Morning Buzz: Ophthotech Corporation (NASDAQ:OPHT), Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTK), National Security Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NSEC), SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW), Semler Scientific Inc (NASDAQ:SMLR)

Ophthotech Corp (NASDAQ:OPHT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a report issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $59.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $58.00. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 34.46% from the company’s current price. Ophthotech Corporation (NASDAQ:OPHT) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is 3.60%. On last trading day company shares ended up $42.60. Ophthotech Corporation (NASDAQ:OPHT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 8.16%.

On Nov 04, Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTK) announced the addition of three new, experienced individuals to its management team. Adam Woodrow joins Paratek as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Woodrow has over 20 years of experience in leading the commercialization of brands across small molecules and proteins from pre-clinical to commercial launch. Evan Tzanis joined Paratek in September 2014 as Vice President of Clinical Development. n addition to Adam Woodrow and Evan Tzanis, Paratek is pleased to announce that Sue M. Perkins is also joining Paratek as Vice President, Intellectual Property. Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTK) shares moved down -1.43% in last trading session and ended the day at $19.36. PRTK return on assets is -35.00%. Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTK) quarterly performance is 75.36%.

The National Security Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSEC) financial results for the three-months and nine-months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013. For the three months ended September 30, 2014, the Company had net income of $1,797,000, $0.72 per share, compared to $3,339,000, $1.35 per share, for the same period last year. On a pretax basis, for the three months ended September 30, 2014, we had income of $2,600,000 compared to $4,863,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2013. On 13 November, National Security Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NSEC) shares moved up 1.90% and was closed at $15.00. NSEC EPS growth in last 5 year was 25.20%. National Security Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NSEC) year to date (YTD) performance is 52.44%.

SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) CEO W Richard Roth unloaded 4,282 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.80, for a total value of $136,167.60. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 245,543 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,808,267. SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) ended the last trading day at $30.38. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.61% and price to cash ratio as 109.80. SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) showed a weekly performance of -2.60%.

On Oct. 31, Semler Scientific Inc (NASDAQ:SMLR) reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. Revenue of $897,000, an increase of $308,000, or 52%, compared to $589,000; Cost of revenue of $178,000, an increase of $45,000, or 34%, from $133,000. Semler Scientific Inc (NASDAQ:SMLR) shares moved up 18.80% in last trading session and ended the day at $2.78. SMLR Gross Margin is 77.40% and its return on assets is -54.60%. Semler Scientific Inc (NASDAQ:SMLR) quarterly performance is -16.77%.