Big Moves in Focus: Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:MSTX), American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP), Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR), KLIC, Republic Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBCAA)

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Mast Therapeutics (NYSE:MSTX) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,843,237 shares, a decrease of 2.1% from the November 28th total of 4,945,028 shares, Stock Ratings News reports. Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:MSTX) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is 16.02%. On last trading day company shares ended up $0.52. Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:MSTX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 8.18%.

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services today said its ratings on American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP), including the ‘BB’ corporate credit rating and the ‘BB+’ issue-level ratings remain on CreditWatch with negative implications, pending the completion of board investigations and the external auditor review of the company’s financial statements. American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) shares increased 2.17% in last trading session and ended the day at $8.48. ARCP Gross Margin is 89.50% and its return on assets is -4.70%. American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCP) quarterly performance is -29.63%.

Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR) CEO Richard J. Daly sold 34,415 shares of Broadridge Financial Solutions stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.71, for a total transaction of $1,573,109.65. On 29 December, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) shares increased 0.54% and was closed at $46.54. BR EPS growth in last 5 year was 6.10%. Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) year to date (YTD) performance is 20.51%.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc (NASDAQ:KLIC), a maker of semiconductor and LED equipment, on Monday agreed to buy Assembléon B.V. for $98 million in cash. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 11.10% and weekly performance is 4.46%. On last trading day company shares ended up $14.52. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 4.52%.

On Dec. 15, Community Income Tax (CIT) respected provider of professional tax preparation and filing solutions, has entered into an agreement with Republic Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCAA)‘s Bank & Trust Company to offer tax preparers a bundled package of tax software, e-filing services and bank products including Refund Transfers in a simple all-inclusive pricing model. Republic Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCAA) shares increased 0.40% in last trading session and ended the day at $25.37. RBCAA return on assets is 0.70%. Republic Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCAA) quarterly performance is 7.50%.

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