Stocks in News: Dipexium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DPRX), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TSEM), Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

On Monday shares of Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:DPRX) closed at $12.37. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 40.00%. Dipexium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (DPRX) on May 14, reported a loss of $4.2 million in its first quarter. The New York-based company said it had a loss of 49 cents per share.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) in last trading activity increased 0.04% to close at $46.72. Company weekly performance is -1.00% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.56%. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is -36.46% away from its 52 week high. Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) will host a conference call on Monday, July 20, 2015, to discuss the second quarter 2015 financial results. The call will begin at 8:00 AM Central Time (9:00 AM Eastern Time).

On last trading day Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:TSEM) increased 3.53% to close at $16.13. Its volatility for the week is 6.22% while volatility for the month is 4.47%. TSEM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 22.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.90%. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:TSEM) monthly performance is -7.46%. On May 14, Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:TSEM), and The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), a recognized leader for microwave, millimeter-wave and mixed-signal RFICs, announced they have collaborated to demonstrate the first 256-element (16 x 16) wafer-scale phased array transmitter with integrated high-efficiency antennas operating at 56-65 GHz frequency range. First time success was achieved for the wafer-scale RFIC using TowerJazz’s own proprietary models, kit and the mmWave capabilities of its 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS process, SBC18H3.

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) has 0.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 90.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $47.73. On May 14, Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), announced that Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) extended its license agreement providing access to Synopsys’ DesignWare® ARC® Processors for an expanded range of advanced multimedia and networking system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Broadcom standardized on ARC processors to deliver advanced video compression capabilities in its SoCs for high-volume consumer devices. Deploying optimized video compression technology is increasingly important to conserve network bandwidth as global service providers stream high definition (HD) and ultra HD video content to a broader range of devices.

On last trading day United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) decreased -0.22% to close at $101.91. Its volatility for the week is 1.08% while volatility for the month is 1.26%. 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 7.64%. On May 14, United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) announced that it will serve asan official supplier to the Special Olympics World Games LosAngeles 2015 (LA2015). Designated a Games Supplier, UPS willdonate its logistics expertise, warehousing and volunteers to helpmobilize the Games that will see 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coachesvisit Los Angeles from July 25-Aug. 2, 2015.

Must Watch These 5 Stocks: Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO), First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) is seeking new vaccine opportunities across the age spectrum as it broadens its portfolio by delivering shots into the arms of adolescents and the elderly, as well as infants. Previously reliant on just one vaccine, the blockbuster Prevnar, the U.S. drugmaker is now expanding its product line-up through both in-house development and by shopping for assets in a consolidating sector. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) in last trading activity moved up 1.10% to close at $34.00. Company weekly performance is -1.36% while its quarterly performance stands at 7.36%. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) is -2.77% away from its 52 week high.

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) presented at the JP Morgan’s 2015 Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference in New York, NY, on Mar. 5,2015. On last trading day Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) moved up 0.91% to close at $47.53. Its volatility for the week is 2.17% while volatility for the month is 2.04%. OSK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.50%. Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) monthly performance is 3.62%.

Struggling teen-apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE:ARO), Thursday said its fourth-quarter loss narrowed from a year ago, driven largely by stronger margins even as revenues dropped. Loss for the quarter was better than Wall Street expected, while revenues trumped expectations. New York-based Aeropostale’s fourth-quarter loss narrowed to $13.5 million or $0.17 per share from last year’s loss of $70.3 million or $0.90 per share. On Thursday shares of Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO) closed at $3.70. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 2.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.00%.

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) announced that it has agreed to sell 3,500,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. First Republic has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 525,000 shares from First Republic. BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan are serving as joint bookrunning managers. First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) in last trading activity advanced 2.07% to close at $59.67. Company weekly performance is 3.41% while its quarterly performance stands at 14.49%. First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) is 0.96% away from its 52 week high.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has received notice of an unsolicited “mini-tender” offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 1,500,000 shares of UPS’s Class B common stock, or approximately 0.2% of the outstanding Class B shares as of February 18, 2015. TRC Capital’s unsolicited “mini-tender” offer price of $95.25 per share is approximately 4.4% below the $99.67 per share closing price of UPS’s Class B common stock on March 12, 2015. On last trading day United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) advanced 0.96% to close at $99.67. Its volatility for the week is 0.98% while volatility for the month is 0.89%. 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 -0.69%.

