Investors Are Watching: Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND), ContraVir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CTRV), Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO), Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 20.10% and weekly performance is 3.59%. On last trading day company shares ended up $102.48. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 13.06%. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) was downgraded by research analysts at Deutsche Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

On 13 July, XL Group plc (NYSE:XL) shares moved up 0.47% and was closed at $38.14. XL EPS growth in last 5 year was 2.50%. XL Group plc (NYSE:XL) year to date (YTD) performance is 11.94%. XL Group plc (NYSE:XL) announced that it intends to release its Second Quarter 2015 results after the close of regular stock market trading hours on Monday, August 3, 2015.

On 13 July, Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) shares moved up 0.46% and was closed at $32.93. ECHO EPS growth in last 5 year was 19.60%. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) year to date (YTD) performance is 12.77%. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) announced that it will release second quarter 2015 earnings results after the market close on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) ended the last trading day at $43.54. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.59% and price to cash ratio as 37.76. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) showed a weekly performance of 1.97%. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) announced that Willie Chiang has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for PAA’s U.S. operating and commercial activities. Mr. Chiang will report directly to Harry N. Pefanis, PAA’s President.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) shares increased 0.74% in last trading session and ended the day at $100.27. JNJ Gross Margin is 69.30% and its return on assets is 15.70%. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) quarterly performance is 0.45%.On 2 July, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) announced that it has collaborated with an international team of experts to conduct a study and test the effectiveness of an HIV vaccine regimen on non-human primates. J&J said results of the preclinical study are now published in the online journal Science.

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