Stocks in Focus : Arrowhead Research (NASDAQ:ARWR), Sonus Networks (NASDAQ:SONS), RGC (NASDAQ:RGCO), American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE:AEP), American Science (NASDAQ:ASEI)

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Arrowhead Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ARWR) on Aug. 12 announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 30, 2014 and provided an update on the Phase 2a study of ARC-520, its RNAi-based candidate for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. Net loss attributable to Arrowhead for the quarter was $11.6 million, or $0.22 per share based on 51.9 million weighted average shares outstanding. This compares with a net loss attributable to Arrowhead of $6.1 million, or $0.23 per share based on 26.1 million weighted average shares outstanding, for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Arrowhead Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ARWR) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is 14.14%. On last trading day company shares ended up $15.34. Arrowhead Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ARWR) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 18.90%.

Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS), a global leader in securing and enabling real-time communications, today announced that the Sonus portfolio of Session Border Controllers (SBCs) is formally certified for interoperability by Genesys, a leading provider of customer experience and contact center solutions. Additionally, Sonus is now recognized as a Genesys Silver Technology Partner.  Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS) shares moved up 4.51% in last trading session and ended the day at $3.94. SONS Gross Margin is 63.50% and its return on assets is -3.40%. Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS) quarterly performance is 13.22%.

On 31 July 2014, RGC Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGCO) announced consolidated Company earnings of $283,194 or $0.06 per average share outstanding for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. This compares to consolidated earnings of $110,103 or $0.02 per average share outstanding for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. CFO Paul Nester attributed the increase in earnings to improved utility margins from higher sales volumes. Earnings for the twelve months ending June 30, 2014 were $4,751,866 or $1.01 per share compared to $0.91 per share for the twelve months ended June 30, 2013. Nester attributed the higher year-over-year earnings primarily to improved utility margins from higher sales volumes. On 02 September, RGC Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGCO) shares fell -0.20% and was closed at $20.25. RGCO EPS growth in last 5 year was -1.50%. RGC Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGCO) year to date (YTD) performance is 9.70%.

American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE:AEP) says explosions that sent manhole covers flying in downtown Columbus last February happened when insulation material on electricity cables broke down because of water, salt and other factors. Nobody was injured in the explosions that sent two manhole covers into the air and shattered one. The Columbus Dispatch reports the utility is spending around $30 million to prevent any similar explosions. AEP says the cracked insulation exposed metal wires to the air and the high level of electricity running through the cables produced heat. American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE:AEP) ended the last trading day at $52.88. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.49%and price to cash ratio as 45.57. American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE:AEP) showed a weekly performance of -0.13%.

American Science & Engineering (NASDAQ:ASEI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $35.54 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $39.90 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.62 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that American Science & Engineering will post $1.70 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. American Science & Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ:ASEI) shares moved up 0.59% in last trading session and ended the day on $58.24. ASEI Gross Margin is 40.50% and its return on assets is 6.20%. American Science & Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ:ASEI) quarterly performance is -10.44%.

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