Hot Stocks – PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) , United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) , Alliance (NASDAQ:AHGP) , Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI) , Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED)

PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE:PHM) is set to report second-quarter 2014 results on Jul 24, before the market opens. Last quarter, it had delivered a negative earnings surprise of (9.52%). PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) stock performance was 1.14% in last session and finished the day at $19.45. Traded volume was 10.11million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 5.73million shares. The beta of the stock remained 2.02. PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) insider ownership is 0.90%.

United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX) posted tepid quarterly orders for its Otis elevators and Pratt & Whitney jet engines businesses, and shares of the diversified U.S. manufacturer fell nearly 2 percent on Tuesday. The company also cut its cash flow forecast for the year, while analysts said higher-than-expected second-quarter profit was muddied by uncertainty over one-time gains and losses. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) dropped -1.88 percent to $110.86 Tuesday on volume of 10.53million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $109.11 to $114.00. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has a market capitalization of $101.63billion.

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP) and Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP) will report their second quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on Monday, July 28, 2014. Alliance management will discuss quarterly results during a conference call beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern that same day. Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP)’s stock on July 22, 2014 reported a increase of 0.52% to the closing price of $69.44. Its fifty two weeks range is $51.69 -$69.80. The total market capitalization recorded $4.16billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 34,386.00million shares. In its share capital, AHGP has 59.86million outstanding shares.

Shares of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nineteen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, American Banking reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $85.00. On Tuesday, shares of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE:SNI) dropped -0.45% to close the day at $83.23. Company return on investment (ROI) is 18.70% and its monthly performance is recorded as 1.45%. Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE:SNI) quarterly revenue growth is 11.46%.

Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.63. The company had revenue of $298.74 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $301.89 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. Amedisys’s revenue was down 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Amedisys will post $0.06 EPS for the current fiscal year. Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) stock performance was 4.39% in last session and finished the day at $16.41. Traded volume was 360,167.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 425.82K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.11. Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) insider ownership is 2.00%.