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Four Most Active Stocks News Update: Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)

Following U.S. Stocks are among the “Most Active” Stocks in the course of recent trading session, Wednesday: Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)

Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA), stated that it plans to curtail 443,000 metric tons per year (mtpy) of alumina refining capacity at Suralco in Suriname. In addition, the Company and the Government of Suriname have agreed to pursue a transaction for a Government-owned entity to attain the Suralco operations.

Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA)’s shares picked up 0.92%, and is now trading at $13.18. The Stock is active as 28.29M shares changed hands versus its average volume of 23.32M shares. The stock volatility for the week is 2.21%, while for the month remained 2.52%. The company holds consensus target price of $18.70.

If we consider EPS growth of the company, then the company indicated the following observations:

The company showed 0.20 diluted EPS growth for trailing twelve months. However, YTD EPS growth remained 109.80% and Annual EPS growth for the past 5 years is considered as 17.10%.

The mean recommendation of analysts for this stock is 2.20. (where 1=Buy, 5=Sale).

Alcoa Inc. produces and manages primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Global Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. The Alumina segment is involved in mining bauxite, which is then refined into alumina. The Primary Metals segment produces primary aluminum. The Global Rolled Products segment produces and sells aluminum plates, sheets, and foils, in addition to rigid container sheets for food and beverage packaging markets. The Engineered Products and Solutions segment offers titanium, super alloy investment, and aluminum castings; fasteners; aluminum wheels; integrated aluminum structural systems; architectural extrusions; and forgings and hard alloy extrusions.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), has stated a payment service linked to its Messenger app. In order to facilitate payments, the 500+ million users of the Facebook Messenger application can now directly transfer money from within the application itself with ease. The benefit of such a feature is that direct transactions will require users to jump through less hoops than those required when transferring money via traditional financial services. Since Facebook plans to assist facilitate the payments facility to known recipients, and since majority of the Facebook users have most of their friends and acquaintances added already, this can end up being an extremely assistful feature.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), raised 1.95%, and is now trading at $80.91. The Stock is active as 24.17M shares changed hands versus its average volume of 24.17M. The stock has price to sale ratio of 17.82, however, price to book ratio is 6.07. With recent incline, the year-to-date (YTD) performance reflected a 1.72% gain below last year. During the past month the stocks gain 4.78%, bringing three-month performance to 1.97% and six-month performance to 6.41%. The mean recommendation of analysts for this stock is 1.80. (where 1=Buy, 5=Sale).

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It provides a set of development tools and application programming interfaces that enable developers to integrate with Facebook to create mobile and Web applications. The company’s products comprise Facebook mobile app and Website that enable people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Messenger, a mobile-to-mobile messaging application accessible on Android, iOS, and Windows phone devices; Instagram, a mobile application that enable people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; and WhatsApp Messenger, a cross-platform mobile messaging application that allows people to exchange messages on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows phone, and Nokia devices. As of December 31, 2014, it had 1.19 billion monthly active users and 890 million daily active users. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), has introduced MGM Resorts Connections, a free one-stop-shop for groups to book entire dream vacations, counting hotel rooms, restaurant reservations, VIP nightclub access, private spa suites, show tickets and more at 12 iconic resorts across the Las Vegas Strip.

MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), enhanced 3.17%, and is now trading at $22.43. The Stock is active as 23.52M shares changed hands versus its average volume of 14.38M shares. The company holds the market capitalization of $10.80B. For the last twelve months, the stock was able to keep return on equity at -1.00%, while return on assets at -0.20%, in response to its return on investment at 5.70%. Its 20-day moving average gained 4.55%, above 50-day moving average of 7.90%, below 200-day moving average of -2.16% from the latest market price of $22.38. The mean recommendation of analysts for this stock is 1.80.(where 1=Buy, 5=Sale).

MGM Resorts International, through its subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts. It operates through two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. The company’s casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its casino operations comprise slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. The company operates 15 wholly owned resorts in the United States; and the MGM Macau resort and casino in China, in addition to develops a gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. It also owns Shadow Creek golf course, Primm Valley golf club, and Fallen Oak golf course.

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), rose 2.35%, and is now trading at $7.85. The Stock is active as 26.57M shares changed hands versus its average volume of 15.24M shares. The stock has the beta value of 1.79, and its volatility for the week is 1.49%, while for the month it is 1.37%. The company has the market capitalization of $28.68B. The company holds the book value per share of 2.63, whereas cash per share is 2.41. Price to book ratio remained 2.92, while price to sale ratio is 1.15. Analysts mean recommendation for the stock is said to be 2.60 (where 1=Buy, 5=sale).

Nokia Corporation engages in the network infrastructure, location-based technologies, and advanced technologies businesses worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Mobile Broadband, Global Services, HERE, and Technologies. The Mobile Broadband segment provides mobile operators with radio and core network software together with the hardware needed to deliver mobile voice and data services. The Global Services segment offers mobile operators with a range of services, counting network implementation, care, managed services, and network planning and optimization, in addition to systems integration services. The HERE segment focuses on the development of location intelligence, location-based services, and local commerce. This segment serves automotive, commerce, mobile, Internet, and consumer electronics industries.

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