Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON): Closing price $105.63
Corn futures in the United States fell by more than 5 percent after the Department of Agriculture reported that domestic corn stockpiles totaled 5.4 billion bushels as of March 1, which is more than analysts has expected, according to The Wall Street Journal. Shares closed up 0.49 percent on Thursday at $105.63, and have been traded in a 52-week range of $69.70 to $105.79.
Parametric Sound Corp. (NASDAQ:PAMT): Closing price $20.05
Parametric Sound has retained the services of the international investment bank Houlihan Lokey, which has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. Executive Chairman Ken Potashner said that ”the Company has been approached by several industry leaders in key target verticals to discuss strategic alternatives. We have engaged Houlihan Lokey to help us assess the opportunities.” Shares closed up 18.78 on the day at $20.05, having been traded in a 52-week range of $3.49 to $18.80.
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE): Closing price $28.86
Pfizer reported that the European Commission has awarded conditional marketing authorization for Bosulif in the European Union for the treatment of adult patients suffering from chronic phase, accelerated phase and blast phase Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myelogenous leukemia previously treated with at least one tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and for whom imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib are not indicated as appropriate treatment options. Shares closed up 0.77 percent on Thursday at $28.86, and have been traded in a 52-week range of $21.40 to $28.40.
Primoris Services Corporation (NASDAQ:PRIM): Closing price $22.11
Primoris has awarded two new major contracts totaling in excess of $393 million, which were secured by the firm’s subsidiaries ARB and James Construction Group. The projects include a major utility alliance contract for pipeline integrity work in California, and a large highway infrastructure project in Mississippi. Shares closed down 0.63 percent on the day at $22.11, down $0.14 or 0.63 percent on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $10.90 to $22.29.
Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG): Closing price $67.00
Signet’s board has declared a 25 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to 15 cents from 12, per Signet Common Share for the first quarter of 2013, payable on May 29 to shareholders of record on May 3, with an ex-dividend date of May 1. Shares closed up on Thursday at $67.00, and have been traded in a 52-week range of $40.74 to $63.98.
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