Morning Watch List : Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ:NVTL), GNC (NYSE:GNC), AO Smith (NYSE:AOS), DSW (NYSE:DSW), Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD)

Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ:NVTL) major shareholder Bruce A. Karsh acquired 114,197 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $1.99 per share, for a total transaction of $227,252.03. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 3,401,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,767,990. Novatel Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ:NVTL) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is -14.60% and weekly performance is 4.66%. On last trading day company shares ended up $2.02. Novatel Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ:NVTL) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 6.42%.

GNC Holdings Inc. Chairman Michael F. Hines purchased 30,000 shares of the Pittsburgh-based retailer last week for more than $1 million. GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNC) shares advanced 1.48% in last trading session and ended the day at $36.93. GNC Gross Margin is 37.70% and its return on assets is 9.80%. GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNC) quarterly performance is 1.57%.

A. O. Smith Corp. (NYSE:AOS) recently announced a 25 percent increase in its adjusted net earnings to $60.3 million or $.66 per share for the second quarter of 2014 on record sales of $595.4 million. On 20 August, AO Smith Corp. (NYSE:AOS) shares moved down -0.26% and was closed at $49.28. AOS EPS growth in last 5 year was 33.60%. AO Smith Corp. (NYSE:AOS) year to date (YTD) performance is -7.77%.

DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are covering the company, Stock Ratings Network reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.73. DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW) ended the last trading day at $28.21. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.83%and price to cash ratio as 8.17. DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW) showed a weekly performance of 2.21%.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) on August 4, provided an update on its second quarter 2014 and recent business activities. Ironwood ended the second quarter of 2014 with approximately $302 million of cash, cash equivalents and available- for-sale securities. Ironwood used approximately $36 million of cash for operations during the second quarter of 2014, as compared to approximately $58 million in the first quarter of 2014. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) shares moved down -0.61% in last trading session and ended the day on $13.11. IRWD Gross Margin is 52.20% and its return on assets is -64.20%. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) quarterly performance is -5.21%.

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