Stocks to Watch: Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), BP plc (NYSE:BP), Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN), First Busey Corporation (NASDAQ:BUSE), Axiall Corporation (NYSE:AXLL)

Technology Stocks News 17

On 7 AUG Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) said it is encouraging website developers to make their sites secure for visitors by using site encryption as one of the factors to determine search ranking. Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) belongs to Technology sector. Its weekly performance is 0.48%. On last trading day company shares ended up $568.77. Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -0.32%.

BP plc (NYSE:BP) said that Shares of BP plc (NYSE:BP) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-eight brokerages that are presently covering the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. BP plc (NYSE:BP) shares advanced 0.08% in last trading session and ended the day at $47.40. BP Gross Margin is 12.90% and its return on assets is 3.30%. BP plc (NYSE:BP) quarterly performance is -5.11%.

On 7 AUG Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.36. The company had revenue of $148.09 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.46 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.07) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 111.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Medivation will post $1.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. On 08 August, Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN) shares advanced 7.52% and was closed at $80.93. MDVN EPS growth in last 5 year was 11.70%. Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN) year to date (YTD) performance is 26.81%.

On 22 JULY First Busey Corporation (NASDAQ:BUSE) reported net income for the second quarter of 2014 was $8.2 million and net income available to common stockholders was $8.0 million, or $0.09 per fully-diluted common share. Net income was notably higher than the second quarter of 2013, when the Company reported net income of $7.4 million and net income available to common stockholders of $6.5 million, or $0.08 per fully-diluted common share. The Company reported net income of $7.9 million and net income available to common stockholders of $7.7 million, or $0.09 per fully-diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2014. Net income available to common stockholders grew 3.9% on a linked-quarter basis. First Busey Corporation (NASDAQ:BUSE) ended the last trading day at $5.52. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.71%and price to cash ratio as 2.63. First Busey Corporation (NASDAQ:BUSE) showed a weekly performance of 0.55%.

On 5 AUG Axiall Corporation (NYSE:AXLL) reported net sales of $1,236.9 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to net sales of $1,272.8 million reported for the second quarter of 2013. The company reported Net Income attributable to Axiall of $27.2 million, or $0.38 diluted earnings per share, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to Net Income attributable to Axiall of $72.8 million, or $1.03 diluted earnings per share, for the second quarter of 2013. The company reported Adjusted Net Income of $33.5 million and Adjusted Earnings per Share of $0.48 for the second quarter of 2014, compared to Adjusted Net Income of $84.0 million and Adjusted Earnings per Share of $1.19 for the second quarter of 2013. The company reported Adjusted EBITDA of $128.1 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $197.9 million for the second quarter of the prior year. Axiall Corporation (NYSE:AXLL) shares fell -0.15% in last trading session and ended the day on $40.35. AXLL Gross Margin is 12.70% and its return on assets is 1.90%. Axiall Corporation (NYSE:AXLL) quarterly performance is -7.62%.

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