Why Making Dramatic Moves: BioTime (NYSEMKT:BTX), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR), XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT), Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT)

On Monday shares of BioTime, Inc. (NYSEMKT:BTX) closed at $4.84. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 22.30%. On 13 May, BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX) and its subsidiary Cell Cure Neurosciences Ltd. (Cell Cure) announced that Cell Cure has been awarded a grant for 2015 of 6.24 million shekels (approximately $1.61 million) from Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) to help finance the development of OpRegen®, a cell-based therapeutic product that consists of animal product-free retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells with high purity and potency.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) in last trading activity moved down -0.60% to close at $48.01. Company weekly performance is 1.35% while its quarterly performance stands at 10.17%. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is -3.09% away from its 52 week high. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has partnered with subsea and global telecommunications services providers to connect its data centres and deliver data at higher speeds, with higher capacity and lower latency to its customers across the globe.

On last trading day FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) advanced 0.66% to close at $31.93. Its volatility for the week is 1.34% while volatility for the month is 1.80%. FLIR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 5.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -0.80%. FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) monthly performance is 6.11%. FLIR’s Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share on FLIR common stock, payable June 5, 2015, to shareholders of record as of close of business on May 22, 2015.

XBIOTECH INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) stock closed at $19.75. XBiotech INC. (NASDAQ:XBIT) announced that the Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has recommended continuation of the Company’s Phase 3 registration study underway in Europe. The study, launched in March of 2014, is on schedule for completion this year.

On last trading day Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) advanced 3.76% to close at $5.52. Its volatility for the week is 6.34% while volatility for the month is 7.17%. Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) monthly performance is 20.00%. On 7 May, Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) reported Gross margin was 19.3% including obsolescence charges of $2.0 million and would have been 26.5% without the charges. A change in product mix and weaknesses in some markets as a result of the continued low price of oil also impacted the gross margin.

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