Stock Highlights – VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) , Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) , Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) , Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)

VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has released a management pack for its vCenter Operations Manager that extends its abilities to the vCloud Hybrid Service. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) stock performance was -1.20% in last session and finished the day at $94.82. Traded volume was 1.16million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 1.49million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.23. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) insider ownership is 0.40%.

Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, will hold a conference call Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2 p.m. PT to discuss its second quarter 2014 financial results. Atmel President and CEO, Steven Laub, and Senior Vice President and CFO, Steve Skaggs, will be participating on this call. The earnings release will be issued at the close of market that same day. Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) dropped -1.76 percent to $8.95 Tuesday on volume of 4.21million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $8.89 to $9.16. Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) has a market capitalization of $3.77billion.

Baker Hughes Inc (NYSE:BHI), the world’s third largest oilfield services company, is slated to report its Q2 2014 earnings on July 17. We expect the company’s earnings to improve on a year-over-year basis, driven by higher exploration and production activity in most of its key geographic markets and by a possible recovery in the U.S. pressure pumping market. During the first quarter, the company’s earnings beat market expectations with revenues growing by around 9.5% year-over-year to $5.73 billion, while adjusted net income rose 27% to $369 million. Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI)’s stock on July 15, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.82% to the closing price of $72.82. Its fifty two weeks range is $46.10 -$75.64. The total market capitalization recorded $31.75billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 4.19million shares. In its share capital, BHI has 435.98million outstanding shares.

Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) Director D Sherwin Artus sold 2,000 shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.13, for a total value of $168,260.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 44,366 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,732,512. On Tuesday, shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) dropped -0.92% to close the day at $83.80. Company return on investment (ROI) is 5.00% and its monthly performance is recorded as 5.69%. Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) quarterly revenue growth is 16.15%.