Top Stories : Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT), Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA), Peoples Financial (NASDAQ:PFBX), InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITMN), Synovus Financial (NYSE:SNV)

Walmart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) opened a supercenter in Sherwood Wednesday. The Sherwood High School drum corps provided entertainment. One of the store’s employees – Walmart prefers to call them associates – sang the national anthem. A priest gave the invocation. Store manager Scot Gavic led associates in the Walmart cheer. The company announced it had contributed $1,000 each to six Sherwood charities – in addition to donations in Tigard and statewide. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 4.10% and weekly performance is -0.23%. On last trading day company shares ended up $74.03. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -1.70%.

Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) unveiled in its quarterly report on 09 June 2014 that pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, in connection with the closing of the Dover Acquisition, company paid the Sellers an aggregate purchase price of $93.5 million, of which $73.5 million was paid in cash through a combination of existing cash-on-hand and bank debt and $20.0 million was paid by the issuance of promissory notes by us to the certain Sellers in the original principal amount of $20.0 million.  Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) shares moved up 2.51% in last trading session and ended the day at $9.80. XCRA Gross Margin is 44.00% and its return on assets is -8.40%. Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) quarterly performance is 8.89%.

Peoples Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PFBX), parent of The Peoples Bank, reported net earnings of $335,000 for the second quarter of 2014 and $914,000 for the first half of the year, announced Chevis C. Swetman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the holding company and the bank. On 13 August, Peoples Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PFBX) shares moved up 0.69% and was closed at $13.08. PFBX EPS growth in last 5 year was -16.10%. Peoples Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PFBX) year to date (YTD) performance is 1.00%.

InterMune Inc. (NASDAQ:ITMN)’s stock price soared as much as 20% today, following news of a potential takeover. Possible takeover contenders include pharmaceutical giants such as GlaxoSmithKline plc (ADR) (GSK), Roche Holding AG (RHHBY), and Sanofi SA (ADR) (SNY). InterMune has a market capitalization of around $5.5 billion at present. InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITMN) ended the last trading day at $52.06. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 8.81%and price to cash ratio as 9.27. InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITMN) showed a weekly performance of 17.67%.

Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE:SNV) General Counsel Allan E. Kamensky purchased 5,654 shares of Synovus Financial Corp. stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, August 11th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $129,306.98. Following the completion of the acquisition, the general counsel now directly owns 215,686 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,932,739. Synovus Financial Corporation (NYSE:SNV) shares moved up 2.14% in last trading session and ended the day on $23.38. SNV return on assets is 0.60%. Synovus Financial Corporation (NYSE:SNV) quarterly performance is 5.98%.

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