Charting the Market

Barron’s Magazine: Charting the Market | SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012

A graphic look at key newsworthy equities for the week ended June 1, 2012. – Edited by Bill Alpert and Nizar Manek

Groupon: Insiders at the Web discount operation, who hold two-thirds of the company’s stock, sold off previously frozen shares as the IPO lock-up period expired.

Vera Bradley: Despite a 12% increase in April-quarter earnings at the women’s accessories seller, analysts fret about slowing sales and stagnant margins in current quarter.

OmniVision Technologies: Earnings for the maker of smartphone camera sensors tumbled 92% in the April quarter on concerns about its share loss at major customer Apple.

PulteGroup: Home builder’s stocks collapsed in reaction to the worse-than-expected U.S. jobs report, on fears of slowing growth in the broader economy.

Endeavour International: The oil and gas company completed the previously disclosed acquisition of an additional 23.4% stake in the Alba field in U.K. North Sea from ConocoPhillips.

Ciena: Revenue growth in the quarter ending April 30 was stronger than expected, as the network-gear maker reported a surprise adjusted profit of 4 cents a share.

TiVo: Citing rising costs, the digital video recording service announced April-quarter loss and forecast a further net loss of $28 to $30 million in the current quarter.

Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack: Proposed $804 million buyout of the auto-parts chain fizzled. Prospective buyer Gores Group will pay the company a $50 million breakup fee.

JetBlue Airways: Analysts at UBS raised full-year earnings estimates from 55 cents a share to 64 cents, citing lower fuel costs and less exposure to “slowing international economies.”

Teavana Holdings: The $26.9 million acquisition of fellow tea retailer Teaopia, announced in April, will dilute current-quarter earnings by 2 cents a share, the company said.

Fresh Market: Strong same-store sales and improved margins saw the grocer’s April-quarter profit rise 43%, with full-year earnings of $1.28-$1.34 up from $1.26-$1.31.

Gaylord Entertainment: Owner of four conference resorts will sell namesake-brands and hotel-management rights to Marriott for $210 million, and convert itself into a REIT.

The charts record the net change in share price, the high, low and closing trades, and share volume for companies with noteworthy stock activity last week. In addition, the graphs depict last week’s daily price activity in detail. The dotted line on some graphs denotes the stock’s 200-day moving average; lack of a moving average means the shares have traded for less than that time period.