Active Watch List – Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) , Target (NYSE:TGT) , Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) , Tofutti Brands (NYSEMKT:TOF) , MidSouth Bancorp (NYSE:MSL)

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) will invest $50 million in Hortonworks Inc., the venture-backed big-data company that is preparing to go public next year, as part of an extension of the companies’ partnership. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) stock performance was 0.17% in last session and finished the day at $35.04. Traded volume was 7.58million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 9.78million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.52. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) insider ownership is 0.08%.

Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) announced today that it is teaming up with four YouTube stars and Veronica Valencia, founder of Design Hunter L.A., on a YouTube video series called the “Best Year Ever.” A marriage of reality TV and design challenge, the series will provide tips and tricks that college students can use while designing their own dorm or off-campus spaces. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rose 0.43 percent to $60.99 Thursday on volume of 3.49million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $60.42 to $61.07. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has a market capitalization of $38.65billion.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) and partner Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( CNCE ) announced the initiation of a phase I study (n=28) on JZP-386, a deuterated version of sodium oxybate (the active ingredient in Xyrem). Xyrem is marketed by Jazz Pharma in the U.S. for the treatment of cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness in patients suffering from narcolepsy. Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc – Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:JAZZ)’s stock on July 24, 2014 reported a decrease of -3.13% to the closing price of $143.32. Its fifty two weeks range is $70.41 -$176.60. The total market capitalization recorded $8.80billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 719,515.00million shares. In its share capital, JAZZ has 59.45million outstanding shares.

Tofutti Brands Inc. (NYSEMKT:TOF) on 13 June 2014 in its quarterly repot approved the adoption of the Registrant’s 2014 Equity Option Plan and ratify the appointment of EisnerAmper LLP as the Registrant’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 27, 2014. On Thursday, shares of Tofutti Brands Inc. (NYSEMKT:TOF) advanced 4.08% to close the day at $4.59. Company return on investment (ROI) is -33.30% and its monthly performance is recorded as -1.29%. Tofutti Brands Inc. (NYSEMKT:TOF) quarterly revenue growth is 13.61%.

Zacks has taken action a number of other financials stocks recently. The firm downgraded shares of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $21.60 price target on that stock. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) stock performance was -0.32% in last session and finished the day at $18.72. Traded volume was 16,498.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 44.04K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.10. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) insider ownership is 6.90%.