Investor Watchlist: Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR), Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB), Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU), Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS), AllianceBernstein (NYSE:AB)

On May 27, Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) shares advanced 1.11% and was closed at $76.34. DLTR EPS growth in last 5 year was 19.40%. Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) year to date (YTD) performance is 8.47%. Dollar General Corp. on Thursday tapped operations chief Todd Vasos to replace outgoing Chief Executive Rick Dreiling, who announced his plans to retire last year. Mr. Vasos, who joined Dollar General as merchandising chief in 2008, will assume the role on June 3.

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) shares dropped -1.46% in last trading session and ended the day at $3.37. SB Gross Margin is 54.50% and its return on assets is 1.30%. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) quarterly performance is -7.42%. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB), announced that it will release its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 after the market closes in New York on Monday, June 8, 2015. The Company also expects to announce the declaration of a dividend on common stock for the first quarter 2015 at that time.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 3.80% and weekly performance is -0.58%. On last trading day company shares ended up $85.20. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 4.28%. Prudential Real Estate Investors, a part of Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU), on Wednesday said it has acquired three assisted living and memory care communities in Tennessee and Connecticut on behalf of Senior Housing Partners (SHP) V for $110 million. The acquisition is the first investment for the newly launched fund.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) shares advanced 0.22% in last trading session and ended the day at $64.88. RS Gross Margin is 25.20% and its return on assets is 4.90%. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) quarterly performance is 13.57%. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) announced that in accordance with the previously announced executive leadership succession plan, effective as of May 20, 2015, it has appointed Gregg Mollins as Chief Executive Officer or CEO and President of Reliance. David Hannah has transitioned to the role of Executive Chairman.

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) ended the last trading day at $31.56. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.98%. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) showed a weekly performance of -0.35%. AllianceBernstein (NYSE:AB) announced that Peter S. Kraus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in the 2015 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Asset Management & Capital Markets Conference on Wednesday, June 3, in a session that begins at 1:30 p.m. (ET) in New York.

 

Stocks in News: Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Great Basin Scientific (NASDAQ:GBSN), Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB), Denison Mines (NYSEMKT:DNN), Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW)

On Wednesday shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) closed at $97.72. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 28.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 14.18%. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) recently had Harvoni (the first once daily single tablet regimen for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C) approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Multi-billion dollar sales are expected.

Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBSN) in last trading activity moved up 12.82% to close at $4.40. Company weekly performance is 123.36% while its quarterly performance stands at 88.84%. Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBSN) is -51.54% away from its 52 week high. Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: GBSN); adding to gains from Tuesday after it announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a notice of allowance for patent 8,936,921 for the Company’s method of isothermal helicase-dependent amplification (HDA) using blocked primers (bp), or “bpHDA.” bpHDA creates a highly specific “hot-start” functionality which increases the amplification speed, improves assay sensitivity and expands multiplex capabilities of Great Basin’s sample-to-result molecular diagnostic testing technology. bpHDA is the basis of the Company’s Clostridium difficile (C. diff) molecular diagnostic test assay.

On last trading day Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) decreased -1.39% to close at $3.54. Its volatility for the week is 3.55% while volatility for the month is 5.37%. SB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -54.40%. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) monthly performance is -5.09%. Analysts at MLV & Co. set a $5.00 price target on shares of Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note.

Denison Mines Corp. (NYSEMKT:DNN) has 7.17% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 7.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $0.80. Denison Mines Corp. (NYSEMKT:DNN) is a uranium exploration and development company with interests in exploration and development projects in Saskatchewan, Zambia and Mongolia. As well, Denison has a 22.5% ownership interest in the McClean Lake uranium mill, located in northern Saskatchewan, which is one of the world’s largest uranium processing facilities.

On last trading day Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW) moved up 0.19% to close at $5.24. Its volatility for the week is 1.31% while volatility for the month is 3.95%. PRMW’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 1.80%. Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW) monthly performance is 28.12%. Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW) said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that a federal District Court judge in Texas has dismissed a lawsuit against it and DS Services by three regional operators in the state: Artesia Springs LLC, HOD Enterprises LP, and BBB Water Inc.

