Stocks to Watch: Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF), National Western Life Insurance (NASDAQ:NWLI), Magna International (NYSE:MGA), CTC Media (NASDAQ:CTCM), Avalon Rare Metals (NYSEMKT:AVL)

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) announced the commencement of an offer to purchase for cash (the “Tender Offer”), subject to certain terms and conditions, up to $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount (the “Maximum Amount”) of its outstanding 3.95% Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”). Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its weekly performance is 8.68%. On last trading day company shares ended up $2.88. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -29.20%.

Western Life Insurance Company (NASDAQ:NWLI) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $28.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Austin, Texas-based company said it had profit of $8.16. Earnings, adjusted for investment gains, were $7.38 per share. On 06 August, National Western Life Insurance Company (NASDAQ:NWLI) shares remains unchanged and was closed at $240.73. NWLI EPS growth in last 5 year was 18.30%. National Western Life Insurance Company (NASDAQ:NWLI) year to date (YTD) performance is -10.59%.

Magna International Inc. (NYSE:MGA) reported second quarter income from continuing operations to company of $538 million or $1.29 per share, compared to $519 million or $1.18 per share, prior year. Magna International Inc. (NYSE:MGA) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 5.40% and weekly performance is -0.02%. On last trading day company shares ended up $54.44. Magna International Inc. (NYSE:MGA) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -3.58%.

CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTCM), a Russian independent media company, reported Friday that its second-quarter attributable net income plunged 82 percent to $4.7 million from last year’s $26.7 million. Earnings per share were $0.03, compared to $0.17 a year ago. CTC Media, Inc (NASDAQ:CTCM) shares advanced 2.19% in last trading session and ended the day at $1.87. CTCM Gross Margin is 49.40% and its return on assets is 11.60%. CTC Media, Inc (NASDAQ:CTCM) quarterly performance is -44.67%.

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (NYSEMKT:AVL) has received a letter from NYSE MKT LLC (“NYSE MKT” or the “Exchange”) dated July 30, 2015 which states that due to the Company’s recent low selling share price, it has been deemed to be not in compliance with the continued listing standards of the Exchange. Pursuant to Section 1003(f)(v) of the Exchange’s Company Guide, the Company’s continued listing is contingent upon the Company effecting a share consolidation within a reasonable period of time or upon a sustained increase in its share price. A potential share consolidation, if required, will need to be approved by the Company’s shareholders at the Company’s next annual general meeting currently planned for February, 2016. Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (NYSEMKT:AVL) shares decreased -0.70% in last trading session and ended the day at $0.16. AVL return on assets is -2.80%. Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (NYSEMKT:AVL) quarterly performance is -41.47%.

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