Market Movers: Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), The Babcock & Wilcox Company (NYSE:BWC), Treehouse Foods (NYSE:THS), Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ)

On Tuesday shares of Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) closed at $6.44. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.34%. On May 6, Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) announces its results for the 2015 first quarter. Net revenues increased 14.5% in the 1Q15, driven by solid top line growth in all of our operations (Brazil +10.7%, Central America and the Caribbean +26.4%, LAS +27.8% and Canada +6.0%).

On Tuesday shares of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) closed at $16.47. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -1.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -1.78%. Office supplies retailer Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) Wednesday announced a partnership with Bidvest Waltons, a South African office products company, and Dacris, a distributor of office supplies in Romania. The company expects the partnerships would help to grow presence in EMEA region.

On last trading day The Babcock & Wilcox Company (NYSE:BWC) moved down -0.63% to close at $33.21. Its volatility for the week is 2.33% while volatility for the month is 1.57%. BWC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -26.50%. The Babcock & Wilcox Company (NYSE:BWC) monthly performance is 4.76%. The Babcock & Wilcox Company (NYSE:BWC) begin trading ex-dividend on May 12, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 04, 2015.

Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) has 0.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 87.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $72.29. On May 7, TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) reported first quarter earnings of $0.41 per fully diluted share compared to $0.38 per fully diluted share reported for the first quarter of last year. The Company reported adjusted earnings per share in the first quarter of $0.59 compared to $0.80 in the prior year,

On last trading day Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ) moved down -0.94% to close at $30.64. Its volatility for the week is 1.84% while volatility for the month is 2.18%. ERJ’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -6.70%. Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ) monthly performance is -1.92%. HSBC downgraded shares of Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ) to a reduce rating in a research note released on Tuesday morning.

Investors Are Watching: Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), Ambac Financial Group (NASDAQ:AMBC), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Cameco Corporation (NYSE:CCJ)

On Tuesday shares of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) closed at $16.47. 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) announced a partnership with Bidvest Waltons, South Africa’s leading office products company, and Dacris, a major distributor of office supplies in Romania.

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) in last trading activity increased 6.37% to close at $24.20. Company weekly performance is 10.30% while its quarterly performance stands at -3.97%. Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) reported results for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Net income in the first quarter 2015 was $214.7 million, or $4.57 per diluted share, compared to $453.6 million, or $9.73 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter 2014.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced that it was awarded a contract by EDF Energy to provide project management resources to the company’s eight nuclear power stations and two technical centers in the United Kingdom. On Tuesday shares of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) closed at $43.53. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 2.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.50%.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) appointed former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to manage the social network’s mobile and global access Policy as it seeks to get more people online. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) in last trading activity moved down -0.71% to close at $77.46. Company weekly performance is -0.13% while its quarterly performance stands at 3.02%. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is -10.00% away from its 52 week high.

On last trading day Cameco Corporation (NYSE:CCJ) increased 0.47% to close at $17.02. Its volatility for the week is 2.51% while volatility for the month is 3.25%. CCJ’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -40.10%. Cameco Corporation (NYSE:CCJ) monthly performance is 9.74%. Cameco (NYSE:CCJ)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Dundee Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. They currently have a $24.00 price objective on the stock. Dundee Securities’ price target indicates a potential upside of 43.97% from the company’s current price .

Active Watch List: Immunomedics Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU), iBio (NYSEMKT:IBIO), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI), Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE)

On Tuesday shares of Immunomedics Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) closed at $4.01. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -21.40%. Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,028,833 for a new patent family “Dosages of immunoconjugates of antibodies and SN-38 for improved efficacy and decreased toxicity.”

On Tuesday shares of iBio, Inc. (NYSEMKT:IBIO) closed at $0.84. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -30.10%. On 6 May, Ibio Inc (NYSEMKT:IBIO) declared the issue of a new U.S. patent expanding the company’s iBioModulator™ thermostable immunomodulator protein portfolio. The new patent, serial number 9,012,199, is entitled “Recombinant Carrier Molecule for Expression, Delivery, and Purification of Target Polypeptides.” The fundamental composition of matter claims grant iBio important exclusivity over new, modified carrier molecules derived from the company’s proprietary iBioModulator™ thermostable immunomodulator protein system and their use with one or more target proteins or antigens.

On last trading day Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) fell -1.08% to close at $16.47. Its volatility for the week is 1.64% while volatility for the month is 1.75%. SPLS’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -27.10%. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) monthly performance is 1.48%. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) Wednesday announced a partnership with Bidvest Waltons, a South African office products company, and Dacris, a distributor of office supplies in Romania. The company expects the partnerships would help to grow presence in EMEA region.

Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) has 1.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 66.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.70. Zacks restated their hold rating on shares of Zix Corp. (NASDAQ:ZIXI) in a report issued on 1 May.

On last trading day Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE) fell -1.82% to close at $28.11. Its volatility for the week is 5.91% while volatility for the month is 3.77%. NILE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -1.00%. Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE) monthly performance is -2.63%. Blue Nile, Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE) on 8 May, reported financial results for its first quarter ended April 5, 2015. Net sales increased 2.6% to $106.5 million for the first quarter ended April 5, 2015 compared to $103.7 million for the first quarter ended March 30, 2014. Operating income for the quarter totaled $1.9 million, representing an operating margin of 1.8% of net sales compared to $1.6 million of operating income and 1.6% of operating margin for the first quarter of 2014. Net income totaled $1.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share versus $1.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2014.

Stocks to Watch: Cambrex Corporation. (NYSE:CBM), Key Tronic Corp. (NASDAQ:KTCC), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), Lake Shore Gold Corp. (NYSEMKT:LSG), Boston Beer Co. (NYSE:SAM)

On Wednesday shares of Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM) closed at $40.36. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 9.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.00%. Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM) announce that Steven Klosk, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Deutsche Bank 40th Annual Healthcare Conference on May 6, 2015 at 4:10 p.m. EDT in Boston, MA.

Key Tronic Corp. (NASDAQ:KTCC) in last trading activity moved up 6.44% to close at $12.07. Company weekly performance is 8.49% while its quarterly performance stands at 31.19%. Key Tronic Corp. (NASDAQ:KTCC) is 4.96% away from its 52 week high. Key Tronic Corp. (NASDAQ:KTCC) announced its results for the three months ended March 28, 2015. The Company’s results were in-line with its previous guidance. For the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, Key Tronic reported total revenue of $112.9 million, up 47% from $77.0 million in the same period of fiscal year 2014. Results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 include approximately $37 million in revenue from CDR Manufacturing, Inc. (dba Ayrshire Electronics), which was acquired on September 3, 2014.

On last trading day Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) fell -0.12% to close at $15.99. Its volatility for the week is 1.47% while volatility for the month is 1.89%. SPLS’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -27.10%. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) monthly performance is -4.25%. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE:MSO), and Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) announced a new, multi-year strategic direct retail collaboration for the manufacture and distribution of Martha Stewart Home Office ™ products.

Lake Shore Gold Corp. (NYSEMKT:LSG) on last trading activity company’s stock closed at $0.99. Lake Shore Gold Corp. (NYSEMKT:LSG) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $9.5 million (12.1 million CAD). The Toronto-based company said it had net income of 2 cents per share.

On Wednesday shares of Boston Beer Co. Inc. (NYSE:SAM) closed at $259.80. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 16.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.60%. Boston Beer Co Inc (NYSE:SAM) on Wednesday reported first-quarter net earnings of $13.7 million or $1.00 per share compared with $8.3 million or $0.62 per share last year.

Today’s Stocks: Assembly Biosciences (NASDAQ:ASMB), SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), Community Bank System Inc. (NYSE:CBU)

On Friday shares of Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASMB) closed at $15.45. Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $6.50 price target on shares of Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASMB) in a research note.

On last trading day SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) fell -3.24% to close at $26.61. Its volatility for the week is 2.71% while volatility for the month is 2.90%. SUNE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 16.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -70.00%. SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) monthly performance is 11.71%. SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) Wednesday announced that is has signed an agreement to develop and install a 2.6 megawatt (MW) solar power plant for the town of Winchendon on a previously unusable 12 acre town-owned landfill site.

On last trading day Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) advanced 0.37% to close at $16.25. Its volatility for the week is 1.48% while volatility for the month is 2.12%. SPLS’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -27.10%. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) monthly performance is -1.81%. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) and Golf Town Canada Inc.,announced they have reached an agreement for Staples to acquire Accolade Promotion Group, a leading distributor of promotional products in Canada.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 68.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $35.59. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Korea announced that the company visited its Chinese joint venture Shanghai General Motors (GM) along with its 32 subcontractors and held an event to help its domestic subcontractors tap into the Chinese market, including business meetings with buyers.

On last trading day Community Bank System Inc. (NYSE:CBU) decreased -1.92% to close at $35.21. Its volatility for the week is 1.92% while volatility for the month is 1.73%. CBU’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.00%. Community Bank System Inc. (NYSE:CBU) monthly performance is 1.00%. Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE: CBU) on 20 April, reported net income of $22.3 million in the first quarter, up 0.6 percent from the year-ago period. Community Bank reported revenue of $88.9 million in the first quarter, up 0.5 percent from a year prior. Higher revenue resulted from an increase in average earning assets and continued growth in noninterest income.

