Watch 5 Stocks: CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX), Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), Ballantyne Strong, Inc (NYSEMKT:BTN), Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT:GST), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)

On Jan. 5, CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX) will release fourth-quarter financial and operating results on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, after the market close. CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 18.00% and weekly performance is -2.78%. On last trading day company shares ended up $33.91. CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -5.61%.

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) has earned a “BBB” credit rating from analysts at Morningstar. The research firm’s “BBB” rating indicates that the company is a moderate default risk. They also gave their stock a two star rating. Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares advanced 0.63% in last trading session and ended the day at $50.92. MO Gross Margin is 40.80% and its return on assets is 12.50%. Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) quarterly performance is 10.12%.

On January 02, OMAHA, Ballantyne Strong, Inc (NYSEMKT:BTN) announced that its board of directors has elected Samuel C. Freitag to serve as chairman of the board, effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Freitag succeeds William F. Welsh, II, who has chosen to step down as chairman while remaining as a member of the board of directors. Mr. Welsh, age 73, has served as chairman of the board of Ballantyne Strong since 2000. On 12 January, Ballantyne Strong, Inc (NYSEMKT:BTN) shares decreased -0.47% and was closed at $4.25. BTN EPS growth in last 5 year was 15.40%. Ballantyne Strong, Inc (NYSEMKT:BTN) year to date (YTD) performance is 2.66%.

On Jan. 5, Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT:GST) announce the resolution of a legal challenge to its West Virginia operations and results of recent Marcellus well completions. A West Virginia state judge has rejected the second of a pair of lawsuits launched by a unit of Axiall Corp. aimed at stopping Gastar Exploration Inc.’s hydraulic fracturing operations in the Marcellus Shale. Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT:GST) ended the last trading day at $2.21. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 10.78% and price to cash ratio as 3.74. Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT:GST) showed a weekly performance of -3.07%.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) plans to use its GM Financial lending arm as the exclusive provider of subsidized leases in the U.S., a move that could help boost earnings while significantly increasing the Detroit auto giant’s exposure to auto loans, the Wall Street Journal reported. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) belongs to Consumer Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 3.50% and weekly performance is 4.40%. On last trading day company shares ended up $35.84. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 10.28%.