Best Stocks : Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK), Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ), Bill Barrett Corp. (NYSE:BBG), Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM)

Citigroup Inc. reiterated their buy rating on shares of Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) in a research note released on Thursday morning. They currently have a $19.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $24.00. Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is -25.90% and weekly performance is 0.82%. On last trading day company shares ended up $13.52. Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -15.31%.

On Oct 23, GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) announced new cost savings, plans to explore a partial listing of its ViiV Healthcare business, and better-than-expected earnings Wednesday as the beleaguered drug maker responds to pressures in the U.S. that continue to drag down its sales. GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) shares increased 0.95% in last trading session and ended the day at $45.79. GSK Gross Margin is 69.40% and its return on assets is 10.40%. GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) quarterly performance is -3.72%.

On Oct 15, Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) reported net earnings available to common shareholders of $58.8 million for the third quarter of 2014, an increase from $17.1 million for the second quarter of 2014 and $23.3 million for the third quarter of 2013. Earnings per diluted common share increased to $0.27 for the third quarter of 2014, as compared to $0.09 for the second quarter of 2014 and $0.21 for the third quarter of 2013. On 24 October, Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) shares increased 0.56% and was closed at $16.27. UMPQ EPS growth in last 5 year was 1.20%. Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) year to date (YTD) performance is -12.76%.

On Oct 17, Bill Barrett Corp. (NYSE:BBG) has agreed to divest the majority of its acreage in the Powder River basin and its remaining position in the Gibson Gulch area in the Piceance basin to undisclosed parties in agreements valued at $757 million. Bill Barrett Corp. (NYSE:BBG) ended the last trading day at $14.85. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 4.95% and price to cash ratio as 13.21. Bill Barrett Corp. (NYSE:BBG) showed a weekly performance of -2.11%.

The second annual Life Time Tri Oceanside crowned Alicia Kaye and Joe Malloy as winners today in beautiful Oceanside, California. Produced by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:LTM), Life Time Tri Oceanside hosted nearly 1,000 professional and amateur athletes to experience the final event of the 2014 Life Time Tri series—and the championship of six Life Time Tri events across the country—as well as the Toyota Triple Crown Series finale. Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:LTM) shares increased 3.16% in last trading session and ended the day at $52.51. LTM Gross Margin is 41.60% and its return on assets is 6.00%. Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:LTM) quarterly performance is 35.30%.