Lakeway, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/08/2013 -- 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:-
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) went up 1.62% and closed at $156.62. The company announced that as required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Company and Goldman Sachs Bank USA have published a summary of the results of the DFA stress tests performed by each of them under the Federal Reserve’s severely adverse scenario.
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Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) went up 1.51% and closed at $16.86. Deutsche Bank upgraded the rating on Apollo's stock to hold from sell, saying that he sees some unrecognized asset value in the company and believes there is limited risk for the company's share price to slide further. Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) surged up 1.33% and closed at $50.17. The Company announced that treatment with VX-787 in a Phase 2 influenza challenge study resulted in statistically significant improvements in viral and clinical measurements of infection. VX-787 is an investigational new class of medicine for the treatment of influenza and is designed to directly inhibit replication of the virus. The study met its primary endpoint, and showed a statistically significant decrease in the amount of virus in nasal secretions (viral shedding) over the seven-day study period.
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Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) shares gained 2.03% to $127.65. Fitch Ratings said on Mar. 4 that it has upgraded the ratings on Pioneer Natural Resources, including its long-term Issuer Default Rating, to 'BBB-' from 'BB+'. The Rating Outlook is revised to Stable from Positive.
Additionally, the company is planning to invest $575 million in its Eagle Ford Shale operations this year. The company said its Eagle Ford production is expected to jump 36 percent to 50 percent this year, producing between 38,000 and 42,000 barrels of oil a day.
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Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI) shares climbed 2.39% and closed at $33.41. The company will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 02, 2013. Shareholders who purchased JCI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.56% increase over the same period a year ago.
Additionally, the company is exploring a potential sale of its automotive interiors unit, a move that would allow the diversified manufacturer to focus on higher-margin building controls and next-generation car batteries, three people familiar with the matter said on Mar. 6.
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