Momentum Mid Cap Stocks in Focus: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY), Spirit AeroSystems (SPR), Msci (MSCI), Varian Medical (VAR)

Mutual funds that invest in stocks are typically categorized as large-cap, mid-cap, or small-cap funds. A mutual fund that is described as a large-cap fund is usually invested mainly in large-cap stocks. However, it is important to understand that not all mutual funds remain true to their categorizations. A large-cap fund may also invest in small cap stocks and other riskier types of securities. When you buy a fund that is categorized as a large-cap fund, you may be buying some securities that aren’t large-cap stocks, thus introducing more risk to your portfolio than you intended. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) announced that management will present a company overview at the 24th Annual Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm MT (3:00 pm ET) at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as at the Stifel Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11:00 am ET at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) ended its day with the gaining stream with the gain of 8.28% after opening at $86.83 on Tuesday November 02 2015. The worst hit in its 52 week range is $71.14 per share, with $140.00 as its 52 week best price that compares with a latest closing price of $93.07. Historically, the volatility of this stock is about 6.94% a week and 7.49% a month and its beta value stands at 2.35. Its latest closing price has a distance of +2.09% from SMA20 and is -13.91% from SMA200. ATTD was a gainer in the 5 days activity and jumped about 16.76%. The one... read more

Mid Cap Stocks News Review: Corporate Office Properties (OFC), RPM International (RPM), Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), Rice Energy (RICE)

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) stated financial and operating results for the 3rd Q ended September 30, 2015. Roger A. Waesche, Jr., COPT’s President & Chief Executive Officer said that Since their last call, their continued execution on allocating capital to grow their Strategic Niche and upgrade their Regional Office portfolio passed important milestones. Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) reported the loss of -0.95% and closed at $23.00 with the total traded volume of 1.38 million shares. Its market capitalization is $2.17 billion. The stock has a 52-week high price of $30.94 and its 52-week low was recorded at $20.13. RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) said that the continuing strength of the U.S. dollar against most foreign currencies, coupled with rainy weather in North America, dampened performance for the fiscal 2016 first quarter ended August 31, 2015. Unseasonably wet weather during June and early July had a particularly negative impact on the company’s consumer segment. The company anticipates a return to solid growth in the consumer segment for the balance of the year.  Additionally, during the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the combination of translational and transactional foreign exchange reduced earnings per diluted share by $0.08. Of note, in local currencies RPM grew at double-digit rates in nearly every region of the world. RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) added 0.11% and ended at $45.71. The total traded volume was 1.36 million shares and market capitalization arrived at $6.08 billion. The stock has a 52-week high price of $51.97 and its 52-week low was recorded at $40.11, while during last trade its minimum price was $45.31 and it gained the highest price... read more

Mid Cap Stocks News Review: Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ:TXRH), CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE:CLC), NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR), United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI)

Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ:TXRH) announced that it will release third quarter 2015 financial results on Monday, November 2, 2015 after the market close. A conference call will follow at 5:00 PM ET and will be webcast live from the investor relations portion of the Company’s website at Listeners may also access the call by dialing (877)604-9668 or (719)325-4794 for international calls. A replay of the call will be available until November 9, 2015 by dialing (877)870-5176 or (858)384-5517 for international calls. The passcode is 2485478. Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ:TXRH) showing dropped of -2.25% and closed at $34.35, after gaining total volume of 1.59 million shares. Its earnings per share (EPS) is $1.29 and its beta value stands at 0.83 points and has total market capitalization of $2.41 billion and a total of 70.07 million outstanding shares. Can Investors Bet on TXRH after this News update? Find out in this Research Report CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE:CLC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Mridul Gautam, PhD, will deliver a keynote address at its 39th Annual Automotive Aftermarket Symposium on November 3.Dr. Gautam is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada-Reno and will discuss recent emissions issues facing the automotive industry, including impacts on future legislation and potential benefits for the automotive aftermarket. He will also lead an interactive panel consisting of leading researchers and former colleagues from the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines & Emissions at West Virginia University – the group responsible for uncovering Volkswagen’s Emissions readings discrepancies. CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE:CLC) reported the surge of +0.22% and closed at $49.86, with the total traded volume of 1.59... read more

Mid Cap Stocks Alert: HD Supply (HDS), Avnet (AVT), Helmerich & Payne (HP), Flowserve (FLS)

HD Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HDS) one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, announced that HD Supply, Inc., its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, had redeemed all of its outstanding $675 million 11% Senior Secured Second Priority Notes due 2020 using proceeds from the completion of the previously announced sale of its Power Solutions business. The redemption amount of $783.3 million included a make-whole premium of approximately $71.6 million and accrued interest of approximately $36.7 million. The reduction in future interest expense is expected to be approximately $75 million annually. The Company’s Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA leverage ratio as of August 2, 2015 is 5.3x adjusted for this redemption of the Second Priority Notes. HD Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HDS) reported the gain of 1.02% and closed at $29.65 with the total traded volume of 2.03 million shares. Its market capitalization is $5.84 billion. The stock has a 52-week high price of $36.81 and its 52-week low was recorded at $26.51. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT)  a leading global technology distributor, today announced that registration is now open in Asia for a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops featuring Avnet’s newly released ARTY Xilinx Artix-7 35T FPGA Evaluation Kit. Technical experts from Avnet will lead the full-day “Introduction to Vivado Design Suite” SpeedWay Design Workshops, providing attendees with hands-on product experience that will help them accelerate designs with Xilinx hardware description language (HDL). Utilizing Xilinx Artix-7 hardware, attendees will be introduced to techniques for entering, building and debugging designs in Verilog or very high speed integrated circuit HDL (VHDL). Attendees will also learn best practices in board planning, design creation, IP integration, design... read more

Mid Cap Stock’s Buzzers: Carlisle Companies (CSL), Service Corporation (SCI), Fortinet (FTNT), ISIS Pharmaceuticals (ISIS)

Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CSL) reported net sales from continuing operations of $973.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, a 7.6% increase from $904.1 million in the third quarter 2014. Net sales from the acquisition of the Finishing Brands business, which now constitutes the Carlisle Fluid Technologies (CFT) segment, contributed 7.5% to net sales in the third quarter. Net sales from the acquisition of LHi Technology (LHi), reported in the Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CIT) segment, contributed 2.9% to net sales. Organic net sales declined by 1.0%. Fluctuations from foreign exchange had a negative impact to net sales of 1.8%. Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CSL) reported the gain of 1.02% and closed at $86.81 with the total traded volume of 1.25 million shares. Its market capitalization is $5.59 billion. The stock has a 52-week high price of $104.99 and its 52-week low was recorded at $80.73. Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) whose affiliates comprise North America’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, has been dedicated to reducing water usage at its affiliated California cemeteries with efforts to streamline water efficiencies for all cemeteries around the state for nearly a decade. SCI’s Rose Hills Memorial Park, one of the largest cemeteries in the United States, began using recycled water in 1997 and has been instrumental in getting legislation to provide an incentive for cemeteries around the state to use recycled water for irrigation and landscaping. Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) declined -5.07% and ended at $28.17. The total traded volume was 5.69 million shares and market capitalization arrived at $5.95 billion. The stock has a 52-week high price of $32.02 and its... read more

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