Top Morning News: Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (NYSEMKT:ANV), Macrocure Ltd. (NASDAQ:MCUR), Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT), Charter Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFN), Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (NYSE:ANV) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 33,078,463 shares, a decrease of 5.7% from the December 15th total of 35,088,886 shares, ARN reports. Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (NYSEMKT:ANV) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is -22.60% and weekly performance is 32.22%. On last trading day company shares ended up $1.19. Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (NYSEMKT:ANV) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -0.78%.

On Jan. 8, Macrocure Ltd. (NASDAQ:MCUR) announced that it will be hosting and webcasting its Analyst & Investor Day on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in New York City. Nissim Mashiach, President and CEO, Michael Molyneaux, Chief Medical Officer, other members of Macrocure’s senior management team and Key Opinion Leaders from the wound care industry will present and participate in a question and answer session. Macrocure Ltd. (NASDAQ:MCUR) shares moved up 5.43% in last trading session and ended the day at $9.70. MCUR return on assets is -173.20%. Macrocure Ltd. (NASDAQ:MCUR) quarterly performance is 34.72%.

Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT) was downgraded by Zacks from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a $22.20 price target on the stock. Zacks‘s price target suggests a potential upside of 12.69% from the stock’s previous close. On 12 January, Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) shares moved up 0.41% and was closed at $19.83. RWT EPS growth in last 5 year was 16.50%. Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) year to date (YTD) performance is 0.66%.

Charter Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CHFN) CFO Curtis R. Kollar sold 4,000 shares of Charter Financial Corp stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.17, for a total value of $44,680.00. Charter Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFN) ended the last trading day at $11.10. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.47% and price to cash ratio as 1.84. Charter Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFN) showed a weekly performance of -2.20%.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) will debut a super car Monday called the Phoenix that will be the centerpiece to the company’s new racing and performance division, Wall street Journal reported citing a person familiar with the matter. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) belongs to Consumer Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 4.30% and weekly performance is 3.12%. On last trading day company shares ended up $15.22. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.25%.