Stocks in Focus: Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOC), Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA), Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC), Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD)

Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOC) announced the launch of its proprietary quantitative Target Selector™ assay targeting KRAS mutations utilizing a patient’s blood sample. Testing for this predictive biomarker will help physicians identify patients who might benefit from targeted therapies currently available to treat solid tumor cancers. In addition, the high sensitivity of Biocept’s Target Selector™ allows the test to be used for monitoring patients for response to treatment and progression of disease during the course of therapy. Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOC) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is 1.69%. On last trading day company shares ended up $2.40. Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -14.05%.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) said it was unlikely to buy back any more shares this year as it looks to save cash and retain its credit rating, sending its shares down about 9 percent. Revenue from ad sales, which accounts for almost half of total revenue, fell 3.6 percent in the quarter ended June 30. Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) shares decreased -12.14% in last trading session and ended the day at $28.87. DISCA Gross Margin is 65.50% and its return on assets is 5.80%. Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) quarterly performance is -9.78%.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) paid $47 million for Travelers Cos.’ 17-story North Tower in downtown St. Paul where the cleaning products company plans to move its headquarters. Ecolab said it will call the property the Ecolab Global Headquarters building when it starts moving in during the second quarter of 2016. The move should be complete by the end of 2018, according to an Ecolab news release. On 05 August, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares moved up 1.24% and was closed at $116.75. ECL EPS growth in last 5 year was 17.70%. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) year to date (YTD) performance is 12.34%.

Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC) on July 29, reported earnings per diluted share of $0.36 and $0.39 for the second quarter and first six months of 2015, respectively, up from $0.02 and $0.03 for second quarter and first six months of 2014, respectively. This marked the sixth consecutive profitable quarter for the Company following its successful capital raise in December 2013. Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC) ended the last trading day at $5.40. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 6.19% and price to cash ratio as 3.34. Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC) showed a weekly performance of 20.54%.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD), reported on July 31, second-quarter profit growth that missed analyst estimates on worse-than-expected beer sales in Brazil, the U.S. and China. Faced with declining popularity of its flagship Bud and Bud Light brands, AB InBev is looking elsewhere for growth with different beer styles, new packaging like recloseable aluminum bottles and acquisitions of fast-growing American craft brews such as Elysian and 10 Barrel. The company is also grappling with weakening consumer sentiment and rising inflation in Brazil, its second-biggest market. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) shares moved up 1.78% in last trading session and ended the day at $121.76. BUD Gross Margin is 60.10% and its return on assets is 9.10%. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) quarterly performance is 1.57%.

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