Today’s Hot List: Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS), Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE), Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR)

On Nov. 7, Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) announced that it plans to release its third quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 after market close. The Company will hold a conference call on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8:00 am Eastern Time or 9:00 pm Beijing Time to discuss the financial results. Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) in last trading activity fell -1.96% to close at $23.99. Company weekly performance is -2.12% while its quarterly performance stands at 11.17%. Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) is -3.27% away from its 52 week high.

On Nov 14 – Brazil’s Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) has named Peter Poppinga as its new ferrous executive director, replacing Jose Carlos Martins who is leaving the company, according to a Friday filing. On last trading day Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) fell -0.23% to close at $8.85. Its volatility for the week is 2.97% while volatility for the month is 3.57%. VALE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -46.90%. Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) monthly performance is -19.10%.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) announced that its partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plc reported the submission to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of a variation to the Marketing Authorization for RevoladeTM (eltrombopag), seeking an additional indication for the treatment of adult patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy (IST). On last trading day Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) fell -1.45% to close at $56.95. Its volatility for the week is 3.22% while volatility for the month is 4.11%. LGND’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.70%. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) monthly performance is 13.74%.

On Nov. 11, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) reported that equity awards approved by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, which consists entirely of Independent Directors, were made to 70 new employees. Pursuant to NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635(c)(4), the equity awards were granted under the Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 2009 Commencement Incentive Plan, which the Board of Directors of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. adopted for the granting of equity awards to new employees. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has 0.70% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 88.30%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $511.39.

Compass Point lowered shares of ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report released on Friday morning, reports. Compass Point currently has $4.25 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $5.00. On Monday shares of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) closed at $3.94. Company’s EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -3.10%.

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