Active Stocks to Watch: Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX), International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM), XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT), Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC), GrafTech International (NYSE:GTI)

Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) in last trading activity increased 0.97% to close at $11.48. Company weekly performance is 2.14% while its quarterly performance stands at -15.68%. Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) is -19.26% away from its 52 week high. Xerox (NYSE: XRX) announced its acquisition of Healthy Communities Institute (HCI), a Berkeley, Calif.-based company with a leading cloud platform that puts socioeconomic and community health information at the fingertips of hospitals, public health agencies and community coalitions.

On Monday shares of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) closed at $173.06. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -0.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 4.48%. Deloitte and IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced the latest step in their longstanding strategic alliance, creating a transformative series of risk management and regulatory compliance solutions.

XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) in last trading activity fell -0.90% to close at $19.75. Company weekly performance is -1.94%. XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) is -39.23% away from its 52 week high. XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) has recommended continuation of the Company’s Phase 3 registration study underway in Europe. The study, launched in March of 2014, is on schedule for completion this year. The DSMB decision follows a pre-scheduled interim review as part of the study plan.

On last trading day Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) fell -0.03% to close at $34.49. Its volatility for the week is 2.10% while volatility for the month is 2.36%. EXC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -14.40%. Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) monthly performance is 5.52%. Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) and Pepco Holdings Inc. announced that the companies have completed their review of the Maryland Public Service Commission’s order approving their merger and have committed to fulfill the modified, more stringent conditions and package of customer benefits imposed by the Commission.

GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:GTI) has 0.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 76.60%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $5.05. A Brookfield Asset Management Inc. affiliate agreed to acquire GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:GTI) in a deal that values the maker of carbon and graphite products at an estimated $692.8 million.

Why Making Dramatic Moves: BioTime (NYSEMKT:BTX), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR), XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT), Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT)

On Monday shares of BioTime, Inc. (NYSEMKT:BTX) closed at $4.84. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 22.30%. On 13 May, BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX) and its subsidiary Cell Cure Neurosciences Ltd. (Cell Cure) announced that Cell Cure has been awarded a grant for 2015 of 6.24 million shekels (approximately $1.61 million) from Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) to help finance the development of OpRegen®, a cell-based therapeutic product that consists of animal product-free retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells with high purity and potency.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) in last trading activity moved down -0.60% to close at $48.01. Company weekly performance is 1.35% while its quarterly performance stands at 10.17%. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is -3.09% away from its 52 week high. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has partnered with subsea and global telecommunications services providers to connect its data centres and deliver data at higher speeds, with higher capacity and lower latency to its customers across the globe.

On last trading day FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) advanced 0.66% to close at $31.93. Its volatility for the week is 1.34% while volatility for the month is 1.80%. FLIR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -0.80%. FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) monthly performance is 6.11%. FLIR’s Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share on FLIR common stock, payable June 5, 2015, to shareholders of record as of close of business on May 22, 2015.

XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) stock closed at $19.75. XBiotech INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) announced that the Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has recommended continuation of the Company’s Phase 3 registration study underway in Europe. The study, launched in March of 2014, is on schedule for completion this year.

On last trading day Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) advanced 3.76% to close at $5.52. Its volatility for the week is 6.34% while volatility for the month is 7.17%. Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) monthly performance is 20.00%. On 7 May, Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) reported Gross margin was 19.3% including obsolescence charges of $2.0 million and would have been 26.5% without the charges. A change in product mix and weaknesses in some markets as a result of the continued low price of oil also impacted the gross margin.

Why Making Dramatic Moves: COLLEGIUM PHARMACEUTICAL INC (NASDAQ:COLL), XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Transportadora (NYSE:TGS), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL)

On Friday shares of COLLEGIUM PHARMACEUTICAL INC (NASDAQ:COLL) closed at $15.62. Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq:COLL) announced on 14 May, the closing of its initial public offering of 6,670,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $12.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions, including shares issued upon the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares, resulting in gross proceeds of $80.0 million.

XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) in last trading activity advanced 0.96% to close at $19.93. Company weekly performance is 4.37%. XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) is -38.68% away from its 52 week high. XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) reached a new milestone in its business life in April when it completed an IPO that raised approximately $76 million in new capital.

