Best Stocks : Centene (NYSE:CNC), Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC), Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH), Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE:AHH)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says that Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC)’s plans to build a new claims processing center in Ferguson doesn’t just create jobs. It’s also about sending a message. “We’re very heartened by their willingness to make an investment,” Nixon said Tuesday. “It now sends a signal, not only in St. Louis but around the world that North County is open for business.” Nixon offered up praise for Centene at the beginning of his luncheon address to members of the Regional Chamber and Growth Association. Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 2.20% and weekly performance is 0.83%. On last trading day company shares ended up $76.08. Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 0.56%.

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) will present more than 90 company-sponsored platform and poster presentations on data supporting its marketed and investigational therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS), as well as the company’s programs to address unmet needs in patient management, at the sixth Triennial Joint Meeting of ACTRIMS and ECTRIMS in Boston, September 10 – 13, 2014. Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) shares advanced 0.42% in last trading session and ended the day at $344.12. BIIB Gross Margin is 87.20% and its return on assets is 17.70%. Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) quarterly performance is 7.81%.

RPX Corp. (NASDAQ:RPXC) Director Geoffrey T. Barker unloaded 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.16, for a total value of $151,600.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 279,399 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,235,689. On 03 September, RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) shares decreased -1.24% and was closed at $15.10. RPXC EPS growth in last 5 year was 54.90%. RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) year to date (YTD) performance is -10.65%.

Black Hills Corp. (NYSE:BKH) non-regulated subsidiary Black Hills Wyoming today closed the sale of a 40-megawatt, natural gas-fired generating unit to the City of Gillette for approximately $22 million. The transaction includes a 20-year agreement for Black Hills Wyoming to operate the plant, provide plant-related administrative services and share equally with Gillette in savings from wholesale power market purchases made on behalf of the city when power costs are less than operating the generating unit. Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) ended the last trading day at $53.17. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.24%and price to cash ratio as 161.46. Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) showed a weekly performance of 0.28%.

Armada Hoffler Properties Inc. (NYSE:AHH) CEO Louis S. Haddad acquired 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $9.69 per share, for a total transaction of $242,250.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 110,972 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,075,319. Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE:AHH) shares decreased -0.31% in last trading session and ended the day on $9.61. AHH Gross Margin is 31.50% and its return on assets is 1.20%. Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE:AHH) quarterly performance is 1.37%.