Hot Alert – ACI Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:ACIW), Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) , PICO Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PICO) , Firstmerit Corp (NASDAQ:FMER)

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) was upgraded by Zacks from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report issued on Monday. The firm currently has a $59.10 price target on the stock. Zacks‘s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 5.54% from the stock’s previous close. ACI Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:ACIW) stock performance was 32.37% in last session and finished the day at $18.36. Traded volume was 284.06K shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 910.91K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.04. ACI Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:ACIW) insider ownership is 1.70%.

Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) announced the recipients of its 2014 Strategic Supplier Awards that were honored last month. The Awards recognize outstanding performance, strategic value-add, excellent service and innovation by suppliers that exemplify what it means to be a strategic supplier at Flextronics. Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) rose 0.37 percent to $10.96 Friday on volume of 1.74million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $10.73 to $10.97. Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) has a market capitalization of $6.42billion.

PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) is pleased to announce that Board of Director member Carlos Cardozo Campbell once again has been honored with the prestigious title of NACD Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. PICO Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PICO)’s stock on July 11, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.74% to the closing price of $22.71. Its fifty two weeks range is $20.62 -$20.36. The total market capitalization recorded $516.65million. The overall volume in the last trading session was 37.98K shares. In its share capital, PICO has 22.75million outstanding shares.

Analysts at Sterne Agee began coverage on shares of Firstmerit Corp (NASDAQ:FMER) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, reports. The firm set a “neutral” rating on the stock. On Friday, shares of Firstmerit Corp (NASDAQ:FMER) close the day at $19.16. Company return on investment (ROI) is 19.20% and its monthly performance is recorded as -2.99%. Firstmerit Corp (NASDAQ:FMER) quarterly revenue growth is -3.67%.