Yingli Green Energy Hold. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:YGE) has struggled on the charts for much of 2014, the stock was one of many alternative energy companies to shoot significantly higher today, thanks to an upbeat earnings report from sector component Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE:TSL). In fact, by the sound of the closing bell, the equity stood 10.2% above breakeven, at $3.14. In the options pits, call volume spiked to more than four times the average daily amount, with nearly two-thirds of the activity transpiring at the June 3.50 strike. It appears a significant number of contracts were bought to open at this strike, meaning speculators may be betting on a move north of $3.50 for the company by front-month options expiration on Friday, June 20. Yingli Green Energy Hold. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:YGE) stock performance was 6.69% in last session and finished the day at $3.35. Traded volume was 13.67million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 5.81million shares. The beta of the stock remained 2.41. Yingli Green Energy Hold. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:YGE) insider ownership is 1.75%.
Shares of Brady Corp (NYSE:BRC) rose 8.9% during mid-day trading on Thursday following a better than expected earnings announcement, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. The company traded as high as $28.24 and last traded at $26.41, with a volume of 758,944 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $24.26. Brady Corp (NYSE:BRC) rose 14.63 percent to $27.81 Thursday on volume of 1.33million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $25.89 to $28.24. Brady Corp (NYSE:BRC) has a market capitalization of $1.45billion.
Shares of Stratasys, Ltd.(NASDAQ:SSYS) and other 3D ystems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) printer makers are climbing after research firm BB&T wrote that the company’s MakerBot unit could generate growth greater than 25% through 2016, excluding the impact of acquisitions. 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD)’s stock on May 22, 2014 reported a increase of 8.35% to the closing price of $55.02. Its fifty two weeks range is $41.05 -$97.28. The total market capitalization recorded $5.70billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 6.32million shares. In its share capital, DDD has 103.51million outstanding shares.
Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE:SIG) reported that revenue rose 6.3 percent year on year to $1.06 billion in the first quarter that ended on May 3. Comparable-store sales improved 3.3 percent, while ecommerce sales surged 24.4 percent to $38.7 million. Cost of sales increased 6.2 percent to $648.9 million, while profit improved by 5.2 percent to $96.6 million or $1.20 per diluted share. Gross margin as a percentage of sales was slightly higher at 38.6 percent compared with 38.5 percent one year ago. The value of Signet’s inventory increased 6.9 percent year on year to $1.52 billion. On Thursday, shares of Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE:SIG) advanced 5.03% to close the day at $104.65. Company return on investment (ROI) is 14.40% and its monthly performance is recorded as 5.21%. Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE:SIG) quarterly revenue growth is 11.13%.