Trending Stocks : Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:EXTR), Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB), Himax (NASDAQ:HIMX), CombiMatrix Corporation (NASDAQ:CBMX), H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB)

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Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXTR ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The computer networks company’s consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.02. This value represents a 66.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. EXTR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -15.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for EXTR is 35.64 vs. an industry ratio of 26.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry. Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:EXTR) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is -8.50% and weekly performance is 13.83%. On last trading day company shares ended up $5.35. Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:EXTR) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 20.01%.

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty-four analysts that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $363.05. Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) shares increased 0.71% in last trading session and ended the day at $337.01. BIIB Gross Margin is 87.20% and its return on assets is 17.70%. Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) quarterly performance is 16.40%.

Taiwan headquartered semiconductor manufacturer Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) stock was downgraded by Nomura Securities to “Neutral” and also lowered the price target to $6.8 from $8.6. The downgrade comes on the back of 3Q14 results that the firm declared in the last week of August. The brokerage house had linked the downgrade to the “rising competition in high-resolution smartphone display and image sensors.” On 14 August, Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) shares fell -0.39% and was closed at $7.68. HIMX EPS growth in last 5 year was -2.10%. Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) year to date (YTD) performance is -45.45%.

CombiMatrix Corp. (NASDAQ:CBMX)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by Zacks in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a $3.50 price objective on the stock. Zacks‘s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 74.13% from the company’s current price. CombiMatrix Corporation (NASDAQ:CBMX) ended the last trading day at $2.06. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 5.44%and price to cash ratio as 1.82. CombiMatrix Corporation (NASDAQ:CBMX) showed a weekly performance of 2.49%.

Tax agents H&R Block Inc. (NYSE:HRB) Australia have modernised their recruitment systems by ditching pen on paper signatures in favour of a digital signature cloud-based system. The solution, by specialist providers Secured Signing, allows management to complete on- boarding and employment contracts for a workforce of over 2500 in a secure online environment with a legally binding digital signature from both parties. H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) shares increased 0.42% in last trading session and ended the day on $33.26. HRB Gross Margin is 70.40% and its return on assets is 12.40%. H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) quarterly performance is 19.77%.

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