Trader’s Watch List: Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), Galena Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:GALE), Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI), United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM), Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)

On Thursday shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) closed at $19.86. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 12.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 13.00%. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) released its fiscal second-quarter financial results on Thursday after the markets closed. The company had $0.29 in earnings per share (EPS) on $2.44 billion in revenue compared to Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of $0.28 in EPS on $2.40 billion in revenue. The first quarter from last year had $0.28 in EPS on $2.35 billion in revenue.

Galena Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:GALE) in last trading activity advanced 1.49% to close at $1.36. Company weekly performance is -1.45% while its quarterly performance stands at -16.05%. Galena Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:GALE) is -62.01% away from its 52 week high. Galena Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:GALE) on May 07, 2015, released its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 and provided a business update. Net revenue was $2.8 million in the first quarter of 2015, a 28% increase compared to $2.2 million for the same period a year ago. Operating loss for the first quarter of 2015 was $11.1 million, including $0.6 million in stock based compensation, compared to an operating loss of $11.8 million, including $1.7 million in stock-based compensation for the same period in 2014.

On last trading day Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI) advanced 1.38% to close at $23.58. Its volatility for the week is 3.88% while volatility for the month is 4.65%. IPHI’s sales growth for past 5 years was 21.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 35.83%. Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI) monthly performance is 22.30%. Inphi (NASDAQ:IPHI) was downgraded by Zacks
from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on 4 May.

United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 25.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $39.12. On 1 May, United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) reported total operating revenues of USD965.2 million for the first quarter of 2015, versus USD925.8 million for the same period one year ago. Net income attributable to US Cellular shareholders and related diluted earnings per share were USD160.1 million and USD1.89, respectively, for the first quarter of 2015, compared to USD19.5 million and USD0.23, respectively, in the comparable period one year ago.

On last trading day Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) increased 0.59% to close at $32.19. Its volatility for the week is 1.16% while volatility for the month is 1.44%. SNE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -4.80%. Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) monthly performance is 1.39%. Sony Corp. (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) President Kazuo Hirai and seven other corporate executive officers will give up their bonuses for the fourth consecutive year to take responsibility for the company’s massive loss for fiscal 2014, company sources said Thursday.

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