Why These Are Hot: Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM), American Apparel, Inc. (NYSEMKT:APP), Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY)

Regional Management Corp (NYSE:RM) CEO Michael R. Dunn purchased 75,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 16th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $13.05 per share, with a total value of $978,750.00. Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 9.90% and weekly performance is 20.59%. On last trading day company shares ended up $15.87. Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 9.42%.

American Apparel, Inc. (NYSEMKT:APP) is being stalked by at least two prospective acquirers — and the idea is to bring back founder Dov Charney. The cash-strapped clothing chain has received multiple takeover bids in recent weeks, one of them from a private-equity firm that’s partnering with Charney in a bid that values the company at $1.30 to $1.40 a share, The Post has learned. American Apparel, Inc. (NYSEMKT:APP) shares increased 44.93% in last trading session and ended the day at $1.00. APP Gross Margin is 50.70% and its return on assets is -19.20%. American Apparel, Inc. (NYSEMKT:APP) quarterly performance is 23.46%.

Announced Dec. 11, that a new survey from Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO) finds that 75 percent of Americans receive holiday gifts that seem impersonal or an after-thought; suggesting that, when it comes to holiday gift giving, it’s not always the “thought” that counts. On 18 December, Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO) shares remains unchanged and was closed at $13.06. TZOO EPS growth in last 5 year was -23.70%. Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO) year to date (YTD) performance is -38.74%.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) announced it has agreed to terms with Poland-based investment fund ORTIE to acquire its pharmaceutical logistics company Poltraf Sp. z o.o. The acquisition will further strengthen UPS’s healthcare expertise and network in Europe, enabling compliant logistics services to customers for streamlining their product supply to the fast-growing healthcare markets of Central and Eastern Europe. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) ended the last trading day at $110.93. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.58% and price to cash ratio as 18.02. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) showed a weekly performance of 0.27%.

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) disclosed that it recently entered into an agreement to voluntarily extend the statutes of limitations to allow the U.S. Department of Justice to continue its investigation of potential claims under the False Claims Act related to representations made by it regarding Residential Capital, LLC, its former mortgage subsidiary, in connection with investments in Ally made by the United States Department of the Treasury pursuant to the Troubled Asset Relief Program beginning six years ago, in December 2008. Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 5.10% and weekly performance is 0.49%. On last trading day company shares ended up $22.75. Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.33%.