Hot Watch List: Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY), Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ), PDL BioPharma (NASDAQ:PDLI), Sterling Construction (NASDAQ:STRL), General Employment Enterprises (NYSEMKT:JOB)

On Thursday shares of Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY) closed at $3.98. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 9.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.40%. Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) had its target price boosted by Dundee Securities from C$4.25 to C$4.75 in a report issued on Monday.

Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) in last trading activity decreased -0.40% to close at $57.93. Company weekly performance is 20.66% while its quarterly performance stands at 24.71%. Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) is -6.31% away from its 52 week high. The natural-gas pipeline company Williams Cos. plans to swallow its subsidiary, Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ), making it the latest energy company to absorb a limited partnership that has grown unwieldy. The $13.8 billion deal will provide tax benefits to Williams, but some of the partnership’s investors could be hit with an unexpected tax bill when they exchange their partnership interests for company shares.

On last trading day PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDLI) decreased -0.15% to close at $6.47. Its volatility for the week is 1.83% while volatility for the month is 2.45%. PDLI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.70%. PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDLI) monthly performance is -11.37%.

Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 78.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $3.54. Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Revenues were $117.7 million compared to $134.5 million; Gross margin was (5.8%) of revenues compared to gross margin of 5.8%; and General and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenues were 9.9% compared to 6.3%.

On last trading day General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSEMKT:JOB) decreased -5.49% to close at $0.77. Its volatility for the week is 5.14% while volatility for the month is 5.25%. JOB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 30.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 38.70%. General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSEMKT:JOB) monthly performance is -12.45%. General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSEMKT:JOB), announced that it will present at the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Today’s Watch List: Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL), ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Ideal Power (NASDAQ:IPWR), Alkermes plc (NASDAQ:ALKS)

Sterling Construction Co. (NASDAQ:STRL) on Monday reported a loss of $7.3 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Wilmington, Delaware-based company said it had a loss of 39 cents. The civil construction company posted revenue of $153.6 million in the period. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $9.8 million, or 54 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $672.2 million. On Monday shares of Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) closed at $3.91. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 6.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 11.00%.

ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) on March 04, 2015, declared its financial results for the year and the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. The Company reported a net loss of $23,391,000 or $0.37 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2014, compared with a net loss of $24,600,000 or $0.39 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2013. ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) in last trading activity decreased -10.05% to close at $1.97. Company weekly performance is -19.92% while its quarterly performance stands at 57.60%. ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) is -21.20% away from its 52 week high.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) which has not yet filed for regulatory approval of its PCSK9 drug, said it expects outcomes data in a similar time frame. On Monday shares of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) closed at $34.44. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 0.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 2.17%.

Ideal Power, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPWR) currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Ideal Power, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPWR) has 21.01% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 19.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $9.35.

On 9 March 2015, Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its manufacturing facility in Gainesville, GA, the manufacturing and royalty revenue associated with products manufactured at the facility and global rights to Meloxicam IV/IM to Recro Pharma, Inc. (Recro) (Nasdaq: REPH), a specialty pharmaceutical company. On last trading day Alkermes plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) increased 0.27% to close at $66.57. Its volatility for the week is 2.99% while volatility for the month is 3.50%. ALKS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 28.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.90%. Alkermes plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) monthly performance is -9.17%.

Why Trader’s Are Watching: Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL), Lion Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:LBIO), ScanSource (NASDAQ:SCSC), Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACOR), Nautilus Inc. (NYSE:NLS)

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) announced that Paul J. Varello, who was elected acting CEO in February, has entered into a multi-year employment agreement with the Company effective March 9, 2015. On Thursday shares of Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) closed at $3.13. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 6.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 11.00%.

Piper Jaffray assumed coverage on shares of Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIO) in a report issued on Monday,TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm issued an overweight rating and a $21.00 target price on the stock. Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIO) in last trading activity moved up 9.93% to close at $12.40. Company weekly performance is 29.71% while its quarterly performance stands at 110.17%. Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIO) is 3.33% away from its 52 week high.

ScanSource Communications, a sales unit of ScanSource Inc. (NASDAQ:SCSC) announced it is now offering ShoreTel Sky®, a cloud-based solution that provides businesses a high degree of flexibility, connectivity and seamless integration with their business-critical applications. With this, ScanSource Communications becomes the only distributor to offer both ShoreTel premises- and cloud-based solutions to resellers. On last trading day ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCSC) moved up 1.92% to close at $37.65. Its volatility for the week is 1.93% while volatility for the month is 2.35%. SCSC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 9.80%. ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCSC) monthly performance is 3.24%.

