Stocks To Watch: Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP), Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM), salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), Kodiak Oil & Gas (NYSE:KOG), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)

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Investors in Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP) saw new options begin trading May 19, 2014, for the August 16th expiration. Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP) stock performance was -2.40% in last session and finished the day at $2.85. Traded volume was 4,571,200 shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 5.03 million shares. The beta of the stock remained 3.25. Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP) insider ownership is 19.60%.

Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) On August 7, 2012 disclosed in a Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Item 4.02 Form 8-K”) that CIM was evaluating its accounting policy related to the application of generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) to its non-Agency residential mortgage-backed securities portfolio. Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) rose0.65 percent to $3.09 yesterday on volume of 4,457,000 shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $3.07 to $3.10. Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) has a market capitalization of $3.18 billion.

Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) has come under scrutiny for investing in growth rather than focusing on profits, management deserves credit for having placed the right bets on customer relationship management business, or CRM (for which their stock is named).The stock, on the other hand, has been tough to gauge, particularly for value investors. Still, it’s tough to bet against the cloud and enterprise giant, which will report first-quarter earnings results Tuesday.Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM)’s stock on May 19, 2014 reported a increase of 2.76% to the closing price of $53.223. Its fifty two weeks range is $51.99 -$53.43. The total market capitalization recorded $32.48 billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 4,788,700 shares. In its share capital, Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) has 613.81 million outstanding shares.

The Williston Basin of North Dakota is the prime production location of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (USA) (NYSE:KOG). The company reported net gas and oil sales of $257 million, which is significantly higher than the previous year. The net sales increased almost 56% from 1Q2013. Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (USA) (NYSE:KOG) reported an overall 57% hike in the quarter-over –quarter sales volume. On Monday, shares of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (USA) (NYSE:KOG) advanced 2.04% to close the day at $12.50. Company return on investment (ROI) is 7.40% and its monthly performance is recorded as-7.20%. Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (USA) (NYSE:KOG) quarterly revenue growth is 11.21%.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) EVP Lawrence J. Pope sold 3,000 shares of Halliburton Company stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.67, for a total transaction of $191,010.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 158,937 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,119,519. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rose0.57 percent to $63.21 yesterday on volume of 4,475,800 shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $62.42 to $63.38. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has a market capitalization of $53.38 billion.

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