Market Watch: Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN), The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), Midsouth Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:MSL), Fairpoint Communications (NASDAQ:FRP), Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL)

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Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN)’s acquisition of 360 Energy Engineers was part of a deal that included the purchase of Oregon-based Abacus Resource Management Co., with an overall value of about $21.2 million, said Jan, 27. Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 8.10% and weekly performance is 18.70%. On last trading day company shares ended up $14.41. Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -0.39%.

he Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) on Thursday posted a stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit. The petrochemical maker said robust growth for its plastics and other industrial products offset price declines in Western Europe largely related to the impact of the strong dollar. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) shares increased 4.60% in last trading session and ended the day at $45.01. DOW Gross Margin is 17.60% and its return on assets is 5.20%. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) quarterly performance is -5.34%.

On Jan. 27, Midsouth Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:MSL) reported quarterly net earnings available to common shareholders of $3.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to net earnings available to common shareholders of $3.4 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2013 and $4.3 million in net earnings available to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2014. Diluted earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $0.30 per common share, compared to $0.29 per common share reported for the fourth quarter of 2013 and $0.37 per common share reported for the third quarter of 2014. On 29 January, Midsouth Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:MSL) shares decreased -1.07% and was closed at $13.85. MSL EPS growth in last 5 year was 5.20%. Midsouth Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:MSL) year to date (YTD) performance is -20.13%.

FairPoint Communications (NYSE:FRP) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the three analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation. Fairpoint Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRP) ended the last trading day at $15.30. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.69% and price to cash ratio as 15.52. Fairpoint Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRP) showed a weekly performance of 1.59%.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) reported that its net income for the fourth quarter 2014 was $109.8 million or $0.49 per share, up from $7.0 million or $0.03 per share in 2013. Adjusted net income for the latest fourth quarter rose to $70.0 million, or $0.32 per share, from $49.9 million, or $0.23 per share, in the comparable quarter last year. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 8.20% and weekly performance is -9.21%. On last trading day company shares ended up $77.29. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -2.06%.

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