Why Need to Watch : Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), BBCN Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBCN), AGN, China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE:NPD)

Technology Stocks News 18

Shares of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-four ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Stock Ratings News reports. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating on the company. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 4.50% and weekly performance is -3.89%. On last trading day company shares ended up $34.55. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -4.17%.

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) Canada has closed 15 of its 331 stores in this country as the office supplies retailer feels the brunt of more business shifting online. The closings are part of a broader move by U.S. parent Staples Inc. to shut as much as 12 per cent of roughly 1,800 North American stores and downsize others as it struggles to improve its bottom line in a fast-changing market. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) shares fell -1.98% in last trading session and ended the day at $11.86. SPLS Gross Margin is 25.70% and its return on assets is 4.60%. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) quarterly performance is 8.21%.

On Sept. 15, BBCN Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBCN) announced the appointments of William J. Lewis and Kiho Choi to the company’s Board of Directors and its wholly owned subsidiary, BBCN Bank, effective immediately. Lewis will chair the Asset/Liability Committee and also serve as a member of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee, Audit Committee and Directors’ Loan Committee. On 01 October, BBCN Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBCN) shares fell -1.51% and was closed at $14.37. BBCN EPS growth in last 5 year was 62.80%. BBCN Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBCN) year to date (YTD) performance is -12.48%.

Investor shareholder advisory firm ISS Wednesday urged botox maker Allergan Inc. (NYSE:AGN) to put for shareholder vote any deal that might halt the takeover attempt by Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. Allergan Inc. (NYSE:AGN) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 18.70% and weekly performance is 1.92%. On last trading day company shares ended up $179.67. Allergan Inc. (NYSE:AGN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 8.37%.

On Sept. 22, China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE:NPD) announced that it will hold its 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “AGM”) on October 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Beijing Time. China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE:NPD) shares fell -0.97% in last trading session and ended the day at $2.05. NPD Gross Margin is 42.10% and its return on assets is -1.60%. China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE:NPD) quarterly performance is -11.26%.

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