Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) to report its Q2 earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.53 billion. Constellation Brands shares rose 0.41% to $58.50 in after-hours trading.
CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) reported upbeat fiscal second-quarter results. CalAmp shares jumped 9.90% to $20.54 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts expect Xyratex (NASDAQ: XRTX) to post its Q3 earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $209.31 million. Xyratex shares gained 0.18% to close at $11.16 yesterday.
GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC) reported that it has bought Discount Supplements in the United Kingdom. GNC Holdings shares dropped 1.71% to close at $54.70 yesterday.
Applied Micro Circuits (NASDAQ: AMCC) named Douglas T. Ahrens as its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Applied Micro shares declined 2.40% to close at $12.63 yesterday.
Top 10 Japanese Stocks To Invest In 2014: SIGA Technologies Inc.(SIGA)
SIGA Technologies, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, engages in the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical solutions for smallpox, Ebola, dengue, Lassa fever, and other dangerous viruses. Its lead product is ST-246, an orally administered antiviral drug that targets orthopoxviruses. The company also has two drug series in the pre-clinical development stage against four serotypes of virus for dengue disease. In addition, it is developing anti-arenavirus drug for hemorrhagic fever arenaviruses and other hemorrhagic fever viruses, including Rift Valley Fever, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, and Ebola; and a broad spectrum antiviral candidate against viruses in the Poxviridae, Filoviridae, Bunyaviridae, Arenaviridae, Flaviviridae, Togaviridae, Retroviridae, and Picornaviridae families. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
- [By Monica Gerson]
SIGA Technologies (NASDAQ: SIGA) is expected to post its Q4 earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $47.00 million.
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- [By Roberto Pedone]
Another under-$10 name pharmaceutical player that’s starting to move within range of triggering a big breakout trade is Siga Technologies (SIGA), which discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes drugs to prevent and treat diseases including smallpox, Ebola, dengue, Lassa fever and other dangerous viruses. This stock is off to a strong start in 2013, with shares up by 35%.
If you take a look at the chart for SIGA Technologies, you’ll notice that this stock has been trending inside of a consolidation pattern for the last two months, with shares moving between $3.16 on the downside and $3.74 on the upside. Shares of SIGA have just started to spike higher above its 50-day moving average at $3.27 a share and it’s now moving within range of triggering a big breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent range.
Market players should now look for long-biased trades in SIGA if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.70 to $3.74 a share and then once it takes out more resistance at $4 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 263,209 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SIGA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $4.60 a share. If that level gets taken out with volume, then SIGA could easily tag its next major overhead resistance levels at $5 to $5.90 a share.
Traders can look to buy SIGA off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 200-day moving average of $3.26 a share, or below more key support at $3.16 a share. One can also buy SIGA off strength once it clears those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.
Top 10 Japanese Stocks To Invest In 2014: Network Engines Inc(NEI)
Network Engines, Inc. designs and manufactures application platforms and appliance solutions on which software applications are applied for enterprise and telephony information technology networks. The company?s application platforms are pre-configured server-based network infrastructure devices designed to deliver specific software application functionality, and enhance the integration, manageability, and security of that software application in an end user?s network. It also offers platform management software tools and support services related to solution design, systems integration, application management, global logistics, and support and maintenance programs. The company markets its application platform solutions and services to original equipment manufacturers and independent software vendors in the United States and internationally. Network Engines, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts.
- [By CRWE]
NEI (Nasdaq:NEI), a leading provider of server-based application platforms, deployment solutions and lifecycle support services for software technology developers and OEMs worldwide, announced today that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with UNICOM Systems, Inc. (“UNICOM”) and a new UNICOM subsidiary under which UNICOM, a global information technology company and part of the UNICOM group of companies, will acquire NEI for $1.45 per common share in cash.
Top 10 Japanese Stocks To Invest In 2014: Select Sector Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)
Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Financial Select Sector of the S&P 500 Index (the Index). The Index includes financial service firms with diversified business lines ranging from investment management to commercial and investment banking.
The Fund utilizes a passive or indexing investment approach to invest in a portfolio of stocks that seek to replicate the Index. The Fund’s investment advisor is SSgA Funds Management, Inc.
- [By John Jagerson and Wade Hansen]
We’re nearly three months into 2014, and our 2014 Best Stock of 2014 Pick, Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) continues to operate in positive territory, up just over 2% year-to-date, which makes it a great time to check in on our recommendation.
- [By Jim Jubak]
Not surprising that the financial sector led the US market down yesterday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index (SPX) closed down 0.13% on January 16 as the Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) dropped 0.63%.
Top 10 Japanese Stocks To Invest In 2014: PetSmart Inc(PETM)
PetSmart, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The company offers consumables, such as pet food, treats, and litter; and hardgoods, which include pet supplies and other goods comprising collars, leashes, health care supplies, grooming and beauty aids, toys, apparel, and pet beds and carriers, as well as aquariums and habitats, accessories, d