Stay on: Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL), TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), Authentidate Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ADAT)

On Feb. 25, Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) announced the enrollment of the first patient in SUMMIT-07, its initial Phase 3 study of NKTR-181, a first-in-class, opioid analgesic molecule with a slow rate of entry into the brain. This slow rate of entry is designed to reduce the euphoria that can lead to the abuse of current opioid analgesics.1 SUMMIT-07 will evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of NKTR-181 in patients with chronic low back pain who are also opioid-naïve (new to treatment). On Friday shares of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) closed at $13.02. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 22.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 42.50%.

Susquehanna upgraded shares of Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) from a neutral rating to a positive rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm currently has $20.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $14.00.Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) in last trading activity moved up 0.30% to close at $16.56. Company weekly performance is 2.73% while its quarterly performance stands at 10.18%. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) is -1.31% away from its 52 week high.

TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO) announcing fourth quarter earnings beat analyst expectations.The company reported net income of $7 million or 7 cents per share versus 1 cent per share for the same quarter a year ago. TiVo reported revenues of $114.1 million, a 7.3 percent increase from $106 million reported for the same period last year, exceeding Wall Street’s expectations of 4 cents per share on revenues of $116.2 million. On last trading day TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO) moved down -0.81% to close at $11.03. Its volatility for the week is 3.37% while volatility for the month is 2.57%. TIVO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 10.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.20%. TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO) monthly performance is 1.85%.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) Launches New Ad Campaign, ‘United Problem Solvers’ slogan emphasizes services to businesses. United Parcel Service Inc. is known for its brown trucks and drivers who wear shorts, but mostly it is known simply for delivering packages. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has 0.03% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 70.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $100.62.

On March 4, Authentidate Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ADAT) announced that its Board of Directors has rescheduled the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders to May 28, 2015 in Berkeley Heights, N.J. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. New York time at the Company’s offices located at Connell Corporate Center, 300 Connell Drive, 5th Floor, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey 07922. The company will file new proxy materials shortly in connection with its rescheduled annual meeting of stockholders. On Friday shares of Authentidate Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ADAT) closed at $0.62. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 14.90%.

Why These Are Hot: Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB), CorMedix (NYSEMKT:CRMD), UTi Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:UTIW), Navigant Consulting Inc. (NYSE:NCI), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

The Board of Directors of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on April 10, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 11, 2015.On Wednesday shares of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) closed at $84.73. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 16.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.52%.

On 29 January, CorMedix Inc. (NYSE MKT: CRMD), announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the company’s lead product candidate, Neutrolin® Catheter Lock Solution, as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for oncology, hemodialysis and intensive care unit patients, where catheter-related blood stream infections and clotting can be life-threatening. CorMedix, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CRMD) in last trading activity increased 5.61% to close at $3.20. Company weekly performance is 0.95% while its quarterly performance stands at 96.32%. CorMedix, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CRMD) is -7.25% away from its 52 week high.

UTi Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:UTIW), and Changjiu Logistics Co., Ltd., officially launched their strategic partnership at a recent joint event in Beijing. On last trading day UTi Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:UTIW) decreased -0.08% to close at $11.83. Its volatility for the week is 2.20% while volatility for the month is 3.21%. UTIW’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -43.50%. UTi Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:UTIW) monthly performance is -0.17%.

Navigant Consulting Inc. (NYSE:NCI) announced that Julie Howard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Baird Business Solutions Conference to be held at The Pierre Hotel located at 2 East 61st Street, New York, New York on Tuesday, February 24, 2014 at 10:20 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Navigant Consulting Inc. (NYSE:NCI) has 0.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 92.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $15.03.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.73 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares. The dividend is payable March 10, 2015, to shareowners of record on Feb. 23, 2015.On last trading day United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) decreased -0.17% to close at $100.91. Its volatility for the week is 1.26% while volatility for the month is 1.80%. 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 -7.96%.

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%.

Top Stocks: American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ:ARCP), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), Pulaski Financial (NASDAQ:PULB), Diamondrock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH)

Zacks upgraded shares of American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ:ARCP) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have $9.60 target price on the stock. On Thursday shares of American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) closed at $9.60. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 3.00%.

Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) will sell wireline assets to Frontier Communications Corp for $10.54 billion in cash and cell phone towers worth over $5 billion to American Tower Corp, the company said on Thursday. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) in last trading activity advanced 0.13% to close at $47.86. Company weekly performance is 3.80% while its quarterly performance stands at -3.78%. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is -8.74% away from its 52 week high.

