Traders Should Watch: Hemispherx Biopharma (NYSEMKT:HEB), Penn Virginia (NYSE:PVA), American Water Works Company (NYSE:AWK), FelCor Lodging Trust (NYSE:FCH), Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSEMKT:HEB) announced that a new report, issued February 10, 2015 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, recommends that the disorder previously known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) be changed to Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID) – in the Institute’s words – “to more accurately capture the central characteristics of the disease”. On Thursday shares of Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSEMKT:HEB) closed at $0.23. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -7.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 25.00%.

Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) is exploring a sale as its stock price has declined, its reserves have lost value and billionaire George Soros has urged the company to find a buyer. The company, which drills for oil and gas in Texas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, has been working with Bank of America Corp. to look for potential buyers, said people familiar with the matter. Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) in last trading activity increased 10.81% to close at $6.87. Company weekly performance is 10.45% while its quarterly performance stands at -15.81%. Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) is -62.25% away from its 52 week high.

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) reported fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings from continuing operations of 52 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. American Water posted operating revenues of $731.4 million, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $825 million by 11.3%. On last trading day American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) fell -1.51% to close at $53.64. Its volatility for the week is 1.94% while volatility for the month is 1.92%. AWK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 20.90%. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) monthly performance is -5.03%.

As FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE:FCH) shifts its focuses to more upscale markets it will be leaving San Antonio in the dust. Irving, Texas-based FelCor (NYSE: FCH) has agreed to sell two San Antonio properties it has in its portfolio as part of the investment firm’s long-term strategy of moving in a more upscale direction. Jan Kuehnemann, FelCor’s vice president of capital transactions, said the company is in its final stages of “cleaning up” its portfolio after spending the past couple of years separating their core and non-core assets. FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE:FCH) has 2.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 75.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $10.65.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has begun production of an all-new 2015 Ford Edge for global export to more than 100 countries. To support the global launch of the Ford Edge, Oakville Assembly has added 400 new employees to supplement the 1,000 new employees that were announced last year. On Thursday shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) closed at $16.38. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 4.40% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 17.10%.

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