Investor’s Are Gambling: Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD), Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC), BBX Capital (NYSE:BBX), Foot Locker (NYSE:FL)

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On Dec 09, Zymeworks Inc. announced the extension of a research collaboration with Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, that was originally announced in August 2011. In addition, Merck gains expanded access to Zymeworks’ proprietary Azymetric™ platform for the development of novel bi-specific antibody therapeutic candidates. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 12.50% and weekly performance is -7.28%. On last trading day company shares ended up $56.95. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -1.97%.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) announced sales results for November. For the five weeks ended Nov. 29, 2014, same store sales increased 5.1 percent over the prior-year period. November front-end same store sales increased 0.7 percent. Pharmacy same store sales, which included an approximate 232 basis points negative impact from new generic introductions, increased 7.1 percent. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 4.2 percent over the prior-year period. Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) shares fell -0.53% in last trading session and ended the day at $5.66. RAD Gross Margin is 28.50% and its return on assets is 3.80%. Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) quarterly performance is -11.70%.

Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) EVP Richard T. Hill unloaded 8,274 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.82, for a total value of $263,278.68. On 15 December, Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) shares fell -0.99% and was closed at $29.11. HBHC EPS growth in last 5 year was -1.10%. Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) year to date (YTD) performance is -18.32%.

BBX Capital Corp. (NYSE:BBX) announced that, following a six week trial in federal court in Miami, a jury rendered a split decision in a federal securities case brought against BBX and its Chairman, Alan Levan. BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE:BBX) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 56.60% and weekly performance is -11.23%. On last trading day company shares ended up $15.34. BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE:BBX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -10.47%.

On Dec. 11, Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL), continues to celebrate the holiday season by debuting a new, 30-second commercial starring NBA star Damian Lillard and retired NBA-great Tracy McGrady. Titled “Rookie,” the commercial showcases the brand new adidas Originals ZX Flux shoe, available now at Foot Locker stores nationwide. Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) shares increased 1.76% in last trading session and ended the day at $57.14. FL Gross Margin is 33.10% and its return on assets is 13.70%. Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) quarterly performance is -1.04%.

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