Stocks in Focus: Ford Motor (NYSE:F), QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM), Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP), CBOE Holdings (NASDAQ:CBOE), Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SUNS),

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) European subsidiary, in an official press release on 15th September, reported a 0.8 percentage point increase in car sales growth, totaling up to 7.9%, during the period from January to August 2014. The automobile manufacturer recorded an increase of 14.4% in sales during August, compared to the same month last year, beating the industry’s sales growth by 2%. Also, Ford’s year-to-date sales rose by 7% for the region. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) belongs to Consumer Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 4.50% and weekly performance is -0.60%. On last trading day company shares ended up $16.53. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -4.05%.

QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) price has raised eyebrows as to the reasons behind it and whether the stock is going to recover or continue to dive. Guy Adami, co-anchor of CNBC‘s Fast Money commented on this decline and said that the bullish outlook for the stock would be to hope that it holds at $72.QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) shares advanced 0.16% in last trading session and ended the day at $75.83. QCOM Gross Margin is 60.20% and its return on assets is 16.10%. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) quarterly performance is -3.71%.

Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), a leading provider of consulting services and software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the company has been awarded a $200,000 cooperative agreement to develop improved modeling and simulation capabilities for dosage forms designed to be applied to the eye. The initial award provides support for the first year of the project. Funding for a second and third year of effort, at $200,000 per year, is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the project. On 17 September, Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) shares advanced 0.15% and was closed at $6.85. SLP EPS growth in last 5 year was 12.50%. Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) year to date (YTD) performance is 38.95%.

CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) disclosed its intention to list options derivatives for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., following the latter’s initial public offering (IPO) on Sep 19 at NYSE, under the symbol BABA. The increased volatility that Alibaba stock is likely to experience attracts the attention of this options exchange. CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) ended the last trading day at $55.33. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.38% and price to cash ratio as 32.49. CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) showed a weekly performance of 1.80%.

Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SUNS) declared a distribution of $0.1175 per share for the month of September 2014. The distribution is payable on October 2, 2014 to stockholders of record as of September 25, 2014. The specific tax characteristics of the distribution be reported to stockholders on Form 1099 after the end of the calendar year. Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SUNS) shares advanced 0.25% in last trading session and ended the day at $15.76. SUNS Gross Margin is 73.80% and its return on assets is 5.10%. Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SUNS) quarterly performance is -6.86%.