Eye Catching Stocks : ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML), WellCare Health Plans (NYSE:WCG), Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX), Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), AMCON Distributing (NYSEMKT:DIT)

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ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) stock was up 15% in afternoon trading in the stock market today after the company said one of its extreme ultraviolet, or EUV, lithography machines reached a throughput of 637 wafers per day, ahead of the target of 500 wafers it gave in its Q2 earnings report this month.The Amsterdam-based maker of lithography gear, used to manufacture chips, said Wednesday that the performance level was achieved in an endurance test designed to simulate a production run at an IBM (NYSE:IBM) site. The company said the performance needs to be repeated “on multiple days and multiple systems.”ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML)’s stock on 30 July traded at beginning with a price of $92.30and when day-trade ended the stock finally increased 14.24% to end at $95.14. ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML)’s showed weekly performance of 9.33%.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) have partnered to provide a discount to health care practices in Georgia that seek recognition as an NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). A PCMH is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to provide higher quality and lower costs, while improving patient and provider experiences of care.  WellCare of Georgia has offered a quarterly incentive payment program to practices that achieve NCQA PCMH recognition since January 2013. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) on Wednesday closed at $65.43. Stock institutional ownership is 95.60% while insider ownership includes 0.30%. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -12.59%.

On July 30, 2014, Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended June 29, 2014, the text of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibit, is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section. Furthermore, the information in the Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibit, shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX)’s shares on Wednesday traded in the range of 67.47 – 69.91and ended up on $67.89. Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) distance from 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) is 19.75%. LRCX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -28.20%.

Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) gold level sponsor of NIWeek 2014 (August 4-6, 2014, Austin Convention Center), today announced it will highlight the implementation of its All Programmable SoCs and FPGAs in National Instruments (NI) reconfigurable hardware at this year’s conference. NIWeek attendees will have the opportunity to learn how Xilinx and NI are collaborating to deliver All Programmable and smarter embedded systems. To learn more about NIWeek visit http://www.ni.com/niweek/.. Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX)’s stock on 30 July increased 1.34% to the closing price of $41.61. Its fifty two weeks range is $39.12 – 55.59. The total market capitalization recorded $11.137B. Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) monthly performance is -12.05%.

AMCON Distributing Co. (NYSEMKT: DIT) an Omaha, Nebraska based consumer products company is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of AMCON declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per common share. This cash dividend is payable on August 28, 2014 to shareholders of record as of August 7, 2014. At the same time, the Board of Directors replenished the number of shares authorized for repurchase under AMCON’s existing Common Stock repurchase program. The program provides for the purchase of up to 50,000 shares of AMCON’s common stock; the shares may be purchased from time to time in open market or negotiated transactions. AMCON Distributing Co. (NYSEMKT: DIT) on Wednesday closed at $80.54. Stock institutional ownership is 11.40% while insider ownership includes 0.50%. AMCON Distributing Co. (NYSEMKT: DIT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -0.01%.

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