Momentum Stocks: JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO), Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ:LSCC), Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA), Sotherly Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHO), Resolute Energy Corporation (NYSE:REN)

Technology Stocks News 9

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) the world’s third-biggest solar-panel maker, is due to complete work on a 100-megawatt solar farm in China’s Gansu province in the northwest and connect it to the grid next month. This is a half of the solar power plants JA had planned to build this year, President Xie Jian said yesterday in a phone interview. The company will start construction of another 100-megawatt plant in August in the Hebei province in the north. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO)’s stock on 30 July traded at beginning with a price of $9.35and when day-trade ended the stock finally advanced 0.11% to end at $9.24. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO)’s showed weekly performance of -3.25%.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) the leader in low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, today announced that shipments of its iCE40™ FPGAs have reached the 200 million mark since their launch just two and a half years ago.Lattice has opened new markets for FPGAs with iCE40, most particularly in mobile consumer and handheld electronic designs. Customers around the world are using iCE40 and its solutions ecosystem to reduce development times and get to market quickly with killer features and capabilities that differentiate their products.”ICE40 FPGAs have become vital components in many top brand smartphones and other mobile devices as this fiercely competitive market require constant innovation, ever-lower power consumption and shorter product lifecycles,” said Joy Wrigley, Lattice’s iCE40 product line manager. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) on Wednesday closed at $6.98. Stock institutional ownership is 94.50% while insider ownership includes 0.50%. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -12.63%.

Winmark Corp. (NASDAQ:WINA) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a cash dividend to shareholders. The quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share will be paid September 2, 2014 to shareholders of record on the close of business on August 13, 2014. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval.Winmark Corporation creates, supports and finances business. At June 28, 2014, there were 1,047 franchises in operation under the brands Plato’s Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Play It Again Sports®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®. An additional 104 retail franchises have been awarded but are not open. In addition, at June 28, 2014, the Company had a lease portfolio of $43.2 million. Winmark Corp. (NASDAQ:WINA)’s shares on Wednesday traded in the range of 65.20 – 66.03and ended up on $65.78. Winmark Corp. (NASDAQ:WINA) distance from 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) is -11.34%. WINA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 75.30%.

Sotherly Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHO) announced that its board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 6.5c per common share of beneficial interest. The quarterly dividend will be paid on October 15, to shareholders of record as of October 2. Sotherly Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHO)’s stock on 30 July advanced 0.52% to the closing price of $7.77. Its fifty two weeks range is $4.11 – 8.13. The total market capitalization recorded $80.4M. Sotherly Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHO) monthly performance is -0.77%.

One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Resolute Energy Corporation (NYSE:REN). This is because this security in the Oil Exploration and Production space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective. This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Oil Exploration and Production space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 34 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there. Resolute Energy Corporation (NYSE:REN) on Wednesday closed at $7.89. Stock institutional ownership is 96.50% while insider ownership includes 6.40%. Resolute Energy Corporation (NYSE:REN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -4.06%.

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