Stocks in Focus: Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT), Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT), Saratoga Investment Corp. (NYSE:SAR), Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG)

Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) conference call took place on July 23, 2015, 08:30 AM ET. Loss per share before charges and credits was $0.10. The revenue of $2.39 billion for the quarter decreased 14% sequentially and 36% year-on-year. Excluding the impact of the divestitures of 2014, revenue declined 29% year-on-year. Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is -7.90% and weekly performance is -8.36%. On last trading day company shares ended up $10.09. Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -18.65%.

Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) announced financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2015, and provided a clinical update. Endocyte reported a net loss of $10.6 million, or $0.25 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of 2015, compared to net income of $22.4 million, or $0.54 per basic share and $0.52 per diluted share, for the same period in 2014. The second quarter of 2014 included the recognition of the balance of deferred revenue related to the former collaboration with Merck. Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) shares increased 4.62% in last trading session and ended the day at $5.43. Its return on assets is -1.10%. Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) quarterly performance is -5.40%.

On July 22, Saratoga Investment Corp. (NYSE:SAR) announced it will visit the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) to ring the Closing Bell® in celebration of the Company’s five year anniversary. Saratoga Investment’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Christian Oberbeck, who will be joined by the Company’s Board of Directors and members of the management team, ring the Closing Bell® onThursday, July 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.On 05 August, Saratoga Investment Corp. (NYSE:SAR) shares decreased -0.42% and was closed at $16.56. SAR EPS growth in last 5 year was 17.50%. Saratoga Investment Corp. (NYSE:SAR) year to date (YTD) performance is 24.18%.

Lloyds’ Banking Group’s (LLOY) first-half results brought some bad short-term news but reinforced our positive long-term view on the bank. We were especially disappointed to see that Lloyds has had to put aside £1.4 billion of additional provisions for claims relating to the mis-selling of PPI insurance, bringing total provisions to a whopping £13.4 billion. Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) ended the last trading day at $5.20. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.13% and price to cash ratio as 0.24. Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) showed a weekly performance of -3.70%.

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