Brazilian mining company Vale S.A (NYSE:VALE) has reached an agreement with China Ocean Shipping Co. (Cosco) for iron ore transportation, helping the company cut costs amid slumping prices for the metal. Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 1.40% and weekly performance is -0.48%. On last trading day company shares ended up $12.32. Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -9.76%.
Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) announced that it has priced its underwritten public offering of $1,250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 5.125% Notes due 2024. The offering is expected to close on September 22, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) shares moved down -0.49% in last trading session and ended the day at $16.20. AA Gross Margin is 17.10% and its return on assets is -6.50%. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) quarterly performance is 10.88%.
Home retail giant Williams-Sonoma Inc. claims competitor Arhaus LLC conspired to steal its trade secrets after hiring a former executive, who then solicited current Williams-Sonoma employees to email him the retailer’s confidential business plans and pricing information, according to a Thursday complaint in Tennessee federal court. On 18 September, Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM) shares advanced 0.91% and was closed at $68.92. WSM EPS growth in last 5 year was 58.70%. Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM) year to date (YTD) performance is 19.57%.
Interactive Brokers Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBKR) SVP Milan Galik sold 1,800 shares of Interactive Brokers Group stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.17, for a total transaction of $45,306.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 721,217 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,153,032. Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) ended the last trading day at $26.21. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.04% and price to cash ratio as 0.09. Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) showed a weekly performance of 7.42%.
Stock analysts at Cowen and Company initiated coverage on shares of Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) in a report issued on Monday,TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) shares fell -0.42% in last trading session and ended the day at $90.44. MNST Gross Margin is 53.10% and its return on assets is 25.70%. Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) quarterly performance is 26.70%.