Worth Watching Stocks : Dendreon (NASDAQ:DNDN), Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM), G&K (NASDAQ:GK), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD)

On July 30,2014 Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN) announced that its board of directors has appointed W. Thomas Amick as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Amick has also been appointed to the Company’s board of directors. Mr. Amick succeeds John H. Johnson, who previously announced his plans to step down as president and chief executive officer for personal reasons. Mr. Johnson will work with Mr. Amick through August 15, 2014 to ensure a smooth transition. Dendreon Corp. (NASDAQ:DNDN) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is -91.60% and weekly performance is 3.92%. On last trading day company shares ended up $2.12. Dendreon Corp. (NASDAQ:DNDN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -0.43%.

Analysts at Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Sigma Designs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 12th. Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) shares advanced 2.51% in last trading session and ended the day at $4.49. SIGM Gross Margin is 55.30% and its return on assets is -7.60%. Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) quarterly performance is 22.01%.

G&K Services Inc. (NASDAQ:GK)  announced the appointment of Thomas R. Greco to the company’s Board of Directors and its Compensation Committee, effective July 10, 2014. He will fill the vacant directorship created by the departure of Jeffrey L. Wright, who resigned from the Board effective June, 29, 2014, in connection with his previously announced retirement from G&K. With Mr. Greco’s appointment, G&K’s Board will have nine directors, eight of whom are independent. On 11 August, G&K Services Inc. (NASDAQ:GK) shares advanced 3.00% and was closed at $50.40. GK EPS growth in last 5 year was 1.00%. G&K Services Inc. (NASDAQ:GK) year to date (YTD) performance is -8.35%.

Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Advanced Micro Devices in a research note on Friday, July 18th. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) ended the last trading day at $4.14. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.39%and price to cash ratio as 3.34. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) showed a weekly performance of 3.50%.

Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD), which prints magazines and catalogs, reported net sales for the second quarter of 2014 of $1.1 billion, a decrease of about 1 percent compared with the first quarter of 2013, according to a company press release. Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) shares advanced 1.44% in last trading session and ended the day on $21.80. QUAD Gross Margin is 20.50% and its return on assets is 1.00%. Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) quarterly performance is 4.26%.

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