Stocks Getting Hot: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS), QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPCM), Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW)

At the auto show Ford’s announce, including its new aluminum-body F-Series pickups, which are being produced at the Rouge Assembly Plant in Dearborn. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares advanced 0.98% in last trading session and ended the day at $15.45. F Gross Margin is 12.00% and its return on assets is 3.00%. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) quarterly performance is -4.57%.

Novartis (NYSE:NVS) said Friday that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare or MHLW approved Cosentyx (secukinumab, formerly known as AIN457), for the treatment of both psoriasis vulgaris and psoriatic arthritis or PsA in adults who are not adequately responding to systemic therapies (except for biologics). Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 24.60% and weekly performance is -0.50%. On last trading day company shares ended up $94.10. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.31%.

On Dec. 22, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), EE and Huawei announced the companies have successfully completed inter-company interoperability testing of LTE Category 9 connectivity with 3-carrier downlink aggregation and download speeds of up to 410 Mbps. Testing was conducted using QTI’s Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 processor with integrated LTE-Advanced next-generation modem, and Huawei’s commercial infrastructure solution, across EE’s LTE-A ‘4G+’ network. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) shares increased 1.29% in last trading session and ended the day at $75.62. QCOM Gross Margin is 60.60% and its return on assets is 16.70%. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) quarterly performance is 1.34%.

Zacks upgraded shares of IPC The Hospitalist Company (NASDAQ:IPCM) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has $47.70 price target on the stock. IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPCM) ended the last trading day at $46.00. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.31% and price to cash ratio as 31.06. IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPCM) showed a weekly performance of 0.70%.

On Dec 16, Colorado-based global electronic component distributor, Arrow Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:AROW) board of directors recently approved a new share repurchase program. The latest buyback scheme reflects the company’s sound financial position and favorable prospects. Arrow Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:AROW) shares advanced 0.37% in last trading session and ended the day at $27.17. AROW return on assets is 1.00%. Arrow Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:AROW) quarterly performance is 7.35%.