Worth Watching Stocks: Dendreon Corp. (NASDAQ:DNDN), Puma Biotechnology (NYSE:PBYI), Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI), Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN), Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG)

On July 30,2014 Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN) announced that its board of directors has appointed W. Thomas Amick as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Amick has also been appointed to the Company’s board of directors. Mr. Amick succeeds John H. Johnson, who previously announced his plans to step down as president and chief executive officer for personal reasons. Mr. Johnson will work with Mr. Amick through August 15, 2014 to ensure a smooth transition. Dendreon Corp. (NASDAQ:DNDN) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is -91.60% and weekly performance is -4.61%. On last trading day company shares ended up $1.35. Dendreon Corp. (NASDAQ:DNDN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -33.97%.

Equities research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PBYI) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm set a “hold” rating on the stock. Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (NYSE:PBYI) shares moved down -5.00% in last trading session and ended the day at $237.41. PBYI return on assets is -55.90%. Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (NYSE:PBYI) quarterly performance is 224.73%.

Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI)‘s stock had its “underweight” rating reiterated by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research note issued on Wednesday.  On 21 August, Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) shares increased 0.19% and was closed at $41.38. ITRI EPS growth in last 5 year was -53.60%. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) year to date (YTD) performance is -0.12%.

Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN)‘s stock had its “underperform” rating reaffirmed by Zacks in a report released on Tuesday. Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN) ended the last trading day at $29.08. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.87%and price to cash ratio as 54.36. Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN) showed a weekly performance of 2.94%.

Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) an international specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a broad range of assets, reported consolidated financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) shares increased 0.50% in last trading session and ended the day on $44.45. ECPG return on assets is 3.00%. Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) quarterly performance is 6.16%.