Mid Cap Unusal Volume: First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC), Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD), PTC (NASDAQ:PTC), Harsco (NYSE:HSC)

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The Shareholders Foundation announces that an investigation on behalf of investors, who currently hold shares of First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc (OTCMKTS:FCBN) shares, was launched concerning whether the takeover of First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc by First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA), Inc is unfair to First Citizens Bancorporation stockholders. First Citizens BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCNCA) stock performance was -0.62% in last session and finished the day at $247.65. Traded volume was 928,119.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 24.80K shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.98. First Citizens BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCNCA) insider ownership is 14.20%.

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘B+’ Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers Inc. (HMH) and its subsidiaries. Fitch has also affirmed the senior secured term loan at ‘BB+/RR1′. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A full list of ratings follows at the end of this release. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) dropped -0.98 percent to $19.12 Friday on volume of 14.56million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $18.86 to $19.50. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) has a market capitalization of $2.68billion.

Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) recently partnered with EverFi, Inc. and Vallivue High School to honor graduates of the Washington Federal Financial Scholars Program, a financial education course designed to empower young people with the essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD)’s stock on June 27, 2014 reported a increase of 0.13% to the closing price of $22.70. Its fifty two weeks range is $17.81 -$24.43. The total market capitalization recorded $2.30billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 10.51million shares. In its share capital, WAFD has 101.33million outstanding shares.

PTC Inc (NASDAQ:PTC) on 16 June 2014 announced the availability of PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 software. This latest version of the company’s direct modeling software delivers productivity enhancements in the core areas of modeling, drafting and data management. These enhancements are complemented by greater interoperability with PTC Creo 3.0 and other non-PTC CAD systems, via PTC’s Unite technology. On Friday, shares of PTC Inc (NASDAQ:PTC) advanced 0.55% to close the day at $38.42. Company return on investment (ROI) is 12.70% and its monthly performance is recorded as 4.37%. PTC Inc (NASDAQ:PTC) quarterly revenue growth is 9.52%.

After years battling weak scrap metal markets, intense competition and internal business problems, Sims Metal Management is being touted as a turnaround story under new chief executive Galdino Claro. The former Alcoa and Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) executive has already started to shake the company up. Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) stock performance was -1.53% in last session and finished the day at $26.98. Traded volume was 6.35million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 489.82K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.78. Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) insider ownership is 0.10%.

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