On Feb. 3, UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced fourth quarter 2014 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.25, flat to the prior-year period. On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter 2014 diluted earnings were $0.49 per share, compared to $1.25 in 2013. On last trading day United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) advanced 0.93% to close at $101.46. Its volatility for the week is 1.96% while volatility for the month is 1.82%. UPS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 48.40%. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) monthly performance is -5.58%.

On Jan 26, Pulaski Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:PULB) reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $3.1 million. The St. Louis-based company said it had net income of 26 cents per share.The bank holding company posted revenue of $14.6 million in the period. Pulaski Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PULB) has 8.60% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 21.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $11.80.

On Jan. 22, Diamondrock Hospitality Co. (NYSE:DRH) has updated the timing of its upcoming earnings announcement and will now report financial results for the fourth quarter 2014 before the market opens on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. On last trading day Diamondrock Hospitality Co. (NYSE:DRH) advanced 2.06% to close at $14.87. Its volatility for the week is 3.02% while volatility for the month is 2.31%. DRH’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -24.20%. Diamondrock Hospitality Co. (NYSE:DRH) monthly performance is 1.23%.

Stock in News: Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), DR Horton Inc. (NYSE:DHI), New Gold (NYSEMKT:NGD), Headwaters Incorporated (NYSE:HW), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

On 30 January Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO)’s 2014 fourth-quarter reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased over 100% to $0.63, as comparisons were affected by special items. Altria’s 2014 fourth-quarter adjusted diluted EPS, which excludes the impact of special items, increased 15.8% to $0.66. On Tuesday shares of Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) closed at $54.26. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 0.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 7.83%.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI), on 26 January reported that net income for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2014 increased 16% to $142.5 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, from $123.2 million, or $0.36 per diluted share in the same quarter of fiscal 2014. Homebuilding revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 increased 38% to $2.3 billion from $1.6 billion in the same quarter of fiscal 2014. Homes closed in the quarter increased 29% to 7,973, compared to 6,188 homes in the prior year quarter.DR Horton Inc. (NYSE:DHI) in last trading activity advanced 2.49% to close at $25.47. Company weekly performance is 5.42% while its quarterly performance stands at 12.05%. DR Horton Inc. (NYSE:DHI) is -5.03% away from its 52 week high.

New Gold Inc. (NYSE MKT:NGD) on 30 January announced that the company has received the key environmental approvals for its Rainy River project located in Ontario, Canada. On last trading day New Gold, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NGD) moved down -5.07% to close at $4.12. Its volatility for the week is 6.50% while volatility for the month is 7.88%. NGD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 40.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -22.80%. New Gold, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NGD) monthly performance is -6.79%.

Headwaters Inc. (NYSE:HW) reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $6.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the South Jordan, Utah-based company said it had profit of 9 cents. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and non-recurring costs, came to 17 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. Headwaters Incorporated (NYSE:HW) has 0.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 89.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $14.96.

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) reported in-line earnings for the fourth quarter. For 2015, UPS projects earnings of $5.05 to $5.30 per share, versus analysts’ estimates of $5.31 per share. The Atlanta, Georgia-based company posted a quarterly profit of $453 million, or $0.49 per share, versus a year-ago profit of $1.17 billion, or $1.25 per share. Excluding special items, the company earned $1.25 per share. On last trading day United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) advanced 0.44% to close at $100.57. Its volatility for the week is 2.41% while volatility for the month is 1.87%. UPS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 48.40%. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) monthly performance is -8.89%.

Watch 5 Stocks: Cnova N.V. (NASDAQ:CNV), Aviat Networks (NASDAQ:AVNW), AZZ incorporated (NYSE:AZZ), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), zulily (NASDAQ:ZU)

On 28 January, Cnova N.V. (NASDAQ:CNV) announced its financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. GMV for 4Q14 increased by 28.6% to € 1,472 million compared to € 1,144 million in 4Q13. GMV for the full year 2014 increased by 26.6% to € 4,516 million, compared to € 3,567 million in the full year 2013. On Friday shares of Cnova N.V. (NASDAQ:CNV) closed at $5.50.

