Top Stocks: J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP), Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB), BPZ Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BPZ), Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW), AT&T (NYSE:T)

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Several dozen J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) stores will close over the next year, the company announced Thursday. The 40 closures represent nearly 4 percent of J.C. Penney’s 1,060 stores, according to Business Insider. J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is -5.60% and weekly performance is 22.69%. On last trading day company shares ended up $7.95. J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 12.98%.

Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) SVP Robyn L. Ewing sold 3,394 shares of Williams Companies stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.24, for a total value of $153,544.56. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 114,312 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,171,475. Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares moved up 0.96% in last trading session and ended the day at $43.02. WMB Gross Margin is 57.70% and its return on assets is 5.40%. Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) quarterly performance is -19.14%.

BPZ Resources (NYSE:BPZ) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 16,314,382 shares, a drop of 18.3% from the November 28th total of 19,962,766 shares, ARN reports. On 08 January, BPZ Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BPZ) shares fell -2.62% and was closed at $0.23. BPZ EPS growth in last 5 year was -33.00%. BPZ Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BPZ) year to date (YTD) performance is -19.10%.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) said it has priced its underwritten public offering of 30 million shares of common stock at a public offering price of $14.50 per share, a 1.8 percent increase over the prior day’s close of $14.24. Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 20.10% and weekly performance is 6.89%. On last trading day company shares ended up $14.73. Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 9.03%.

AT&T (NYSE:T) is the second major U.S. carrier to allow some of its customers to “roll over” unused data limits for use the following month. AT&T’s offer follows T-Mobile US’ (TMUS) lead in allowing subscribers to save and utilize data they’ve paid for but didn’t use in a billing period. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) shares moved up 0.99% in last trading session and ended the day at $33.50. T Gross Margin is 58.60% and its return on assets is 6.00%. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) quarterly performance is -3.35%.

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