Today’s Watch List: Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO), Bitauto Holdings (NYSE:BITA), Tandy Leather Factory (NASDAQ:TLF), Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO)

On Monday shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) closed at $19.92. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 13.00%. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated their overweight rating on shares of Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) in a research note issued to investors on Sunday.

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) in last trading activity fell -0.42% to close at $108.50. Company weekly performance is 12.87% while its quarterly performance stands at 2.40%. Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) is -14.01% away from its 52 week high. Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) on May 07, reported a loss of $5 million in its first quarter.

On last trading day Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) advanced 1.62% to close at $63.20. Its volatility for the week is 6.96% while volatility for the month is 6.03%. BITA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 53.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 89.00%. Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) monthly performance is 16.95%. On May 8, Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter 2015 ended March 31, 2015. Revenue in the first quarter of 2015 was RMB701.3 million (US$113.1 million), a 98.4% increase from the corresponding period in 2014. Gross profit in the first quarter of 2015 was RMB477.3 million (US$77.0 million), a 66.3% increase from the corresponding period in 2014.

Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLF) has 4.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 67.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $8.80. Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLF) announced that it plans to release financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after the market opens. A conference call will be conducted by senior management at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time on May 12, 2015.

On last trading day Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) fell -2.30% to close at $15.28. Its volatility for the week is 3.47% while volatility for the month is 2.13%. SHO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.80%. Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) monthly performance is -6.32%. On May 4, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:SHO) announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Loss attributable to common stockholders decreased 59.2% to $3.3 million. Loss attributable to common stockholders per diluted share decreased 50.0% to $0.02.

Investors Watch List: Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN), Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY), Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT), Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME), Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO)

On Thursday shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) closed at $162.96. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 42.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 24.99%. Citigroup Inc. set a $173.00 target price on Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) in a report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) in last trading activity advanced 1.53% to close at $102.08. Company weekly performance is 5.06% while its quarterly performance stands at 35.65%. Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) is -8.80% away from its 52 week high. On 4 May, Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) reported a first-quarter 2015 loss of 11 cents per share, wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 6 cents but narrower than the year-ago loss of 21 cents per share.

On last trading day Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT) moved down -0.60% to close at $14.84. Its volatility for the week is 1.77% while volatility for the month is 2.47%. ORIT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 56.50%. Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT) monthly performance is 0.65%. Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT) declared a $0.175 quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s common stock. The record date for the dividend will be May 1, 2015 and the payment date will be May 15, 2015.

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) has 0.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 96.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $21.34. Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) reported a loss of $9 million, or 8 cents a diluted share, compared with a year-ago loss of $74 million, or 68 cents a share. The prior-year loss included $115 million in restructuring and severance costs.

On last trading day Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) advanced 2.11% to close at $15.52. Its volatility for the week is 3.26% while volatility for the month is 2.10%. SHO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.80%. Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) monthly performance is -7.07%. On 4 May, Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) reported a first quarter loss to shareholders of $3.3 million or $0.02 per share, compared to a loss of $8.0 million or $0.04 per share, prior year. FFO increased to $39.5 million from $31.7 million. Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders per share was $0.22, for the quarter.

Investors Alert: Anika Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIK), Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF), Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU), Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO), Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR)

Anika Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIK) in last trading activity increased 0.46% to close at $35.00. Company weekly performance is -5.02% while its quarterly performance stands at -11.84%. Anika Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIK) is -31.91% away from its 52 week high. On Apr 28, Anika Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIK) reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. Anika’s total revenue for the first quarter of 2015 was $15.5 million, compared with $34.0 million in the first quarter of 2014.

On Monday shares of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) closed at $36.35. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 13.10%. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), reported the operating results of its core segment for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015. Net income attributable to shareholders was $86 million, compared to a loss of $6 million, prior year. Adjusted core earnings per share was $0.37, for the quarter.

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU) in last trading activity advanced 3.77% to close at $4.68. Company weekly performance is 7.59% while its quarterly performance stands at -29.17%. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU) is -75.71% away from its 52 week high. Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) announced that all 12 members of its board of directors were elected at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders.

On last trading day Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) advanced 1.35% to close at $15.81. Its volatility for the week is 2.30% while volatility for the month is 1.87%. SHO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.80%. Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) monthly performance is -6.95%. Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. ( (NYSE:SHO) announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Adjusted Comparable Hotel RevPAR increased 7.0% to $150.12. And adjusted Comparable Hotel EBITDA Margins increased 220 basis points to 26.2%.

