Why Making Dramatic Moves : JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU), Applied Micro Circuits (NASDAQ:AMCC), The GEO Group (NYSE:GEO), The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY), Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN),

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JetBlue Airways(NASDAQ: JBLU) announced that Robin Hayes, the company’s current President, will succeed Dave Barger as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 16, 2015. Barger will serve on the JetBlue Board of Directors until February 15, 2015, and Hayes is expected to join the Board on February 16, 2015. JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 6.20% and weekly performance is -6.81%. On last trading day company shares ended up $11.36. JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -2.17%.

Shares of Applied Micro Circuits (NASDAQ:AMCC) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the stock, American Banking and Market News reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company.Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC) shares moved down -1.39% in last trading session and ended the day at $7.12. AMCC Gross Margin is 60.90% and its return on assets is -15.30%. Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC) quarterly performance is -35.68%.

On Sep 16, The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE:GEO) announced that a GEO led consortium comprised of GEO’s wholly-owned subsidiary, The GEO Group Australia Pty. Ltd. (“GEO Australia”), John Holland Construction, and Honeywell has signed a contract with the Department of Justice in the State of Victoria for the development and operation of a new 1,000-bed Prison (the “Facility”) in Ravenhall, a locality near Melbourne, Australia. The Facility will have the capacity to house 1,300 inmates should the State of Victoria have the need for additional beds in the future. On 19 September, The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE:GEO) shares moved up 0.79% and was closed at $37.04. GEO EPS growth in last 5 year was 6.60%. The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE:GEO) year to date (YTD) performance is 18.98%.

TheStreet Ratings team rates The9 Limited (NASDAQ:NCTY) as a Sell with a ratings score of D-. The9 Limited (NASDAQ:NCTY) ended the last trading day at $2.60. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 5.48% and price to cash ratio as 2.92. The9 Limited (NASDAQ:NCTY) showed a weekly performance of -2.99%.

Nielsen Hldg NV (NASDAQ:NLSN) EVP Itzhak Fisher sold 70,356 shares of Nielsen Hldg NV stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.51, for a total value of $3,131,545.56. Following the completion of the sale , the executive vice president now directly owns 32,726 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,456,634. Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) shares moved up 1.39% in last trading session and ended the day at $45.11. NLSN Gross Margin is 57.90% and its return on assets is 2.60%. Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) quarterly performance is -5.92%.

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