Trader’s Watch List : DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), Aviv REIT, Inc. (NYSE:AVIV), Norcraft Companies, Inc. (NYSE:NCFT), Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC)

On October 20, DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) announced the following: George Economou, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are delighted to announce another quarter of solid operational performance mainly attributed to the high utilization of about 98% achieved by our drilling segment. We are also excited with the extension for the contracts for the Corcovado and the Mykonos which brings the total backlog of our subsidiary Ocean Rig to $5.5 billion. On the back of this solid backlog, Ocean Rig also announced its third consecutive quarterly dividend payment of $0.19 per share.
DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is -7.10% and weekly performance is 20.13%. On last trading day company shares ended up $1.91. DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -29.85%.

Morgan Stanley reiterated their overweight rating on shares of Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) in a research note released on Wednesday morning. They currently have a $12.50 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $13.00. Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) shares remains unchanged in last trading session and ended the day at $9.26. RF return on assets is 0.90%. Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) quarterly performance is -9.57%.

On Oct. 6, Aviv REIT, Inc. (NYSE:AVIV) announced that it will issue its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 before the open of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, October 31, 2014. On 22 October, Aviv REIT, Inc. (NYSE:AVIV) shares advanced 0.24% and was closed at $28.95. AVIV EPS growth in last 5 year was 0.00%. Aviv REIT, Inc. (NYSE:AVIV) year to date (YTD) performance is 27.25%.

On Oct 15, Norcraft Companies, Inc. (NYSE:NCFT), announced that the Company will release its third quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Norcraft Companies, Inc. (NYSE:NCFT) ended the last trading day at $16.22. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.96% and price to cash ratio as 6.04. Norcraft Companies, Inc. (NYSE:NCFT) showed a weekly performance of 1.44%.

On Oct 20, Investors led by Australia’s Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (NYSE:MIC). agreed to buy Louisiana utility Cleco Corp. for $3.4-billion (U.S.) in cash, attracted by the steady, long-term returns of regulated power assets. Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (NYSE:MIC) shares moved down -1.37% in last trading session and ended the day at $66.75. MIC Gross Margin is 40.90% and its return on assets is 2.30%. Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (NYSE:MIC) quarterly performance is -7.24%.