Traders Are Watching : PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM), MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), Werner Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN), Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB), Northwest Pipe Co. (NASDAQ:NWPX)

Zacks reissued their neutral rating on shares of PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) in a research report released on Friday morning. Zacks currently has a $20.00 price objective on the stock. PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM)’s stock on 31 July traded at beginning with a price of $17.93 and when day-trade ended the stock finally fell -2.70% to end at $17.65. PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM)’s showed weekly performance of -8.26%.

MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA)’s chief executive offered a cautious view on the U.S. economic recovery, even as the payments giant reported its second-quarter profit rose 9.8% amid strong volumes. Shares edged down 1.3% in recent trading in a move roughly in line with declines in broader stock-market averages and other financial company stocks. The drop reversed early gains in MasterCard shares that had come after results beat Street views. MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Thursday closed at $74.15. Stock institutional ownership is 78.50% while insider ownership includes 10.60%. MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -2.32%.

On July 21, Werner Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN), reported revenues and earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.  In second quarter 2014, VAS revenues increased $9.3 million or 10%, and operating income dollars decreased $2.2 million or 50%, compared to second quarter 2013. The increase in VAS revenues was due primarily to growth in Intermodal and Werner Global Logistics revenues. Operating income was impacted by a lower gross margin percentage for contractual business due to rising third party carrier costs, as capacity was tighter during second quarter 2014 compared to second quarter 2013. Werner Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN)’s shares on Thursday traded in the range of 24.38 – 24.83and ended up on $24.58. Werner Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) distance from 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) is -2.33%. WERN’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 4.70%.


On Jul 29, 2014, Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB), announced its unaudited financial results for the three- and six- month period ended June 30, 2014. The Board of Directors of the Company also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share of common stock for the second quarter of 2014. Net revenues for the second quarter of 2014 decreased by 10% to $37.2 million from $41.4 million during the same period in 2013. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB)’s stock on 31 July fell -1.35% to the closing price of $7.29. Its fifty two weeks range is $4.78 – 11.48. The total market capitalization recorded $608.3M. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) monthly performance is -23.66%.


Northwest Pipe Co. (NASDAQ:NWPX) on Thursday closed at $35.85. Stock institutional ownership is 87.60% while insider ownership includes 1.10%. Northwest Pipe Co. (NASDAQ:NWPX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -4.87%.


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