Stocks Gaining Momentum: Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA), Stoneridge Inc. (NYSE:SRI), Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) is moving into the gene therapy space in the latest sign that the technology for fixing faulty genes may finally be ready for prime time, following earlier setbacks. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 64.40% and weekly performance is 2.27%. On last trading day company shares ended up $31.97. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 7.95%.

-ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) announced long-term follow up from its pivotal Phase 2 trial of Iclusig® (ponatinib), its approved BCR-ABL inhibitor, in heavily pretreated patients with resistant or intolerant chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) or Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL). The study now shows that with a median follow-up of approximately 3 years for chronic-phase CML (CP-CML) patients in the trial, Iclusig continues to demonstrate anti-leukemic activity in patients with limited treatment options. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) shares fell -3.26% in last trading session and ended the day at $7.13. ARIA Gross Margin is 72.30% and its return on assets is -54.60%. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) quarterly performance is 24.00%.

Stock analysts at FBR Capital Markets assumed coverage on shares of Stoneridge (NYSE:SRI) in a report issued on Wednesday, reports. The firm set a “market perform” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock. FBR Capital Markets’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 11.30% from the stock’s previous close. On 08 December, Stoneridge Inc. (NYSE:SRI) shares fell -2.72% and was closed at $11.45. SRI EPS growth in last 5 year was 16.40%. Stoneridge Inc. (NYSE:SRI) year to date (YTD) performance is -10.20%.

On Nov 24, Columbus, GA-based Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) partnered linked2pay to offer a feature-packed omni payments solution with additional ways to accept payments to the former’s merchants and partners. Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) ended the last trading day at $33.33. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.46% and price to cash ratio as 23.29. Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) showed a weekly performance of 1.09%.

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) SVP Lawrence J. Salva sold 7,411 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.12, for a total transaction of $415,905.32. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares advanced 0.04% in last trading session and ended the day at $56.36. CMCSA Gross Margin is 69.40% and its return on assets is 5.30%. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) quarterly performance is -0.04%.

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