Stock Analysis Recap: Here’s Why These Stocks Trended This Week

Investors and traders continue to experience the seesaw of earnings season versus the Greek financial situation. Here’s your Cheat Sheet to the hottest stocks of the week from the day the stock was most active.

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Monday

Monday morning trading the week of Thanksgiving holiday has proven to be a seller’s paradise. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down a little under 300 points and the S&P 500 Index is down 2%. Here are the hottest stocks on Wall Street:

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD): Shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. are trading lower 12% today. Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes therapeutics to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases. The Company’s primary arees of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver disease and serious cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Pharmasset, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRUS): Shares of Pharmasset, Inc. are trading higher 84% today. Pharmasset, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. The Company develops oral therapeutics for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV), and hepatitis C (HCV). Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y): Shares of Alleghany Corporation are trading lower 7% today. Alleghany Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is involved in the property and casualty and surety insurance business. The Company also provides reinsurance to Alleghany group operating units and affiliates own and manages properties in the Sacramento, California region, as well as conducts corporate investment and other activities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:TRH): Shares of Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. are trading higher 1.5% today. Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. is an international reinsurance organization. The Company’s subsidiaries provide reinsurance on a treaty and facultative basis around the world. Transatlantic structures traditional and non-traditional programs for a full range of property and casualty products, with an emphasis on specialty risks. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN): Shares of Tyson Foods, Inc. are trading lower over 1% today. Tyson Foods, Inc. produces, distributes, and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related allied products. The Company’s products are marketed and sold to national and regional grocery retailers, regional grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, and industrial food processing companies. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Global Education & Technology Group (NASDAQ:GEDU): Shares of Global Education & Technology Group are trading higher 96% today. Global Education & Technology Group Ltd. provides educational courses and related services in China with a focus on foreign language training and test preparation. The Company operates learning centers throughout China. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

BSD Medical Corporation (NASDAQ:BSDM): Shares of BSD Medical Corporation are trading higher 11% today. BSD Medical Corporation develops, produces, markets, and services heat therapy equipment. The Company’s hyperthermia and thermotherapy equipment is used to treat both cancerous and benign diseases. BSD markets its cancer hyperthermia products primarily to radiation oncology departments in the United States, and to radiation oncology and chemotherapy oncology departments internationally. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD): Shares of Tech Data Corporation are trading lower over 2% today. Tech Data Corporation is a full-line distributor of technology products. The Company serves resellers in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Tech Data also provides pre- and post-sale training, service, and support, as well as configuration and assembly services and electronic commerce solutions. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN): Shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are trading higher 9% today. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes pharmaceutical products for the treatment of serious medical conditions. The Company has therapeutic candidates in clinical trials for the potential treatment of cancer, eye diseases, and inflammatory diseases, and has preclinical programs in other diseases and disorders. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. (NYSE:PNY): Shares of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. are trading lower over 2% today. Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. is an energy and services company that primarily transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. The Company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Piedmont also, through subsidiaries, markets natural gas to customers in Georgia, and distributes propane in various states. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Tuesday

As Thanksgiving week continues, the Dow Jones Industrial Average trades above 11,500 and the S&P 500 Indext trades at 1,190 today. Here are the buzzing stock names on Wall Street:

Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN): Shares of Focus Media Holding Limited are trading higher 5.5% today. Focus Media Holding Limited operates an out-of-home advertising network in China. The Company uses audiovisual television displays which are placed primarily in high-traffic areas of commercial office buildings such as in lobbies and near elevators, as well as in large retail chain stores and other venues. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT): Shares of Medtronic, Inc. are trading higher 3.64% today. Medtronic, Inc. develops therapeutic and diagnostic medical products. The Company’s principal products include those for bradycardia pacing, tachyarrhythmia management, atrial fibrillation management, heart failure management, heart valve replacement, malignant and non-malignant pain, and movement disorders. Medtronic’s products are sold worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS): Shares of Chico’s FAS, Inc. are trading lower 14% today. Chico’s FAS, Inc. sells private label women’s casual clothing and related accessories. The Company’s clothing includes tops, pants, shorts, skirts, and dresses. Chico’s owns and operates stores throughout the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW): Shares of DSW Inc. are trading flat today. DSW Inc., is a specialty branded footwear retailer operating in the United States. The Company offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual, and athletic footwear for women and men. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ:PRAN): Shares of Prana Biotechnology Limited are trading higher 6% today. Prana Biotechnology Limited is an Australian biotechnology company which researches and develops therapeutic drugs used for treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and other age-related degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and cataracts. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB): Shares of Campbell Soup Company are trading lower 5.5% today. Campbell Soup Company, with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets branded convenience food products. The Company’s core divisions include soups and sauces, biscuits and confectionery, and foodservice. Campbell’s distributes its products worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL): Shares of Hormel Foods Corporation are trading higher over 1% today. Hormel Foods Corporation manufactures and markets consumer-branded meat and food products. The Company processes meat and poultry products and produces a variety of prepared foods. Hormel markets its products around the world under a variety of branded names. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO): Shares of Frontline Ltd. are trading lower 40% today. Frontline Limited owns a fleet of very large crude carriers and Suezmax tankers that transport crude oil and oil products between ports. The Company’s vessels are managed by ship management companies. Frontline conducts activities worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Collective Brands Inc. (NYSE:PSS): Shares of Collective Brands Inc. are trading lower 12% today. Collective Brands, Inc. retails footwear and related accessories. The Company, through its various retail stores, offers a wide range of branded footwear products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD): Shares of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. are trading higher 10% today. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. provides switching solutions for storage area networks (NYSE:SAN). The Company’s switching solutions utilize the fiber channel interconnect protocol. Brocade’s family of SilkWorm switches enables a company to manage growth of its data storage requirements, improve the data transfer performance, and increase the size of its SAN. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Wednesday

The bottom line is investors, shareholders and traders LOVE the bottom line, also referred to as profits. Corporate profits, among other variables, is the key driver of stock prices. Here’s our Cheat Sheet to the Dow 30 Earnings Recap from the latest earnings season which began October 11th, 2011:

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) reported on October 11th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.23 cents per share and $6.24 billion in revenue. AA missed earnings estimates by $.08 and delivered $.15 cents per share.

American Express (NYSE:AXP) reported on October 19th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.96 cents per share and $7.58 billion in revenue AXP beat earnings estimates by $.07 and delivered $1.03 cents per share.

Boeing (NYSE:BA) reported on October 26th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $1.10 per share in profit and $18.03 billion in revenue. BA beat earnings estimates by $.36 and delivered $1.46 per share.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) reported on October 18th. Analysts were expecting an average report of a $.19 per share in profit and $25.67 billion in revenue. BAC beat by $.37 per share and delivered $.56 per share.

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Caterpillar, Inc (NYSE:CAT) reported on October 24th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.55 cents per share and $15 billion in revenue. CAT beat earnings estimates by $.16 per share and delivered $1.71 per share.

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) reported on November 9th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.39 per share in profit and $11.02 billion in revenue. CSCO beat earnings estimates by $.04 per share and delivered $.43 per share.

Chevron (NYSE:CVX): reported on October 28th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $3.48 per share in profit and $70.43 billion in revenue. CVX beat earnings estimates by $.19 per share and delivered $3.67 per share.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) reported on October 25th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.56 cents per share and $8.71 billion in revenue. DD beat earnings estimates by $.13 per share and delivered $.69 per share.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) reported on November 10th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.54 cents per share and $10.39 billion in revenue. DIS beat earnings estimates by $.05 per share and delivered $.59 per share.

General Electric (NYSE:GE) reported on October 21st. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.31 cents per share and $34.84 billion in revenue. GE beat met estimates and delivered $.31 per share.

Home Depot (NYSE:HD) reported on November 15th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.58 per share in profit and $17.10 billion in revenue. HD beat earnings estimates by $.02 and delivered $.60 per share.

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) reported on November 21st. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.13 cents per share and $32.12 billion in revenue. HPQ beat earnings estimates by $.04 per share and delivered $1.17 per share.

