Top Wall Street Stories: General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Hemispherx Biopharma (NYSEMKT:HEB), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB), Merck (NYSE:MRK), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

On last trading day General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) moved down -1.61% to close at $26.92. Its volatility for the week is 1.68% while volatility for the month is 1.59%. GE’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.80%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) monthly performance is -5.58%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) said it is willing to make concessions to win European regulatory approval of its $17 billion deal for Alstom SA’s power business.

Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSEMKT:HEB) in last trading activity moved up 2.77% to close at $0.26. Company weekly performance is 0.00% while its quarterly performance stands at 8.33%. Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSEMKT:HEB) is -35.00% away from its 52 week high. Hemispherx Biopharma (NYSE:HEB) announced that its European subsidiary, Hemispherx Biopharma Europe N.V./S.A., received formal notification from the European Commission [EU/3/15/1480-EMA/OD/310/14] approving its Orphan Medicinal Product Application for Ampligen®, an experimental therapeutic, to treat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

On last trading day Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) moved up 3.56% to close at $3.49. Its volatility for the week is 3.42% while volatility for the month is 2.39%. CBB’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -3.50%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) monthly performance is -3.32%. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) on 7 May, announced financial results for the first quarter of 2015, highlighted by consolidated year-over-year revenue growth as demand for strategic products remains strong. Fioptics revenue for the quarter totaled $42 million, up $11 million compared to the prior year as Fioptics internet and video subscribers increased 34 percent and 24 percent, respectively. The company also announced the sale of 14 million CyrusOne partnership units which closed in the second quarter for proceeds totaling $426 million.

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has 0.04% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 76.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $60.00. Credit Suisse reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) in a research note released on Saturday morning.

On last trading day Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) moved down -0.68% to close at $49.80. Its volatility for the week is 1.16% while volatility for the month is 1.07%. VZ’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 7.10%. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) monthly performance is 1.18%. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) recently announced that its high-speed Fios service would offer a-la-carte plans.

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