Stocks to Watch: Masco (NYSE:MAS), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Digirad Corporation (NASDAQ:DRAD), Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC), Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC)

Technology Stocks News 17

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) as a buy. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS)’s stock on 30 July traded at beginning with a price of $21.79and when day-trade ended the stock finally moved down -1.84% to end at $21.31. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS)’s showed weekly performance of 0.71%.

TheStreet Ratings Team rates Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) as a “buy” with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: “We rate INTEL CORP (INTC) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.” Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) on Wednesday closed at $34.35. Stock institutional ownership is 66.10% while insider ownership includes 0.07%. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 13.96%.

Digirad Corporation (NASDAQ:DRAD) will release financial results for its second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014, before the market opens on Friday, August 1, 2014. Digirad Corporation (NASDAQ:DRAD)’s shares on Wednesday traded in the range of 3.30 – 3.34and ended up on $3.30. Digirad Corporation (NASDAQ:DRAD) distance from 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) is -4.61%. DRAD’s sales growth for past 5 years was -9.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.20%.

On July 25, 2014Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) appointed N. John Simmons to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. He will stand for election to the Board along with the Company’s other Class III Directors at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders next year. Mr. Simmons will serve on the Audit and Governance Committees, effective immediately. Mr. Simmons will participate in Kforce’s standard director compensation arrangements applicable to directors who are not employees of the Company, as described in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2014. Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC)’s stock on 30 July moved down -0.37% to the closing price of $21.72. Its fifty two weeks range is $16.19 – 23.80. The total market capitalization recorded $716.7M. Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) monthly performance is 0.32%.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) an East Coast rail transport company, on Wednesday reported extremely strong second-quarter earnings. The company reported a 9 percent increase in revenues and a 21 percent increase in net profits. Due to stock buybacks the company generated earnings per share growth of 23 percent, making it a growth machine in the rail transport space. Furthermore, each of its operating segments showed gains, which suggests that the company is executing on all fronts. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) on Wednesday closed at $103.65. Stock institutional ownership is 67.60% while insider ownership includes 0.30%. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.12%.

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