Active Stocks : Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), (NASDAQ:VITC), Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI), Advanced Energy Industries (NASDAQ:AEIS)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), operator of the largest acreage position in the Utica shale, has this year set an ambitious development program that calls for doubling production from the play to more than 100,000 boe/d. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 4.40% and weekly performance is -1.08%. On last trading day company shares ended up $25.65. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -7.71%.

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 14th will be given a dividend of 0.61 per share on Friday, September 5th. This represents a $2.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 12th. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) shares moved up 3.55% in last trading session and ended the day at $131.86. AMGN Gross Margin is 80.50% and its return on assets is 7.70%. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) quarterly performance is 20.13%., Inc. (NASDAQ:VITC) has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). On 14 August,, Inc. (NASDAQ:VITC) shares moved up 0.06% and was closed at $7.99. VITC EPS growth in last 5 year was 0.00%., Inc. (NASDAQ:VITC) year to date (YTD) performance is 38.08%.

Research analysts at Noble Financial cut their target price on shares of Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ:MMSI) from $19.00 to $16.00 in a report released on Thursday. Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) ended the last trading day at $12.61. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.68%and price to cash ratio as 57.64. Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) showed a weekly performance of -0.32%.

Sidoti initiated coverage on shares of Advanced Energy Industries (NASDAQ:AEIS) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) shares decreased -0.05% in last trading session and ended the day on $18.46. AEIS Gross Margin is 37.80% and its return on assets is 9.10%. Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) quarterly performance is 3.36%.