Hot Stocks: Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX), Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:PSMI), Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA), Silvercrest Mines Inc. (NYSEMKT:SVLC), Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST)

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX) announced that data from the Phase 2 trial of its PSMA imaging agent candidate, 1404, will be presented at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, taking place in Chicago from November 30 – December 5, 2014. Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 16.70% and weekly performance is 4.28%. On last trading day company shares ended up $7.07. Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 31.61%.

On Nov. 19, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:PSMI), founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces its acceptance as a technical committee member on the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC). The AEC provides common part-qualification and quality-system standards for the automotive electronics industry. Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:PSMI) shares remains unchanged in last trading session and ended the day at $12.44. PSMI Gross Margin is 37.50% and its return on assets is -16.80%. Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:PSMI) quarterly performance is -0.24%.

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced that it has completed two previously-announced sales within its Global Primary Products portfolio. The divestitures, one in the United States and the second in Jamaica, are aligned with Alcoa’s strategy to lower its cost base and create a globally competitive business. On 02 December, Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) shares increased 0.93% and was closed at $17.30. AA EPS growth in last 5 year was -58.30%. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) year to date (YTD) performance is 64.14%.

On Nov 18, Silvercrest Mines Inc. (NYSEMKT:SVLC) announce it has signed a five year option agreement (the “Agreement”) with Evrim Resources Corp. (tsx venture:EVM) (“Evrim”) whereby SilverCrest can acquire a 100% interest in Evrim’s Cumobabi Property in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The Cumobabi Property is in the general vicinity of the Santa Elena mine and adjacent to the Ermitano Property which was previously optioned by the Company (see news release dated January 14, 2014). Silvercrest Mines Inc. (NYSEMKT:SVLC) ended the last trading day at $1.27. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 7.60%. Silvercrest Mines Inc. (NYSEMKT:SVLC) showed a weekly performance of -9.93%.

Zacks upgraded shares of Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note released on Thursday morning. They currently have $15.50 target price on the stock. Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) shares fell -0.18% in last trading session and ended the day at $16.27. SFST return on assets is 0.50%. Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) quarterly performance is 16.21%.