Today’s Stocks : National Bank of Greece (NYSE:NBG), Peabody (NYSE:BTU), Employers Holdings (NYSE:EIG), Kate Spade & Company (NYSE:KATE), American Electric (NASDAQ:AETI)

National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG), the country’s biggest bank, is bidding for 1.6 billion euros, according to a spokesman. Piraeus Bank SA (TPEIR), the nation’s second-biggest lender, is seeking 2.75 billion euros in the September auction, according to a senior executive, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 10.20% and weekly performance is 0.00%. On last trading day company shares ended up $3.43. National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -0.26%.

THE future of Wilkie Creek coal mine hangs in the balance after Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU) pulled the plug on its deal with former mining mogul Nathan Tinkler. After making a non-refundable payment of $5 million on the mine through his company Bentley Resources, Tinkler is alleged to have missed several payment deadlines. In a statement released by Peabody Energy last week the company announced it had terminated the sale and purchase agreement with Singapore-based Bentley Resources for the sale of its Wilkie Creek Mine in the Surat Basin.  Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU) shares moved up 1.40% in last trading session and ended the day at $15.88. BTU Gross Margin is 16.70% and its return on assets is -5.10%. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU) quarterly performance is -1.06%.

Employers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EIG) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.26. Analysts expect that Employers Holdings will post $0.70 EPS for the current fiscal year. On 29 August, Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EIG) shares moved up 1.95% and was closed at $21.41. EIG EPS growth in last 5 year was -0.70%. Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EIG) year to date (YTD) performance is -31.95%.

On Aug 14, 2014, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kate Spade & Co. (NYSE:KATE) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) following its splendid second-quarter 2014 performance as well as raised guidance for the full year. Kate Spade & Company (NYSE:KATE) ended the last trading day at $32.34. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.39%and price to cash ratio as 23.17. Kate Spade & Company (NYSE:KATE) showed a weekly performance of -0.68%.

American Electric Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AETI) announced it completed the sale of its American Access Technologies (AAT) business to Fabricating Technologies, LLC on August 15, 2014 for $2.3 million in cash. The sale did not include AAT’s real estate which was leased to the purchaser. American Electric Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ:AETI) shares moved down -0.14% in last trading session and ended the day on $6.96. AETI Gross Margin is 16.80% and its return on assets is 1.10%. American Electric Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ:AETI) quarterly performance is 11.36%.

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