Traders Are Gambling on: Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU), Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL), National Health Investors Inc. (NYSE:NHI), Actavis (NYSE:ACT), Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)

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Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) has appointed ex-Riverbed VP Willem Hendrickx as its President for Europe, Middle East and Africa. At his new role with the France-based vendor he will be responsible for the entire sales and operational management of the company’s activities in the EMEA region. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is -1.80% and weekly performance is -1.15%. On last trading day company shares ended up $3.43. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 14.15%.

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL), which was late to cloud, nonetheless has arrived in time for mission-critical apps to make the cloud leap, according to the company’s new top cloud exec Shawn Price. An SAP veteran, Price joined Oracle in October just weeks after the company announced its latest-and-greatest cloud wares. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) shares decreased -0.39% in last trading session and ended the day at $40.76. ORCL Gross Margin is 81.10% and its return on assets is 12.10%. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) quarterly performance is 0.94%.

On Dec 01, National Health Investors Inc. (NYSE:NHI) said it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire eight communities for a purchase price of $476 million. The acquisition is expected to close by December 31. On 11 December, National Health Investors Inc. (NYSE:NHI) shares advanced 0.71% and was closed at $67.04. NHI EPS growth in last 5 year was 8.60%. National Health Investors Inc. (NYSE:NHI) year to date (YTD) performance is 24.17%.

Generic drug maker Actavis plc (NYSE:ACT) said that a U.S. district court has ruled that the company is required to continue distribution of the immediate-release version of its Alzheimer’s drug Namenda. Actavis plc (NYSE:ACT) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is -8.10% and weekly performance is -1.68%. On last trading day company shares ended up $263.00. Actavis plc (NYSE:ACT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 6.40%.

On Dec. 5, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) reported a loss from continuing operations of $3.1 million, or $0.06 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 ended November 1, 2014. This result compares to our guidance of a loss of $0.04 to $0.10 per share affirmed on September 29, 2014 and to an adjusted loss from continuing U.S. operations of $4.1 million, or $0.07 per share (non-GAAP), for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG) shares advanced 1.75% in last trading session and ended the day at $40.67. BIG Gross Margin is 38.80% and its return on assets is 5.50%. Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG) quarterly performance is -13.71%.

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