Best Stocks: General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS), Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC), JA Solar Holdings (NASDAQ:JASO), Apollo Education Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL)

Automaker General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) said it has redeemed all 156.1 million outstanding shares of its Series A preferred stock from the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust and Canada Gen Investment Corporation for a liquidation amount of $3.9 billion, including accumulated dividends. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) belongs to Consumer Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 3.50% and weekly performance is 4.02%. On last trading day company shares ended up $34.91. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 9.70%.

On Dec. 18, Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS), announced that the first patient has initiated treatment with CUDC-907 in a Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with advanced or relapsed solid tumors, including hormone receptor positive (HR+)/ HER2-negative breast cancer or midline carcinoma with certain NUT gene rearrangements. Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) shares moved up 6.38% in last trading session and ended the day at $1.50. CRIS Gross Margin is 96.80% and its return on assets is -23.20%. Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) quarterly performance is 15.38%.

On Dec. 23, Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) announced that its monthly report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of December 23, 2014. Joe Douglas: Awarded a one-well contract with Fieldwood in the Gulf of Mexico for an estimated duration of 30-40 days which is expected to commence in late December 2014 at a day rate of $95,000. In addition, the Rig was awarded a three-well contract with BHP Billiton in Trinidad for an estimated duration of 120 days which is expected to commence in September 2015 at an effective day rate of $231,000. The Rig is currently idle, awaiting the start of the Fieldwood work. On 31 December, Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) shares fell -1.44% and was closed at $23.32. RDC EPS growth in last 5 year was -10.70%. Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) year to date (YTD) performance is -33.33%.

Shares of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the twelve brokerages that are covering the company, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) ended the last trading day at $8.19. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.14% and price to cash ratio as 1.20. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) showed a weekly performance of 3.61%.

Apollo Education Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) is venturing into the corporate investment market with a new venture capital platform and firm partnership initially focused on education startups. Apollo Education Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) shares fell -0.29% in last trading session and ended the day at $34.11. APOL Gross Margin is 56.90% and its return on assets is 7.90%. Apollo Education Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) quarterly performance is 36.55%.