Today’s Watch List: Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB), Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ:UEIC), Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN), Esperion (NASDAQ:ESPR)

Technology Stocks News 8

On 5 AUG The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) said that The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) and its African bottling partners today announced a new investment of US$5 billion during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit here. The investment, to be made over the next six years, increases its total announced investment in Africa to $17 billion from 2010 to 2020.The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) belongs to Consumer Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 18.10% and weekly performance is 0.41%. On last trading day company shares ended up $39.45. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -4.10%.

On 30 JULY Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.01. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.21 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Williams Companies will post $1.07 EPS for the current fiscal year. Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares increased 3.46% in last trading session and ended the day at $56.25. WMB Gross Margin is 56.30% and its return on assets is 1.30%. Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) quarterly performance is 29.91%.

On 7 AUG Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ:UEIC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $146.32 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $145.26 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.47 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Universal Electronics Inc will post $2.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. On 08 August, Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ:UEIC) shares increased 11.21% and was closed at $52.77. UEIC EPS growth in last 5 year was 6.20%. Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ:UEIC) year to date (YTD) performance is 38.47%.

On 23 JULY Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE:HMN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $264.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $256.37 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.39 earnings per share. Horace Mann Educators’s revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Horace Mann Educators will post $2.28 EPS for the current fiscal year. Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE:HMN) ended the last trading day at $29.28. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.82%and price to cash ratio as 34.31. Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE:HMN) showed a weekly performance of 2.23%.

On 5 AUG Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) announced it will host a conference call and webcast to report operational and financial results from the second quarter 2014. The webcast will take place on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) shares increased 0.07% in last trading session and ended the day on $15.34. ESPR return on assets is -46.70%. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) quarterly performance is 12.13%.

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