Market Movers: J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP), JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)

On Wednesday shares of J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) closed at $9.08. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -6.90%. On 1 April, J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) said that, it honored its top performing stores with the Founder’s Award at a special leadership conference in Dallas.

JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD) in last trading activity advanced 5.35% to close at $32.66. Company weekly performance is 11.16% while its quarterly performance stands at 33.14%. JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD) is -1.33% away from its 52 week high. JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD) announced UNIQLO as the newest international brand to partner with the company by opening a flagship store on its marketplace platform.

On last trading day The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) advanced 0.88% to close at $106.36. Its volatility for the week is 1.37% while volatility for the month is 1.49%. DIS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 19.30%. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) monthly performance is 1.05%. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) said that, on Tuesday, April 21, it will release a compilation album of 15 tracks featuring nominees and nominated songs for the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards, music’s biggest event for families.

Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) in last trading activity increased 0.27% to close at $22.06. Company weekly performance is -2.73% while its quarterly performance stands at -0.59%. Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) is -11.88% away from its 52 week high. On 1 April, Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) said that, it has acquired iBwave Solutions, Inc., a design software company based in Montreal, Canada.

On last trading day Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) advanced 0.31% to close at $16.15. Its volatility for the week is 1.57% while volatility for the month is 2.31%. SPLS’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -27.10%. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) monthly performance is 0.56% On 7 April, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) said that, it is teaming up with “Shark Tank” and entrepreneur and inventor Lori Greiner to help make more innovation happen for small businesses.

Investors Watch List: Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE:DQ), Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), The Cato (NYSE:CATO)

On Thursday shares of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) closed at $16.40. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -1.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -1.78%. On Apr 07, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) said it is teaming up with “Shark Tank” and entrepreneur and inventor Lori Greiner to help make more innovation happen for small businesses. To inspire and help entrepreneurs, Staples and Greiner offered expert advice and knowledge at a business panel in a Staples store in New York City.

On Thursday shares of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) closed at $25.73. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -0.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 7.41%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) announced it will create a simpler, more valuable company by reducing the size of its financial businesses through the sale of most GE Capital assets and by focusing on continued investment and growth in its industrial businesses. The transactions are valued at approximately $26.5 billion. GE will retain its “vertical” financing businesses – GE Capital Aviation Services, Energy Financial Services and Healthcare Equipment Finance – that directly relate to its core industrial businesses.

Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE:DQ) in last trading activity advanced 3.63% to close at $27.09. Company weekly performance is 0.30% while its quarterly performance stands at 19.50%. Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE:DQ) is -43.77% away from its 52 week high. Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE:DQ), announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year of 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2014, we continued to deliver strong performance in our Xinjiang polysilicon facilities. We further increased our quarterly production volume to 1,791 MT, a new record, compared to 1,748 MT in the third quarter of 2014.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPB) has 59.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 96.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $87.61. On Apr 07, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPB), announced it will release its fiscal 2015 second quarter financial results for the period ended March 29, 2015 before the markets open on Thursday, April 30.

On last trading day The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) moved down -0.21% to close at $38.87. Its volatility for the week is 1.89% while volatility for the month is 2.42%. CATO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 7.00%. The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) monthly performance is -5.45%. The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) reported sales for the five weeks ended April 4, 2015 of $117.0 million, a 15% increase from sales of $102.0 million for the five week period ended April 5, 2014. Same-store sales for the month increased 12%.

Active Stocks: Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), CorMedix (NYSEMKT:CRMD), Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

On Thursday shares of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) closed at $16.23. 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) has signed onto 100% Talent: The Boston Women’s Compact,an innovative effort to end the gender-based wage gap and advance women in the workforce. Staples has pledged to work with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh in a unique, public-private partnership to make Boston the best city in the country for working women.

CorMedix, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CRMD) in last trading activity fell -8.00% to close at $9.08. Company weekly performance is 19.00% while its quarterly performance stands at 375.39%. CorMedix, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CRMD) is -12.69% away from its 52 week high. On March 31, CorMedix Inc. (NYSEMKT:CRMD) announced that, as previously disclosed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed on March 12, 2015, the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014 contained in the Form 10-K contained an audit opinion from its independent registered public accounting firm which includes a going concern qualification.

On last trading day Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) increased 0.60% to close at $48.46. Its volatility for the week is 1.56% while volatility for the month is 1.57%. PDCO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 3.10%. Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) monthly performance is -3.60%. The Board of Directors of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) declared a 10 percent increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend to $0.22 per share, from the prior quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be payable on, or about, April 24, 2015, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 10, 2015.