On 29 January, Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVNW) reported Q2 EPS of ($0.04), $0.02 better than the analyst estimate of ($0.06). Revenue for the quarter came in at $92.5 million versus the consensus estimate of $88.08 million. Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVNW) in last trading activity moved down -7.91% to close at $1.28. Company weekly performance is -9.86% while its quarterly performance stands at -32.63%. Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVNW) is -38.46% away from its 52 week high.

AZZ incorporated (NYSE:AZZ) announced a cash dividend. Payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 13, 2015. Shareholders who purchased AZZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.14% increase over the same period a year ago. On last trading day AZZ incorporated (NYSE:AZZ) moved down -1.56% to close at $42.19. Its volatility for the week is 2.78% while volatility for the month is 3.55%. AZZ’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 6.20%. AZZ incorporated (NYSE:AZZ) monthly performance is -10.88%.

Barclays restated their equal weight rating on shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) in a report released on Monday. Barclays currently has a $105.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $116.00. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has 0.03% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 69.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $98.84.

zulily, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZU) announced that it will release financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 28, 2014 on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. On last trading day zulily, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZU) increased 1.59% to close at $18.50. Its volatility for the week is 4.56% while volatility for the month is 5.22%. zulily, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZU) monthly performance is -19.64%.

Stock Downgrades: United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), HCP (NYSE:HCP), Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX), CommScope Holding Company (NASDAQ:COMM)

Credit Suisse downgraded shares of United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report issued on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have $102.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $102.93. On Monday shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) closed at $102.35. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.94%.

Needham & Company LLC downgraded shares of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Monday morning, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have $51.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $49.00. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) in last trading activity moved down -0.63% to close at $49.47. Company weekly performance is 2.88% while its quarterly performance stands at 36.52%. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) is -1.85% away from its 52 week high.

Mizuho cut shares of HCP (NYSE:HCP) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm currently has $49.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $50.00. On last trading day HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) moved down -0.12% to close at $48.09. Its volatility for the week is 1.90% while volatility for the month is 1.91%. HCP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 21.20%. HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) monthly performance is 8.19%.

Baird downgraded Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX) from Outperform to Neutral with a price target of $133.00 (from $136.00). Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 89.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $124.52.

Commscope Holding Company (NASDAQ:COMM) was downgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. On last trading day CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) moved down -0.18% to close at $21.61. Its volatility for the week is 3.21% while volatility for the month is 2.98%. COMM’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.30%. CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) monthly performance is -6.04%.

Stocks Swings: Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY), Planar Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:PLNR), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA), Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX)

Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) (“Safeway”) on 22 January 2015 announced that it is extending the expiration of its offer to purchase (the “Offer”) any and all of the outstanding series of senior notes described in the table below (the “Senior Notes”). The Offer was previously extended on January 12, 2015, after which, it was scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 22, 2015, and is now being further extended until 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 27, 2015, unless further extended or withdrawn by Safeway. On Monday shares of Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) closed at $35.10. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -3.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 12.00%.

Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLNR), a global leader in display and digital signage technology, will hold a conference call on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Pacific time) to discuss its financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended December 26, 2014. Financial results will be issued in a press release prior to the call. Planar Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:PLNR) in last trading activity increased 11.03% to close at $7.65. Company weekly performance is 2.41% while its quarterly performance stands at 96.15%. Planar Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:PLNR) is -16.58% away from its 52 week high.

Kurt Kuehn, the CFO of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS), said that the steep decline in oil prices won’t help the company in 2015. The drastic decline in fuel surcharge revenue in the current fiscal will offset the advantages of lower fuel prices. He even said that United Parcel will increase prices of the ground package deliveries in the 2015 holiday season. On last trading day United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) fell -0.56% to close at $102.35. Its volatility for the week is 2.07% while volatility for the month is 1.56%. UPS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 48.40%. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) monthly performance is -8.98%.

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) revealed the nomination of Thomas J. DesRosier, Esq. to the position of Executive VP, chief legal and administration officer, and secretary. Mr. DesRosier will be accountable for worldwide legal operations, information technology and other administrative functions. On Monday shares of Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) closed at $6.37. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 45.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 41.40%.

Susquehanna started coverage on shares of Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) in a research note issued on Friday. The firm set a “positive” rating on the stock. On last trading day Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) fell -0.70% to close at $28.29. Its volatility for the week is 5.12% while volatility for the month is 5.59%. NFX’s sales growth for past 5 years was -4.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.30%. Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) monthly performance is 0.14%.