Stocks to Watch – Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) , Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) , CAE (NYSE:CAE) , HORSEHEAD (NASDAQ:ZINC) , Towers Watson (NYSE:TW)

Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) was upgraded by stock analysts at B. Riley from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. The firm currently has a $25.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $23.06. B. Riley’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 9.41% from the stock’s previous close. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock performance was -0.37% in last session and finished the day at $22.76. Traded volume was 11.32million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 13.82million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.67. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) insider ownership is 0.30%.

Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) on July 16 announced that its recent title releases have helped the company establish new company records in terms of revenue, downloads, and daily active users (DAU). Released on July 10th, Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores quickly achieved the #1 Top Free App ranking on the App Store for iPhone in 9 countries and set company records for global single-day downloads. Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) closed to $6.52 Thursday on volume of 9.26million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $6.28 to $6.61. Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) has a market capitalization of $594.42million.

CAE, Inc. (USA) (NYSE:CAE) and Lufthansa Flight Training (LFT) on 14 July 2014 announced at the Farnborough International Airshow that they have joined forces focused on providing pilot and cabin crew training for Bombardier*’s CSeries* aircraft. CAE, Inc. (USA) (NYSE:CAE)’s stock on July 17, 2014 reported a increase of 0.08% to the closing price of $12.93. Its fifty two weeks range is $10.41 -$13.99. The total market capitalization recorded $3.41billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 210,140.00million shares. In its share capital, CAE has 263.66million outstanding shares.

Horsehead Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ZINC) announced a “temporary outage” at its Mooresboro, N.C., zinc production facility July 8. The outage is being taken “to repair, upgrade and replace some of the mixing components in a series of tanks,” the company said. On Thursday, shares of HORSEHEAD HOLDING CORP. (NASDAQ:ZINC) dropped -0.94% to close the day at $17.83. Company return on investment (ROI) is -2.20% and its monthly performance is recorded as 4.27%. HORSEHEAD HOLDING CORP. (NASDAQ:ZINC) quarterly revenue growth is 10.75%.

Global professional services company Towers Watson & Co. (NYSE:TW) announced that Roger Millay, the company’s chief financial officer, has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal for outstanding performance in his role as a corporate financial steward. The business newspaper named Millay one of 12 honorees for 2014 as part of their eighth annual CFO of the Year award program. The winners were honored at a luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner today. Millay is profiled in a special supplement to this week’s edition of the Washington Business Journal. Towers Watson & Co (NYSE:TW) stock performance was 0.07% in last session and finished the day at $103.96. Traded volume was 434,401.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 523.80K shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.93. Towers Watson & Co (NYSE:TW) insider ownership is 0.50%.

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