Are American Apparel Inc(APP), Whiting Petroleum Corp(WLL) and Cerus Corporation(CERS) Strong Investment Candidates?
New York, NY – GDP INSIDER – 12/18/2014.
This article discusses three companies: Apparel Inc(NYSEMKT:APP), Whiting Petroleum Corp(NYSE:WLL) and Cerus Corporation(NASDAQ:CERS)
American Apparel Inc(NYSEMKT:APP) soared 18.97% during yesterday’s trading as the stock gained $0.11 to close the day at $0.690. The $102.86 million market cap company, which traded within a range of $0.63 to $0.69 after opening the day at $0.67, had a 10-day average trading volume of 988,212, a figure which is lower than its 3-months average trading volume of 1,210,500. The stock is 191% more volatile than the market and has a beta of 2.79. It has 174.74 million shares outstanding and YTD performance of -43.90%.
Whiting Petroleum Corp(NYSE:WLL) traded above average during yesterday’s trading and currently stands at a weekly performance of 0.43%, a monthly performance of -44.69%, a quarterly performance of -62.87% and an YTD performance of -51.19%. Yesterday, the analysts at Brean Capital reiterated their BUY rating on the stock and cut down their price target from $99 to $85, while on December 16, Oppenheimer analysts initiated an OUTPERFORM rating on the stock with a price target of $40. Whiting Petroleum Corp rose 15.98% during yesterday’s trading as the stock gained $4.16 to close the day at $30.20.
Cerus Corporation(NASDAQ:CERS) surged a whopping 22.59% during yesterday’s trading and closed the day at $5.86. The $1.08 gain in price moved the stock 68.39% above its 52-week low of $3.48 and 26.75% away from its 52-week high of $8. The ticker has a return on assets (ttm) of -31.30%, return on equity (ttm) of -54.70% and return on investment (ttm) of -61.70%. Cerus Corporation performed above average with a weekly performance of 26.84%, insider transactions of 36.03%, insider ownership of 1.50% and a gross margin (ttm) of 46%. It had a trading volume of 7.19 million and 78.27 million shares outstanding.
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