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According to the New York Post, EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is exploring selling its stake in VMWare, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), giving into pressure by Paul Singer of Elliott Management. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 11.00% and weekly performance is -0.17%. On last trading day company shares ended up $29.45. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.87%.

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) announced positive results from Phase III trials of its drug odanacatib, used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Odanacatib is an experimental “cathepsin K inhibitor”, which needs to be taken once every week. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) shares decreased -0.18% in last trading session and ended the day at $59.88. MRK Gross Margin is 60.20% and its return on assets is 5.40%. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) quarterly performance is 3.26%.

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG), an international transportation services company, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire MTU Detroit Diesel Australia (“MTU-DDA”), a leading distributor of the world’s finest diesel and gas engines and power systems, operating across the on- and off-highway markets in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific – including trucking, mining, power generation, construction, industrial, rail, marine, agriculture, oil & gas and defense. On 17 September, Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) shares moved up 0.32% and was closed at $43.70. PAG EPS growth in last 5 year was 21.30%. Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) year to date (YTD) performance is -6.54%.

National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $99.00. National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG) ended the last trading day at $3.19. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.80% and price to cash ratio as 0.73. National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG) showed a weekly performance of -3.63%.

AlphaValue reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) in a report released on Monday morning. AlphaValue currently has a GBX 326 ($5.30) price objective on the stock. Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) shares moved up 0.79% in last trading session and ended the day at $15.22. BCS return on assets is 0.10%. Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) quarterly performance is -6.17%.