On last trading day Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) moved down -0.35% to close at $88.43. Its volatility for the week is 1.18% while volatility for the month is 1.63%. CAT’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 32.70%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) monthly performance is 4.85%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is motoring toward the edge of a new record it would be happy to live without. The company’s business, especially the giant trucks targeted at the mining industry it builds in Decatur, has always been a cyclical one of boom and bust.

Transportadora de Gas Del Sur S.A. (NYSE:TGS) has 9.11% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 7.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $4.78. Zacks has downgraded shares of Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE:TGS) from a hold rating to a strong sell rating.

On Friday shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) closed at $47.00. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 19.35%. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) will accommodate stranded Amtrak travelers free of charge until Amtrak’s Northeast service returns to a normal schedule. Company said that its offer is good for Amtrak riders whose tickets for Northeast rail travel have been canceled in the wake of Tuesday’s train crash in Philadelphia.

Investors Watch List: XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT), Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE), Enduro Royalty Trust (NYSE:NDRO), FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM), Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME)

On Thursday shares of XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) closed at $18.23. On April 29, XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT), announced that it has enrolled the first patient into its revised U.S. Phase 3 study of Xilonix™ in metastatic colorectal cancer patients. Xilonix, XBiotech’s monoclonal True Human antibody therapy, is designed to block chronic inflammation associated with malignant tumor growth.

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) in last trading activity decreased -4.27% to close at $7.84. Company weekly performance is 2.08% while its quarterly performance stands at 7.23%. Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) is -45.08% away from its 52 week high. Vale SA (NASDAQ:VALE) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the stock, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

On last trading day Enduro Royalty Trust (NYSE:NDRO) advanced 0.40% to close at $5.04. Its volatility for the week is 3.35% while volatility for the month is 3.57%. NDRO’s sales growth for EPS growth for past 5 years was -31.71%. Enduro Royalty Trust (NYSE:NDRO) monthly performance is 10.44%. Enduro Royalty Trust (NYSE:NDRO) announced a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $0.017598 per unit, payable on May 14, 2015 to unitholders of record on April 30, 2015. The distribution primarily represents oil production during the month of January 2015 and natural gas production during December 2014

FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) has 0.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 90.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.82. FXCM Inc., (NYSE:FXCM) announced that it will report its 2015 first quarter financial results after the close of the U.S. financial markets on Friday May 8, 2015.

On last trading day Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME) advanced 1.82% to close at $12.90. Its volatility for the week is 3.27% while volatility for the month is 2.62%. OME’s sales growth for past 5 years was 13.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 35.50%. Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME) monthly performance is -6.66%. On May 6, Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME), announced that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has increased the harvest quota for 2015 and 2016 for the Atlantic Coast menhaden bait and reduction fisheries from 170,800 metric tons to 187,880 metric tons, a 10% increase from the currently approved level.

Top Wall Street Stories: XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT), AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS), Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG), RetailMeNot (NASDAQ:SALE), China Biologic Products (NASDAQ:CBPO)

On Tuesday shares of XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) closed at $18.20. XBiotech (NASDAQ:XBIT) announced 29 April, that it has enrolled the first patient into its revised U.S. Phase 3 study of Xilonix™ in metastatic colorectal cancer patients. Xilonix, XBiotech’s monoclonal True Human antibody therapy, is designed to block chronic inflammation associated with malignant tumor growth.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) in last trading activity moved up 4.03% to close at $5.42. Company weekly performance is 1.31% while its quarterly performance stands at 27.53%. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) is -52.33% away from its 52 week high. On 28 April, AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) reported a net loss of $306.3 million or $1.72 per share in first-quarter 2015 compared with a loss of $86.1 million or 63 cents per share in the year-ago quarter.

On Tuesday shares of Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) closed at $18.54. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 4.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 11.10%. Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) reported weaker earnings on 30 April, that fell well short of analyst expectations, as lower prices along with higher taxes and costs more than offset increased production from its mines. On a net basis, Goldcorp lost $87 million, or 11 cents per share, compared with net earnings of $98 million, or 12 cents per share. All-in sustaining costs to produce one ounce of gold was $885 in the quarter, up from $840 last year. This measure, adopted by producers in 2013, includes sustaining capital, exploration costs and general expenses. Gold production rose to 724,800 ounces from 679,000 ounces, but the average realized price dropped to $1,217 per ounce from $1,297 an ounce.

