Worth Watching Stocks: ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACAD), Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM), Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE:APAM), Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR), Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU)

On 5 August, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAD) announced the senior management appointments, James A. Nash, Senior Vice President, Technology Development and Operations. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAD) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is -19.81%. On last trading day company shares ended up $39.14. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAD) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -10.95%.

On 4 August, Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) said that, it has completed its $820 million purchase of the state’s largest gold mine. Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) shares fell -1.34% in last trading session and ended the day at $16.14. NEM Gross Margin is 43.10% and its return on assets is 1.90%. Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) quarterly performance is -37.96%.

On 28 July, Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) reported $109.2 billion in assets under management for the second quarter, compared with $112 billion the year before. Net income also was up for the quarter at $23.8 million, or 50 cents per share, compared with the 2014 quarterly net income of $19.3 million, or 42 cents per share. Those earnings were in line with analyst expectations. On 07 August, Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) shares fell -0.73% and was closed at $46.39. Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) year to date (YTD) performance is -3.86%.

On 3 August, Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) reported earnings of $143 million, or $1.34 a share, compared with year- earlier earnings of $26 million, or 24 cents a share. Excluding certain items, the company reported earnings of 84 cents a share, up from 68 cents a year earlier. Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) ended the last trading day at $42.19. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 4.49% and price to cash ratio as 5.23. Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) showed a weekly performance of -2.86%.

Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) paid $10 million in damages to the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) settling a civil corruption trial known as the ICE-ALCATEL scandal. The criminal case, however, will continue. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) shares moved down -1.64% in last trading session and ended the day at $3.59. ALU Gross Margin is 34.00% and its return on assets is -0.90%. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) quarterly performance is -5.53%.

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