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Best Stocks : The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), Vicor Corp. (NASDAQ:VICR), Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC), Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX), ESBF

Best Stocks : The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), Vicor Corp. (NASDAQ:VICR), Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC), Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX), ESBF
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Charles Donlon
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October 23, 2014
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Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) said on Wednesday that the head of its North American business, Melanie Healey, will retire next June, as the company puts together a new leadership team in an effort to revive sagging sales growth and gain market share. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) in last trading activity moved down -0.45% to close at $84.23. Company weekly performance is 1.54% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.95%. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) is -1.37% away from its 52 week high. Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ:VICR) today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. The Company announced today the appointment of H. Allen Henderson to its Board of Directors, effective October 18, 2014. Concurrent with approval of Mr. Henderson's appointment, the Board also approved the expansion of the Board to 10 members. Revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, increased to $58,402,000, compared to $55,091,000 for the corresponding period a year ago, and increased from $53,361,000 for the second quarter of 2014. Third quarter bookings increased to $65,559,000 from $57,061,000 for the corresponding period a year ago and from $57,579,000 for the second quarter of 2014. Gross margin increased to $25,550,000 for the third quarter of 2014, compared to $22,980,000 for the corresponding period a year ago, and increased from $22,662,000 for the second quarter of 2014. Gross margin, as a percentage of revenue increased to 43.7% for the third quarter of 2014 compared to 41.7% for the third quarter of 2013, and increased on a sequential basis from 42.5% for the second quarter of 2014. On last trading day Vicor Corp. (NASDAQ:VICR) advanced 17.73% to close at $11.42. Its volatility for the week is 7.89% while volatility for the month is 5.27%. VICR's sales growth for past 5 years was -0.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -46.10%. Vicor Corp. (NASDAQ:VICR) monthly performance is 22.53%. Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) has upsized its existing credit facilities to Onyx Payments (“Onyx”), an H.I.G. Capital portfolio company, by $86.1 million to facilitate Onyx's recapitalization and acquisitions of Net Trans Services AS (“Net Trans”) and Worldwide Payment Systems SA (“WPS”). Prospect is now the sole lender and agent of the first lien senior secured debt issued by Onyx. On last trading day Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) moved down -0.31% to close at $9.67. Its volatility for the week is 2.60% while volatility for the month is 2.08%. PSEC's sales growth for past 5 years was 47.90% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -0.90%. Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) monthly performance is -2.91%. Quanex Building Products Corp. (NYSE:NX) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, September 9th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $170.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $166.06 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. Quanex Building Products Corp.’s revenue was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) has 11.58% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 93.80%. In last trading activity company's stock closed at $18.93. ESB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ESBF), the parent company of ESB Bank, announced earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30 of 26 cents per diluted share on net income of $4.6 million, compared to earnings of 23 cents per diluted share on net income of $4 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2013, a 13 percent increase in net income per diluted share. On Wednesday shares of ESB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ESBF) closed at $12.60. Company's sales growth for last 5 years was -7.60%.

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