On Thursday shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) closed at $99.64. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.96%. Earlier this month two groups of practitioners in the UK became some of the first in the world to fit a new daily disposable multifocal contact lens from Johnson and Johnson at a pre-launch training day. The lens, I Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal, uses a new approach to offer better vision for patients and greater fitting success for practitioners by taking pupil size into consideration when designing the lens. Moist Multifocal goes into pre-launch practice evaluation on April 1 ahead of an official launch at the British Contact Lens Association meeting at the end of May.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in last trading activity moved up 0.86% to close at $125.32. Company weekly performance is 0.87% while its quarterly performance stands at 13.98%. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is -6.20% away from its 52 week high. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) confirmed recently that customers would not be able to just walk-in and purchase the much awaited Apple Watch across the counters at local Apple stores from April 24, when it is scheduled to start shipping.

Best Stocks: Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), American International Group (NYSE:AIG), Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS), Actavis plc (NYSE:ACT), Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A)

On Monday shares of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) closed at $16.70. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -1.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -1.78%. Announced March 26, that Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) anada is making more 3D printing happen by offering the latest 3D products and services in this rapidly growing area. The Afinia H-Series H480 3D Printer is now available on staples.ca and in 10 stores across British Columbia and Alberta.

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) in last trading activity increased 1.20% to close at $54.68. Company weekly performance is -2.06% while its quarterly performance stands at -2.86%. American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) is -3.55% away from its 52 week high. Robert S. “Steve” Miller intends to step down in July as chairman of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) after five years in the role, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. AIG directors haven’t yet decided on a replacement, but the next outside chairman is expected to be a current board member, this person added.

On last trading day Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) increased 0.91% to close at $101.31. Its volatility for the week is 1.26% while volatility for the month is 1.16%. NVS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 3.20%. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) monthly performance is 1.74%. Novartis (NYSE:NVS) announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jadenu (deferasirox) tablets, a new oral formulation of Exjade (deferasirox) tablets for oral suspension, for the treatment of chronic iron overload due to blood transfusions in patients 2 years of age and older, and chronic iron overload in non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia syndromes or NTDT in patients 10 years of age and older.

Actavis plc (NYSE:ACT) has 0.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 62.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $304.76. Amneal Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd and Actavis Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), announced they have signed a binding letter of intent which provides that Amneal intends to acquire substantially all of Actavis’ in-country generic pharmaceuticals business for an agreed price, subject to completion of confirmatory due diligence and definitive agreements.

On last trading day Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) increased 1.48% to close at $41.72. Its volatility for the week is 1.85% while volatility for the month is 1.45%. A’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 79.30%. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) monthly performance is -0.93%. Rigaku Corp. and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced an agreement for Rigaku, a privately held scientific instrumentation company headquartered in Tokyo, to acquire Agilent’s X-ray diffraction (XRD) business.

Investors Alert: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC), International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM)

On Friday shares of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) closed at $40.08. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 8.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.87%. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) opened a new chapter in its 114-year history in Louisville, KY as Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE) celebrated the grand opening of its new Sales and Distribution Center and made its formal debut as Louisville’s new Coca-Cola bottler. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined Coca-Cola officials, civic and community leaders and key customers at an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s new 305,000 square foot sales and distribution center in Southwest Louisville.

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) in last trading activity increased 0.59% to close at $16.11. Company weekly performance is -0.09% while its quarterly performance stands at -8.90%. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) is -16.36% away from its 52 week high. Vetr upgraded shares of Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Thursday morning. Vetr currently has $18.75 price objective on the stock.

On Friday shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) closed at $2.72. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 0.40%. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)’s latest annual shareholders report revealed that the very first AMD ARM 64bit server chips will launch in the first half of 2015. Code named Hierofalcon the new server processors are part of AMD’s R series embedded product portfolio. The Hierofalcon code name isn’t a particularly new one as we had excursively told you about it last year.

Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ:SILC) has 1.89% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 15.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $41.60. On March 24, Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ:SILC) announced that it has secured an initial Design Win from a leading cyber security company, the successful culmination of a lengthy sales effort during which the customer thoroughly evaluated Silicom’s technologies, operations and support capabilities. Through this initial win, Silicom will begin supplying high-performance 10G adapters for one of the customer’s solutions.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) in last trading activity fell -0.12% to close at $160.40. Company weekly performance is -1.52% while its quarterly performance stands at -0.18%. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) is -17.40% away from its 52 week high. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) announced that it has acquired technology from startup Blekko. The startup developed a web search engine — putting it up against others, including DuckDuckGo, Microsoft’s Bing, and Google — as well as a social news tool.