Traders Buzz: United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X), Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA), Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT), YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW)

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) announced it will temporarily idle its Minnesota Ore Operations – Keetac plant in Keewatin, Minn., effective May 13. The temporary idling is due to the company’s current inventory levels and ongoing adjustment of its steelmaking operations throughout North America to match customer demand. On Thursday shares of United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X) closed at $22.63. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 9.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -1.31%.

On March 9, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock and expects to raise gross proceeds of approximately $100,000,000. All of the shares of common stock in the offering will be sold by Portola Pharmaceuticals. Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) in last trading activity increased 0.74% to close at $40.69. Company weekly performance is -2.77% while its quarterly performance stands at 37.42%. Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) is -6.74% away from its 52 week high.

Rob Knight, chief financial officer of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), addressed the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference at 8:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in New York. On last trading day Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) increased 0.73% to close at $115.13. Its volatility for the week is 1.50% while volatility for the month is 1.43%. UNP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 11.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 25.20%. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) monthly performance is -4.32%.

Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) has 0.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 95.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $18.04.

On March 10, Freight a holding company of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) announces a new dedicated 800 number specifically for businesses with freight delayed at West Coast ports. It is designed to give callers shipping solutions that will help them avoid additional delays and have their merchandise on store shelves in time for the spring retail season. On last trading day YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) decreased -0.39% to close at $17.77. Its volatility for the week is 3.52% while volatility for the month is 3.99%. YRCW’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -40.74%. YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) monthly performance is -2.47%.

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