Trader’s Recap – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) , Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) , PRAA, Repligen (NASDAQ:RGEN) , Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC)

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the repurchase of up to $5 billion of the company’s common stock. Repurchases may be made at management’s discretion from time to time on the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. The repurchase program has no time limit and may be suspended for periods or discontinued at any time. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stock performance was -0.52% in last session and finished the day at $101.27. Traded volume was 6.39million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 6.39million shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.56. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) insider ownership is 0.02%.

As noted by CEO Dick Costolo several months back, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has a big opportunity to expand internationally through private messaging. An upgraded Direct Message system is something that a growing number of users are interested in seeing, and it appears that Twitter is listening. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) rose 2.70 percent to $38.05 Monday on volume of 19.69million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $36.85 to $38.29. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has a market capitalization of $22.42billion.

US-based Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) has completed its acquisition of Norwegian debt purchaser Aktiv Kapital, taking on its activities in Europe and Canada. Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA)’s stock on July 21, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.62% to the closing price of $60.47. Its fifty two weeks range is $46.34 -$63.96. The total market capitalization recorded $3.03billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 306,502.00million shares. In its share capital, PRAA has 50.06million outstanding shares.

Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN), a life sciences company based in Waltham, Mass., named Jon Snodgres finance chief. He succeeds William Kelly, its chief accounting officer, treasurer, principal financial officer and former CFO, who left the company in May to pursue other opportunities. Its last CFO was Jonathan Lieber, who was terminated without cause in August 2013 after holding the position for less than a year. On Monday, shares of Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) dropped -0.17% to close the day at $23.16. Company return on investment (ROI) is 15.40% and its monthly performance is recorded as 11.56%. Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) quarterly revenue growth is 47.89%.

Lincoln Educational Services Corp. (NASDAQ:LINC) was downgraded by Zacks from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They currently have a $4.80 target price on the stock. Zacks‘s target price would indicate a potential upside of 21.21% from the company’s current price. Lincoln Educational Services Corp (NASDAQ:LINC) stock performance was 2.48% in last session and finished the day at $3.72. Traded volume was 221,339.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 208.23K shares. The beta of the stock remained 2.38. Lincoln Educational Services Corp (NASDAQ:LINC) insider ownership is 8.70%.

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