Rio Tinto Group (RIO) may decide that its best defense against another takeover approach from Glencore Plc (GLEN) is buying the largest mining company in the U.S. A bid for . Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) will probably look tempting to London-based Rio as a way to stymie Glencore, said Paul Gait, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd. Freeport, a $32 billion copper producer that expanded into energy last year, is the cheapest it’s been in more than 15 months relative to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 11.20% and weekly performance is 2.31%. On last trading day company shares ended up $31.50. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -6.53%.
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), reported Net Income for third quarter 2014 of $53.0 million, or $0.16 per share, based upon 330.6 million weighted average diluted shares. This compares to third quarter 2013 Net Income of $44.5 million, or $0.13 per share, based on 352.2 million weighted average diluted shares. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) shares fell -4.70% in last trading session and ended the day at $11.15. GPK Gross Margin is 17.10% and its return on assets is 1.90%. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) quarterly performance is -3.55%.
Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) Director Lewis A. Levey sold 5,308 shares of Camden Property Trust stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.90, for a total transaction of $371,029.20. On 21 October, Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) shares increased 1.09% and was closed at $73.47. CPT EPS growth in last 5 year was 48.60%. Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) year to date (YTD) performance is 32.98%.
NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reiterated by Zacks in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $40.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks‘s price target would indicate a potential upside of 3.79% from the company’s current price. NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) ended the last trading day at $39.27. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.85% and price to cash ratio as 2.25. NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) showed a weekly performance of 1.92%.
On October 17, Performance Brokerage Services, announces the successful sale of Clovis Nissan in Clovis, California from Mr. John Harris to Lithia Motors Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Lithia Motors Inc. (NYSE:LAD) shares increased 0.80% in last trading session and ended the day at $70.77. LAD Gross Margin is 15.70% and its return on assets is 6.90%. Lithia Motors Inc. (NYSE:LAD) quarterly performance is -25.18%.