Stocks in Focus: Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX), JP Energy Partners LP (NYSE:JPEP), Xenoport, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNPT), RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI), Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICON)

Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) announced positive top-line data from a Phase 2 clinical trial of its RSV F-protein recombinant nanoparticle vaccine candidate (RSV F Vaccine) in older adults (60 years of age and older). The RSV F Vaccine was well-tolerated and fulfilled the Company’s expectations of the primary, secondary and exploratory objectives of the trial.Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is 18.11%. On last trading day company shares ended up $13.89. Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 28.39%.

JP Energy Partners LP (NYSE:JPEP) reported Adjusted EBITDA of $7.1 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $3.5 million for the second quarter of 2014, and reported a loss from continuing operations of $4.9 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $11.0 million for the second quarter of 2014. Distributable Cash Flow was $4.4 million for the second quarter of 2015. JP Energy Partners LP (NYSE:JPEP) shares fell -9.75% in last trading session and ended the day at $8.52. JPEP Gross Margin is 8.10%. JP Energy Partners LP (NYSE:JPEP) quarterly performance is -31.12%.

On 5 August, XenoPort Inc. (NASDAQ:XNPT) reported a loss of $24.5 million in its second quarter. The Santa Clara, California-based company said it had a loss of 39 cents per share.On 11 August, Xenoport, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNPT) shares advanced 4.03% and was closed at $6.45. XNPT EPS growth in last 5 year was 18.90%. Xenoport, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNPT) year to date (YTD) performance is -26.45%.

FBR & Co. raised their target price on shares of RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) from $46.00 to $50.00 in a research note issued on Monday, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. FBR & Co.’s price objective would suggest a potential downside of 10.60% from the stock’s current price. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) ended the last trading day at $55.75. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.60% and price to cash ratio as 88.93. RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) showed a weekly performance of -0.32%.

On 6 August, Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ:ICON) announced that Neil Cole is stepping down from his positions as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and President and as a member of the Board of Directors. Peter Cuneo has been appointed Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICON) shares fell -4.53% in last trading session and ended the day at $13.91. ICON return on assets is 5.40%. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICON) quarterly performance is -48.71%.

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