Trader’s Watch List: Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO), Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR), NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT)

Like other for-profit education companies, Schaumburg-based Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO) hasn’t done a lot of profit making lately. It’s seen its student numbers decline from 118,000 in 2010 to just 38,000 today while coming under fire from legislators and regulators who’ve accused for-profit schools of leaving students with useless degrees and large debts. Its plan to close all but two of its schools may be bearing fruit. Its second-quarter results Friday exceeded market expectations and gave interim CEO Ron McCray grounds to argue that Career Education is turning the corner. Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is -28.00% and weekly performance is 32.08%. On last trading day company shares ended up $4.20. Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 18.59%.

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) reported a second-quarter loss of $28 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Stamford, Connecticut-based company said it had a loss of 3 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 3 cents per share. Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) shares advanced 0.78% in last trading session and ended the day at $5.17. FTR Gross Margin is 60.80% and its return on assets is 0.20%. Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) quarterly performance is -12.04%.

NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) announced that Mr. H. Hiter Harris III has been appointed to the Board of Directors, effective August 7, 2015. Mr. Harris is the Managing Director and co-founder of Harris Williams & Co., a national investment banking firm focusing on middle market mergers and acquisitions. He will also be a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Board. It is anticipated that Mr. Harris will also stand for election at the 2016 Annual Meeting of NewMarket Shareholders. “We are fortunate to have a person with Hiter’s strong financial background and leadership experience join our Board, and, we look forward to benefiting from his experience and guidance in the future,” said Thomas E. Gottwald, Chairman and CEO of NewMarket.On 07 August, NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU) shares moved down -0.86% and was closed at $390.03. NEU EPS growth in last 5 year was 11.60%. NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU) year to date (YTD) performance is -2.76%.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) already announced that Windows 10 will be headed to the Xbox One this November. Sometime in November, you will be able to play from an initial list of 100 Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One. Xbox also announced the Red vs. Blue tournament, the Halo World Championship, which will offer $1 million in prize money to its best players. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) ended the last trading day at $46.74. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.89% and price to cash ratio as 3.92. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) showed a weekly performance of 0.09%.

Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) announced that for the three-month period ended June 30, 2015, reported net income was $12.0 million, or $.90 per diluted share, as compared to $3.4 million, or $.26 per diluted share, during the second quarter of 2014. Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) shares moved down -0.27% in last trading session and ended the day at $48.61. UHT Gross Margin is 71.30% and its return on assets is 12.20%. Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) quarterly performance is 0.93%.

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