Worth Watching Stocks: General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), American Science & Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ:ASEI), Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX), Avista (NYSE:AVA), NL Industries (NYSE:NL)

Robert Olstein, chairman and chief investment officer of Olstein Capital Management, says General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and Dillard’s Inc. are undervalued. General Motors “is not priced right,” and Dillard’s is also trading at a discount, Olstein said on “Wall Street Week” on Sunday. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) belongs to Consumer Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 3.00% and weekly performance is 0.73%. On last trading day company shares ended up $31.74. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -4.86%.

American Science and Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ:ASEI) on Aug 06, reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $515,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Billerica, Massachusetts-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 8 cents per share. American Science & Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ:ASEI) shares fell -14.19% in last trading session and ended the day at $39.02. ASEI Gross Margin is 45.20%. American Science & Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ:ASEI) quarterly performance is -1.13%.

On Aug. 4, Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of MemorialCare Health System’s laboratory outreach service business. As a result of the transaction, patients and physicians now have access to Quest’s extensive range of innovative services and network of nearly 200 patient service centers in southern California. MemorialCare Health System’s hospital-based laboratories are not part of the transaction. On 07 August, Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) shares fell -1.98% and was closed at $72.43. DGX EPS growth in last 5 year was -0.50%. Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) year to date (YTD) performance is 9.65%.

On August 05, Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA) reported net income from continuing operations attributable to Avista Corp. shareholders of $25.1 million, or $0.40 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $31.3 million, or $0.52 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2014. Net income from discontinued operations attributable to Avista Corp. shareholders was $0.2 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $69.6 million or $1.15 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2014, which included the gain on the sale of our former business, Ecova, that was effective June 30, 2014. For the six months ended June 30, 2015, net income from continuing operations attributable to Avista Corp. shareholders was $71.5 million, or $1.14 per diluted share, compared to $78.7 million, or $1.31 per diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2014. Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA) ended the last trading day at $32.80. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.63% and price to cash ratio as 92.42. Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA) showed a weekly performance of -0.67%.

NL Industries Inc. (NYSE:NL) on Aug 07, reported a second-quarter loss of $29.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Dallas-based company said it had a loss of 60 cents. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, came to 1 cent per share. NL Industries Inc. (NYSE:NL) shares fell -0.65% in last trading session and ended the day at $6.07. NL Gross Margin is 31.20% and its return on assets is 7.50%. NL Industries Inc. (NYSE:NL) quarterly performance is -17.19%.

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