Notable Hot Stocks Buzz: Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR)(NASDAQ:HIMX), First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC)

On Thursday, Shares of Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), subtract -0.78% and closed at $52.03 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $51.50 and $52.32. NIKE, Inc. (NKE) declared recently that Tom Peddie becomes the new VP, GM of North America, succeeding Joaquin Hidalgo, who has served in this role since July 2013 and will be taking a leave of absence to focus on his health. This change is effective right away.

Peddie, a 26-year Nike veteran, has held senior administration roles across Nike, counting VP North America Sales and VP Global Sales. He was formerly VP, GM of Emerging Markets and joined the North America team earlier this year as VP, GM of Integrated Marketplace, where he has led Nike’s holistic integrated market strategy in North America.

“Tom is a strong leader with a deep understanding of our consumer and the integrated marketplace,” said Elliott Hill, President of Geographies and Sales, Nike Brand. “He has proven time and again his ability to lead teams toward continued and profitable long-term growth and we look forward to his leadership in this important geography.”

Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR)(NASDAQ:HIMX), jumped 0.23% and closed at $8.58 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $8.45 and $8.72. The company’s Market capitalization is $1.49 Billion with the total outstanding Shares of 343.82 million. Himax Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides display imaging processing technologies to consumer electronics worldwide. The company operates through Driver IC and Non-Driver Products segments. It offers display driver integrated circuits (ICs) and timing controllers used in televisions (TVs), laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation, and other consumer electronics devices. The company also designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays, liquid crystal on silicon micro-displays used in palm-size projectors and head-mounted displays, light-emitting diode driver ICs, power administration ICs, scaler products for monitors and projectors, tailor-made video processing IC solutions, and silicon IPs. In addition, it offers digital camera solutions, counting complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors and wafer level optics, which are used in various applications, such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, and medical devices. The company markets its products to panel manufacturers, agents or distributors, module manufacturers, and assembly houses; and camera module manufacturers, optical engine manufacturers, and television system manufacturers.

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), dropped -4.07% and closed at $73.99 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $72.40 and $76.24. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $56.32 and reached to max level of $79.15. First Republic Bank, together with its auxiliaries, provides private banking, private business banking, real estate lending, and wealth administration services to clients in metropolitan areas of the United States. It operates through two segments, Commercial Banking and Wealth Administration. The company offers deposit products, such as checking, money market checking, savings, and passbook deposits, in addition to certificates of deposit. It also provides a range of lending products that comprise residential mortgage loans and lines of credit, multifamily loans, commercial real estate loans, residential construction loans, personal loans, business loans, and smaller loans and lines of credit to businesses and individuals. The company’s loans are secured by single family residences, multifamily buildings, and commercial real estate properties. In addition, it provides wealth administration services, which include various investment strategies and products, trust and custody services, full service and online brokerage, financial and estate planning, and access to alternative investments, in addition to investing, insurance, and foreign exchange services. As of December 31, 2015, the company offered its services through 73 offices, counting 68 preferred banking licensed deposit-taking offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Boston, Palm Beach, Greenwich, and New York City; and 5 offices that offered lending, wealth administration, and trust services.

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