News Buzz: Axcelis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS), LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:LF), Mutualfirst Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF), Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS) announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. Recent highlights include: Revenues of $78.4 million, a 7% increase over the first quarter. Operating profit of $7.2 million,a 108.5% increase over the first quarter.Improved gross margin to 34.6% from 31.9% in the first quarter.Increased cash and cash equivalents to $78.1 million from $74.5 million in the first quarter. Axcelis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is -4.40% and weekly performance is 15.22%. On last trading day company shares ended up $3.18. Axcelis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 5.60%.

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF) announced financial results for the first quarter fiscal year 2016. The company’s fiscal year covers the twelve-month period ending March 31, 2016.
Summary of financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2014:Consolidated net sales were $38.7 million, down 18%. U.S. segment net sales were down 9%, and international segment net sales were down 35%.Net loss per basic and diluted share was $0.39 compared to prior year net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.23.Cash and cash equivalents were $88.2 million as of June 30, 2015 compared to $199.2 million a year ago.LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:LF) shares fell -5.81% in last trading session and ended the day at $0.95. LF Gross Margin is 27.80% and its return on assets is -55.00%. LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:LF) quarterly performance is -55.13%.

Mutualfirst Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) in Muncie, Ind., which is under pressure from an activist investor to sell itself, has agreed to buy the trust business of First Bank of Berne in Indiana. On 05 August, Mutualfirst Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) shares increased 2.97% and was closed at $24.26. MFSF EPS growth in last 5 year was 48.80%. Mutualfirst Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) year to date (YTD) performance is 10.88%.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its portfolio company, HZO, a leader in liquid protection technology for printed circuit board assemblies and electronics, has announced partnerships with both Dell and Motorola. HZO and Dell have partnered to protect Dell’s new Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet designed for on-the-go users who require reliability and performance in the field. The new HZO protected Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet has a wide range of uses that includes emergency response, industrial work and the military. The muscular Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet has been tested to the extreme and carries an IP65 rating, meaning it is protected against both dust and water. Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY) ended the last trading day at $2.36. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 4.69% and price to cash ratio as 3.50. Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY) showed a weekly performance of -6.67%.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Fiber is coming to San Antonio, a move that will make the company’s speedy 1Gbps internet available to the city’s 1.4 million residents. So far this is the largest market that Google is launching Fiber in, though not the first in Texas — service in Austin started up last December. San Antonio’s people are in for a tough wait; Google is only now nearing the design phase of a daunting project that calls for over 4,000 miles of fiber-optic cable. With San Antonio’s addition, here’s what the current Fiber map looks like — now and for the near future. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shares increased 1.82% in last trading session and ended the day at $673.29. GOOGL Gross Margin is 62.40% and its return on assets is 11.00%. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) quarterly performance is 25.83%.

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