Watch List: Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S), Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT), Himax Technologies (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX), Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE:BXE)

On Wednesday shares of Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) closed at $4.84. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 18.15%. Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter 2014 earnings, with the company reporting a net addition of 1.2 million subscribers, the highest total in three years. Even so, there are still red flags that should temper expectations moving forward.

Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) in last trading activity decreased -0.61% to close at $3.28. Company weekly performance is -6.02% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.13%. Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) is -39.15% away from its 52 week high. On Apr 30, Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) announced that it will webcast its First-Quarter 2015conference call, on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 4:30pm (ET),

On last trading day Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT) decreased -0.02% to close at $0.57. Its volatility for the week is 4.58% while volatility for the month is 8.70%. OPTT’s sales growth for past 5 years was -17.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.70%. Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT) monthly performance is 17.75%. Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT) announced that it presented a paper entitled, “Comparison of Model Power Predictions to Deployment Measurements” at the 2015 Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) held in Washington, D.C. from April 27-29, 2015.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX) has 41.71% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 16.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $6.06. Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX), will hold a conference call with investors and analysts on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. US Eastern Daylight Time and 8:00 p.m. –

On last trading day Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (NYSE:BXE) decreased -3.26% to close at $2.97. Its volatility for the week is 5.41% while volatility for the month is 5.48%. Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (NYSE:BXE) monthly performance is 14.23%.Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE:BXE) had its target price boosted by CIBC from C$3.65 to C$4.25 in a report issued on Tuesday.

Stocks in News: Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), Himax Technologies (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX), Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA), Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK), Avon Products (NYSE:AVP)

On Monday shares of Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) closed at $3.76. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 210.40% Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) announced that it will present a corporate update at the 14th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference at 4:20 pm Eastern time on Wednesday, April 15, at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York.

On Monday shares of Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX) closed at $6.34. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -1.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 25.00%. Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX) had its price objective cut by Northland Securities from $11.00 to $9.00 in a research report released on Friday morning. Northland Securities currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

On last trading day Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA) moved up 0.56% to close at $36.18. Its volatility for the week is 1.53% while volatility for the month is 2.14%. GVA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -19.60%. Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA) monthly performance is 9.64%. On 6 April, Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA) announced that it its management system has been certified under standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS).

Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (NYSE:OAK) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 66.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $51.24. On 10 April, Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (NYSE:OAK) said that, it has gathered $7 billion for a distressed debt fund as it prepares for the economic recovery to falter.

Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) shares advanced 1.39% in last trading session and ended the day at $8.01. AVP Gross Margin is 60.50% and its return on assets is -9.30%. Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) quarterly performance is -1.35%. Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) said that, it is postponing a long-anticipated investor meeting where it was to outline plans to turn around the struggling company

Active Stocks: Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI), Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSEMKT:FPI), Lorillard (NYSE:LO)

On Monday shares of Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) closed at $3.73. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 210.40%.On March 25, Vericel Corporation (Nasdaq:VCEL) reported that positive results from the three-year extension of the Phase 3 SUMMIT study with MACI™ (matrix-applied characterized autologous cultured chondrocytes) were presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons in Las Vegas. In a poster presentation (number P169) entitled “SUMMIT Trial: Matrix-induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implant versus Microfracture at 3 Years,” Professor Mats Brittberg, Cartilage Research Unit, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and colleagues reported that patients followed for three years following treatment with MACI had consistent results as those reported previously in the two-year SUMMIT trial.

On Monday shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) closed at $51.64. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 23.24%. Zacks upgraded shares of Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.Zacks
currently has $57.00 price objective on the stock.

On last trading day Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI) increased 3.30% to close at $30.32. Its volatility for the week is 1.55% while volatility for the month is 1.78%. DEI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 25.70%. Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI) monthly performance is 5.79%. Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI) cash dividend payment of $0.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased DEI prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.

Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSEMKT:FPI) has 1.80% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 15.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $11. On March 26, Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSEMKT:FPI) announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire eight row crop farms in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia comprising an aggregate of 15,042 acres. The farms were purchased for total consideration of $49.8 million in cash and an aggregate of 2,981,971 shares of common stock and units of limited partnership interest in the Company’s operating partnership. The acquisitions are expected to close in May 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

On last trading day Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) fell -2.60% to close at $66.42. Its volatility for the week is 1.99% while volatility for the month is 1.41%. LO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 6.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.30%. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) monthly performance is -2.92%. Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO) are expected to meet this week with members of the Federal Trade Commission ahead of a final decision by the agency on whether to allow the companies to merge, according to people familiar with the matter.