On last trading day Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) decreased -0.21% to close at $9.30. Its volatility for the week is 3.14% while volatility for the month is 4.96%. CZR’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -36.60%. Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) monthly performance is -14.76%. On April 29, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time Wednesday, May 6, 2015, to review its first quarter results and discuss matters related to Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

Morning Buzz: Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST), Tech Data (NASDAQ:TECD), Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE:RBS), Horizon Technology (NASDAQ:HRZN), Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO)

On Thursday shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) closed at $20.49. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 6.70%. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST), will report financial results for the first quarter 2015 prior to market open on Thursday, April 30, followed by a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). Management will discuss the Company’s first quarter 2015 results and its business outlook for 2015.

On last trading day Tech Data Corp. (NASDAQ:TECD) increased 1.28% to close at $56.76. Its volatility for the week is 3.17% while volatility for the month is 4.21%. TECD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 5.20%. Tech Data Corp. (NASDAQ:TECD) monthly performance is -4.40%. On April 1, Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) announced that it has promoted Marc McClure to vice president of Field Sales, Eastern U.S. and Vince Stemen to vice president of Field Sales, West/Central U.S. In these roles, McClure and Stemen will be responsible for the strategic direction and operation of the company’s field-based sales teams in their respective regions. Both will report to Marty Bauerlein, senior vice president, U.S. Sales.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (NYSE:RBS) has institutional ownership stands at 0.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $10.41. Mizuho Financial Group Inc. plans to hire as many as 200 people from The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (NYSE:RBS) in the U.S. as part of its deal to buy loans from the British lender, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

On Thursday shares of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) closed at $13.97. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 17.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.00%. On April 2, Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN), announced it has closed a $7 million venture loan to ScoreBig, Inc. (“ScoreBig”), an online marketplace focused exclusively on helping consumers save on live event tickets. ScoreBig will use the funds for general working capital purposes.

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) in last trading activity increased 1.13% to close at $16.99. Company weekly performance is 4.49% while its quarterly performance stands at 3.22%. Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) is -5.35% away from its 52 week high. On April 2, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:SHO) announced that it has entered into a new senior unsecured credit facility (“Facility”). Under the Facility, the Company’s total available capacity increases from $150 million to $400 million. Facility pricing ranges from 155 to 230 basis points over LIBOR, depending on the Company’s leverage, and represents a decline in pricing of approximately 30 to 60 basis points.

Top Movers: SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM), Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME), Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO)

Topeka Capital Markets reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) in a report released on Wednesday. On Wednesday shares of SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) closed at $52.95. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -1.30%.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) announced its Q4 earnings on 19 February 2015. The company reported Q4 EPS $0.25, above estimates of $0.24. Revenue came in at $857 million, below analyst estimates of $890 million. Marvell also guided below analyst expectations for Q1 with adjusted EPS in the range of $0.17-$0.19, versus the consensus of $0.22. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) in last trading activity moved up 0.99% to close at $16.34. Company weekly performance is 0.68% while its quarterly performance stands at 17.30%. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) is -2.62% away from its 52 week high.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) on 17 February 2015, announced availability of the EMC® VSPEX® BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that delivers compute, storage, networking and management powered by VMware EVO:RAIL and EMC software. On last trading day EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) decreased -0.38% to close at $28.91. Its volatility for the week is 1.91% while volatility for the month is 2.34%. EMC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 20.00%. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) monthly performance is 2.05%.

Exchange operator CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) said on 20 February 2015, it fined derivatives broker Newedge USA $1.75 million for violating rules in metals markets over two years. The penalty covers a type of transaction known as an Exchange for Related Position (EFRP), which occurs away from the public marketplace and has caught the attention of U.S. regulators. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has 0.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 77.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $96.53.

On 17 February 2015, Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) reported a 192.93 percent jump in profit for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014. The company has earned $13.26 million, or $0.05 a share in the quarter, compared with $4.53 million, or $0.01 a share for the same period last year. On the other hand, adjusted net income for the quarter stood at $56.03 million, or $0.27 a share compared with $40.46 million or $0.23 a share, a year ago. On last trading day Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) moved up 0.69% to close at $17.39. Its volatility for the week is 2.05% while volatility for the month is 2.18%. SHO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.90%. Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) monthly performance is -3.28%.