Hot Stock List: Sungy Mobile Limited (NASDAQ:GOMO), PostRock Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:PSTR), Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY)

On Friday shares of Sungy Mobile Limited (NASDAQ:GOMO) closed at $3.59. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 30.00%. Sungy Mobile Ltd (NASDAQ:GOMO) recently reported its unaudited financial results for 4Q2014 and full year ended December 31, 2014. The revenue for the full year surged by 12.3% RMB369.2 million from RMB328.8 million in the prior year. The revenue for 4Q2014 was RMB75.1 million compared to RMB98.9 million in 4Q2013.

PostRock Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:PSTR) in last trading activity increased 2.84% to close at $2.17. Company weekly performance is -7.66% while its quarterly performance stands at -34.44%. PostRock Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:PSTR) is -86.69% away from its 52 week high. PostRock Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:PSTR) announced that it will host its year-end earnings webcast and conference call on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.

On last trading day Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) increased 0.87% to close at $370.56. Its volatility for the week is 1.75% while volatility for the month is 1.70%. AMZN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 29.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -17.70%. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) monthly performance is -3.70%. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has added the Dallas-area to its Prime Now one-hour delivery service cities. It joins Manhattan, Brooklyn, Baltimore and Miami as the fifth metropolitan area to get the service.

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) has 60.57% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 22.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.55. Analysts at MLV & Co. set a $5.00 price target on shares of Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note.

On last trading day Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) increased 4.44% to close at $104.06. Its volatility for the week is 5.93% while volatility for the month is 5.21%. ALNY’s sales growth for past 5 years was -12.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -33.60%. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) monthly performance is -0.32%.Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) announced on 25 March 2015, results from a retrospective natural history study evaluating disease progression in transthyretin (TTR)-mediated amyloidosis (ATTR amyloidosis) patients with familial amyloidotic cardiomyopathy (FAC).

Morning Buzz: Telecom Argentina S.A. (NYSE:TEO), Patriot National (NYSE:PN), International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM), Bitauto Holdings (NYSE:BITA), Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB)

On 5 March 2015, Telecom Argentina S.A. (NYSE:TEO) has appointed Elisabetta Ripa as the company’s new CEO. Ripa will replace Oscar Cicchetti, who has resigned and will take on an unspecified post at Telecom Italia, which holds a controlling stake in the Argentine company. On Monday shares of Telecom Argentina S.A. (NYSE:TEO) closed at $24.66. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 20.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -5.80%.

William Blair started coverage on shares of Patriot National (NYSE:PN) in a research note issued on 6 March 2015. The firm set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE:PN) in last trading activity advanced 11.86% to close at $12.36. Company weekly performance is 1.64%. Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE:PN) is -13.99% away from its 52 week high.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM)’s CEO says the company’s plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track. On Monday shares of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) closed at $157.08. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -0.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.51%.

On 9 March 2015, Bitauto Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:BITA) reported fourth quarter non-GAAP earnings of $0.68 per ADS Monday morning, down from $1.81 per ADS last year. Bitauto Holdings traded to the downside until around 1:00PM Monday, but settled into a range for the remainder of the session. Shares finished with a loss of 11.64 at $55.36 on the highest volume of the year. The stock closed testing support, trading at a 1-month low. Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) has institutional ownership stands at 47.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $47.39.

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) announced on 11 March 2015, that it has filed its 2014 Annual Report on Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). On last trading day Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) moved down -1.52% to close at $3.24. Its volatility for the week is 5.28% while volatility for the month is 5.23%. SB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -54.40%. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) monthly performance is -9.75%.

Best Stocks: Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL), Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML), ARC Document Solutions (NYSE:ARC), Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB), Vermillion (NASDAQ:VRML)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) will release its fourth quarter 2014 financial and operating results on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 after the market closes. On Thursday shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL) closed at $38.35. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 15.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -1.80%.

Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) reported fourth-quarter 2014 net loss of $6.5 million or loss of 2 cents per share compared with net income of $7.2 million or 2 cents per share in the year-earlier quarter. The sharp year-over-year decline in earnings was largely due to lower revenues and high operating expenses. Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) in last trading activity fell -6.90% to close at $7.82. Company weekly performance is -8.96% while its quarterly performance stands at 6.83%. Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) is -19.88% away from its 52 week high.

ARC Document Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:ARC) on 30 January said that it has appointed Jorge Avalos to succeed John Toth as the company’s Chief Financial Officer at the end of January. On last trading day ARC Document Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:ARC) advanced 2.35% to close at $9.58. Its volatility for the week is 4.08% while volatility for the month is 4.70%. ARC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -10.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -19.20%. ARC Document Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:ARC) monthly performance is 3.23%.

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) has 60.57% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 26.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.00.

Donald F. Emmick, 92, of Vermillion Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML) formerly of Sioux City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Sanford Vermillion Hospital following a brief illness. On last trading day Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML) fell -1.06% to close at $1.85. Its volatility for the week is 6.81% while volatility for the month is 6.49%. VRML’s sales growth for past 5 years was 91.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 31.90%. Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML) monthly performance is -6.09%.

Trader’s Buzz: Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT), Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB), Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG), EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM)

Weatherford International Plc (NYSE:WFT), one of the largest oil and natural gas service companies in the world, has announced the elimination of the post of Chief Operating Officer (COO) position, as it grapples with plunging oil prices. The company reported in a regulatory filing that its current COO Dharnesh Mehta will be moved to the position of executive vice president for corporate strategy, and the position will not be filled as the oil producer reorganizes its managerial structure. On Friday shares of Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) closed at $10.33. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 9.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 29.60%.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) says it will not continue court action against protesters who demonstrated against the proposed expansion of a pipeline while survey crews drilled on Burnaby Mountain. The company has filed a discontinuance of its B.C. Supreme Court civil lawsuit against five people who protested at the site last November and December. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) in last trading activity increased 0.84% to close at $41.05. Company weekly performance is -1.82% while its quarterly performance stands at 8.28%. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) is -3.89% away from its 52 week high.

It was reported on 21 January 2015 that Equity Analysts at the Citigroup maintains the rating on Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB). The brokerage firm has issued a Buy rating on the shares. On last trading day Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) increased 1.70% to close at $3.59. Its volatility for the week is 5.21% while volatility for the month is 5.45%. SB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -13.70%. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) monthly performance is -8.18%.

It was reported on 16 January 2015 that A private equity unit of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) has agreed to buy Birmingham, England’s National Exhibition Centre Group for about £307 million ($464.9 million), putting the entertainment venue company in the hands of private owners for the first time. Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, part of the UK-based retail and commercial bank, hired Bob Sullivan as senior vice president of credit sales. Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) has its institutional ownership stands at 1.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.39.

EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading provider of product development and software engineering solutions, on 16 January 2015 announced winning the “Best Agile Project” category at The European Software Testing Awards (TESTA) which recognizes the best use of an agile approach in software testing. TESTA is an independent awards program established by Test Magazine, designed to celebrate and promote excellence, best practices and innovation in the Software Testing and Quality Assurance community. On last trading day EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) increased 2.34% to close at $48.93. Its volatility for the week is 3.58% while volatility for the month is 3.51%. EPAM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 28.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 66.50%. EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) monthly performance is 2.36%.

Watch 5 Stocks: AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO), Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ:OMER), VMware (NYSE:VMW), Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB), Amtech Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS)

AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO) posted its seventh consecutive quarter of profit as a weak New Taiwan dollar helped lift its gross margin in the last quarter. Net profit grew sixfold to NT$6.58 billion (US$20.92 million) last quarter, compared with NT$1.08 billion in the same period of 2013, according to the company’s statement. On Thursday shares of AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO) closed at $5.74. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -0.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 46.50%.

Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ:OMER) said it plans a stock offering that could raise as much as $80 million. Omeros said it planed sell nearly 3 million shares, plus additional warrants in the sale. Underwriters have an option to purchase additional shares that could bring to total amount raised to nearly $80 million. Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ:OMER) in last trading activity advanced 16.63% to close at $23.36. Company weekly performance is 1.70% while its quarterly performance stands at 95.48%. Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ:OMER) is -9.60% away from its 52 week high.

VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) announced a new partnership with Google that will allow Google Cloud Platform services to run on VMware’s vCloud Air. This means that existing vCloud Air customers will now have access to the Google Cloud Platform under their existing service contract with vCloud Air. On last trading day VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) advanced 1.51% to close at $76.19. Its volatility for the week is 3.12% while volatility for the month is 2.74%. VMW’s sales growth for past 5 years was 22.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 26.20%. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) monthly performance is -8.63%.

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB), announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared: a cash dividend of $0.50 per share on its 8.00% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (NYSE: SB.PR.B) for the period from October 30, 2014 to January 29, 2015; a cash dividend of $0.50 per share on its 8.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the “Series C Preferred Shares”) (NYSE: SB.PR.C) for the period from October 30, 2014 to January 29, 2015; a cash dividend of $0.50 per share on its 8.00% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the “Series D Preferred Shares”) (NYSE: SB.PR.D) for the period from October 30, 2014 to January 29, 2015. Each dividend will be paid on January 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of January 23, 2015 of the Series B Preferred Shares of the Series C Preferred Shares and of the Series D Preferred Shares, respectively. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) has 60.57% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 27.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.53.

Amtech Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ASYS) major shareholder Robert M. Averick bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $8.90 per share, for a total transaction of $89,000.00. On last trading day Amtech Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS) moved down -2.94% to close at $8.26. Its volatility for the week is 2.91% while volatility for the month is 5.55%. ASYS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -49.40%. Amtech Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS) monthly performance is -2.59%.

Stocks to Keep Eyes On: Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF), Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB), RCS Capital (NYSE:RCAP), Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC), Cardinal Financial (NASDAQ:CFNL)

Iron ore and coal miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) has become the third major U.S. company in the past six months to seek creditor protection for its Canadian arm to try to isolate losses and protect shareholders. The miner said it had commenced restructuring proceedings in Montreal on Tuesday. The move mirrors the route taken by U.S. Steel, which sought creditor protection for its money-losing Canadian operations in September, and by U.S. discount retailer Target Corp, which announced this month it was abandoning its Canadian expansion. On Wednesday shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) closed at $6.62. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 9.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.00%.

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB), announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share on its 8.00% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the “Series B Preferred Shares”) (NYSE: SB.PR.B) for the period from October 30, 2013 to January 29, 2014. The dividend will be paid on January 30, 2014 to all Series B preferred shareholders of record as of January 24, 2014.Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) in last trading activity fell -4.84% to close at $3.54. Company weekly performance is -2.21% while its quarterly performance stands at -29.76%. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) is -68.47% away from its 52 week high.

Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Southern District of New York on behalf of investors who purchased RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE:RCAP) securities between February 12, 2014 and October 31, 2014. On last trading day RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE:RCAP) fell -1.66% to close at $10.07. Its volatility for the week is 5.41% while volatility for the month is 6.29%. RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE:RCAP) monthly performance is -9.69%.

Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) on 26 January announced that Timothy J. Mayopoulos has been appointed as a member of SAIC’s board of directors, effective Feb. 19. Mayopoulos will serve on the Audit Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAIC) has 1.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 57.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $49.99.

Cardinal Financial (NASDAQ:CFNL) Director William G. Buck bought 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $18.14 per share, for a total transaction of $18,140.00. On last trading day Cardinal Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CFNL) fell -0.89% to close at $17.80. Its volatility for the week is 2.64% while volatility for the month is 2.74%. CFNL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 22.00%. Cardinal Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CFNL) monthly performance is -9.55%.

