Lakeway, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/25/2013 -- Bestdamnpennystocks, 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:-
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) shares jumped 2.43% and closed at $45.91 in the last trading session. VRTX‘s stock had its “sell” rating restated by analysts at TheStreet in a research report issued to clients and investors on Feb. 23.
Additionally, the company last released its earnings data on Tuesday, January 29. The company reported ($0.35) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.28. The company had revenue of $334.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $318.53 million.
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Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) shares gained 2.43% to $13.51. NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, on Feb. 14, announced the winners of the “Believe in Reading” sweepstakes. The sweepstakes was part of an exclusive NOOK Media and Barnes & Noble promotion with the Pop/R&B Global Superstar that ran in Barnes & Noble stores from November 8, 2012, to December 24, 2012.
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Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock jumped 2.42% to $13.57. The company said it will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.09 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 13, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AMAT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that AMAT has paid the same dividend.
Additionally, the company, on Feb. 14, said that some customers are expanding output on brisk demand for mobile devices. Sales in the current period will rise 15% to 25% from the prior quarter, indicating revenue of $1.81 billion to $1.97 billion. Analysts on average estimated sales of $1.81 billion.
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Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) shares climbed 2.41% and closed at $62.78. The company, on Feb. 21, said second-quarter profit dropped to $71 million or $0.23 per share from $118 million or $0.39 per share last year. Adjusted earnings dropped to $0.33 per share from $0.52 per share last year. Analysts expected earnings of $0.30 per share for the quarter. Total revenues declined 3% to $968 million from $999 million last year. Analysts had a consensus revenue estimate of $963.19 million for the period.
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