Active Stocks to Watch: Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), PDL BioPharma (NASDAQ:PDLI), Hanwha SolarOne (NASDAQ:HSOL), Baytex Energy (NYSE:BTE), The Interpublic (NYSE:IPG)

Arista Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a $90.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $70.00.Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE:ANET) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 13.10% and weekly performance is 8.85%. On last trading day company shares ended up $83.16. Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE:ANET) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 20.80%.

Drug maker PDL BioPharma Inc (NASDAQ:PDLI) reported its 2Q14 operational results. It reported a 10 percent increase in revenue for the second quarter to reach $162 million in comparison to same quarter last year, where as for the first half of FY14, the revenue increase has jumped up by nearly 23 percent to reach $299.6 million. In comparison, 1H13 revenue had come in at $244.1 million for the same period. The company has also announced that the 3Q guidance will be issued by the firm in September of this y ear. PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDLI) shares increased 1.26% in last trading session and ended the day at $10.02. PDLI Gross Margin is 98.90% and its return on assets is 41.20%. PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDLI) quarterly performance is 9.32%.

On 27 August, Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd (NASDAQ:HSOL) shares fell -2.43% and was closed at $2.01. HSOL EPS growth in last 5 year was -13.30%. Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd (NASDAQ:HSOL) year to date (YTD) performance is -27.44%.

Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE:BTE) announced a monthly dividend on Friday, August 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 29th will be paid a dividend of 0.2197 per share on Monday, September 15th. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.13%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 27th. Baytex Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTE) ended the last trading day at $43.97. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.15%and price to cash ratio as 438.59. Baytex Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTE) showed a weekly performance of 3.34%.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 28, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.095 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased IPG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that IPG has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $19.73, the dividend yield is 1.93%.The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG) shares increased 1.06% in last trading session and ended the day on $19.94. IPG return on assets is 2.60%. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG) quarterly performance is 4.84%.

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