Why These Are Hot: Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV), Rhino Resource Partners LP (NYSE:RNO), InterCloud Systems (NASDAQ:ICLD), Higher One Holdings (NYSE:ONE)

On January 29, Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) announced the completion of patient enrollment in the company’s Phase 2b ixCELL-DCM clinical trial evaluating ixmyelocel-T for the treatment of advanced heart failure due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Top-line results from this study are expected around the end of the first quarter of 2016. On Friday shares of Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) closed at $3.48.

Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV) announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $31.4 million, an increase of 5% compared to $29.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. Subscription and support revenue was $30.6 million, an increase of 12% compared to $27.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV) in last trading activity advanced 11.20% to close at $8.04. Company weekly performance is 12.29% while its quarterly performance stands at 22.00%. Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV) is -27.96% away from its 52 week high.

Rhino Resource Partners LP (NYSE:RNO) announced a cash distribution of $0.05 per common unit, or $0.20 per unit on an annualized basis. This distribution will be paid on February 13, 2015 to all common unitholders of record as of the close of business on January 30, 2015 and no distribution will be paid on the subordinated units. On last trading day Rhino Resource Partners LP (NYSE:RNO) advanced 0.41% to close at $2.45. Its volatility for the week is 4.55% while volatility for the month is 6.83%. RNO’s sales growth for past 5 years was -8.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 36.40%. Rhino Resource Partners LP (NYSE:RNO) monthly performance is 24.37%.

On February 2, InterCloud Systems (Nasdaq:ICLD
) announced that it has launched new managed service offerings specifically designed for cloud customers in partnership with Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD), one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products, services and solutions. InterCloud Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICLD) has 2.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 5.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $2.92.

Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ONE) will announce its fourth quarter 2014 results prior to the opening of the market on Thursday, February 26, 2015. On last trading day Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ONE) advanced 2.05% to close at $3.48. Its volatility for the week is 5.24% while volatility for the month is 5.42%. ONE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 36.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -14.10%. Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ONE) monthly performance is -11.00%.

Traders Are Gambling on: Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), CBOE Holdings (NASDAQ:CBOE), Intricon Corp. (NASDAQ:IIN), British American Tobacco plc (NYSEMKT:BTI), Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS)

On 29 January, Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), announced the completion of patient enrollment in the company’s Phase 2b ixCELL-DCM clinical trial evaluating ixmyelocel-T for the treatment of advanced heart failure due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Top-line results from this study are expected around the end of the first quarter of 2016. On Friday shares of Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) closed at $3.48.

CBOE Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported downbeat earnings for the fourth quarter. The Chicago, Illinois-based company posted quarterly net income of $49.3 million, or $0.58 per share, compared to $45.6 million, or $0.52 per share, in the year-ago quarter. Its adjusted earnings came in at $0.64 per share. CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) in last trading activity decreased -4.12% to close at $62.46. Company weekly performance is -3.13% while its quarterly performance stands at 1.95%. CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) is -8.15% away from its 52 week high.

IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ:IIN) announced that it will release its 2014 fourth-quarter results on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. CT. On last trading day Intricon Corp. (NASDAQ:IIN) increased 0.69% to close at $7.29. Its volatility for the week is 4.53% while volatility for the month is 4.57%. IIN’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -29.70%. Intricon Corp. (NASDAQ:IIN) monthly performance is -5.32%.

Canaccord Genuity reissued their sell rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc (NYSEMKT:BTI) in a research note released on Friday morning. They currently have a ($44.12) target price on the stock. British American Tobacco plc (NYSEMKT:BTI) institutional ownership stands at 3.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $110.89.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) and Exelis, Inc. announced a definitive agreement under which Harris will acquire Exelis in a cash and stock transaction valued at $23.75 per share, or an approximately $4.75 billion enterprise value. The agreement has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The transaction is expected to close in June 2015 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory and Exelis shareholder approval. On last trading day Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) moved up 9.63% to close at $76.18. Its volatility for the week is 2.64% while volatility for the month is 2.04%. HRS’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 16.50%. Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) monthly performance is 11.26%.

Hot Runners: LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ:LRAD), Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC), Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV), Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT)

On February 5, LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ:LRAD) reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, ended December 31, 2014. Revenues: First quarter 2015 revenues grew by $562,000 or 15% to $4.4 million, compared to $3.8 million in the first quarter of 2014, driven by continued revenue growth in international markets. On Friday shares of LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ:LRAD) closed at $2.67. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 10.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.00%.

On January 29, Vericel Corporation (Nasdaq:VCEL), announced the completion of patient enrollment in the company’s Phase 2b ixCELL-DCM clinical trial evaluating ixmyelocel-T for the treatment of advanced heart failure due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) in last trading activity advanced 7.41% to close at $3.48. Company weekly performance is 10.48% while its quarterly performance stands at 22.97%. Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) is -50.29% away from its 52 week high.

