Trader’s Recap: Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA), Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV), Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH), Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA), International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF)

Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA) on Thursday reported a loss of $15.3 million in its second quarter. The Radnor, Pennsylvania-based company said it had a loss of 41 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense and amortization costs, came to 7 cents per share. Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA) shares decreased -9.67% in last trading session and ended the day at $13.55. ACTA Gross Margin is 69.80% and its return on assets is -5.50%. Actua Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTA) quarterly performance is -1.74%.

Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) reported earnings of $1.11 per share for second quarter 2015 compared to a loss of $5.07 per share a year ago. The loss from discontinued operations was $0.04 per share compared to a loss of $3.54 per share in second quarter 2014. Earnings from continuing operations were $1.15 per share in second quarter 2015 compared to a loss of $1.53 per share a year ago. On 06 August, Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) shares advanced 6.32% and was closed at $17.17. ESV EPS growth in last 5 year was -33.40%. Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) year to date (YTD) performance is -41.95%.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) announced that it will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2015 financial results on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Hosting the call will be Ken Calwell, Chief Executive Officer and President, and Mark Hutchens, Chief Financial Officer. A press release with second quarter 2015 financial results will be issued that same day, shortly after the market close. Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) ended the last trading day at $19.48. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.69% and price to cash ratio as 330.19. Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) showed a weekly performance of 2.96%.

Data integration software provider Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA) announced the successful completion of its acquisition by a company controlled by the Permira funds and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board or CPPIB. Additionally Informatica announced that Microsoft Corporation and Salesforce Ventures have agreed to become strategic investors in Informatica alongside the Permira funds and CPPIB. The acquisition is valued at approximately $5.3 billion, with Informatica stockholders receiving $48.75 in cash per share. Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 10.50% and weekly performance is 0.41%. On last trading day company shares ended up $48.73. Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 0.48%.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF), announced that its Board has authorized a quarterly dividend of $0.56 per share of the Company’s common stock, an increase of $0.09 or 20% from the current quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share, which will result in a more competitive dividend yield. The quarterly dividend will be payable on October 6, 2015 to shareholders of record as of September 25, 2015. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) shares fell -0.70% in last trading session and ended the day at $116.42. IFF Gross Margin is 44.20% and its return on assets is 15.60%. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) quarterly performance is -1.11%.

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