On March 9, it was reported that, A hedge fund’s attempt to invalidate Acorda Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACOR) drug patents under the America Invents Act as an investment strategy to lower the company’s stock price should have biotechnology companies on alert for similar challenges, attorneys say, although the tactic makes financial sense only in rare cases. Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACOR) has 1.80% insider ownership. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $34.25.

Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS)’s Chief Executive Officer Bruce M. Cazenave, Sid Nayar, Chief Financial Officer, and William B. McMahon, Chief Operating Officer, presented at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference on March 8-11, 2015, at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel. On last trading day Nautilus Inc. (NYSE:NLS) moved up 3.66% to close at $15.85. Its volatility for the week is 3.18% while volatility for the month is 2.85%. NLS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 25.00%. Nautilus Inc. (NYSE:NLS) monthly performance is 5.11%.

Ever Green Stocks: Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), Aceto Corp. (NASDAQ:ACET)

Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) announced that it plans to issue its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014 on Monday, March 16, 2015 before the stock market opens. Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) in last trading activity moved up 7.05% to close at $2.58. Company weekly performance is -6.52% while its quarterly performance stands at -60.73%. Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) is -74.23% away from its 52 week high.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) released certain disclosures required by the rules of the Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in connection with the 2015 annual supervisory stress tests. On Friday shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) closed at $53.06. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 22.87%.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) says it is starting production of two new engines at its plant in Cleveland. The company said Friday that production is beginning at the plant on the 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines for vehicles built in North America. It will mark the first time those engines have been built in the U.S. They previously were built in Valencia, Spain. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) in last trading activity fell -1.12% to close at $15.93. Company weekly performance is -2.51% while its quarterly performance stands at 0.50%. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is -9.76% away from its 52 week high.

On March 03, Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), said it is conducting an internal investigation of its sales practices in an unspecified foreign country. The company’s probe, with the assistance of outside counsel, is reviewing whether Akamai complied with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other laws, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company said in its 10-K filing Monday evening. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 88.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $69.96.

On Feb. 26, Aceto Corp. (NASDAQ:ACET) announced that MSCI Inc. has approved its request to change its Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) code to 35102010 (Health Care – Health Care Distributors) from 20107010 (Industrials – Trading Companies and Distributors). The new GICS code will be effective as of the market close on February 27, 2015. On last trading day Aceto Corp. (NASDAQ:ACET) moved up 1.04% to close at $21.40. Its volatility for the week is 2.72% while volatility for the month is 3.14%. ACET’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 23.90%. Aceto Corp. (NASDAQ:ACET) monthly performance is 4.70%.

Stocks in Focus: Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN), Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN), Altisource Residential Corporation (NYSE:RESI), Newcastle Investment (NYSE:NCT), The Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW)

Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) is cutting its planned 2015 investment spending amid lower gas and oil prices but said it expects production to increase about 23%. The announcement came as the company reported its profit in the fourth quarter more than doubled as production increases offset lower prices. On Friday shares of Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) closed at $25.08. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -5.26%.

Hewlett Packard (HP) plans to acquire Aruba Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) in $2.4-bn deal. Aruba makes wireless-network infrastructure used by hotels, universities and shopping malls, computing.co.uk reported citing people with knowledge of the matter said. Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) in last trading activity advanced 9.73% to close at $24.81. Company weekly performance is 34.62% while its quarterly performance stands at 31.48%. Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) is 3.81% away from its 52 week high.

Capstone Equities Capital Management, L.P. (“Capstone”), a shareholder of Altisource Residential Corporation (NYSE:RESI), announced that it has sent a demand letter to RESI’s board of directors. In the demand, Capstone requests that the board take action to terminate the asset management agreement with Altisource Asset Management Corporation (“AAMC”) for cause without paying any termination fee pursuant to Section 11 of the asset management agreement and also terminate the servicing agreement with a subsidiary of Ocwen Financial Corporation (collectively, “Ocwen”). On last trading day Altisource Residential Corporation (NYSE:RESI) fell -1.29% to close at $20.65. Its volatility for the week is 3.21% while volatility for the month is 2.97%. Altisource Residential Corporation (NYSE:RESI) monthly performance is 23.06%.

Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE:NCT) announced on 19 February 2015, that it will release its fourth quarter and full year financial results for the period ended December 31, 2014 on Monday, March 2, 2015 prior to the opening of the New York Stock Exchange. Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE:NCT) has 1.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 61.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.84.

