Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN) and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBVA) have been scrutinised by analysts at Berenberg Bank who have given investors their latest guidance on the two Spanish banking giants. Analysis from Berenberg’s Iro Papadopoulou shows BBVA is preffered over its rival largely owing to its exposure to the Brazilian market where analysts believe real growth and inflation will disappoint. Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 17.40% and weekly performance is -1.38%. On last trading day company shares ended up $9.30. Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -4.90%.
Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) VP Brian Shirley unloaded 30,000 shares of Micron Technology stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.06, for a total value of $1,021,800.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 363,581 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,383,569. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) shares moved up 1.41% in last trading session and ended the day at $32.32. MU Gross Margin is 31.80% and its return on assets is 18.00%. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) quarterly performance is -1.37%.
On September 18, 2014, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ:DYSL) named Peter Sulick as the Company’s CEO and President. Mr. Sulick had been serving as Interim CEO and Interim President since July of 2012. In recognition of this change, the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee, approved the following compensation arrangements for Mr. Sulick starting in fiscal year 2015 (commencing October 1, 2014): In addition to his base cash salary (which will equal his current rate of $300,000 per year), Mr. Sulick’s base pay for fiscal year 2015 will be increased by a stock compensation component, consisting of quarterly stock awards of 20,000 shares each, which shall continue as long as he is employed as the Company’s CEO and President. On 08 October, Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ:DYSL) shares fell -5.56% and was closed at $1.36. DYSL EPS growth in last 5 year was -49.10%. Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ:DYSL) year to date (YTD) performance is 17.24%.
Allegheny Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ATI) ranked fourth. The supplier of specialty steel and titanium products, which reported $3.9 billion in revenue, has offered competitive retirement benefits for some time, said spokesman Dan Greenfield. Allegheny Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ATI) ended the last trading day at $33.78. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.73% and price to cash ratio as 10.34. Allegheny Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ATI) showed a weekly performance of -6.09%.
Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) had its price target increased at JMP Securities. Analysts at the firm upped their target price on the stock to $27 from $24. They also set an “outperform” rating on the stock of CLDT. The stock carries consensus “buy” rating and average target price of $24.60. CLDT recently performed a fundraiser in which the company targeted to raise about $131.10 million through a secondary public offering of its common stock. Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) offered 6 million common stock shares for sale in the offering while it allowed the underwriters to purchase additional 900,000 shares to cover over-allotments. CLDT generated revenue of $47.10 million in the most recent quarter, which was better than the consensus estimate of $43.82 million. Revenue in the most recent quarter was up 53.2% YoY. The stock touched a new 52-week high of $23.75. Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) shares moved up 0.43% in last trading session and ended the day at $23.41. CLDT Gross Margin is 77.70% and its return on assets is 8.80%. Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) quarterly performance is 7.93%.