Hot Runners: Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), Ryland Group Inc. (NYSE:RYL), Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO), Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)

On 20 February 2015, Randy Williams of Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has announced the sale of the assets of its W.O.C. Energy Services Division to Energy Distribution Partners (EDP), effective Feb. 3, 2015. Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) will continue to own and operate the four business divisions consisting of Dandy Mini Marts Inc., Williams Oil Company Inc., Williams Lubricants Inc., and Williams Auto Group. These combined operations will maintain a total workforce of over 1,200 employees throughout the four business units. On Monday shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) closed at $49.15. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 6.19%.

On 20 February 2015, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) said it has extended its flight schedule through Oct. 30, 2015, bringing more nonstop service and new destinations beginning Aug. 9, 2015, for travelers flying Southwest in Santa Ana/Orange County, Washington, D.C. (Reagan National), and Columbus, Ohio. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) in last trading activity moved down -0.20% to close at $44.69. Company weekly performance is 3.21% while its quarterly performance stands at 13.98%. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) is -5.26% away from its 52 week high.

Compass Point downgraded shares of Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report issued on Monday. On last trading day Ryland Group Inc. (NYSE:RYL) moved down -1.80% to close at $44.11. Its volatility for the week is 2.44% while volatility for the month is 3.24%. RYL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 17.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 23.90%. Ryland Group Inc. (NYSE:RYL) monthly performance is 22.66%.

Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) on 17 February 2015, reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results matched Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 27 cents per share. Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) has 0.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 95.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $17.56.

On 20 February 2015, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) unveiled its latest addition to its TweetDeck platform — TweetDeck Teams, a feature that enables sharing of Twitter accounts without having to share passwords. On Monday shares of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) closed at $48.47. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 74.90%.

Traders Alert: Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS), Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO), Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ:ENT), Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO)

On 9 February, Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) announced a deal with data-encryption firm Voltage Security, the details of which it did not disclose. On Thursday shares of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) closed at $38.37. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -0.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.89%.

On 11 February, Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) said that it completed its previously announced, $255 million purchase of Abbott Laboratories Inc.’s animal health assets. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) in last trading activity moved up 0.04% to close at $45.79. Company weekly performance is 5.51% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.93%. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) is -0.72% away from its 52 week high.

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) announced that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014 on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 after the market closes. Management will hold its quarterly conference call the next day, on Wednesday, February 18, 2015at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time). On last trading day Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) moved up 1.61% to close at $17.63. Its volatility for the week is 1.97% while volatility for the month is 2.14%. SHO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -15.70%. Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) monthly performance is 1.32%.

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) announced that it has priced a private offering of $75,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.75% convertible senior notes due 2035 (the “notes”) to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”). GEE has also granted the initial purchasers of the notes a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $7,500,000 aggregate principal amount of the notes. GEE expects to close the note offering on February 18, 2015, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) has 2.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 88.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $13.27.

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) will host a webcast of its business presentation at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Florida, on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at approximately 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time. On last trading day Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) moved up 1.42% to close at $55.54. Its volatility for the week is 1.30% while volatility for the month is 1.61%. MO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.70%. Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) monthly performance is 8.22%.

Stocks Getting Investor’s Attention: Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM), Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH), Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN), Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO)

Brean Capital set a $11.00 price target on Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. On Monday shares of Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) closed at $7.46. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 27.33%.

QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) was fined $975 million by Chinese antitrust regulators, who set new terms for smartphone makers to license the chipmaker’s technology, ending an inquiry that threatened the U.S. company’s growth in the biggest mobile market. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) in last trading activity advanced 1.15% to close at $67.11. Company weekly performance is 2.41% while its quarterly performance stands at -4.36%. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) is -17.19% away from its 52 week high.

On Feb 04, Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) announced an increase in the size of its Board of Directors from eight to nine members and the appointment of Randall D. Ledford to the Board. Mr. Ledford most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Emerson Electric Company and as President of Emerson Venture Capital. He was employed by Emerson from 1997 until his retirement in September 2014. On last trading day Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) moved down -0.45% to close at $54.80. Its volatility for the week is 1.40% while volatility for the month is 2.04%. APH’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 19.40%. Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) monthly performance is 1.65%.

Rexnord Corp. (NYSE:RXN) said Monday that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to repurchase up to $200 million of the company’s common stock. The company expects the repurchase program to be funded from its operating cash flow. On Monday shares of Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN) closed at $26.78. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 2.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.43%.

