Active Stocks : DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHX), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP), Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN)

Imperial Capital upgraded shares of DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) from an underperform rating to an outperform rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning, reports. Imperial Capital currently has $1.90 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $1.40. DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is -7.10% and weekly performance is -24.00%. On last trading day company shares ended up $1.52. DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -40.22%.

RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm, released its fourth Des Moines RootScore® Report and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance in Des Moines for the fourth consecutive time. In addition to receiving the top award for overall network performance, Verizon Wireless also scored highest in the categories of Reliability, Speed, Data and Call Performance. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) shares increased 0.14% in last trading session and ended the day at $49.90. VZ Gross Margin is 62.00% and its return on assets is 7.20%. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) quarterly performance is 1.26%.

Dice Holdings (NYSE:DHX) Director Scot W. Melland sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.50, for a total transaction of $170,000.00. On 30 October, Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHX) shares increased 9.52% and was closed at $9.43. DHX EPS growth in last 5 year was 3.30%. Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHX) year to date (YTD) performance is 30.07%.

On Oct 22, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP), has kicked off the sale of its Marlborough, Mass.-based Cross Sound Cable Co., according to three sources familiar with the situation. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP) ended the last trading day at $40.43. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.47% and price to cash ratio as 8.92. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP) showed a weekly performance of 1.69%.

On Oct 23, Penn National Gaming Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) reported third quarter operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2014. Full year 2014 rent expense of $420.2 million, with $106.7 million to be incurred in the fourth quarter of 2014, excluding any potential rent escalator; Full year 2014 pre-opening expenses of $9.9 million, with $1.1 million to be incurred in the fourth quarter of 2014; Penn National Gaming Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) shares increased 0.89% in last trading session and ended the day at $13.09. PENN Gross Margin is 43.30% and its return on assets is -25.60%. Penn National Gaming Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) quarterly performance is 28.54%.