Trending Tickers: Southern Company (NYSE:SO), Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA), Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC), MicroFinancial Inc. (NASDAQ:MFI), Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRTX)

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) CEO Stan W. Connally sold 16,164 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.17, for a total transaction of $746,291.88. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) belongs to Utilities sector. Its net profit margin is 12.30% and weekly performance is 1.21%. On last trading day company shares ended up $47.01. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 5.53%.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) reported financial results for the third quarter of 2014, including revenue from sales of Iclusig® (ponatinib). Total revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 increased 21% to $14.7 million, versus the second quarter of 2014. Total revenue includes product revenue from sales of Iclusig and license revenue. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) shares advanced 5.80% in last trading session and ended the day at $6.02. ARIA Gross Margin is 73.90% and its return on assets is -61.20%. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) quarterly performance is 9.06%.

On Oct. 24, Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) reported its financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2014. For the third quarter of 2014, the Company reported a net loss of $385 thousand, or $(0.02) per share. This compares with net income of $4 thousand, or $0.00 per share, in the second quarter of 2014, and a net loss of $1.1 million, or $(0.06) per share, in the third quarter of 2013. On 06 November, Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) shares moved down -1.62% and was closed at $6.68. PMBC EPS growth in last 5 year was 5.00%. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) year to date (YTD) performance is 7.40%.

Oct. 31 MicroFinancial Inc. (NASDAQ:MFI) announced that Richard F. Latour, President and CEO, will present at the Southwest IDEAS Investor Conference on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the Marriott Quorum Hotel in Dallas, Texas. MicroFinancial’s presentation is scheduled to begin at 9:20 a.m. CST (10:20 a.m. EST). MicroFinancial Inc. (NASDAQ:MFI) ended the last trading day at $8.40. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.08% and price to cash ratio as 93.24. MicroFinancial Inc. (NASDAQ:MFI) showed a weekly performance of 0.00%.

On Oct. 22, Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRTX) announced that the Board of Directors of MicroFinancial Incorporated declared a cash dividend of $0.08 per common share payable on November 10, 2014, to holders of record of MFI common stock at the close of business on November 3, 2014. This dividend represents a 14.3% increase over the quarterly rate of $0.07 per common share last paid by MFI in August of 2014. Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRTX) shares advanced 0.89% in last trading session and ended the day at $16.99. MRTX return on assets is -138.60%. Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRTX) quarterly performance is -4.66%.