Hot News : Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST), Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), Horizon Technology Finance (NASDAQ:HRZN), Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO)

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM), ConocoPhillips (COP) and other producers have called for the end of such restrictions as improved use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in oil-rich shale rock has helped increase U.S. crude production by 51 percent in the past three years, to the highest level since 1986. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 8.00% and weekly performance is -0.68%. On last trading day company shares ended up $98.27. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -3.65%.

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays. They now have a $23.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $22.00. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) shares fell -0.51% in last trading session and ended the day at $21.40. HST Gross Margin is 26.20% and its return on assets is 3.90%. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) quarterly performance is 0.23%.

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD) is closing its Kmart store in Greensboro by Nov. 2, eliminating 96 jobs, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The news was confirmed by the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice filed Tuesday with the N.C. Commerce Department. On 07 August, Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) shares fell -0.86% and was closed at $37.05. SHLD EPS growth in last 5 year was -10.96%. Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) year to date (YTD) performance is -6.77%.

Horizon Technology Finance Corp (NASDAQ:HRZN) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 6th, Stock Ratings News reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 19th will be given a dividend of 0.115 per share on Monday, December 15th. This represents a $1.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 17th. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) ended the last trading day at $13.62. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.53%and price to cash ratio as 9.36. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) showed a weekly performance of -1.16%.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. AGO -0.45% today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.11 per common share. The dividend is payable on September 3, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 20, 2014. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) shares fell -0.45% in last trading session and ended the day on $21.97. AGO return on assets is 6.20%. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) quarterly performance is -13.50%.

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