On Wednesday shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) closed at $19.93. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 13.00%. Applied Materials, Inc. will hold a webcast to discuss its second quarter of fiscal 2015 financial results, along with its business outlook, on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT).
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) in last trading activity increased 0.25% to close at $24.44. Company weekly performance is -0.04% while its quarterly performance stands at 0.62%. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) is -5.16% away from its 52 week high. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. (NYSE:TSM) was upgraded by Zacks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.
On last trading day Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) increased 0.59% to close at $13.63. Its volatility for the week is 1.83% while volatility for the month is 2.08%. AA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.10%. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) monthly performance is 2.17%. On May 11, 2015, Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, Alcoa of Australia Limited (AofA), will permanently close the Anglesea coal mine and power station on August 31, 2015. The Anglesea power station previously supplied approximately 40 percent of the power needs for the Point Henry smelter, which AofA closed in August 2014. Since that time, the Anglesea power station has been operating as an independent supplier to the National Electricity Market while AofA conducted a sale process for the site.
Biodel Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOD) has 10.21% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 11.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.14. On May 06, Biodel Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOD) reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015. Biodel reported a net loss of $4.4 million and $9.0 million, or $0.18 and $0.40 per share for the quarter and six month periods ended March 31, 2015, respectively. These results compare to a net loss of $6.2 million and $8.6 million, or $0.29 and $0.41 per share for the quarter and six month periods ended March 31, 2014, respectively.
On last trading day LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) increased 1.13% to close at $104.40. Its volatility for the week is 2.39% while volatility for the month is 2.25%. LYB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 8.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 29.00%. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) monthly performance is 11.90%. On May 8, LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) announced that its Supervisory Board has authorized the company’s Management Board to declare an interim dividend of $0.78 per share, representing an 11% increase from the company’s first quarter 2015 dividend. The interim dividend will be paid June 15, 2015 to shareholders of record June 1, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of May 28, 2015.