Stocks in News: Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA), Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD), SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGA), VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI), GigOptix (NYSEMKT:GIG)

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) on Nov. 5 reported a third-quarter loss of $50.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company said it had a loss of 27 cents. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts was for a loss of 30 cents per share. The company posted revenue of $14.7 million in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Analysts expected $16.7 million. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is value missing and weekly performance is 6.02%. On last trading day company shares ended up $6.52. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 13.09%.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) has announced Quality Independent Physicians based in Louisville as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. Through Rite Aid Health Alliance physicians Rite Aid pharmacists and special care coaches provide comprehensive care and support to individuals with chronic and poly-chronic health conditions helping them achieve health improvement goals established by their physicians. Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) shares moved up 0.54% in last trading session and ended the day at $5.55. RAD Gross Margin is 28.50% and its return on assets is 3.80%. Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) quarterly performance is -14.22%.

SIGA Technologies (NASDAQ:SIGA) Director & Forbes Holdings I. Macandrews acquired 199,727 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $1.50 per share, for a total transaction of $299,590.50. On 21 November, SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGA) shares moved up 1.22% and was closed at $1.66. SIGA EPS growth in last 5 year was -2.60%. SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGA) year to date (YTD) performance is -49.24%.

VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 28th. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $52.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $42.80 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.08 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 34.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that VASCO Data Security International will post $0.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. VASCO Data Security International Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) ended the last trading day at $26.76. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.68% and price to cash ratio as 8.43. VASCO Data Security International Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) showed a weekly performance of -0.74%.

GigOptix, Inc. (NYSEMKT:GIG), a supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components, today announced the appointment of Darren Ma as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 18, 2014. Mr. Ma, who joined GigOptix from the position of Controller of the Power Management and High Reliability and Systems Innovation business units with Semtech Corporation, replaces Curt Sacks who has separated from the company to pursue other interests. GigOptix, Inc. (NYSEMKT:GIG) shares moved down -0.83% in last trading session and ended the day at $1.19. GIG Gross Margin is 57.70% and its return on assets is -13.30%. GigOptix, Inc. (NYSEMKT:GIG) quarterly performance is -11.19%.