Big Moves in Focus: Banco Bradesco S.A. (NYSE:BBD), Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ:THRX), Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc. (NASDAQ:AFOP), PetSmart (NASDAQ:PETM), General Motors (NYSE:GM)

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Shares of Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE:BBD) were the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in November. As of November 14th, there was short interest totalling 6,906,719 shares, a decrease of 42.5% from the October 31st total of 12,011,369 shares, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Banco Bradesco S.A. (NYSE:BBD) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 15.90% and weekly performance is -10.65%. On last trading day company shares ended up $12.83. Banco Bradesco S.A. (NYSE:BBD) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -12.31%.

On Dec 3, Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBPH) announced , through its U.S. operating subsidiary, Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ:THRX), that stock options to purchase an aggregate of 104,800 of the Company’s ordinary shares were granted to ten new non-executive officer employees on December 1, 2014. The options were granted in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4) under the Theravance Biopharma, Inc. 2014 New Employee Equity Incentive Plan (the “Inducement Plan”), which the Board of Directors of Theravance Biopharma adopted in October 2014 to facilitate the granting of equity awards to new employees. Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ:THRX) shares decreased -2.69% in last trading session and ended the day at $13.39. THRX return on assets is -33.10%. Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ:THRX) quarterly performance is -27.46%.

Standpoint Research began coverage on shares of Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ:AFOP) in a research note issued to investors on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm issued a buy rating and a $18.00 price target on the stock. On 12 December, Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc. (NASDAQ:AFOP) shares increased 2.35% and was closed at $13.50. AFOP EPS growth in last 5 year was 33.60%. Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc. (NASDAQ:AFOP) year to date (YTD) performance is -10.30%.

PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) has been acquired by a consortium led by BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83.00 per share in cash, or $8.7 billion. The buyout price represents a 39 percent premium to PetSmart’s closing price of $59.81 on July 2. PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 6.10% and weekly performance is -0.68%. On last trading day company shares ended up $77.67. PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 7.40%.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) announced that it will be investing $5 billion in Mexico by 2018. The automaker will be utilizing this investment for increasing its production capacity of vehicles, engines and transmissions at its plants across the country. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) shares moved down -1.93% in last trading session and ended the day at $31.57. GM Gross Margin is 8.70% and its return on assets is 3.10%. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) quarterly performance is -5.28%.

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