Watch 5 Stocks: CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), Avon Products (NYSE:AVP), Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND), Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT)

On 11 December CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) garnered 16 Golden Globe Award nominations across five divisions – SHOWTIME, CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Network, The CW and CBS Films – including triple crown recognition for the third year in a row for best series/film nominations across broadcast television (“The Good Wife” and “Jane the Virgin”), cable television (“The Affair”) and film (“Pride”). CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) in last trading activity advanced 0.84% to close at $56.45. Company weekly performance is 2.30% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.21%. CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) is -16.50% away from its 52 week high.

On 18 December Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) said that it will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there. On last trading day Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) advanced 3.24% to close at $9.56. Its volatility for the week is 2.27% while volatility for the month is 2.75%. AVP’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -14.90%. Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) monthly performance is -1.54%.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) VP Michael A. Bartone unloaded 1,282 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.27, for a total value of $122,136.14. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 29,696 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,829,138. On last trading day Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) decreased -0.33% to close at $96.73. Its volatility for the week is 0.72% while volatility for the month is 1.28%. SWK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 20.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 3.60%. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) monthly performance is 2.63%.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $83.90. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) has 2.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 94.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $52.37.

Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) announced a cash dividend. Payment of $0.04517 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased PBT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $9.23, the dividend yield is 5.87%. On Monday shares of Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) closed at $9.12. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -18.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 10.00%.

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