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC) will present at the Stifel Technology, Internet & Media Conference at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco on Feb. 9 at10:55 a.m. PST, as well as at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference at the Palace Hotel inSan Francisco on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. PST. On last trading day Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) decreased -0.17% to close at $29.64. Its volatility for the week is 2.60% while volatility for the month is 3.50%. MSCC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 20.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 22.20%. Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) monthly performance is 9.78%.

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) will launch CHICAGO’s first major Country music festival, “WINDY CITY LAKESHAKE,” FRIDAY, JUNE 19th to SUNDAY, JUNE 21st at FIRSTMERIT BANK PAVILION at NORTHERLY ISLAND. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) has 0.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 70.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $24.38.

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) will webcast its meeting with the financial community on March 3 from approximately 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. On last trading day Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) advanced 0.54% to close at $76.36. Its volatility for the week is 1.94% while volatility for the month is 2.06%. TGT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 1.40%. Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) monthly performance is -0.53%.

Biotech Gainers in Spotlight: Genetic Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:GENE), Cambrex Corporation. (NYSE:CBM), Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA), Coherus Biosciences (NASDAQ:CHRS), Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL)

On 29 January, Genetic Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: GENE) reported that up to 6 new breast diagnosis/treatment centres are expected to begin offering BREVAGenplus® to their at-risk patients in a systematic broad fashion in the January to March timeframe, with a growing number of additional new breast and imaging centre customers expected to follow later in calendar year 2015. On Friday shares of Genetic Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:GENE) closed at $3.95. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -16.50%.

Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM) is pleased to announce that it has initiated the second significant expansion of its Charles City, Iowa facility in less than three years. Strong continued growth in demand for the Company’s active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) contract manufacturing capabilities is driving the need for more capacity. Cambrex Corporation. (NYSE:CBM) in last trading activity increased 27.54% to close at $30.01. Company weekly performance is 33.79% while its quarterly performance stands at 30.88%. Cambrex Corporation. (NYSE:CBM) is 22.74% away from its 52 week high.

On 5 February, Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) announced that the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) recommended that the Phase 3 APEX (Acute Medically Ill VTE Prevention with Extended Duration Betrixaban) Study of betrixaban continue as planned without modification based on the successful completion of a pre-specified futility analysis On last trading day Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) increased 12.11% to close at $30.83. Its volatility for the week is 5.70% while volatility for the month is 5.80%. Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) monthly performance is 11.50%.

Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRS) announced that it will participate in a fireside chat at the 2015 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, February 11 at 1:50 pm ET in New York City. Coherus Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRS) has 9.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 36.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $28.66.

On 29 January, Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), announced the completion of patient enrollment in the company’s Phase 2b ixCELL-DCM clinical trial evaluating ixmyelocel-T for the treatment of advanced heart failure due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). On last trading day Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) increased 7.41% to close at $3.48. Its volatility for the week is 4.16% while volatility for the month is 3.98%. VCEL’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.30%. Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) monthly performance is 16.39%.

Watch 5 Stocks: SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD), Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), PharMerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC), Mavenir Systems (NYSE:MVNR), NBT Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBTB)

On 5 February, SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) announced the appointment of J. Mike Stice to the board of directors. On Friday shares of SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) closed at $2.19. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 10.90% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 30.90%.

On 29 January, Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), announced the completion of patient enrollment in the company’s Phase 2b ixCELL-DCM clinical trial evaluating ixmyelocel-T for the treatment of advanced heart failure due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Top-line results from this study are expected around the end of the first quarter of 2016. Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) in last trading activity increased 7.41% to close at $3.48. Company weekly performance is 10.48% while its quarterly performance stands at 22.97%. Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) is -50.29% away from its 52 week high.

PharMerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC) announced that it will provide an online webcast of its fourth quarter and year-end 2014 earnings conference call on Monday, March 2, 2015. The Company’s results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014 will be released before the open of the market on Monday, March 2, 2015.On last trading day PharMerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC) fell -0.57% to close at $24.54. Its volatility for the week is 3.78% while volatility for the month is 3.52%. PMC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 30.00%. PharMerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC) monthly performance is 18.21%.

Mavenir Systems® (NYSE:MVNR), announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ulticom, Inc., an industry leader in telecom signaling solutions. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. Mavenir Systems, Inc. (NYSE:MVNR) has 0.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 89.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $13.95.

On 29 January, NBT Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NBTB) reported fourth quarter profits up 3.3 percent to $18.5 million. Net income from the year was $75.1 million and earnings per share were $1.69, 22 percent more than 2013 income. On last trading day NBT Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBTB) increased 1.14% to close at $24.75. Its volatility for the week is 2.38% while volatility for the month is 2.52%. NBTB’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 2.00%. NBT Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBTB) monthly performance is 0.53%.