Why These Are Hot: The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW), The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), Steiner Leisure (NASDAQ:STNR), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC)

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Charles Schwab Corp (NASDAQ:SCHW) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings Network reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 20.30% and weekly performance is -7.92%. On last trading day company shares ended up $28.14. The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -2.58%.

On Dec 22, The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) and The Western Union Foundation announced it has exceed the goal of pledging $10 million for education programs around the world – having reached more than $11.5 million in grants and formal donations, a year ahead of schedule. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) shares fell -0.17% in last trading session and ended the day at $17.73. WU Gross Margin is 41.10% and its return on assets is 8.10%. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) quarterly performance is 9.85%.

Steiner Leisure Limited (NASDAQ:STNR) announced that the written trading plan for the purpose of repurchasing its common shares in accordance with the guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which had been adopted by the Company on May 20, 2014, has ended, effective as of December 31, 2014. On 06 January, Steiner Leisure Ltd. (NASDAQ:STNR) shares fell -0.38% and was closed at $44.10. STNR EPS growth in last 5 year was 2.40%. Steiner Leisure Ltd. (NASDAQ:STNR) year to date (YTD) performance is -4.57%.

Computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ) said it has selected chipmaker Intel Corp. as the silicon architecture for HP Multi Jet Fusion, a technology engineered to resolve fundamental limitations in 3D printing technologies and deliver on the potential of 3D printing. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 4.50% and weekly performance is -3.54%. On last trading day company shares ended up $39.27. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 4.00%.

On Dec 23, Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC) announced that Prospect recently provided a $25 million loan to Security Alarm Financing Enterprises, L.P. (“SAFE”), a portfolio company of ICV Partners (“ICV”), to support continued organic and acquisition-driven growth. Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) shares fell -0.36% in last trading session and ended the day at $8.32. PSEC Gross Margin is 54.30% and its return on assets is 5.20%. Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) quarterly performance is -11.68%.

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