Market Movers : Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG), Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT), Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO), Mattson Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MTSN), Headwaters (NYSE:HW)

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) made its rival bid yesterday in an attempt to gain the position of the biggest dollar chain. If Dollar General remains successful in acquiring the Family Dollar chain, the company would be generating annual revenues of around $28 billion from 20,000 of its departmental stores. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 5.80% and weekly performance is 11.84%. On last trading day company shares ended up $63.76. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 9.54%.

Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) CEO Patrick Harshman acquired 10,000 shares of Harmonic stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, August 1st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $5.97 per share, with a total value of $59,700.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 334,443 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,996,625. Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) shares fell -1.45% in last trading session and ended the day at $6.11. HLIT Gross Margin is 47.40% and its return on assets is -1.40%. Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) quarterly performance is -15.84%.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ:SOFO) was downgraded by Zacks from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report released on Tuesday. They currently have a $10.10 price objective on the stock. Zacks‘s target price would indicate a potential downside of 4.72% from the stock’s previous close. On 20 August, Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO) shares increased 1.53% and was closed at $10.59. SOFO EPS growth in last 5 year was 38.50%. Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO) year to date (YTD) performance is 8.95%.

Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN) reported Q2 EPS of $0.03, in-line with the analyst estimate of $0.03. Revenue for the quarter came in at $42 million versus the consensus estimate of $40.84 million. Mattson Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MTSN) ended the last trading day at $2.22. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.89%and price to cash ratio as 7.91. Mattson Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MTSN) showed a weekly performance of 8.29%.

Headwaters Inc. and Oregon Natural Resources Council filed a Clean Water Act citizen suit against the irrigation district for applying the herbicide into a system of irrigation canals. The Ninth Circuit then held a decision that irrigation districts obtain NPDES permits and that irrigation ditches were ‘waters of the United States’ under the Clean Water Act. Headwaters Incorporated (NYSE:HW) shares increased 0.48% in last trading session and ended the day on $12.69. HW Gross Margin is 27.80% and its return on assets is 1.10%. Headwaters Incorporated (NYSE:HW) quarterly performance is 3.34%.