Investors Are Watching: Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW), Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC), Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS), Luxottica (NYSE:LUX), Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL)

Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) will issue its Q214 quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 20th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $1.02 per share and revenue of $16.55 billion for the quarter.  Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 4.40% and weekly performance is 1.18%. On last trading day company shares ended up $50.45. Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 6.19%.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:KLIC) announced the appointment of Garrett E. Pierce as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Pierce will replace MacDonell Roehm, Jr. who is stepping down as Chairman having reached the Company’s customary retirement age. Mr. Pierce will become Chairman effective September 28, 2014. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) shares advanced 0.49% in last trading session and ended the day at $14.37. KLIC Gross Margin is 47.70% and its return on assets is 6.50%. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) quarterly performance is 3.90%.

Fidus Investment Corp (NASDAQ:FDUS) released its earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.40 On 18 August, Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) shares advanced 1.49% and was closed at $18.37. FDUS EPS growth in last 5 year was 1.34%. Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) year to date (YTD) performance is -11.89%.

Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE:LUX) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. Luxottica Group SpA (NYSE:LUX) ended the last trading day at $54.46. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.12%and price to cash ratio as 16.27. Luxottica Group SpA (NYSE:LUX) showed a weekly performance of 3.20%.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sandy Springs-based Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL) said Chief Financial Officer Doug Martin has resigned, effective Aug. 31.Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL) shares advanced 1.02% in last trading session and ended the day on $33.62. NWL Gross Margin is 38.40% and its return on assets is 8.40%. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL) quarterly performance is 15.85%.