Stocks in News: Otonomy, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTIC), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP), Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)

Otonomy, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTIC) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is 8.47%. On last trading day company shares ended up $23.96. Otonomy, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTIC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -6.19%. Piper Jaffray restated their buy rating on shares of Otonomy Inc. (NASDAQ:OTIC) in a report issued on Friday.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) shares moved up 2.71% in last trading session and ended the day at $65.85. VLO Gross Margin is 11.50% and its return on assets is 8.10%. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) quarterly performance is 11.00%. Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO) reported on 6 July 2015 a disruption to operations and flaring of gas at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. On the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s website Monday, the company said personnel responded to an incident that began Friday when “a process unit upset resulted in excess emissions.” Representatives at Valero on Monday said that the disruption of operations took place at a sulfur recovery unit. The company had no further comment.

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) ended the last trading day at $57.95. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.48% and price to cash ratio as 10.49. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) showed a weekly performance of 0.49%. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) declared results from a Phase 3 study investigating the safety and efficacy of single-dose EMEND (fosaprepitant dimeglumine) for Injection, Merck’s substance P/neurokinin (NK-1) receptor antagonist, in combination with other anti-vomiting medicines, for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in adult cancer patients receiving moderately emetogenic (vomit-inducing) chemotherapy (MEC).

Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE:KEP) ended the last trading day at $21.11. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.59% and price to cash ratio as 15.30. Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE:KEP) showed a weekly performance of 2.03%. Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE:KEP) said Friday it had installed the country’s first energy storage system for power system frequency regulation at the West-Ansung substation in Gyeonggi Province.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) shares increased 1.60% in last trading session and ended the day at $47.00. VZ Gross Margin is 60.40% and its return on assets is 4.30%. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) quarterly performance is -3.39%. U.S. regulators proposed new rules on Friday to make sure carriers such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) keep offering the same level of service as they replace their aging copper networks with fiber.

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