Top Stories: Medivation (NASDAQ:MDVN), Anika Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ANIK), Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS), Noble Corp. (NYSE:NE), MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI)

Medivation (NASDAQ:MDVN)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reiterated by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.  Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 6.00% and weekly performance is 3.20%. On last trading day company shares ended up $89.44. Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 14.45%.

Anika Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ANIK) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday July 31. The company reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.03. Anika Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIK) shares moved up 0.50% in last trading session and ended the day at $41.99. ANIK Gross Margin is 78.50% and its return on assets is 21.60%. Anika Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIK) quarterly performance is -12.79%.

Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.25 per share on Thursday, September 4th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.11%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 19th. This is a positive change from Littelfuse’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. On 27 August, Littelfuse Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) shares moved down -0.62% and was closed at $92.74. LFUS EPS growth in last 5 year was 60.50%. Littelfuse Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) year to date (YTD) performance is 0.55%.

Noble Corp plc (NYSE:NE) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Deutsche Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. Noble Corp. (NYSE:NE) ended the last trading day at $28.04. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.37%and price to cash ratio as 50.74. Noble Corp. (NYSE:NE) showed a weekly performance of 0.29%.

On August 6,2014 MBIA, Inc. (NYSE: MBI) reported Q2 EPS of $0.45, versus ($0.94) reported last year. Revenue for the quarter came in at $187 million, versus $112 million reported last year. MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) shares moved up 0.58% in last trading session and ended the day on $10.44. MBI return on assets is 2.60%. MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) quarterly performance is -12.12%.