Big Movers: Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT), Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO), PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE:PRE), Oil States International Inc. (NYSE:OIS)

Technology Stocks News 14

On 31 JULY Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) last released its earnings data on Thursday. The company reported ($0.26) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.37) by $0.11. The company had revenue of $28.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.76 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.37) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 15.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Nektar Therapeutics will post $-0.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is 5.10%. On last trading day company shares ended up $14.23. Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 13.89%.

On 28 JULY  Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) unaudited results for the second quarter of 2014 which are in line with the preliminary results disclosed in the Company’s press release dated July 14, 2014. Net revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $109.6 million, compared with $108.0 million for the first quarter of 2014 and $117.1 million for the second quarter of 2013. As previously announced revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was adversely impacted by a global slowdown in the Company’s video products business, particularly in EMEA and among North American Broadcast and Media customers, partially offset by demand for the Company’s cable edge products. Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) shares fell -1.26% in last trading session and ended the day at $6.26. HLIT Gross Margin is 47.40% and its return on assets is -1.40%. Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) quarterly performance is -14.95%.

On 20 AUG Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) said that it will begin trading ex-dividend. A cash dividend payment of $0.46 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 29, 2014. Shareholders who purchased APO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -45.24% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $24.3, the dividend yield is 7.57%. On 25 August, Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) shares moved up 1.93% and was closed at $24.24. APO EPS growth in last 5 year was 19.40%. Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) year to date (YTD) performance is -16.30%.

On 28 JULY PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE:PRE) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday. Investors of record on Monday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of 0.67 per share on Friday, August 29th. This represents a $2.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 14th. PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE:PRE) ended the last trading day at $110.55. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.19%and price to cash ratio as 4.55. PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE:PRE) showed a weekly performance of 1.10%.

On 1 AUG Oil States International Inc. (NYSE:OIS) last released its earnings data on Friday. The company reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.87 by $1.02. The company had revenue of $459.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $459.61 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.50 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Oil States International will post $3.64 EPS for the current fiscal year. Oil States International Inc. (NYSE:OIS) shares moved up 0.13% in last trading session and ended the day on $63.04. OIS Gross Margin is 36.60% and its return on assets is 8.50%. Oil States International Inc. (NYSE:OIS) quarterly performance is 3.65%.

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