Big Movers : Alcoa (NYSE:AA), Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS), The Valspar Corporation (NYSE:VAL), PICO Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO)

The Board of Directors of Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) declared (a) a quarterly common stock dividend of 3 cents per share payable August 25, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 8, 2014 and (b) a quarterly dividend of 93.75 cents per share on Alcoa’s $3.75 cumulative preferred stock payable October 1, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 12, 2014. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA)’s stock on 30 July traded at beginning with a price of $16.99and when day-trade ended the stock finally moved down -1.12% to end at $16.72. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA)’s showed weekly performance of -1.94%.

MixRadio, the streaming music app available on all Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)  and Windows phones through Microsoft, is being spun off. The tech giant announced recently that as part of major cuts throughout entertainment departments and projects, MixRadio would no longer be a Microsoft entity. Instead of shutting the app down entirely, it will become a standalone company. The app will still be loaded on all smartphones operating on Windows Phone technology, but it will no longer be limited to just that one subset of the market. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) on Wednesday closed at $8.14. Stock institutional ownership is 11.60%.Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 7.48%.

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) Best Restroom Contest is back for a fifth year of fancy, funky and always functional washrooms. For the moments when you’ve really “gotta go” or just need a place to freshen up, Cintas understands the importance of a clean, well-maintained washroom. Our team of survey editors has reviewed the nominations for the best washroom facilities in the nation, and it’s time for the public to choose which of the five finalists will be crowned “Canada’s Best Restroom.” Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS)’s shares on Wednesday traded in the range of 62.93 – 64.08and ended up on $63.40. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) distance from 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) is 7.97%. CTAS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 3.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.90%.

Goldman Sachs upgraded The Valspar Corporation (NYSE:VAL) to Conviction Buy from Neutral citing the valuation discount peers, the recovery in the U.S. housing market and momentum in the company’s Australian business. The firm raised its price target for shares to $97 from $83. The Valspar Corporation (NYSE:VAL)’s stock on 30 July moved down -0.67% to the closing price of $76.56. Its fifty two weeks range is $61.13 – 82.00. The total market capitalization recorded $6.393B. The Valspar Corporation (NYSE:VAL) monthly performance is 0.49%.

PICO Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) is pleased to announce that Board of Director member Carlos Cardozo Campbell once again has been honored with the prestigious title of NACD Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. PICO Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) on Wednesday closed at $22.31. Stock institutional ownership is 96.20% while insider ownership includes 0.20%. PICO Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -2.65%.

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