On Jan 16, North American energy firm Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) declared that it has distributed record volumes of natural gas through Transco interstate gas pipeline to meet a high space heating demand created by frigid temperatures across the U.S Eastern Seaboard. Transco is owned by Williams Partners LP, of which Williams Companies is the general partner and controlling stake owner. Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 26.60% and weekly performance is -0.61%. On last trading day company shares ended up $42.51. Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -8.75%.
Credit Suisse reiterated their outperform rating on shares of Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) in a research note released on Tuesday morning. They currently have a $30.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $26.00.Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shares moved down -0.83% in last trading session and ended the day at $23.38. AMAT Gross Margin is 42.40% and its return on assets is 8.40%. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) quarterly performance is 11.58%.
Semiconductor company Cirrus Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRUS) reported Wednesday a profit for the third quarter that nearly halved from last year, despite double-digit sales growth, reflecting a significant drop in operating margins and higher charges. The Austin, Texas-based company reported net income of $22.73 million or $0.35 per share for the third quarter, lower than $41.50 million or $0.63 per share in the prior-year quarter. Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ:CRUS) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 8.90% and weekly performance is 10.87%. On last trading day company shares ended up $27.55. Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ:CRUS) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 28.18%.
QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), reduced its forecast for revenue and profit this year, reflecting lost semiconductor orders at a major customer and more competition in China. Sales for fiscal 2015 will be $26 billion to $28 billion, the San Diego-based company said in a statement. Profit excluding certain costs for the year will be $4.75 to $5.05 a share. The company previously projected as much as $28.8 billion in revenue and $5.35 in per-share profit. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) shares decreased -1.09% in last trading session and ended the day at $70.99. QCOM Gross Margin is 60.60% and its return on assets is 16.70%. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) quarterly performance is -5.85%.
Ametek Inc. (NYSE:AME) announced its financial results for the three month and full year periods ended December 31, 2014. AMETEK’s fourth quarter 2014 sales of $1.02 billion were up 9% over the same period of 2013. Excluding Zygo integration costs of $5.2 million, or approximately $0.01 per diluted share, operating income increased 10% to a record $232.3 million, operating margins were up 40 basis points, and diluted earnings per share increased 15% to a record $0.63 per diluted share from the fourth quarter 2013. Ametek Inc. (NYSE:AME) ended the last trading day at $48.75. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.12% and price to cash ratio as 32.44. Ametek Inc. (NYSE:AME) showed a weekly performance of -0.81%.
Culp, Inc. (NYSE:CFI) shares moved down -3.05% in last trading session and ended the day at $20.37. CFI Gross Margin is 16.40% and its return on assets is 11.10%. Culp, Inc. (NYSE:CFI) quarterly performance is 14.63%.