Moving Stocks: Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI), Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:AST), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO),

Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) announced a quarterly dividend. Investors of record on Monday, March 7th will be given a dividend of 0.02 per share on Thursday, March 24th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 3rd.

Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is -5.70% and weekly performance is 43.00%. On last trading day company shares ended up at $1.43. Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 14.80%.

On 29 February, Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:AST) announced the appointment of pharmaceutical industry veteran Stephen L. Cartt as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. In addition, the Company announced the appointment of Don M. Bailey to its Board of Directors. Mr. Bailey, who previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. until its sale for $5.6 billion in 2014 to Mallinckrodt, plc, was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Asterias.

Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:AST) shares moved up 18.88% in last trading session and ended the day at $5.10. AST Gross Margin is 92.50% and its return on assets is -25.40%. Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:AST) quarterly performance is 7.37%.

On 26 February, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) said it would lay off an additional 5,000 workers due to the impact of sharply lower global crude prices on its businesses.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) ended the last trading day at $33.02. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.84% and price to cash ratio as 2.81. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) showed a weekly performance of 3.47%.

On 23 February, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) said that, Time Inc has been reaching out to bankers on pursuing a deal with Yahoo, according to the source, who wished to remain anonymous because they were not permitted to speak to the media.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) shares advanced 3.18% in last trading session and ended the day at $32.80. YHOO Gross Margin is 58.20% and its return on assets is -9.30%. Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) quarterly performance is -0.43%.

CEVA Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) and Spreadtrum Communications, a fabless semiconductor company in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless communication standards, have announced the expansion of their long-term strategic partnership around Spreadtrum’s advanced LTE SoC smartphone platforms.

CEVA Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) shares moved up 1.99% in last trading session and ended the day at $20.00. CEVA Gross Margin is 90.90% and its return on assets is 3.00%. CEVA Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) quarterly performance is -21.29%.

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