performance is -0.16% while its quarterly performance stands at -22.13%. Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE:LPG) is -51.02% away from its 52 week high.

On Jan. 8, Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:HEP) plans to announce results for its quarter ended December 31, 2014 on February 24, 2015, after the close of trading on the NYSE. The Partnership has scheduled a webcast conference on February 24, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. On last trading day Holly Energy Partners L.P (NYSE:HEP) moved up 1.85% to close at $31.46. Its volatility for the week is 3.47% while volatility for the month is 3.30%. HEP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 22.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.30%. Holly Energy Partners L.P (NYSE:HEP) monthly performance is 8.63%.

Electro Rent Corpo. (NASDAQ:ELRC) reported net income for the second quarter of $4.8 million or $0.20 per share, compared with $5.6 million or $0.23 per share for the year-ago quarter. Net income for the latest includes $1.4 million, before tax, in income related to a settlement received from a class action lawsuit involving the purchase of certain computer products and a $1.3 million reduction in sales of equipment and other revenues, before tax, related to a non-recurring, out-of-period adjustment. On Friday shares of Electro Rent Corporation (NASDAQ:ELRC) closed at $13.40. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 13.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.00%.

Rice Energy (NASDAQ:RICE) was downgraded by Citigroup Inc. from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. On last trading day Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) moved up 1.63% to close at $16.84. Its volatility for the week is 7.16% while volatility for the month is 7.41%. Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) monthly performance is -29.48%.

Must Watch These 5 Stocks: Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Rice Energy. (NYSE:RICE), Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ:MMSI), UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), New Source Energy Partners (NYSE:NSLP)

Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) said it let employees add one additional person to their health plan — typically a parent — in 2014. For the coming year, Twitter will cover family, dependents and domestic partners, a spokesman said. Those who extended benefits to parents in 2014 would be grandfathered in from the previous policy. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) in last trading activity moved up 1.92% to close at $36.56. Company weekly performance is -2.79% while its quarterly performance stands at -29.49%. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is -48.09% away from its 52 week high.

Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) (“Rice Energy”) on 22 December 2014 announced the completion of the Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: RMP) (“Rice Midstream”) initial public offering of 28,750,000 common units representing limited partner interests at a price to the public of $16.50 per common unit, including the exercise in full by the underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 3,750,000 common units. Rice Energy and the public each own an approximate 50.0% limited partner interest in Rice Midstream. On last trading day Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) moved up 5.01% to close at $22.02. Its volatility for the week is 5.80% while volatility for the month is 7.17%. RICE’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.00%. Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) monthly performance is -11.71%.

Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ:MMSI) Director Franklin J. Miller sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.36, for a total transaction of $173,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 2,334 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $40,518. Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) has 4.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 83.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $16.88.

UGI Energy Services says it plans to invest more than $150 million to build a natural gas pipeline to supply Marcellus and Utica Shale natural gas to a proposed generation plant in Snyder County. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval will be needed before construction, scheduled for 2016, can begin on the approximately 35-mile pipeline. On Friday shares of UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) closed at $38.02. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.45%.

New Source Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NSLP) was in the news recently after the stock of the company was downgraded at Stifel from buy to hold as the analysts at Stifel believed that the growth prospects of the company looked weak going forward. On last trading day New Source Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE:NSLP) moved up 5.42% to close at $7.59. Its volatility for the week is 8.20% while volatility for the month is 12.02%. NSLP’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.00%. New Source Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE:NSLP) monthly performance is -22.47%.

Mix Sector Stocks: iBio (NYSEMKT:IBIO), Dakota Plains Holdings (NYSEMKT:DAKP), Parkervision Inc. (NASDAQ:PRKR), Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AMOT), Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE)

iBio, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IBIO), a leader in biotechnology for developing and manufacturing plant-made pharmaceutical products, will provide shareholders and attendees at its Annual Meeting today with an update on current activities including progress in developing IBIO-CFB03 to address significant unmet medical need for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), systemic sclerosis (SSc), and other fibrotic diseases. iBio, Inc. (NYSEMKT:IBIO) in last trading activity moved down -1.45% to close at $0.68. Company weekly performance is -24.53% while its quarterly performance stands at 6.25%. iBio, Inc. (NYSEMKT:IBIO) is -80.46% away from its 52 week high.

Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc. (NYSEMKT:DAKP) will host a conference call on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss its operational and financial updates with the investment community. On last trading day Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc. (NYSEMKT:DAKP) moved down -9.48% to close at $1.05. Its volatility for the week is 9.00% while volatility for the month is 6.27%. DAKP’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.00%. Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc. (NYSEMKT:DAKP) monthly performance is -38.24%.

ParkerVision (NASDAQ:PRKR) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, 10 November 2014. The company reported ($0.07) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.06. On last trading day Parkervision Inc. (NASDAQ:PRKR) moved down -10.10% to close at $0.85. Its volatility for the week is 10.36% while volatility for the month is 8.63%. PRKR’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.80%. Parkervision Inc. (NASDAQ:PRKR) monthly performance is -30.73%.

Allied Motion Technologies (NASDAQ:AMOT) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 13th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 24th will be given a dividend of 0.025 per share on Friday, December 5th. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.52%. Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AMOT) has 12.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 17.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $21.55.

Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) has named a natural gas industry executive to its board of directors. Steven C. Dixon, who formerly served as chief operating officer at Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK), was appointed to the board Dec. 5, Rice disclosed in a SEC filing. Dixon will serve on the audit committee and as chairman of the health, safety and environmental committee. On Wednesday shares of Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) closed at $23.86. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 67.50%.

Investors Alert: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Evolution Petroleum Corp. (NYSEMKT:EPM), Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE), New Gold (NYSEMKT:NGD)

On 21 November Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) awarded Airbus Group a contract worth $14 billion involving Airbus A350-900 and A330-900neo. The first lot of 25 Airbus A350-900 planes is scheduled to arrive at the start of the second quarter of 2017, while the rest are to be delivered in 2019. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) in last trading activity decreased -2.25% to close at $45.62. Company weekly performance is 5.87% while its quarterly performance stands at 11.70%. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) is -3.33% away from its 52 week high.

On 10 November Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) revealed third-quarter results before the opening bell. The international offshore drilling company has reported a net loss of $2.22 billion, which includes $2.8 billion non-cash impairment charges that the company announced on Friday. Excluding the impairment charges, Transocean has reported adjusted earnings of $352 million, or 96 cents, compared to $546 million, or $1.50 per share, for the same period last year. It beat consensus adjusted earnings estimate by 17%. On last trading day Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) decreased -4.85% to close at $19.99. Its volatility for the week is 4.64% while volatility for the month is 4.47%. RIG’s sales growth for past 5 years was -5.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -20.90%. Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) monthly performance is -30.40%.

Evolution Petroleum Corp (NYSE:EPM) CFO Randall D. Keys purchased 12,100 shares of Evolution Petroleum Corp stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, December 1st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $7.12 per share, with a total value of $86,152.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 111,494 shares in the company, valued at approximately $793,837. On last trading day Evolution Petroleum Corp. (NYSEMKT:EPM) decreased -5.60% to close at $7.42. Its volatility for the week is 5.93% while volatility for the month is 4.70%. EPM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 23.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 23.70%. Evolution Petroleum Corp. (NYSEMKT:EPM) monthly performance is -18.91%.

On 12 November Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) reported third quarter 2014 financial and operational results. Net production averaged 247 MMcfe/d for the third quarter, a 93% increase above third quarter 2013 pro forma(2) volumes. Adjusted realized natural gas price(3) of $3.40 per Mcf in the third quarter 2014. Generated $9.7 million of net revenue from firm transportation sales. Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) has 16.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 66.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $24.12.

On 10 November New Gold, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NGD) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) to acquire 100% of Bayfield Ventures Corp. (“Bayfield”) pursuant to a plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”). Under the terms of the Arrangement, Bayfield shareholders will receive 0.0477 of a New Gold common share for each Bayfield common share held. The offer values Bayfield at $0.21 per common share or approximately $16.6 million, representing a 50% premium to Bayfield’s November 7, 2014 closing price and a 47% premium based on each company’s 20-day volume weighted average trading price. On last trading day New Gold, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NGD) advanced 13.72% to close at $4.56. Its volatility for the week is 6.86% while volatility for the month is 6.76%. NGD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 40.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -22.80%. New Gold, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NGD) monthly performance is 19.69%.

News Buzz: China Sunergy Co. (NASDAQ:CSUN), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Flotek Industries Inc. (NYSE:FTK), The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE)

China Sunergy Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSUN) on 18 November has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Istanbul-based Deniz Finansal Kiralama A.S. (DenizLeasing) to finance solar photovoltaic projects in Turkey. China Sunergy Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSUN) in last trading activity decreased -3.65% to close at $1.85. Company weekly performance is -6.09% while its quarterly performance stands at -37.92%. China Sunergy Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSUN) is -75.82% away from its 52 week high.

On 17 November Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) deal to buy rights to a promising drug from Germany’s Merck KGaA (MRCG.DE) will enable it to compete strongly in the fast-growing field of cancer immunotherapy, its research head said. On last trading day Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) decreased -0.76% to close at $30.22. Its volatility for the week is 1.32% while volatility for the month is 1.35%. PFE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 6.80%. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) monthly performance is 4.71%.

Flotek Industries Inc. (NYSE:FTK) CEO John Chisholm sold 50,000 shares of Flotek Industries stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.09, for a total value of $1,154,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 325,469 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,515,079. On last trading day Flotek Industries Inc. (NYSE:FTK) decreased -3.18% to close at $21.95. Its volatility for the week is 4.83% while volatility for the month is 4.72%. FTK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 10.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.90%. Flotek Industries Inc. (NYSE:FTK) monthly performance is -5.02%.

Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Insider Humberto P. Alfonso sold 29,455 shares of Hershey stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.63, for a total value of $2,846,236.65. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 58,835 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,685,226. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has 0.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 74.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $96.51.

Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) on 12 November reported Adjusted EBITDAX(1) of $53.4 million. Net production averaged 247 MMcfe/d for the third quarter, a 93% increase above third quarter 2013 pro forma(2) volumes. Adjusted realized natural gas price(3) of $3.40 per Mcf in the third quarter 2014. On Monday shares of Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) closed at $26.30. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 67.50%.