Today’s Hot List: Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM), UBIC, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBIC), AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ:AUDC)

New Chief and Directors for Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN). It didn’t take long for Ana Patricia Botín to put her mark on Banco Santander. Less than three months after succeeding her father as executive chairwoman following his death in September, Ms. Botín replaced the Spanish lender’s chief executive and reshaped the bank’s board in a significant shake-up on Nov. 25. Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 18.90% and weekly performance is 5.09%. On last trading day company shares ended up $8.88. Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 0.62%.

Deutsche Bank reiterated their buy rating on shares of Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) in a research report released on Tuesday morning. Deutsche Bank currently has a $63.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $60.00. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) shares fell -0.08% in last trading session and ended the day at $50.94. VLO Gross Margin is 9.00% and its return on assets is 7.90%. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) quarterly performance is -5.42%.

A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) said it named Brent Middleton as vice president and general manager, United States and Canada. Middleton “will be responsible for driving further growth in the company’s United States and Canadian business” and will become a member of the senior leadership team, according to a release from the Akron-based supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins. On 26 November, A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) shares increased 0.52% and was closed at $38.84. SHLM EPS growth in last 5 year was 33.20%. A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) year to date (YTD) performance is 12.71%.

UBIC, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBIC), said the Japan Patent Office has recently issued a Notification of Decision of Grant to the company for a patent application related to “Active Knowledge Base”. UBIC, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBIC) belongs to Technology sector. Its weekly performance is -5.39%. On last trading day company shares ended up $12.81. UBIC, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBIC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -9.77%.

On Nov 25, AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ:AUDC) announced it has received a court approval to repurchase up to an additional $15 million of its Ordinary Shares. As of October 31, 2014, AudioCodes had approximately 42.8 million Ordinary Shares outstanding. Repurchases may now resume after exhausting the initial stage of the repurchase program previously announced in August 2014. AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ:AUDC) shares increased 1.85% in last trading session and ended the day at $4.96. AUDC Gross Margin is 58.20% and its return on assets is 0.90%. AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ:AUDC) quarterly performance is -11.59%.