On Jan. 30, Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) announced the results of its stockholders’ elections relating to its fourth quarter dividend of $0.36 per share, payable on January 30, 2015 to record holders on December 31, 2014. On last trading day Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) moved down -0.70% to close at $17.03. Its volatility for the week is 2.29% while volatility for the month is 2.15%. SHO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -15.70%. Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) monthly performance is -2.63%.

Hot Watch List: Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC), Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX), United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI), Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO), Xylem (NYSE:XYL)

Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) said that it will release its fourth quarter and 2014 full-year financial statements and operating results on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, after market close. The 2014 Q4 and full-year release will also include the Company’s full-year guidance for 2015 and its mineral reserve and mineral resource statement as of December 31, 2014. Kinross will hold a conference call and audio webcast on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 8 a.m. ET to discuss the results, followed by a question-and-answer session. On Friday shares of Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) closed at $3.39. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 18.50%.

Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the Company’s New Drug Application or NDA for Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP, 2.5% and 10%. Akorn noted that it intends to re-launch the product shortly. Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) in last trading activity moved down -1.48% to close at $42.58. Company weekly performance is 0.54% while its quarterly performance stands at -1.30%. Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) is -5.90% away from its 52 week high.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) CFO Mark Shamber sold 2,449 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.27, for a total value of $189,234.23. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 5,183 shares in the company, valued at approximately $400,490.41. On last trading day United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) moved down -3.50% to close at $77.28. Its volatility for the week is 2.90% while volatility for the month is 2.56%. UNFI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 14.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.80%. United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) monthly performance is -0.21%.

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) announced that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014 on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 after the market closes. Management will hold its quarterly conference call the next day, on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time). Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) has 0.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 95.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $17.05.

Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) said that Anthony Milando will join Xylem Inc from 2 February 2015 as senior vice president for Continuous Improvement and Business Transformation. On last trading day Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) moved down -0.18% to close at $34.10. Its volatility for the week is 1.94% while volatility for the month is 2.18%. XYL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.30%. Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) monthly performance is -11.27%.

Traders Buzz: The Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG), China New Borun (NYSE:BORN), Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO), Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP)

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller said that the company will offset the foreign exchange impact by reducing costs, shifting sourcing and raising prices. In the quarter that ended Dec. 31, P&G earned $2.37 billion, or 82 cents per share. That compares with earnings of $3.43 billion, or $1.18 per share, the previous year. Earnings, adjusted to account for discontinued operations and non-recurring costs, were $1.22 per share. On Wednesday shares of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) closed at $85.15. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 7.63%.

Bill Barrett Corp. (NYSE:BBG)’s Business Development Larry Parnell and Vice President – Investor Relations Jennifer Martin participated in the Global Hunter Securities Southern California Energy 1×1 Day on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Bill Barrett Corp. (NYSE:BBG) in last trading activity fell -17.01% to close at $8.98. Company weekly performance is -14.48% while its quarterly performance stands at -36.09%. Bill Barrett Corp. (NYSE:BBG) is -69.40% away from its 52 week high.

China New Borun Corp. (NYSE:BORN) on 16 January announced that all shareholders resolutions proposed at the 2014 Annual General Meeting were duly passed. The company’s shareholders passed the resolution for the re-election of Hengxiu Song, Jinmiao Wang, Binbin Jiang, Wen Jiang, and Xisheng Lu, as directors of the company, to hold office until the close of the next annual general meeting. The company’s shareholders also approved the re-appointment of BDO China Shu Lun Pan Certified Public Accountants LLP as the independent auditor of the company for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.On last trading day China New Borun Corporation (NYSE:BORN) fell -4.96% to close at $1.15. Its volatility for the week is 3.77% while volatility for the month is 7.43%. BORN’s sales growth for past 5 years was 29.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.80%. China New Borun Corporation (NYSE:BORN) monthly performance is -16.06%.

On January 20, 2015, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:SHO) held a conference call to discuss the appointment of John V. Arabia, age 45, as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective as of January 17, 2015 and termination of Kenneth E. Cruse from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and his resignation from the Board of Directors as of January 17, 2015. Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) has 0.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 95.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $17.50.

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EEP) will host a webcast conference call to discuss its 2014 fourth quarter financial results and 2015 guidance on Thursday, February 19, 2015. On last trading day Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EEP) fell -1.78% to close at $38.11. Its volatility for the week is 2.70% while volatility for the month is 3.07%. EEP’s sales growth for past 5 years was -6.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -17.30%. Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EEP) monthly performance is -2.88%.