Why These Are Hot: Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), Marsh & McLennan (NYSE:MMC), ARC Group Worldwide (NASDAQ:ARCW), GILD

On 29 January, Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) announced proved reserves (developed and undeveloped) and preliminary operating results for year-end 2014, preliminary results for its commodity derivatives for the fourth quarter of 2014 and basic and diluted weighted-average shares outstanding. Produced 11.7 million barrels of oil equivalent (“MMBOE”) in 2014, all from the Permian Basin, an increase of approximately 29% from the Company`s 2013 Permian Basin production of 9.1 MMBOE; fourth-quarter 2014 production averaged 39.7 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (“BOE/D”) On Friday shares of Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) closed at $13.33. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 54.90%.

Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 20, 2015 and will be paid on March 13, 2015.Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) in last trading activity fell -1.37% to close at $45.51. Company weekly performance is -3.80% while its quarterly performance stands at 8.69%. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) is -10.87% away from its 52 week high.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) reported in-line earnings for the fourth quarter. The New York-based company posted quarterly net income of $294 million, or $0.54 per share, versus $303 million, or $0.54 per share, in the year-ago quarter. Its adjusted earnings climbed 16% to $0.66 per share. On last trading day Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) fell -0.70% to close at $55.43. Its volatility for the week is 1.60% while volatility for the month is 1.57%. MMC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 2.70% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 28.20%. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) monthly performance is -1.49%.

ARC Group Worldwide (NASDAQ:ARCW) reported Q2 EPS of $0.00, $0.04 worse than the analyst estimate of $0.04. Revenue for the quarter came in at $27.1 million versus the consensus estimate of $29.66 million. ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCW) has 12.40% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 7.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $6.52.

On 3 February, Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) announced its results of operations for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $7.3 billion compared to $3.1 billion for the fourth quarter of 2013. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $3.5 billion, or $2.18 per diluted share compared to $791 million, or $0.47 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2013. On last trading day Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) fell -2.42% to close at $97.48. Its volatility for the week is 3.51% while volatility for the month is 3.28%. GILD’s sales growth for past 5 years was 16.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 11.90%. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) monthly performance is -2.01%.

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