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) reported on October 17th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $3.22 per share in profit and $26.27 billion in revenue. IBM beat earnings estimates by $.06 per share and delivered $3.28 per share.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) reported on October 18th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.61 cents per share and $13.90 billion in revenue. INTC beat earnings estimates by $.04 per share and delivered $.65 per share.

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) reported on October 18th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.21 cents per share and $16.04 billion in revenue. JNJ beat earnings estimates by $.03 per share and delivered $1.24 per share.

JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) reported on October 13th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.91 per share in profit and $23.97 billion in revenue. JPM beat earnings estimates by $.11 per share and delivered $1.02 per share.

Kraft (NYSE:KFT) reported on October 31st. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.55 per share in profit and $12.81 billion in revenue. KFT beat earnings estimates by $.03 per share and delivered $.58 per share.

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) reported on October 18th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.02 cents per share and $12.06 billion in revenue. KO beat earnings estimates by $.01 per share and delivered $1.03 per share.

McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) reported on October 21st. Analysts were expecting an average report of $1.43 per share in profit and $7.02 billion in revenue. MCD beat earnings estimates by $.02 per share and delivered $1.45 per share.

3M Company (NYSE:MMM) reported on October 25th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.61 cents per share and $7.78 billion in revenue. MMM missed earnings estimates by $.09 per share and delivered $1.52 per share.

Merck (NYSE:MRK) reported on October 28th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.91 per share in profit and $11.59 billion in revenue. MRK beat earnings estimates by $.03 per share and delivered $.94 per share.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported on October 20th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.68 cents per share and $17.26 billion in revenue. MSFT met earnings estimates and delivered $.68 per share.

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) reported on November 1st. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.56 per share in profit and $16.43 billion in revenue. PFE beat earnings estimates by $.06 per share and delivered $.62 per share.

Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG) reported on October 27th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $1.03 per share in profit and $21.56 billion in revenue. PG met earnings estimates and delivered $1.03 per share.

AT&T (NYSE:T) reported on October 20th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.61 per share in profit and $31.63 billion in revenue. T were in-line with earnings estimates of $.61 per share.

The Traveler’s Companies (NYSE:TRV) reported on October 19th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for a $.87  per share in profit and $5.58 billion in revenue. TRV missed earnings estimates by $.08 per share and delivered $.79 per share.

United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX) reported on October 19th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.44 cents per share and $14.55 billion in revenue. UTX beat earnings estimates by $.03 per share and delivered $1.47 per share.

Verizon Communication, Inc (NYSE:VZ) reported on October 21st. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.56 per share in profit and $27.91 billion in revenue. VZ beat earnings estimates by $.01 and delivered $.57 per share.

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) reported on November 15th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.98 cents per share and $107.74 billion in revenue. WMT missed earnings estimates by $.01 per share and delivered $.97 per share.

Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) reported on October 27th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $2.12 per share in profit and $122.47 billion in revenue. XOM beat earnings estimates by $.01 per share and delivered $2.13 per share.

Only 4 out of the 30 Dow components missed earnings in the latest quarter. The U.S. earnings season was a strong one, amidst a turbulent global environment.

Thursday

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading at 11,334 and the S&P 500 Index is trading at 1,169. Here are the most popular and buzzing stocks on Wall Street today:

