Hot News: Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXA), Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN), The ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE)

On Oct. 27, Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the discretionary repurchase of up to $1 billion of its outstanding common stock. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 18.60% and weekly performance is -0.24%. On last trading day company shares ended up $33.01. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 4.12%.

Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital is in the lead to acquire Angus Chemical Co, a specialty chemicals subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), for more than $1 billion, according to three people familiar with the matter. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) shares moved down -0.62% in last trading session and ended the day at $49.50. DOW Gross Margin is 17.60% and its return on assets is 5.20%. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) quarterly performance is -3.77%.

On Nov. 6, Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXA) announced that it is presenting at the Stifel 2014 Healthcare Conference, to be held November 18-19, 2014 at The New York Palace Hotel in New York. On 07 November, Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXA) shares moved up 6.37% and was closed at $1.67. ALXA EPS growth in last 5 year was 33.40%. Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXA) year to date (YTD) performance is -64.69%.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) was downgraded by analysts at Wedbush from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, reports. They currently have a $13.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $18.00. Wedbush’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 9.15% from the stock’s previous close. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) ended the last trading day at $11.73. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.58% and price to cash ratio as 19.93. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) showed a weekly performance of -1.51%.

On Oct 30, The ExOne Company (NASDAQ:XONE), announced that it will release its third quarter 2014 financial results after the closing of financial markets on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The ExOne Company (NASDAQ:XONE) shares moved down -2.15% in last trading session and ended the day at $20.90. XONE Gross Margin is 31.10% and its return on assets is -8.60%. The ExOne Company (NASDAQ:XONE) quarterly performance is -33.27%.