Morning Buzz – Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) , JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) , Manning and Napier (NYSE:MN) , PrivateBancorp (NASDAQ:PVTB) , Cadiz Inc (NASDAQ:CDZI)

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Director Debora L. Spar unloaded 300 shares of Goldman Sachs stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, July 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $170.67, for a total transaction of $51,201.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $85,335. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) stock performance was 1.03% in last session and finished the day at $176.82. Traded volume was 3.45million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 2.49million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.62. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) insider ownership is 1.50%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) said on Wednesday it named Brett Krause to head its locally incorporated bank in China, adding to other recent hires as it rebuilds its leadership team in the country. Krause, a 20-year banking veteran, was hired as president of JPMorgan Chase Bank (China) Company Limited, the New York-based bank said in an e-mailed statement. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) rose 0.56 percent to $59.00 Wednesday on volume of 11.12million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $58.52 to $59.19. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) has a market capitalization of $221.92billion.

Manning and Napier Inc (NYSE:MN) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 7th, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 15th will be given a dividend of 0.16 per share on Friday, August 1st. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 11th. Manning and Napier Inc (NYSE:MN)’s stock on July 23, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.53% to the closing price of $16.87. Its fifty two weeks range is $14.40 -$19.02. The total market capitalization recorded $230.26million. The overall volume in the last trading session was 41,919.00million shares. In its share capital, MN has 13.65million outstanding shares.

PrivateBancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PVTB) had its price objective raised by DA Davidson from $31.00 to $32.00 in a research report released on Friday morning. DA Davidson currently has a neutral rating on the stock. On Wednesday, shares of PrivateBancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PVTB) dropped -0.65% to close the day at $29.00. Company return on investment (ROI) is 18.70% and its monthly performance is recorded as -0.68%. PrivateBancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PVTB) quarterly revenue growth is -0.21%.

Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI) hired groundwater “experts” to justify extracting some 50,000 acre feet of water from the Cadiz basin. Joe Camel and doctors told children how cool and safe cigarettes were. The gasoline industry spent millions trying to convince us that it was perfectly safe to exhaust millions of tons of lead through tailpipes into the atmosphere. Cadiz Inc (NASDAQ:CDZI) stock performance was -0.32% in last session and finished the day at $9.30. Traded volume was 36,169.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 53.29K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.34. Cadiz Inc (NASDAQ:CDZI) insider ownership is 4.50%.

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