Stocks in news: AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV), Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB), Lake Shore Gold Corp. (NYSEMKT:LSG), Exactech Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC), Mavenir Systems (NYSE:MVNR)

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) has won European Commission approval for its oral Cocktail, offering some positive news after some disappointments for the U.S. drugmaker in recent months. On Friday shares of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) closed at $64.54. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.65%.

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share on its 8.00% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the “Series B Preferred Shares”) for the period from October 30, 2014 to January 29, 2015. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) in last trading activity moved up 5.93% to close at $3.75. Company weekly performance is -0.53% while its quarterly performance stands at -30.56%. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) is -66.60% away from its 52 week high.

On 7 January Lake Shore Gold Corp. (NYSEMKT: LSG) announced record annual gold production in 2014 of 185,600 ounces, exceeding the Company’s target range for the year of 160,000 to 180,000 ounces. Mill throughput during the year totaled 1,245,900 tonnes at an average grade of 4.8 grams per tonne. On last trading day Lake Shore Gold Corp. (NYSEMKT: LSG) moved up 3.16% to close at $0.81. Its volatility for the week is 6.09% while volatility for the month is 8.01%. Lake Shore Gold Corp. (NYSEMKT:LSG) monthly performance is 21.64%.

Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) Executive Vice President, R&D Miller Gary J sold 4,145 shares at $23.17 on January 8, 2015. The Insider selling transaction had a total value worth of $96,040. Exactech Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) has 3.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 59.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $22.38.

Mavenir Systems, Inc. (NYSE:MVNR) said that it has completed its acquisition of Ulticom, Inc., a provider of telecom signaling solutions enabling the global transformation to 4G LTE. On last trading day Mavenir Systems, Inc. (NYSE:MVNR) moved up 2.10% to close at $12.65. Its volatility for the week is 7.05% while volatility for the month is 4.49%. Mavenir Systems, Inc. (NYSE:MVNR) monthly performance is 6.93%.

Services Sector Top Gainers: Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (NASDAQ:ASPS), Courier Corporation (NASDAQ:CRRC), Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS), ChinaNet Online (NASDAQ:CNET), Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB)

Altisource Portfolio Solutions (NASDAQ:ASPS) was upgraded by Zacks from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday. The firm currently has a $35.60 target price on the stock. Zacks‘s price objective points to a potential upside of 4.18% from the stock’s previous close. On Friday shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (NASDAQ:ASPS) closed at $27.66. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 36.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%.

Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Courier Corporation (NASDAQ:CRRC) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Quad/Graphics, Inc.(“Quad/Graphics”). Courier Corporation (NASDAQ:CRRC) in last trading activity moved up 35.40% to close at $19.62. Company weekly performance is 34.94% while its quarterly performance stands at 51.16%. Courier Corporation (NASDAQ:CRRC) is 14.08% away from its 52 week high.

Navigator Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NVGS) has witnessed a drop of 6.7% or 32,731 shares in its short figure. The short interest diminution took it from 487,348 on December 15,2014 to 454,617 on December 31,2014. In terms of floated shares, the short interest was calculated to be 1.5%. On last trading day Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NVGS) moved up 7.02% to close at $18.15. Its volatility for the week is 6.34% while volatility for the month is 6.41%. Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NVGS) monthly performance is 18.94%.

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNET) a leading B2B (business to business) Internet technology company providing online-to-offline (O2O) sales channel expansion services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurial management and networking services for entrepreneurs in the People’s Republic of China, announced on 5 January that the Board of directors has appointed Mr. Qiu Chang as an independent director. ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNET) has 53.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 4.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.45.

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share on its 8.00% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the “Series B Preferred Shares”) (NYSE: SB.PR.B) for the period from October 30, 2014 to January 29, 2015. On last trading day Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) moved up 5.93% to close at $3.75. Its volatility for the week is 6.45% while volatility for the month is 5.35%. SB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -13.70%. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) monthly performance is -6.48%.