Worth Watching Stocks: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR), Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW), Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC), FNHC

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) on Oct. 30 said its third-quarter loss narrowed, helped by reduced costs. The coal producer’s performance topped analysts’ estimates. ANR lost $185 million, or 84 cents per share, for the three months ended Sept. 30. That compares with a loss of $458.2 million, or $2.07 per share, a year ago. Stripping out certain items, it lost 53 cents per share. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected a bigger loss of 71 cents per share. Revenue dropped 12 percent to $1.05 billion from $1.19 billion. The results still managed to beat the $989.7 million in revenue that analysts polled by Zacks forecast. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is -31.10% and weekly performance is -2.97%. On last trading day company shares ended up $1.96. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -28.53%.

Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) continues to carry out robust exploration at and around its Fort Knox gold mine in Interior Alaska, while quietly investigating other prospects around the state. When Kinross began mining at Fort Knox in 1996, the deposit had 4.1 million ounces of proven and probable gold reserves; going into 2014 the mine continues to boast 2.86 million ounces of gold contained in 183.11 million metric tons of reserves averaging 0.49 grams per metric ton gold. This is enough ore to last the operation until roughly 2018. Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) shares advanced 3.26% in last trading session and ended the day at $2.22. KGC Gross Margin is 19.60% and its return on assets is -6.00%. Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) quarterly performance is -43.37%.

Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE:PANW) sales acceleration is likely to continue at least through 2015, says Northland Capital Markets analyst Jeff Kvaal, who on Monday boosted his price target on the security software company’s stock to 115 from 110. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based firm is broadening its distribution in Europe, gaining momentum with its advanced threat protection product called WildFire, Kvaal said in a research report on Monday. He also likes its new products such as Traps, which provides protection at network end points. On 03 November, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) shares advanced 0.25% and was closed at $105.96. PANW EPS growth in last 5 year was -58.00%. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) year to date (YTD) performance is 84.37%.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) will Install LED lights, new gates mechanisms and upgraded circuitry at the crossing at N. Kenova Street in the village of South Point, Lawrence County. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) ended the last trading day at $109.41. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.74% and price to cash ratio as 23.64. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) showed a weekly performance of 0.05%.

Federated National Holding (NASDAQ:FNHC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 30th. The company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.16. On average, analysts predict that Federated National Holding will post $2.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC) shares moved down -9.12% in last trading session and ended the day at $30.41. FNHC return on assets is 8.40%. Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC) quarterly performance is 45.50%.