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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 72.25 73.69 71.61 73.57 1.17B
General Electric GE 16.04 16.19 15.25 15.79 144M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.30 23.88 23.16 23.70 99.1M
Pfizer PFE 17.91 18.19 17.60 17.96 90.4M
Intel INTC 19.10 19.58 19.00 19.47 88.7M
Microsoft MSFT 28.00 28.28 27.57 28.02 81M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 38.64 38.88 37.03 38.30 75.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.30 27.71 26.62 27.42 68.5M
AT&T Inc. T 25.12 25.31 24.96 25.24 50.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 23.35 23.67 23.07 23.55 45.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 64.70 64.90 63.56 64.38 42.3M
Apple AAPL 192.63 196.00 190.85 195.46 30.4M
Comcast CMCSA 15.51 15.73 15.15 15.42 26.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 28.63 28.76 28.31 28.74 25.1M
Merck MRK 37.05 37.08 35.82 36.73 23M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.63 54.13 53.30 53.97 22.5M
Home Depot HD 27.85 28.07 27.53 27.98 20.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 47.89 48.10 46.63 47.98 20.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 46.91 47.49 46.46 47.32 19.7M
Chevron CVX 71.00 71.24 69.55 71.18 17.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.69 63.60 61.89 62.64 16.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 52.77 53.53 52.76 53.45 15.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23.94 24.08 23.49 23.97 15.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.09 61.44 60.43 61.30 14.8M
Coca-Cola KO 53.24 53.43 52.53 53.09 14.6M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.39 46.86 45.45 46.38 14.5M
Altria MO 19.38 19.41 19.14 19.38 14.3M
McDonald's MCD 64.07 64.34 62.63 63.37 14M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 32.42 32.63 31.84 32.54 12.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.63 29.84 28.99 29.54 12M
Schlumberger SLB 62.61 63.17 60.26 62.06 11.5M
Amazon AMZN 115.88 117.65 114.10 117.39 11M
Boeing BA 59.21 59.74 57.14 58.40 9.68M
Visa V 83.32 83.86 80.54 82.56 9.67M
International Business Machines IBM 123.04 123.72 121.83 122.97 8.62M
Amgen AMGN 57.54 58.03 56.64 57.68 8.41M
United Technologies UTX 66.38 67.00 65.05 66.50 7.83M
Pepsico PEP 59.51 59.79 58.95 59.51 7.35M
Alphabet GOOGL 528.40 533.50 522.46 531.29 6.31M
3M MMM 79.16 79.50 77.26 78.54 5.41M
Union Pacific UNP 61.13 62.15 60.75 62.10 4.83M
Exchange Rates of February 05, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89.130 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.071 CAD 1 CAD = 0.934 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.072 CHF 1 CHF = 0.933 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.829 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 121.990 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.874 GBP 1 GBP = 1.144 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.575 AUD 1 AUD = 0.635 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.465 CAD 1 CAD = 0.683 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.467 CHF 1 CHF = 0.682 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.337 CNY 1 CNY = 0.107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.716 GBP 1 GBP = 1.396 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.291 AUD 1 AUD = 0.775 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.200 CAD 1 CAD = 0.833 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.202 CHF 1 CHF = 0.832 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.801 AUD 1 AUD = 0.555 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.675 CAD 1 CAD = 0.597 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.677 CHF 1 CHF = 0.596 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.672 CNY 1 CNY = 0.094 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.929 CAD 1 CAD = 1.076 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.931 CHF 1 CHF = 1.074 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.928 CNY 1 CNY = 0.169 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.001 CHF 1 CHF = 0.999 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.380 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.362 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 CHF

See what else happened on February 05, 2010