Stocks News Alert: Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX), Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMTX), BT Group plc (NYSE:BT), Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN), Rare Element Resources Ltd. (NYSEMKT:REE)

Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy ” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the stock, ARN reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 8.70% and weekly performance is -9.60%. On last trading day company shares ended up $7.53. Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -3.16%.

On December 12, Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMTX) announced that the company will host a business update conference call on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMTX) shares moved up 6.87% in last trading session and ended the day at $4.98. AMTX Gross Margin is 20.90% and its return on assets is 14.70%. Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMTX) quarterly performance is -41.69%.

BT Group Plc (BT/A) started exclusive talks to acquire Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) and Orange SA (ORA)’s British wireless venture EE for 12.5 billion pounds ($19.5 billion), moving ahead with a deal that’s set to spur more mergers in the U.K. telecommunications market.

Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) on Dec, 10 reported its fiscal Q3 loss narrowed on a bigger-than-expected revenue increase while the water-management, construction and drilling company also named Michael J. Caliel, former president and CEO of the Invensys Software and Industrial Automation division of Invensys PLC, as its new president and CEO as well as a director. Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) ended the last trading day at $8.67. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 12.04% and price to cash ratio as 4.77. Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) showed a weekly performance of 20.58%.

Shares of Rare Element Resources (NYSE:REE) were the recipient of a large drop in short interest in November. As of November 28th, there was short interest totalling 585,209 shares, a drop of 7.8% from the November 14th total of 634,857 shares, Analyst Ratings News reports. Rare Element Resources Ltd. (NYSEMKT:REE) shares fell -1.04% in last trading session and ended the day at $0.38. Rare Element Resources Ltd. (NYSEMKT:REE) quarterly performance is -57.30%.