Stocks Swings: A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRK), CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW), Handy & Harman Ltd. (NASDAQ:HNH), The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE),

On February 19, 2016, A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRK) entered into a new employment agreement with Gregory N. Roberts, A-Mark’s current Chief Executive Officer (the “CEO”). The new employment agreement will become effective July 1, 2016, except that it provides for a stock option grant effective upon signing.

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRK) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 0.20% and weekly performance is 6.01%. On last trading day company shares ended up at $20.99.

CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW), announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1075 per common share to be paid on March 10, 2016 to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 25, 2016. This represents a 59 percent increase over last year’s dividend. Future dividends will be subject to Board of Director approval.

CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW) shares moved down -1.05% in last trading session and ended the day at $38.81. CDW Gross Margin is 16.20% and its return on assets is 5.80%. CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW) quarterly performance is -11.85%.

Handy & Harman Ltd. (NASDAQ:HNH) reported net sales of $163.9 million for the quarter, as compared to $131.9 million for the same period in 2014. Income from continuing operations before tax and equity investment was $8.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to $2.6 million in the 2014 period. Income from continuing operations, net of tax, for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $3.0 million, or $0.25 per basic and diluted common share, as compared to income of $1.4 million, or $0.13 per basic and diluted common share, for the same period in 2014.

On 26 February, Handy & Harman Ltd. (NASDAQ:HNH) shares moved up 2.32% and was closed at $18.08. Handy & Harman Ltd. (NASDAQ:HNH) year to date (YTD) performance is -11.85%.

The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) announced that the Company expects full-year 2016 earnings to be an estimated $0.10 to $0.12 per share lower than the guidance provided on February 4, 2016, reflecting the impact of transaction costs that will be associated with the Agreement and Plan of Merger with Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Empire expects to incur total transaction costs of approximately $15 to $17 million, with approximately 50% payable in 2016 (assuming a 2017 closing date), of which approximately $4.5 million will be incurred in the first quarter of 2016.

The National Security Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSEC) reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 of $1,150,000 and net income for the year ended December 31, 2015 of $4,697,000.

The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) ended the last trading day at $32.76. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.52% and price to cash ratio as 755.03. The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) showed a weekly performance of -2.33%.

National Security Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NSEC) shares moved up 5.16% in last trading session and ended the day at $15.90. NSEC return on assets is 4.40%. National Security Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NSEC) quarterly performance is 13.09%.

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