Market Watch List: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA), Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE), AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC), MagnaChip Semiconductor (NYSE:MX)

On Dec. 19, Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) is the 2015 Airline of the Year, according to Air Transport World (ATW), a Penton company. In selecting Southwest as Airline of the Year, ATW editors cited Southwest’s extraordinary and consistent standards of service, financial performance, safety, and environmental and corporate responsibility. In particular, for the first time in 14 years, Southwest achieved its 15 percent return on invested capital target, before taxes and excluding special items, reporting 17.1 percent1 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 6.30% and weekly performance is 4.12%. On last trading day company shares ended up $41.92. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 9.50%.

Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARIA) CEO Harvey J. M. D. Berger purchased 25,000 shares of Ariad Pharmaceuticals stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, December 18th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $6.35 per share, for a total transaction of $158,750.00. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) shares moved down -2.68% in last trading session and ended the day at $6.90. ARIA Gross Margin is 72.30% and its return on assets is -54.60%. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) quarterly performance is 19.38%.

Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) could face a lawsuit for using an unlicensed song in “The Interview.” Popular K-pop singer Yoon Mi-rae’s track “Pay Day” appears in the film, but her record label says Sony never paid for the rights. On 29 December, Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) shares moved down -0.47% and was closed at $21.17. SNE EPS growth in last 5 year was -4.80%. Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) year to date (YTD) performance is 22.44%.

On Dec 15, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AMC), announced the appointment of Kathleen M. Pawlus as an independent director of the Company, effective as of December 17, 2014. AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AMC) ended the last trading day at $26.34. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.43% and price to cash ratio as 16.50. AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AMC) showed a weekly performance of 0.65%.

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX), has launched a research collaboration focused on developing innovative, cost-effective silicon magnetic bio-sensor technology capable of monitoring extremely rare cells in blood. MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX) shares moved down -0.44% in last trading session and ended the day at $13.55. MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX) quarterly performance is 15.22%.