RetailMeNot, Inc. (NASDAQ:SALE) has 1.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 87.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $20.09. Analysts at RBC Capital set a $21.00 price target on shares of RetailMeNot Inc. (NASDAQ:SALE) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday.

On last trading day China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBPO) moved up 1.19% to close at $98.48. Its volatility for the week is 3.24% while volatility for the month is 3.45%. CBPO’s sales growth for past 5 years was 15.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 93.50%. China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBPO) monthly performance is 6.25%. China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBPO) announced that the Company plans to release first quarter 2015 financial results on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 after the market closes.

Shining on Major News: GenVec (NASDAQ:GNVC), XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT), Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC), GasLog Partners LP (NYSE:GLOP), Qunar Cayman Islands (NASDAQ:QUNR)

On Thursday shares of GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNVC) closed at $2.52. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -15.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 35.00%. On April 22, GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNVC) announced that the Board of Directors of GenVec, Inc. appointed Michael Richman as a director of the company.

XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) in last trading activity fell -8.48% to close at $18.25. Company weekly performance is -33.49%. XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) is -43.85% away from its 52 week high. XBiotech (NASDAQ:XBIT), announced that it has enrolled the first patient into its revised U.S. Phase 3 study of Xilonix™ in metastatic colorectal cancer patients. Xilonix, XBiotech’s monoclonal True Human antibody therapy, is designed to block chronic inflammation associated with malignant tumor growth.

On last trading day Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) fell -2.26% to close at $100.85. Its volatility for the week is 1.66% while volatility for the month is 1.80%. NSC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 18.20%. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) monthly performance is -1.45%. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) reported financial results for first-quarter 2015. Net income for the quarter was $310 million, 16 percent lower compared with $368 million during the same period of 2014. Diluted earnings per share were $1.00 compared with $1.17 per diluted share earned in the first quarter last year.

GasLog Partners LP (NYSE:GLOP) has institutional ownership stands at 68.20%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $28.52. On April 21, GasLog Ltd. (NYSE:GLOG) and GasLog Partners LP (NYSE:GLOP) announced that GasLog has agreed to charter to Methane Services, Ltd. (“MSL”), a subsidiary of BG Group plc (“BG”), three of GasLog’s uncontracted newbuilds that are currently under construction. MSL also has an option to elect to charter an additional six newbuilds provided it makes that election within 2015.

On last trading day Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (NASDAQ:QUNR) fell -1.87% to close at $46.83. Its volatility for the week is 3.53% while volatility for the month is 4.25%. Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (NASDAQ:QUNR) monthly performance is 13.53%. Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (NASDAQ:QUNR) announced that its board of directors has appointed Ms. Yilu Zhao, previously Chief Strategy Officer of the Company, to Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and Mr. Sam Hanhui Sun, previously Chief Financial Officer of the Company, to President of the Company, effective May 1, 2015.

Trending Stocks: XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Rand Logistics (NASDAQ:RLOG), Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA), HudBay Minerals (NYSE:HBM)

On Wednesday shares of XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) closed at $19.94. XBiotech Inc. (Nasdaq:XBIT) announced on 17 April, the closing of its initial public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its common stock at an initial public offering price of $19.00 per share for a total offering amount of $76,000,000, before the underwriting discounts and commissions and other company expenses.WR Hambrecht + Co acted as the sole underwriter for the offering.

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) in last trading activity increased 0.24% to close at $33.32. Company weekly performance is -0.57% while its quarterly performance stands at -9.90%. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) is -18.54% away from its 52 week high. On 24 April, Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) has unveiled a simple new logo for its corporate hardware and services operations, branded as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. The logo takes an extremely simple approach to branding, taking the form of a green rectangle.

On last trading day Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) increased 2.07% to close at $3.45. Its volatility for the week is 2.80% while volatility for the month is 3.96%. RLOG’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.90%. Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) monthly performance is 4.23%. Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) (“Rand”) announced on 22 April, the launch of its new vessel forebody. As previously disclosed, the new forebody will be affixed to the aft section of the Company’s recently acquired Danish-flagged vessel and is set to become the first new Canadian-flagged river class self-unloader introduced into service on the Great Lakes in over 40 years.

