Top Stories : The Gap (NYSE:GPS), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Bear State Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSF), West Corporation (NASDAQ:WSTC), CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE:CEO)

Shares of The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) are higher in early morning trading on Friday, after the company reported a 5% increase in July same store sales to $1.17 billion, from $1.12 billion for July of 2013. The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 7.50% and weekly performance is 6.35%. On last trading day company shares ended up $42.57. The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 4.51%.

The great Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Messenger migration is upon us, and Facebook users are not happy. Over the last 10 days, Facebook has been pushing its mobile users to install Facebook Messenger, a standalone app for the iOS and Android mobile operating systems that centralizes messages sent through Facebook and adds features like group messaging, video conferencing and selfie-sharing. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares moved down -0.15% in last trading session and ended the day at $73.06. FB Gross Margin is 80.70% and its return on assets is 13.00%. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) quarterly performance is 27.64%.

On 08 August, Bear State Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSF) shares increased 1.75% and was closed at $8.73. BSF EPS growth in last 5 year was -59.00%. Bear State Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSF) year to date (YTD) performance is 0.34%.

West Corporation (NASDAQ:WSTC)  announced its second quarter 2014 results. For the second quarter of 2014, revenue was $691.1 million compared to $672.7 million for the same quarter of 2013, an increase of 2.7 percent. Revenue from acquired entities4 was $8.8 million during the second quarter of 2014. The Company’s platform-based businesses1 had revenue of $506.6 million in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 2.4 percent over the same quarter of the previous year. Revenue from agent services1 increased 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014 to $188.9 million compared to $181.2 million in the second quarter of 2013. West Corporation (NASDAQ:WSTC) ended the last trading day at $26.44. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.98%and price to cash ratio as 8.61. West Corporation (NASDAQ:WSTC) showed a weekly performance of -0.49%.

On July 31, 2014, CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE:CEO) announced that its Panyu 10-2/5/8 project has commenced production. Panyu 10-2/5/8 project is located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea with an average water depth of approximately 100 meters. This project includes 3 oilfields, Panyu 10-2, Panyu 10-5 and Panyu 10-8 and was designed to share some facilities of Panyu 4-2 oilfield. The main newly-built production facilities include 1 wellhead platform and 9 producing wells. Currently there are 4 wells producing approximately 9,000 barrels per day, and the project is expected to hit its peak production of approximately 13,000 barrels per day in 2015. CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE:CEO) shares increased 3.39% in last trading session and ended the day on $184.55. CEO Gross Margin is 57.10% and its return on assets is 22.80%. CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE:CEO) quarterly performance is 14.04%.