VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS), a biopharmaceutical company commercializing Qsymia® (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) capsules CIV for the treatment of obesity, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 and provided a business update. Total net revenue was $21.9 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $5.5 million for the second quarter of 2013. Of the total revenue for the current quarter, net product revenue was $11.0 million from sales of Qsymia, compared to $5.5 million for the second quarter of 2013. In addition, under our commercialization agreements for STENDRA® and SPEDRA™, we recognized $4.2 million in license and milestone revenue, $5.7 million in supply revenue, and $1.1 million in royalty revenue for the current quarter. Total research and development expense was $4.1 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $9.2 million for the second quarter of 2013. VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is -5.39%. On last trading day company shares ended up $4.56. VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -8.68%.
VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) has had two key things going for it of late. Its directory listing dominance of the .com and other domain extensions has been a dominant part of its business. It has also been at the forefront of Internet security. Now a third issue has arisen — Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) have increased their VeriSign stake yet again. VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) shares decreased -0.66% in last trading session and ended the day at $54.45. VRSN Gross Margin is 81.10% and its return on assets is 22.90%. VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) quarterly performance is 14.15%.
Amlan International, animal health company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE:ODC), has expanded its China company sales, marketing and support team located in Shenzhen, China. On 07 August, Oil-Dri Corp. of America (NYSE:ODC) shares decreased -0.27% and was closed at $29.45. ODC EPS growth in last 5 year was 10.40%. Oil-Dri Corp. of America (NYSE:ODC) year to date (YTD) performance is -21.28%.
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, announced that three satellites the company designed, built, and tested for the U.S. Air Force were successfully deployed following their launch aboard a Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 28, 2014. Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE:ORB) ended the last trading day at $25.93. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.69%and price to cash ratio as 4.29. Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE:ORB) showed a weekly performance of 1.01%.
Telecom Italia S.p.A. (NYSE:TI) is in talks with Vivendi (PA:VIV) to acquire the French media group’s Brazilian broadband unit, and trump a recent bid from Spanish rival Telefonica (MC:TEF), sources familiar with the situation said. Telecom Italia S.p.A. (NYSE:TI) shares advanced 0.09% in last trading session and ended the day on $10.72. TI Gross Margin is 56.70% and its return on assets is -6.00%. Telecom Italia S.p.A. (NYSE:TI) quarterly performance is -17.60%.