Why Making Dramatic Moves : Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK)

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced that the FDA has given fast track designation to its investigational Clostridium difficile vaccine candidate. The vaccine is geared toward preventing C difficile–associated disease, which may include lifethreatening diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis. Pfizer says it is currently in the phase 2 clinical trial stage. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 59.30% and weekly performance is 3.87%. On last trading day company shares ended up $30.58. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 3.94%.

Leading social games studio Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has endured some stormy weather as of late but asVenturebeat mentions, they have recently made several, key hires to batten down the hatches and, hopefully, right its proverbial ship. Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) shares moved down -2.22% in last trading session and ended the day at $3.08. ZNGA Gross Margin is 68.20% and its return on assets is -6.30%. Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) quarterly performance is -0.96%.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is making changes to its News Feed in order to filter out outdated content and be more central to “trending” conversations about breaking news. On 18 September, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares increased 0.75% and was closed at $77.00. FB EPS growth in last 5 year was 85.60%. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) year to date (YTD) performance is 40.90%.

Hilltop Holdings Inc (NYSE:HTH) Director W Joris Brinkerhoff sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.26, for a total transaction of $212,600.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 25,228 shares in the company, valued at approximately $536,347. Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) ended the last trading day at $20.46. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.43% and price to cash ratio as 2.46. Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) showed a weekly performance of 0.34%.

Shares of Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE:ALK) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are covering the stock, American Banking and Market News reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) shares moved up 1.47% in last trading session and ended the day at $46.84. ALK Gross Margin is 37.50% and its return on assets is 10.40%. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) quarterly performance is -1.56%.