Traders Are Watching: Dover (NYSE:DOV), Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (NYSE:PHI), Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:APD), Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO), Argan (NYSE:AGX)

Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV) is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of $8 billion. It delivers innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve.  Recognized for its entrepreneurial approach for nearly 60 years, Dover’s team of 25,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible.  Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV)’s stock on 30 July traded at beginning with a price of $87.17and when day-trade ended the stock finally advanced 0.33% to end at $87.27. Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV)’s showed weekly performance of -2.57%.

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (NYSE:PHI) on Wednesday closed at $70.93. Stock institutional ownership is 7.70% while insider ownership includes 8.30%. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (NYSE:PHI) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 5.30%.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:APD) understands that a reliable, uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen is vital to any healthcare facility. This understanding has driven the company to technical innovations that not only improve the efficiency of its oxygen supply systems, but also optimize gas use. Air Products will highlight these systems—including systems for emergency oxygen supply and high efficiency systems that reduce oxygen loss—from August 4-5 at the 51st ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition in Chicago. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:APD)’s shares on Wednesday traded in the range of 134.68 – 136.905and ended up on $135.34. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:APD) distance from 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) is 17.18%. APD’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -1.00%.

ON 1ST July Shareholders of Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO) looking to boost their income beyond the stock’s 3.8% annualized dividend yield can sell the February 2015 covered call at the $17.50 strike and collect the premium based on the 75 cents bid, which annualizes to an additional 7.5% rate of return against the current stock price (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost), for a total of 11.3% annualized rate in the scenario where the stock is not called away. Any upside above $17.50 would be lost if the stock rises there and is called away, but KRO shares would have to climb 11.2% from current levels for that to occur, meaning that in the scenario where the stock is called, the shareholder has earned a 15.9% return from this trading level, in addition to any dividends collected before the stock was called. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO)’s stock on 30 July advanced 0.13% to the closing price of $15.26. Its fifty two weeks range is $13.86 – 19.20. The total market capitalization recorded $1.768B. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO) monthly performance is -2.62%.

At the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of Argan, Inc. which was held on June 24, 2014 (the “2014 Annual Meeting”), the following three (3) matters were resolved by the stockholders of Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX). The election of the following eight (8) directors to the Board of Directors of the Company, each to serve until the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his/her successor has been elected and qualified or until his/her earlier resignation, death or removal. Rainer H. Bosselmann, Henry A. Crumpton, Cynthia A. Flanders, William F. Griffin, Jr., William F. Leimkuhler, W.G. Champion Mitchell, James W. Quinn, Brian R. Sherras .Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) on Wednesday closed at $34.61. Stock institutional ownership is 68.90% while insider ownership includes 2.30%. Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.76%.