Lakeway, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/07/2013 -- ThePennyStockProfiler.com, an investment community with a special focus on updating investors with recent news on the U.S. stock market, issues news alert on the following stocks:-
Alcoa Inc(NYSE:AA) shares increased 2.63% to $8.57. The company, on Feb. 28, has been named the most admired metals company in the world for the second year in a row in Fortune magazine's annual ranking on corporate reputation. Alcoa has been a member of the "Most Admired" list since Fortune began the annual ranking 30 years ago.
Additionally, the company will begin trading ex-dividend on Feb. 6, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.03 per share is scheduled to be paid on Feb. 25, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are held eligible for the cash dividend payment.Its current earnings per share, is an indicator of a company's profitabilityof $.17.
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NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(NASDAQ:NPSP) shares gained 2.60% to $8.28.The Company, on Feb. 21, reported fourth quarter EPS of ($0.14), $0.05 worse than the analyst estimate of ($0.09). Revenue for the quarter came in at $27.1 million versus the consensus estimate of $28.93 million. For the year 2013, the company expects its operating expenses, to be between $135 and $145 million.
Additionally, the company will present at the Barclays Capital Global Healthcare Conference in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 11:15 a.m. ET.
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Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) shares increased 2.58% to $52. The company said for the first time it probably violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The company is embroiled in two U.S. investigations and a court battle with the former head of its Chinese casino business.
Additionally, Argus upgraded shares of Las Vegas from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released last week. Argus currently has $66.00 price target on the stock.
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