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) has earned a “BBB” credit rating from Morningstar. The research firm’s “BBB” rating suggests that the company is a moderate default risk. On Friday shares of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) closed at $49.24. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 11.84%.

Investors Are Eying: Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO), NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL), G-III Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII), Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR)

Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) recently reported that it has appointed Andy Marsh to its Board of Directors. Mr. Marsh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Plug Power Inc. (PLUG), the leading designer and manufacturer of commercially viable hydrogen and fuel cell systems. On Thursday shares of Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) closed at $0.20. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 110.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 25.00%.

Chipmaker NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has reported what it deems as “record” sales for the three months sales period between November and January, due to a spike in demand for its new Maxwell graphics cards. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) in last trading activity increased 7.16% to close at $22.30. Company weekly performance is 8.83% while its quarterly performance stands at 13.20%. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) is 4.94% away from its 52 week high.

It was reported on 2 February 2015, that Sterling Construction Company Inc. (NasdaqGS: STRL) has another C-level position to fill. Peter MacKenna, the former president and CEO, left the Houston-based company on Jan. 31, Sterling announced Feb. 2. A reason for the departure was not included in the announcement. MacKenna was named CEO in 2012 and assumed the president role and COO duties from Joseph Harper, who retired as planned in 2013. On last trading day Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) remains unchanged to close at $2.99. Its volatility for the week is 4.33% while volatility for the month is 6.41%. STRL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -41.70%. Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) monthly performance is -50.74%.

Zacks downgraded shares of G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GIII) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GIII) has 13.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 93.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $102.91.

Digital Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:DLR) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The real estate investment trust, based in San Francisco, said it had funds from operations of $174.5 million, or $1.26 per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.24 per share. On last trading day Digital Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:DLR) increased 1.71% to close at $70.72. Its volatility for the week is 2.97% while volatility for the month is 1.83%. DLR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 23.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 41.00%. Digital Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:DLR) monthly performance is 1.33%.

Morning Movers: Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE), IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI), Nicholas Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK), Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAVE) reported that fourth-quarter net income increased to $55.91 million or $0.76 per share from $43.19 million or $0.59 per share in the prior-year quarter. On Tuesday shares of Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAVE) closed at $80.05. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 16.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 35.04%.

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 11, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2015. IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) in last trading activity increased 0.44% to close at $60.25. Company weekly performance is -5.95% while its quarterly performance stands at -7.82%. IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) is -24.22% away from its 52 week high.

Nicholas Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK) announced that its principal operating subsidiary intends to purchase $70.0 million of the Company’s Common shares through a modified “Dutch auction” tender offer that commenced On last trading day Nicholas Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK) increased 1.09% to close at $14.83. Its volatility for the week is 1.35% while volatility for the month is 1.33%. NICK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 27.10%. Nicholas Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK) monthly performance is 0.68%.

On Feb 02, Sterling Construction Company Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) has another C-level position to fill. Peter MacKenna, the former president and CEO, left the Houston-based company on Jan. 31, Sterling announced Feb. 2. A reason for the departure was not included in the announcement. MacKenna was named CEO in 2012 and assumed the president role and COO duties from Joseph Harper, who retired as planned in 2013. Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) has 1.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 80.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.99.

On Feb 3, United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) said it will start applying surcharges for residential packages this year after its costs soared during the recent disappointing holiday season. On last trading day United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) increased 0.62% to close at $101.08. Its volatility for the week is 1.29% while volatility for the month is 1.81%. UPS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.80%. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) monthly performance is -7.77%.

Stay on: J C Penney (NYSE:JCP), Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL), Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), AdCare Health Systems Inc. (NYSEMKT:ADK), Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC)

J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) on 27 January has decided to close its ten Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. outlets, as well as its e-commerce platform, in its aggressive attempts to curtail costs and enhance profitability. On Monday shares of J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) closed at $7.43. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -8.50%.

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) announced that Peter MacKenna, formerly President & Chief Executive Officer and a director, left the Company effective January 31, 2015. Paul J. Varello, Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been named the Company’s acting Chief Executive Officer effective February 1, 2015. Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) in last trading activity decreased -7.20% to close at $3.22. Company weekly performance is -41.67% while its quarterly performance stands at -63.16%. Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) is -70.73% away from its 52 week high.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) will host a live webcast of its fourth quarter earnings conference call to discuss fourth quarter results and future earnings guidance. A news release containing fourth quarter results and future earnings guidance is expected to be issued before market open on February 24, 2015. On last trading day Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) decreased -0.27% to close at $103.49. Its volatility for the week is 2.31% while volatility for the month is 2.01%. ECL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 16.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.90%. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) monthly performance is -0.99%.

AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK), on 20 January announced that, as part of its ongoing strategic plan to transition from an owner and operator of healthcare facilities to a healthcare property holding and leasing company, it has signed an agreement with Aria Health Group, LLC operators to lease 10 of its skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas. AdCare Health Systems Inc. (NYSEMKT:ADK) has 12.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 28.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.04.

Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC) will release its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014, before the market opens on Thursday, February 5, 2015. On last trading day Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC) advanced 1.71% to close at $14.90. Its volatility for the week is 3.57% while volatility for the month is 3.72%. IVC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -5.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -28.20%. Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC) monthly performance is -11.10%.

Why Investors Are Watching: J C Penney (NYSE:JCP), Sterling Construction (NASDAQ:STRL), Ultrapar Participacoes (NYSE:UGP), Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY)

On 27 January J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) has decided to close its ten Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. outlets, as well as its e-commerce platform, in its aggressive attempts to curtail costs and enhance profitability. On Friday shares of J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) closed at $7.27. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -8.50%.

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) on 27 January announced that it expects to report revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2014 in the range of $150 million to $155 million. Due primarily to weaker than anticipated revenues in its California, Utah and Hawaii operations, along with a continuation of challenging market conditions in its Texas market, the Company expects to report a pre-tax loss of between $7 million and $8 million for the quarter. Full year 2014 revenues are forecast to be between $669 million and $674 million, resulting in a pre-tax loss of between $9 million and $10 million. Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) in last trading activity moved down -7.22% to close at $3.47. Company weekly performance is -37.02% while its quarterly performance stands at -58.64%. Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) is -69.59% away from its 52 week high.

On last trading day Ultrapar Participacoes SA (ADR) (NYSE:UGP) moved down -3.12% to close at $19.58. Its volatility for the week is 2.71% while volatility for the month is 2.34%. UGP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 16.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 24.00%. Ultrapar Participacoes SA (ADR) (NYSE:UGP) monthly performance is 1.35%.

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) CEO Jingshyh S. Su sold 90,039 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.43, for a total value of $6,701,602.77. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 76,740 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,711,758.20. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 79.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $72.28.

Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY), a cloud-based provider of payroll and human capital management software solutions, announced that it has scheduled a conference call to review its second quarter fiscal 2015 results (ended December 31, 2014) for Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm Central Time (5:00 pm Eastern Time). On last trading day Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY) moved down -6.47% to close at $23.56. Its volatility for the week is 5.72% while volatility for the month is 5.00%. Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY) monthly performance is -8.18%.

Stocks on the move: Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Cache Inc. (NASDAQ:CACH), Dynex Capital (NYSE:DX), Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)

On January 27, Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) announced that it expects to report revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2014 in the range of $150 million to $155 million. Due primarily to weaker than anticipated revenues in its California, Utah and Hawaii operations, along with a continuation of challenging market conditions in its Texas market, the Company expects to report a pre-tax loss of between $7 million and $8 million for the quarter. On Friday shares of Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) closed at $3.47. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 6.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 11.00%.

A Florida federal judge has rejected class certification for a group of consumers accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) of repeatedly calling their cellphones without permission, but allowed the group to give it another try after disclosing expert witness reports for trial. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) in last trading activity fell -3.12% to close at $84.98. Company weekly performance is -3.99% while its quarterly performance stands at 11.86%. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is -6.58% away from its 52 week high.

Cache Inc. (NASDAQ:CACH) is planning to liquidate the company after filing for bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the situation. On last trading day Cache Inc. (NASDAQ:CACH) fell -14.65% to close at $0.04. Its volatility for the week is 38.42% while volatility for the month is 33.09%. CACH’s sales growth for past 5 years was -4.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -34.20%. Cache Inc. (NASDAQ:CACH) monthly performance is -80.41%.

Zacks upgraded shares of Dynex Capital (NYSE:DX) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning. Zackscurrently has $8.60 price objective on the stock. Dynex Capital Inc. (NYSE:DX) has 0.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 48.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $8.37.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) said its customers can now opt-out of the ‘super cookies’ which lets the carrier track users and collect information about a customer’s online behaviour. On Friday shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) closed at $45.71. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 3.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 7.88%.