Market Alert: Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ:TKMR), QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE), Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI), ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW)

On Jan. 11, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ:TKMR), announced that they have agreed to merge to create a new leading global HBV company focused on developing a curative regimen for hepatitis B patients by combining multiple therapeutic approaches. Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ:TKMR) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is 55.49%. On last trading day company shares ended up $22.95. Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ:TKMR) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 51.29%.

QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Earnings Release. The first quarter fiscal 2015 earnings release will be issued on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) shares decreased -0.82% in last trading session and ended the day at $72.97. QCOM Gross Margin is 60.60% and its return on assets is 16.70%. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) quarterly performance is 3.80%.

On January 6, ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) announced that Gary Muenster, Executive Vice President & CFO, will make a Company presentation on Tuesday, January 13, at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York City. The presentation will highlight the Company’s operations. On 13 January, ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) shares moved up 4.64% and was closed at $36.52. ESE EPS growth in last 5 year was -3.00%. ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) year to date (YTD) performance is -1.03%.

On January 06, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) announced the Company closed an $82.5 million mezzanine loan, $49 million of which was funded at closing, for the development of a mixed-use property on the Upper West Side of New York City. With the closing of this transaction, ARI has committed to invest over $1.1 billion of equity into $1.5 billion of transactions in 2014, the Company’s most active year since inception. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) ended the last trading day at $16.43. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.22% and price to cash ratio as 13.14. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) showed a weekly performance of 0.06%.

ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) CRO David Schneider sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.43, for a total transaction of $996,450.00. ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) shares decreased -1.35% in last trading session and ended the day at $67.27. NOW Gross Margin is 63.30% and its return on assets is -12.80%. ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) quarterly performance is 24.11%.