Trader’s Recap: Charles & Colvard Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR), NL Industries Inc. (NYSE:NL), Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU), Holly Energy Partners (NYSE:HEP)

Charles & Colvard Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR) said that, it will host an investor conference call to discuss its financial results for the second quarter 2015 at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Charles & Colvard Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is -49.30% and weekly performance is 14.48%. On last trading day company shares ended up $1.66. Charles & Colvard Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 9.74%.

Zacks cut shares of NL Industries Inc (NYSE:NL) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.NL Industries Inc. (NYSE:NL) shares moved up 8.40% in last trading session and ended the day at $5.68. NL Gross Margin is 31.20% and its return on assets is 7.50%. NL Industries Inc. (NYSE:NL) quarterly performance is -21.87%.

On 31 July, Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) and Intel have announced a new class of computer memory called 3D XPoint, which the companies say is up to 1,000 times faster than the conventional NAND flash memory. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 21.30% and weekly performance is -4.83%. On last trading day company shares ended up $18.91. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -14.11%.

On 31 Jul, Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) reported adjusted loss of 2 cents per American Depositary Share (“ADS”) for second-quarter 2015, which compared unfavorably with the Zacks Consensus Estimate of earnings of 2 cents. However, the loss narrowed from the prior-year quarter loss of 15 cents. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) shares increased 0.27% in last trading session and ended the day at $3.67. ALU Gross Margin is 34.00% and its return on assets is -0.90%. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) quarterly performance is 2.51%.

Holly Energy Partners L.P (NYSE:HEP) announced a cash dividend payment of $0.545 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 14, 2015. Shareholders who purchased HEP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.4% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $31.5, the dividend yield is 6.92%.Holly Energy Partners L.P (NYSE:HEP) shares decreased -1.25% in last trading session and ended the day at $29.28. HEP Gross Margin is 67.20% and its return on assets is 5.50%. Holly Energy Partners L.P (NYSE:HEP) quarterly performance is -7.89%.

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