Why Making Dramatic Moves: Astronics (NASDAQ:ATRO), Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras (NYSE:PBR-A), Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY), Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV), Arthur J Gallagher (NYSE:AJG)

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) reported Consolidated sales for the second quarter of 2015 were $173.2 million, down slightly from $174.6 million for the same period last year as strength in Aerospace sales helped to offset lower Test Systems segment sales. The 2015 second quarter included $7.1 million in sales from Armstrong Aerospace, Inc. (“Armstrong”), acquired on January 14, 2015. Organic sales for the quarter decreased $8.5 million, or 4.9%, on lower Test System segment sales. Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) belongs to Industrial Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 8.70% and weekly performance is -14.65%. On last trading day company shares ended up $52.57. Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -23.85%.

Petrobras Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR-A) has failed to present its board of directors with a promised plan to bring domestic fuel prices in line with world levels, three sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR-A) shares fell -2.38% in last trading session and ended the day at $5.75. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR-A) quarterly performance is -35.61%.

On 23 July, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) announced that it has been named as the market share leader in commercial desktop remote deposit capture (RDC), based on both end-users live and financial institutions implemented. The RDC solution is currently installed at more than 1,000 financial institutions and 200,000 businesses and is utilized by more than 500,000 end users. On 05 August, Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) shares increased 0.69% and was closed at $70.45. JKHY EPS growth in last 5 year was 12.40%. Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) year to date (YTD) performance is 14.24%.

Zacks upgraded shares of Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. The firm currently has $7.50 price target on the stock. Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) ended the last trading day at $6.84. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.37% and price to cash ratio as 426.11. Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) showed a weekly performance of -0.15%.

On 3 August, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) announced that it has completed the previously disclosed acquisition of William Gallagher Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) shares increased 0.04% in last trading session and ended the day at $47.86. AJG Gross Margin is 30.00% and its return on assets is 3.00%. Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) quarterly performance is 1.53%.

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