Traders Buzz: Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB), Miller Energy Resources (NYSE:MILL), Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA), Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN), Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP)

On 2 February, Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) said that it has closed on what one energy industry group called “deal of the year” in 2014 by completing its merger of natural gas pipeline entities Williams Partners LP and Access Midstream Partners LP. On Tuesday shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) closed at $47.35. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -10.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 6.19%.

Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (NYSE:MILL) declared a semi-annual cash dividend on Company’s Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock (“Series B Preferred Stock”) and a quarterly cash dividend payment on the Company’s 10.75% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (“Series C Preferred Stock”) and its 10.5% Series D Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (“Series D Preferred Stock”). The dividend on the Series B Preferred Stock, Series C Preferred Stock and Series D Preferred Stock is expected to be paid on Monday, March 2, 2015, to holders of record at the close of business on Friday, February 13, 2015. Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (NYSE:MILL) in last trading activity moved up 6.44% to close at $2.15. Company weekly performance is 39.61% while its quarterly performance stands at -37.13%. Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (NYSE:MILL) is -71.06% away from its 52 week high.

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) announced that it will report its fourth quarter and year-end 2014 financial results and issue 2015 financial guidance on Thursday, February 19, 2015, before the market opens. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) in last trading activity fell -0.73% to close at $6.80. Company weekly performance is 5.43% while its quarterly performance stands at 11.84%. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) is -26.25% away from its 52 week high.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock. In connection with this offering, Achillion plans to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional shares of its common stock. All of the shares in the offering will be sold by Achillion. Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) has 44.11% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 95.50%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $11.48.

MLV & Co reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) in a report released on Friday. MLV & Co currently has a $2.50 price objective on the stock. On last trading day Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) increased 1.81% to close at $1.69. Its volatility for the week is 5.00% while volatility for the month is 6.80%. BLDP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -19.30%. Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) monthly performance is -4.52%.

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