Today’s Watch List: Dresser-Rand (NYSE:DRC), Corning (NYSE:GLW), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

Analysts at Guggenheim upgraded shares of Dresser-Rand Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE:DRC) belongs to Industrial Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 4.60% and weekly performance is 6.53%. On last trading day company shares ended up $68.20. Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE:DRC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 8.40%.

Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) announced Wednesday it has signed an agreement to provide Gorilla Glass 3 to cellphones produced by Micromax Informatics Limited, India’s second largest smartphone brand. Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) shares advanced 1.77% in last trading session and ended the day at $20.70. GLW Gross Margin is 41.40% and its return on assets is 4.30%. Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) quarterly performance is -1.66%.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) was upgraded by research analysts at ISI Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Thursday. On 20 August, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) shares advanced 0.37% and was closed at $107.70. CAT EPS growth in last 5 year was 0.30%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) year to date (YTD) performance is 20.83%.

On August 6,2014 First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) announced earnings per share (EPS) of 4 cents for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 (2QFY14; ending December 31), missing analysts’ estimates by 33 cents. The company’s revenue went down by 4.7% year-over-year to $544 million, missing analysts estimate by 31.7%. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) ended the last trading day at $70.83. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.24%and price to cash ratio as 5.26. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) showed a weekly performance of 1.91%.

On August 7,2014 Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW) announced financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW) shares advanced 0.72% in last trading session and ended the day on $13.95. MPW return on assets is 1.70%. Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW) quarterly performance is 6.33%.