Financial news on February 05, 2010

Business and Financial news
Air Products Said to Offer $5.1 Billion for Its Rival Airgas

The anticipated offer, worth about $60 a share, is a 60 percent premium to Airgas’s closing price Thursday. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

'Behave Properly,' Trichet Warns Bloc

European countries must get their budgets under control to set the stage for lasting growth, the European Central Bank president said. Read more..

By MATTHEW SALTMARSH and JACK EWING - International Herald Tribune

Cuomo Sues Bank of America, Even as It Settles With S.E.C.

The attorney general accused the bank and two executives of securities fraud. Meanwhile, the bank settled an S.E.C. claim for $150 million. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

MasterCard Posts Profit That Misses Expectations

MasterCard said it earned $294 million, or $2.24 a share, but fell short of analyst estimates of $2.48 a share. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Sony Returns to a Profit and Raises Its Outlook

The consumer products and devices division, which has products like LCD televisions, camcorders and broadcasting equipment, did far better than analysts had expected. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - The New York Times

The Dozens of Computers That Make Modern Cars Go (and Stop)

Even basic vehicles have at least 30 microprocessors, controlling functions like braking, cruise control and entertainment systems. Read more..

By JIM MOTAVALLI - The New York Times

Two European Banks Post Strong Profits

Deutsche Bank was profitable for a fourth quarter in a row, and Banco Santander had its second-best year ever. Read more..

By JACK EWING and CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B72,2573,6971,6173,571.17B
General ElectricGE16,0416,1915,2515,79144M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23,3023,8823,1623,7099.1M
PfizerPFE17,9118,1917,6017,9690.4M
IntelINTC19,1019,5819,0019,4788.7M
MicrosoftMSFT28,0028,2827,5728,0281M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM38,6438,8837,0338,3075.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27,3027,7126,6227,4268.5M
AT&T Inc.T25,1225,3124,9625,2450.9M
Oracle Corp.ORCL23,3523,6723,0723,5545.9M
ExxonMobilXOM64,7064,9063,5664,3842.3M
AppleAAPL192,63196,00190,85195,4630.4M
ComcastCMCSA15,5115,7315,1515,4226.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28,6328,7628,3128,7425.1M
MerckMRK37,0537,0835,8236,7323M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53,6354,1353,3053,9722.5M
Home DepotHD27,8528,0727,5327,9820.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP47,8948,1046,6347,9820.1M
HP Inc.HPQ46,9147,4946,4647,3219.7M
ChevronCVX71,0071,2469,5571,1817.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62,6963,6061,8962,6416.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT52,7753,5352,7653,4515.5M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY23,9424,0823,4923,9715.2M
Procter & GamblePG61,0961,4460,4361,3014.8M
Coca-ColaKO53,2453,4352,5353,0914.6M
Gilead SciencesGILD46,3946,8645,4546,3814.5M
AltriaMO19,3819,4119,1419,3814.3M
McDonald'sMCD64,0764,3462,6363,3714M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH32,4232,6331,8432,5412.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29,6329,8428,9929,5412M
SchlumbergerSLB62,6163,1760,2662,0611.5M
AmazonAMZN115,88117,65114,10117,3911M
BoeingBA59,2159,7457,1458,409.68M
VisaV83,3283,8680,5482,569.67M
International Business MachinesIBM123,04123,72121,83122,978.62M
AmgenAMGN57,5458,0356,6457,688.41M
United TechnologiesUTX66,3867,0065,0566,507.83M
PepsicoPEP59,5159,7958,9559,517.35M
AlphabetGOOGL528,40533,50522,46531,296.31M
3MMMM79,1679,5077,2678,545.41M
Union PacificUNP61,1362,1560,7562,104.83M
Exchange Rates of February 05, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89,130 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,071 CAD1 CAD = 0,934 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,072 CHF1 CHF = 0,933 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,829 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 121,990 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,874 GBP1 GBP = 1,144 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,575 AUD1 AUD = 0,635 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,465 CAD1 CAD = 0,683 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,467 CHF1 CHF = 0,682 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,337 CNY1 CNY = 0,107 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,716 GBP1 GBP = 1,396 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,291 AUD1 AUD = 0,775 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,200 CAD1 CAD = 0,833 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,202 CHF1 CHF = 0,832 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,801 AUD1 AUD = 0,555 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,675 CAD1 CAD = 0,597 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,677 CHF1 CHF = 0,596 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,672 CNY1 CNY = 0,094 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,929 CAD1 CAD = 1,076 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,931 CHF1 CHF = 1,074 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,928 CNY1 CNY = 0,169 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,001 CHF1 CHF = 0,999 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,380 CNY1 CNY = 0,157 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,362 CNY1 CNY = 0,157 CHF

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