Active Watch List : Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR), Office Depot (NYSE:ODP), Universal Forest NASDAQ:UFPI), First Financial Bankshares (NASDAQ:FFIN), Eldorado (NYSE:EGO)

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing first-in-class, oral, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol) lowering therapies for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and other cardiometabolic risk markers, on 12 Aug 2014 provided ETC-1002 development program updates and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. In July, company initiated enrollment in the Phase 2 ETC-1002-014 study in 144 patients with hypercholesterolemia and hypertension. The randomized, double-blind, parallel group, multicenter study is evaluating 180 mg of ETC-1002 as monotherapy compared with placebo for six weeks. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is 1.17%. On last trading day company shares ended up $15.59. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.90%.

Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP) and OfficeMax stores have many deeply discounted items for back to school, said Julianne Embry, a company spokeswoman. Backpacks are 25 percent off, while the chain is offering “penny deals” that begin on Sunday, including a 25-cent slide pencil box and 25 cents for a 12-pack of colored pencils. Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP) shares moved down -0.78% in last trading session and ended the day at $5.12. ODP Gross Margin is 23.20% and its return on assets is -4.90%. Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP) quarterly performance is -0.19%.

Universal Forest Products Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) unveiled in its quarterly report on 30 July 2014 that company’s gross sales to the industrial market increased over 5% in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period of 2013, resulting from a 6% increase in unit sales, offset by a 1% reduction in selling prices due to the Lumber Market. Our growth was primarily due to an increase in orders from our existing customers. Our sales to new customers were approximately $1.5 million for the quarter. On 29 August, Universal Forest Products Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) shares moved up 0.19% and was closed at $47.35. UFPI EPS growth in last 5 year was 56.40%. Universal Forest Products Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) year to date (YTD) performance is -8.80%.

First Financial Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) has been selected as the No. 1 top-performing publicly-traded bank in the nation in the $5 to $50 billion asset category by Bank Director magazine. The magazine’s annual scorecard rates all publicly traded banks in four asset size categories on the basis of profitability, capital adequacy and asset quality. First Financial Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) ended the last trading day at $29.39. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.88%and price to cash ratio as 5.19. First Financial Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) showed a weekly performance of -1.97%.

Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE:EGO) on July 31 reported the Company’s financial and operational results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net income for the quarter was $37.6 million (or $0.05 per share), compared with $43.3 million (or $0.06 per share) in the second quarter of 2013. Gold revenues were $247.6 million on sales of 190,621 ounces of gold at an average realized gold price of $1,299 per ounce. Gross profit from gold mining operations was fourteen percent lower than that of the second quarter of 2013 reflecting higher production costs and depreciation expense as a result of higher sales volumes. Total cash cost per ounce increased two percent year over year. Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE:EGO) shares moved up 1.22% in last trading session and ended the day on $8.28. EGO Gross Margin is 39.60% and its return on assets is -7.60%. Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE:EGO) quarterly performance is 43.75%.