Mix Sector Stocks News: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY), Martin Midstream Partners (NASDAQ:MMLP), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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On Jan 21 Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) said it has launched a service allowing customers to pick up tax refunds in cash at stores across the United States. The service, Walmart Direct2Cash, was made available at Wal-Mart stores from Tuesday, the company said. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 3.30% and weekly performance is 1.29%. On last trading day company shares ended up $88.51. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 3.85%.

Raymond James lowered shares of United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report released on Friday morning. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) shares moved down -9.91% in last trading session and ended the day at $102.93. UPS Gross Margin is 76.50% and its return on assets is 10.40%. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) quarterly performance is 4.55%.

Signature Bank (SBNY) on Jan 22, reported fourth-quarter earnings of $81.4 million.The New York-based bank said it had earnings of $1.60 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.56 per share. On 23 January, Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) shares moved down -2.19% and was closed at $121.72. SBNY EPS growth in last 5 year was 28.70%. Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) year to date (YTD) performance is -3.37%.

On Jan. 22, Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) announced it has declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.8125 per unit, or $3.25 per unit on an annualized basis, for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. The quarterly distribution is unchanged from the distribution paid following the previous quarter. Martin Midstream Partners LP (NASDAQ:MMLP) ended the last trading day at $30.67. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 6.34% and price to cash ratio as 361.39. Martin Midstream Partners LP (NASDAQ:MMLP) showed a weekly performance of 21.32%.

South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF) will supply application processors for Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next iPhone, the South Korea-based Maeil Business Newspaper reported Monday, citing sources in the semiconductor industry. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) belongs to Consumer Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 21.60% and weekly performance is 5.77%. On last trading day company shares ended up $112.98. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 0.75%.

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