Market Watch: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE), Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX), Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXLG), American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s new Lumia smartphones are the cheapest Windows Phones the company’s ever made, it announced Wednesday. The Lumia 435 and 532 are part of Microsoft’s continuing effort to claw back market share by targeting fast-growing markets abroad. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 23.40% and weekly performance is -4.43%. On last trading day company shares ended up $45.48. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -4.45%.

Announced Jan 12, that Brazil’s Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE), the largest exporter of steel-making iron ore, has usurped its two nearest rivals to become the lowest-cost producer as a slump in the price of oil cuts shipping costs, according to Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd. Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) shares decreased -0.50% in last trading session and ended the day at $7.99. VALE Gross Margin is 46.80% and its return on assets is -1.90%. Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) quarterly performance is -29.97%.

On January 12 Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) said it will announce its 2014 fourth quarter results at 4:00 p.m. central time on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 7:30 a.m. central time on Thursday, January 29, 2015. On 15 January, Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) shares advanced 0.05% and was closed at $77.28. KEX EPS growth in last 5 year was 8.80%. Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) year to date (YTD) performance is -4.29%.

Destination XL Group (NASDAQ:DXLG) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Stock Ratings Network reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXLG) ended the last trading day at $5.09. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 4.43% and price to cash ratio as 42.29. Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXLG) showed a weekly performance of -6.43%.

On Jan 13, American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG) expects to release its 2014 fourth quarter and full year results after 5:00 pm (ET) on Monday, February 2, 2015. American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG) shares advanced 0.15% in last trading session and ended the day at $58.68. AFG return on assets is 1.10%. American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG) quarterly performance is 7.55%.