Momentum Stocks: Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), Yelp, Inc. (NYSE:YELP), Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS), Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC), Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN)

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) chief executive officer Ken Frazier said Oct 28, that the drugmaker was on track to deliver the $2.5 billion in annual cost savings that he promised to Wall Street. “Last October, we launched a multiyear initiative to transform Merck and build a platform for sustained future growth,” Frazier said in a statement. “One year later, we delivered solid third-quarter results and are making steady progress in our transformation, including divesting noncore assets, reducing our expense base, and investing in our promising new product launches and pipeline.” Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 12.50% and weekly performance is 6.30%. On last trading day company shares ended up $59.37. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.40%.

Yelp (NASDAQ:YELP) SVP Laurence Wilson sold 1,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.11, for a total value of $73,887.50. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,182,200. Yelp, Inc. (NYSE:YELP) shares moved down -1.99% in last trading session and ended the day at $60.10. YELP Gross Margin is 93.50% and its return on assets is 0.30%. Yelp, Inc. (NYSE:YELP) quarterly performance is -11.33%.

Seeking to reinvigorate a dormant stock price and the sluggish sales of the last few years, Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) on Oct 29, unveiled what CEO Kevin Mansell called a “complete change in the way we run our business.” On 04 November, Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) shares advanced 0.40% and was closed at $55.17. KSS EPS growth in last 5 year was 7.70%. Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) year to date (YTD) performance is -0.74%.

On October 23, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC) announced Third Quarter 2014 Results. Net income rose by 8.0% to TRY755.0 million (TRY699.1 million) in Q314. This was driven by increased EBITDA, higher interest income, the positive impact of TRY depreciation against USD, and the one-off positive impact of TRY24 million from the A-Tel share sale process, which we announced on August 27, 2014. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC) ended the last trading day at $14.40. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.62% and price to cash ratio as 3.40. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC) showed a weekly performance of 0.84%.

Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) received a $174.5 million follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide field support for high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and the Distributed Command Ground System (DCGS) mission. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) belongs to Industrial Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 9.70% and weekly performance is 3.99%. On last trading day company shares ended up $105.10. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 6.50%.

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