On Wednesday shares of Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) closed at $9.23. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 66.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 41.40%. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) declared that it has reached a contract to settle its current proxy contest with Sarissa Capital Administration. In addition, ARIAD’s founder, Harvey J. Berger, M.D., has informed the Board of Directors of his decision to retire as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) upon appointment of his successor or December 31, 2015, whichever is earlier.

On last trading day HudBay Minerals, Inc. (NYSE:HBM) increased 1.36% to close at $9.69. Its volatility for the week is 4.37% while volatility for the month is 3.08%. HBM’s EPS growth for past 5 years was -35.43%. HudBay Minerals, Inc. (NYSE:HBM) monthly performance is 15.77%. On 19 April, Hudbay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) has purchased the idled Snow Lake project in Manitoba, adding to its stable of properties in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

Stock Runners: Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ:XBIT), Galena Biopharma (NASDAQ:GALE), McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC), Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC)

On Thursday shares of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) closed at $82.31. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 74.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 31.02%. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) said that, it is to appeal a ruling that it must pay £20,000 in damages to a convicted child abuser who featured on its site.

XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ:XBIT) in last trading activity decreased -2.32% to close at $22.71. XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ:XBIT) is -10.45% away from its 52 week high. On 15 April, XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ:XBIT) said that, it has taken its mission to develop drugs from naturally occurring monoclonal antibodies to the public markets. The company sold 4 million shares at $19 a piece, in the middle of its expected range, to raise $76 million.

On Thursday shares of Galena Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:GALE) closed at $1.43.
Galena Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:GALE) announced the completion of enrollment in the NeuVax™ (nelipepimut-S) Phase 3 PRESENT (Prevention of Recurrence in Early-Stage, Node-Positive Breast Cancer with Low to Intermediate HER2 Expression with NeuVax Treatment) clinical trial.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 86.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $77.48. McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) announced that Cecile K. (Cile) Perich, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Relations Officer, will retire effective June 1, 2015.

On last trading day Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) remains unchanged to close at $77.39. Its volatility for the week is 1.19% while volatility for the month is 1.21%. OMC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.30%. Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) monthly performance is 0.32%. Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) was downgraded by Pivotal Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Monday. They currently have a $66.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $71.00. Pivotal Research’s price target would indicate a potential downside of 15.33% from the company’s current price.

Stock Runners: XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ:XBIT), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:AGTC), Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP), Epizyme (NASDAQ:EPZM)

On Wednesday shares of XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ:XBIT) closed at $23.25. XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ:XBIT) said that, it has taken its mission to develop drugs from naturally occurring monoclonal antibodies to the public markets. The company sold 4 million shares at $19 a piece, in the middle of its expected range, to raise $76 million.

On last trading day Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) moved up 0.51% to close at $35.21. Its volatility for the week is 1.45% while volatility for the month is 1.52%. PFE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 3.10%. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) monthly performance is 2.24%. On 9 April, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) said that, BIND Therapeutics, Inc has extended the terms of its global collaboration with Pfizer Inc. PFE to create Accurins that optimize the therapeutic potential of two molecularly targeted oncology drugs in Pfizer’s pipeline.

On last trading day Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:AGTC) decreased -2.46% to close at $22.16. Its volatility for the week is 2.91% while volatility for the month is 4.65%. Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:AGTC) monthly performance is -2.51%. Cantor Fitzgerald restated their buy rating on shares of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:AGTC) in a report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $28.00 target price on the stock.

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) has 18.83% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 45.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $9.16. Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced that its Board of Directors declared regular quarterly cash dividends of $0.50 per share for its 8.00% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the “Series B Preferred Shares”) (NYSE: TNPPRB) and $0.5547 per share for its 8.875% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the “Series C Preferred Shares”) (NYSE: TNPPRC). Each dividend is for the period from the most recent dividend payment date on January 30, 2015 through April 29, 2015.

On Wednesday shares of Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPZM) closed at $18.58. Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPZM) announced that data from its preclinical pipeline will be presented during the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, to be held April 18-25 in Philadelphia, Pa.