Deere & Company (NYSE:DE): Shares of Deere & Company are trading higher 3.43% today. Deere & Company manufactures and distributes a range of agricultural, construction and forestry, and commercial and consumer equipment. The Company supplies replacement parts for its own products and for those of other manufacturers. Deere also provides product and parts financing services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO): Shares of TiVo Inc. are trading higher 4.7% today. TiVo Inc. provides a subscription-based service enabled by a personal video recorder. The Company’s service allows viewers to locate and record multiple shows, control live television, choose viewing preferences, and access their customized lineup of shows. TiVo’s service also serves as a platform to deliver television programming, advertising, and in-home commerce. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P): Shares of Pandora Media Inc are trading lower 9% today. Pandora is an internet radio station generating playlists based on a user’s favorite artist or song. Pandora’s service, free to its more than 80 million registered users and available only in the US, is supported by local and national advertising. Pandora chief strategy officer Tim Westergren founded the company in 2000. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL): Shares of Ship Finance International Limited are trading lower 3% today. Ship Finance International Ltd. owns, and charters out, ships. The Company’s fleet includes crude oil tankers, oil/bulk/ore vessels, dry bulk carriers, and jack up oil rigs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO): Shares of Frontline Ltd. are trading lower 12% today. Frontline Limited owns a fleet of very large crude carriers and Suezmax tankers that transport crude oil and oil products between ports. The Company’s vessels are managed by ship management companies. Frontline conducts activities worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX): Shares of Boston Scientific Corporation are trading higher 2% today. Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets minimally invasive medical devices. The Company’s products are used in interventional cardiology, cardiac rhythm management, peripheral interventions, electrophysiology, neurovascular intervention, endoscopy, urology, gynecology and neuromodulation. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX): Shares of Diana Shipping Inc. are trading lower 2% today. Diana Shipping Inc. owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk carriers. The company transports iron ore, grain and other dry cargoes along worldwide shipping routes. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT): Shares of Medtronic, Inc. are trading lower 1% today. Medtronic, Inc. develops therapeutic and diagnostic medical products. The Company’s principal products include those for bradycardia pacing, tachyarrhythmia management, atrial fibrillation management, heart failure management, heart valve replacement, malignant and non-malignant pain, and movement disorders. Medtronic’s products are sold worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB): Shares of Campbell Soup Company are trading flat today. Campbell Soup Company, with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets branded convenience food products. The Company’s core divisions include soups and sauces, biscuits and confectionery, and foodservice. Campbell’s distributes its products worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. (NYSE:PNY): Shares of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. are trading lower 1% today. Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. is an energy and services company that primarily transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. The Company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Piedmont also, through subsidiaries, markets natural gas to customers in Georgia, and distributes propane in various states. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Friday

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about 10 hot stocks that have hit our trading screens here at Wall St. Watchdog in the morning:

POZEN Inc. (NASDAQ:POZN): Shares of POZEN Inc. are trading higher today. POZEN Inc. is a pharmaceutical company that develops therapeutics for diseases with unmet medical needs. The Company’s product candidates include migraine treatments as well as is exploring the development of product candidates in other pain-related therapeutic areas. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Royale Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROYL): Shares of Royale Energy, Inc. are trading higher today. Royale Energy, Inc. produces and sells natural gas, acquires oil and gas lease interests and proved reserves, drills both exploratory and development wells, and sells fractional working interests in wells to be drilled. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Gyrodyne Company of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:GYRO): Shares of Gyrodyne Company of America, Inc. are trading higher today. Gyrodyne Company of America, Inc. leases industrial and commercial real estate to diversified entities. The Company manages its real estate operations and is an investor in other various real estate properties. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Lucas Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:LEI): Shares of Lucas Energy, Inc. are trading higher today. Lucas Energy, Inc. explores for oil and natural gas in the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Evergreen Energy Inc. (NYSEARCA:EEE): Shares of Evergreen Energy Inc. are trading higher today. Evergreen Energy Inc. develops alternative fuel products. The Company’s K-Fuel process enriches and upgrades low-grade subbituminous coal and lignite into a high Btu, low moisture, low emission product. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSPT): Shares of Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are trading lower today. Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company which develops and commercializes proprietary products that address therapeutic needs in the fields of psychiatry and sleep medicine. The Company’s products include sublingual low dose formulation of zolpidem developed for the treatment of insomnia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

AT&T Inc (NYSE:ATT): Shares of AT&T Inc are trading flat today. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

SPDR S&P Retail (NYSEARCA:XRT): Shares of SPDR S&P Retail are trading flat today. SPDR S&P Retail ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to replicate as closely as possible the performance of the S&P Retail Select Industry Index, an equal-weighted index. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. (NYSE:PNY): Shares of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. are trading flat today. Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. is an energy and services company that primarily transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. The Company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Piedmont also, through subsidiaries, markets natural gas to customers in Georgia, and distributes propane in various states. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC): Shares of Bank of America Corporation are trading higher today. Bank of America Corporation accepts deposits and offers banking, investing, asset management, and other financial and risk-management products and services. The Company has a mortgage lending subsidiary, and an investment banking and securities brokerage subsidiary. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)