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Active Stocks to Watch : Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN), Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), Prana Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PRAN)

Active Stocks to Watch : Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN), Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), Prana Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PRAN)
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Joel Najarian
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October 20, 2014
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The Board of Directors of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.34 per share of common stock, payable November 17, 2014, to stockholders of record on October 31, 2014. Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN) in last trading activity moved up 0.18% to close at $43.67. Company weekly performance is 2.18% while its quarterly performance stands at -11.19%. Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN) is -11.83% away from its 52 week high.Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced on Friday it has filed a lawsuit against two pharmaceutical companies for patent infringement on an experimental anti-cholesterol drug. The Thousand Oaks company filed the lawsuit in Delaware against Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. over an experimental drug alirocumab they are jointly developing. Amgen has three patents for a similar molecule called evolocumab. On last trading day Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) moved up 2.48% to close at $133.69. Its volatility for the week is 3.71% while volatility for the month is 2.44%. AMGN's sales growth for past 5 years was 4.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 12.00%. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) monthly performance is -5.87%.Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) says it is will cut 7 percent of its global workforce in an effort to improve its profitability. The Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker has been dealing with weaker revenue and profits for some time. It posted third-quarter results Thursday that missed expectations. The company expects the reductions and related real estate moves will save $85 million in 2015. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) in last trading activity moved up 3.03% to close at $2.72. Company weekly performance is 0.00% while its quarterly performance stands at -28.04%. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) is -43.33% away from its 52 week high.Prana Biotechnology Limited (ADR) (NASDAQ:PRAN) announced Annual Shareholders Meeting on Nov 12, 2014 at 7:30PM EST. Prana Biotechnology is engaged in develop therapeutic drugs designed to treat the underlying causes of degeneration of the brain and the eye as the aging process progresses, initially focusing on Alzheimer’s disease. Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ:PRAN) has its institutional ownership stands at 2.10%. In last trading activity company's stock closed at $1.97.Depomed Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.07. The company had revenue of $67.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $38.03 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 126.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Depomed will post $0.47 EPS for the current fiscal year. On Friday shares of DepoMed Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO) closed at $14.49. Company's sales growth for last 5 years was 31.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 30.00%.

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