Active Stocks to Watch: Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAC), Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT), Holly Energy Partners (NYSE:HEP), Codorus Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVLY), Griffon (NYSE:GFF)

Zacks upgraded shares of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning. They currently have $142.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAC) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is 0.95%. On last trading day company shares ended up $151.69. Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 54.99%.

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) granted equity awards on July 31, 2015, that were previously approved by the Compensation Committee of its Board of Directors under Sarepta’s 2014 Employment Commencement Incentive Plan, as a material inducement to employment to ten individuals hired by Sarepta in July 2015. The equity awards were approved in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4). Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) shares decreased -0.06% in last trading session and ended the day at $32.73. SRPT return on assets is -56.60%. Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) quarterly performance is 121.75%.

Holly Energy Partners L.P (NYSE:HEP) announced a cash dividend payment of $0.545 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 14, 2015. Shareholders who purchased HEP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.4% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $31.5, the dividend yield is 6.92%.Holly Energy Partners L.P (NYSE:HEP) shares decreased -1.25% in last trading session and ended the day at $29.28. HEP Gross Margin is 67.20% and its return on assets is 5.50%. Holly Energy Partners L.P (NYSE:HEP) quarterly performance is -7.89%.

Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per common share, payable on August 11, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 28, 2015. This quarterly cash dividend is one half cent more than the amount paid in the previous quarter. Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY) ended the last trading day at $21.57. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.62% and price to cash ratio as 2.14. Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY) showed a weekly performance of 5.94%.

On 29 July, Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF) authorized the repurchase of an additional $50 million of Griffon’s outstanding common stock. Prior to this authorization and after giving effect to the purchase of 630,185 shares for a total of $10.1 million in the current quarter through and including July 29, 2015, $21.6 million was available from the March 2015 authorization. Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF) shares moved up 1.04% in last trading session and ended the day at $17.51. GFF Gross Margin is 23.40% and its return on assets is 2.00%. Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF) quarterly performance is 8.02%.

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