Morning Alert : Covidien plc (NYSE:COV), Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN), Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT), Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY)

Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 14.50% and weekly performance is -1.82%. On last trading day company shares ended up $86.51. Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -1.87%.

Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) has named a new head for its business in Britain. Nathan Bostock will follow Ana Patricia Botín, who succeeded her father as the Spanish bank’s executive chairwoman after his death this month. Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) shares advanced 0.32% in last trading session and ended the day at $9.50. SAN return on assets is 0.40%. Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) quarterly performance is -8.21%.

On Sep 17, Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG), a U.S. shopping-center landlord spun off this year from Simon Property Group Inc., agreed to buy Glimcher Realty Trust (GRT) for about $2 billion to create a diversified retail property owner. On 30 September, Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG) shares advanced 1.04% and was closed at $17.48. WPG EPS growth in last 5 year was 0.00%. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG) year to date (YTD) performance is -11.72%.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced that it will relocate its global headquarters from the United States to India in March 2015 for a month-long immersion. Starwood President & CEO Frits van Paasschen and the company’s top executives will split their time between Mumbai and Delhi, conducting day-to-day business from this important global destination with immense potential for outbound travel. Following the company’s successful relocations to China in 2011 and Dubai in 2013, this third leadership move underscores Starwood’s unique approach to cultivating a global culture and fostering relationships in key growth markets. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT) ended the last trading day at $83.21. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.56% and price to cash ratio as 26.55. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT) showed a weekly performance of 1.34%.

On Sept. 8, Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), announced first quarter fee revenue of $251.2 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.43, excluding restructuring charges of $9.9 million. Including such costs, diluted earnings per share was $0.29 in the three months ended July 31, 2014. Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY) shares moved down -1.85% in last trading session and ended the day at $24.90. KFY Gross Margin is 96.10% and its return on assets is 6.50%. Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY) quarterly performance is -17.11%.

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