News Buzz: VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS), The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA), Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE)

VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015 and announced a restructuring plan. It reported Total revenue was $23.0 million in the current quarter, compared to $21.9 million in the second quarter of 2014. Of the total revenue, net product revenue was $14.0 million from sales of Qsymia in the current quarter, compared to $11.0 million in the second quarter of 2014. VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is -75.20% and weekly performance is -32.37%. On last trading day company shares ended up $1.17. VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -47.36%.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) reported record quarterly earnings of $2.5 billion for its third fiscal quarter ended June 27, 2015 compared to $2.2 billion for the prior-year quarter. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the third quarter increased 13% to $1.45 from $1.28 in the prior-year quarter. EPS for the nine months ended June 27, 2015 increased 16% to $3.95 from $3.40 in the prior-year period. Excluding certain items affecting comparability(1), EPS for the nine months increased 15%. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) shares moved down -1.79% in last trading session and ended the day at $108.55. DIS Gross Margin is 34.30% and its return on assets is 9.40%. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) quarterly performance is -0.07%.

On 06 August, Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) is calling out U.S. derivatives regulators for overstepping their authority and improperly influencing rules governing the world’s main aluminum exchange. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 2.50% and weekly performance is -0.39%. On last trading day company shares ended up $9.91. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -11.26%.

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) reports its 2015 second quarter results realized 26 percent gross margins from its longest-running product line, GenDrive, up from 17 percent in the same quarter of 2014. Plug Power has been selling GenDrive to material handling customers commercially since 2010. Today, more than 8,500 units have been deployed in North America, and have accumulated more than 107 million operating hours. Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is -35.10% and weekly performance is -1.25%. On last trading day company shares ended up $2.37. Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -6.78%.

On August 03, Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE) declared a monthly cash distribution of $0.1042 per unit, or $1.25 per unit on an annualized basis, for all of its outstanding units. The distribution will be payable August 18, 2015, to unitholders of record as of the close of business on August 13, 2015. Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is -18.10% and weekly performance is -30.25%. On last trading day company shares ended up $3.32. Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -60.29%.

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