Morning Alert: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU), CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CST), TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT), Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK)

About 20 months after the project was first announced, the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Neighborhood Market, 8745 Little Road, opened its doors to the public Wednesday. Less than half the size of the three Wal-Mart Supercenters in West Pasco, store 2391 is an anchor for the Ridge Plaza shopping center. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 3.30% and weekly performance is 5.34%. On last trading day company shares ended up $90.47. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 9.12%.

JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) President Robin Hayes sold 5,000 shares of JetBlue Airways stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.94, for a total value of $74,700.00. JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) shares fell -1.46% in last trading session and ended the day at $14.88. JBLU Gross Margin is 51.40% and its return on assets is 4.70%. JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) quarterly performance is 37.52%.

CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CST) begin trading ex-dividend on December 29, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.0625 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2015. On 08 January, CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CST) shares increased 2.88% and was closed at $45.07. CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CST) year to date (YTD) performance is 3.35%.

On Jan. 2, RF Micro Devices, Inc. and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT) announced they have completed their merger of equals to form Qorvo™ (Nasdaq: QRVO), a new leader in RF solutions. Qorvo is expected to begin trading today on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market. TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT) ended the last trading day at $27.55. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.99%. TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT) showed a weekly performance of 1.21%.

Equities research analysts at Berenberg Bank boosted their target price on shares of Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) from GBX 3,000 ($45.92) to GBX 3,500 ($53.57) in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) shares increased 1.20% in last trading session and ended the day at $46.20. CUK Gross Margin is 46.70% and its return on assets is 3.10%. Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) quarterly performance is 23.66%.