Active Stocks to Watch : NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE), Altria Group (NYSE:MO), Veracyte (NASDAQ:VCYT), Franklin Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FRNK), Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST)

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) operating performance is driven primarily by the operations of its two principal subsidiaries, FPL, which serves approximately 4.7 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the U.S., and NEER, which together with affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun. The table below presents NEE’s net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share by reportable segment – FPL, NEER and Corporate and Other, which is primarily comprised of the operating results of NEET, FPL FiberNet and other business activities, as well as other income and expense items, including interest expense, income taxes and eliminating entries (see Note 11 for additional segment information, including reported results from continuing operations). NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE)’s stock on 31 July traded at beginning with a price of $95.58 and when day-trade ended the stock finally moved down -2.54% to end at $93.89. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE)’s showed weekly performance of -4.89%.

Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) posted flat second-quarter earnings Tuesday as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold. The owner of the nation’s biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, also announced a new $1 billion share buyback program to be completed by the end of 2015 and narrowed its full-year earnings guidance. Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Thursday closed at $40.60. Stock institutional ownership is 60.10% while insider ownership includes 0.20%. Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -2.61%.

Effective July 10, 2014, the Board of Directors of Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:VCYT) appointed Duncan T. Powell as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Powell became the Company’s Senior Vice President, Finance on July 10, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Powell, age 44, served as Senior Vice President, Finance of Risk Management Solutions, Inc., a provider of catastrophic risk management and quantification solutions, from October 2008 to June 2014, and prior to that, as Vice President, Finance, from July 2001 to September 2008. Mr. Powell holds a B.A. from Bristol University and is a UK Chartered Accountant. Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:VCYT)’s shares on Thursday traded in the range of 13.78 – 15.00and ended up on $14.30. Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:VCYT) distance from 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) is -2.32%. VCYT’s EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.00%.

The Law Offices of Vincent Wong are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Franklin Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FRNK) in connection with the sale of the Company to TowneBank (TOWN). Franklin Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FRNK)’s stock on 31 July moved down -1.78% to the closing price of $19.89. Its fifty two weeks range is $17.73 – 24.60. The total market capitalization recorded $220.4M. Franklin Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FRNK) monthly performance is -15.07%.

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) announced today that results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014 will be released on Thursday, August 7, 2014 after the close of the market. The company also said that chairman and chief executive officer Rodney Sacks and vice chairman and president Hilton Schlosberg will host an investor conference call that same day at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to review the company’s financial results and operations. Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) on Thursday closed at $63.96. Stock institutional ownership is 80.10% while insider ownership includes 1.60%. Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -7.28%.