Recommended Momentum ‘How’ and ‘Why’: Ambac Financial Group (NASDAQ:AMBC), Merck & Co (NYSE:MRK)

Shares of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) [Trend Analysis] swings enthusiastically in regular trading session, it increase of 0.36% to close at $22.10. Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (AMBC) declared an adjusted loss in the fourth quarter of 2016 of $12.7 million, or $0.28 per share. Net loss was $94.7 million, or $2.09 per share, for the quarter. During the fourth quarter of 2016, net premiums earned were $49.9 million.

Claude LeBlanc, CEO, said, “Our fourth quarter results were impacted by headwinds including the effect of higher interest rates on the RMBS and student loan insured portfolios, and increase in our public finance reserves, which was primarily related to the evolving situation in Puerto Rico. Despite these headwinds, results for the full year 2016 were positive and as a result of our strong income generation, Ambac is expected to receive $28.7 million in tolling payments from AAC in May 2017 under the company’s tax-sharing contract.” Moving forward to saw long-term intention, the experts calculate Return on Investment of 4.00%. The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 54.55% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -18.90%. AMBC last month stock price volatility remained 2.83%.

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) [Trend Analysis] knocking active thrust in leading trading session, shares a gain of 0.03% to 65.87 with around 7.74 Million shares have changed hands in this session. EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA in the US and Canada, and Pfizer Inc. reported that the US FDA has accepted for Priority Review EMD Serono’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for avelumab as a treatment for patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma with disease progression on or after platinum-based therapy.

The FDA has set a PDUFA target action date of August 27, 2017, for avelumab in this indication. This marks the second acceptance of an application by the FDA to review the investigational product, avelumab. Avelumab is not authorized for any indication in any market. The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 35.75% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -0.44%. Similar, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 6.70% and for the year was 35.43%, while the YTD performance remained at 11.89%. MRK has Average True Range for 14 days of 0.87.

 

About Aaron Smithies

Aaron Smithies has a wide look on current monetary and financial events. He is an editor and a writer. His views; At Streetwise Report, we think the best opportunities arise from a complete understanding of all investing disciplines in order to identify the most attractive stocks at any given time. Interests: Biotech, Finical markets, Dividend stock ideas & income, Energy stocks, Consumer goods stocks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *