Big Movers: Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN), Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST), DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY), MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA), SunOpta Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL)



Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN) begin trading ex-dividend on August 18, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.06 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 29, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GAIN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 10th quarter that GAIN has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $7.53, the dividend yield is 9.56%. Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 41.10% and weekly performance is 3.40%. On last trading day company shares ended up $7.60. Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 2.58%.

Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE: ST) announced that its wholly owned indirect subsidiary Sensata Technologies B.V. has reached agreement to acquire the Schrader group of companies from Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC for a total enterprise value of $1.0 billion. Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) shares increased 5.78% in last trading session and ended the day at $48.84. ST Gross Margin is 36.60% and its return on assets is 7.50%. Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) quarterly performance is 12.30%.

Zacks reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Dentsply International (NASDAQ:XRAY) in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $49.00 price target on the stock. On 18 August, DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) shares increased 0.51% and was closed at $47.58. XRAY EPS growth in last 5 year was 2.90%. DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) year to date (YTD) performance is -1.57%.

FA Financial (NYSE:MFA) released its earnings data on Monday. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01, MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) ended the last trading day at $8.38. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 0.78%and price to cash ratio as 11.22. MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) showed a weekly performance of 1.58%.

SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by Citigroup Inc. in a research note issued on Monday. They currently have a $16.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $15.00.  SunOpta Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL) shares moved down -0.89% in last trading session and ended the day on $13.40. STKL Gross Margin is 10.90% and its return on assets is -1.00%. SunOpta Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL) quarterly performance is 9.48%.

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