Financial news on February 11, 2015

Business and Financial news
Amy Pascal Keeps Sony’s Marquee Projects in Portfolio, Now as a Producer

Amy Pascal will join producing team for Sony Pictures blockbuster Spider-Man series and several other productions after she steps down as chairwoman of studio's movie operations; deal will make her one of Hollywood's most prominent producers. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES and MICHAEL CIEPLY - The New York Times

British Revenue Chief Is Faulted on HSBC's Efforts to Aid Tax Evasion

Members of Parliament questioned details involving leaked documents that describe how HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm helped clients like politicians and rock stars hide billions of dollars before 2007. Read more..

By JENNY ANDERSON - The New York Times

Carlyle Profit, Weighed Down by Energy Investments, Beats Expectations

Carlyle, the Washington-based private equity giant, said that its quarterly economic net income — a measure of profit that includes unrealized gains or losses — declined 68 percent, to $180.5 million. Read more..

By WILLIAM ALDEN - The New York Times

Coca-Cola Earnings Plunge 55%

The beverage giant cited currency fluctuations and charges tied to Venezuela, but it is grappling with the larger problem of changing consumer tastes. Read more..

By STEPHANIE STROM - The New York Times

Data Security Gaps in an Industry Student Privacy Pledge

Companies that signed on to an industry student privacy pledge have different interpretations of their obligation to maintain security measures for students’ personal details. Read more..

By NATASHA SINGER - The New York Times

Debate sobre el biocombustible: ¿reducirá el carbono quemar árboles y cosechas?

Muchos gobiernos buscan incorporar la bioenergía a sus combustibles de transportación. Sin embargo, hay un gran problema con esta estrategia. Read more..

Por EDUARDO PORTER - The New York Times

John Malone Takes a Stake and a Board Seat at Lionsgate

Through a complicated stock swap involving the cable channel Starz, Mr. Malone will own 3.43 percent of Lionsgate. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED - The New York Times

New F.B.I. Headquarters Enters the Bidding Phase

Major commercial real estate developers scramble to prepare bids to construct new 2.1-million-square-feet FBI headquarters in Washington, DC; financial requirements for project include minimum of $1 billion in liquid assets; winning bidder will gain right to tear down aging J Edgar Hoover Building and redevelop its prime real estate, though return will not come for at least a decade. Read more..

By EUGENE L. MEYER - The New York Times

Rite Aid to Buy Pharmacy Benefit Manager EnvisionRx

Rite Aid will pay the private equity firm TPG about $1.8 billion in cash and $200 million in stock for EnvisionRx, making this one of the year’s early successful exits for a buyout firm. Read more..

By DAVID GELLES - The New York Times

Yelp Pays $134 Million for Food-Ordering Service

Yelp acquires online food-ordering start-up Eat24 for $134 million in cash and stock; acquisition marks departure for company amid slowing growth in its traditional review and advertising business. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 122,77 124,92 122,50 124,88 73.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27,65 27,65 26,90 26,93 46.2M
Pfizer PFE 34,00 34,51 34,00 34,25 39.4M
Microsoft MSFT 42,65 42,65 42,21 42,38 38.3M
AT&T Inc. T 34,79 34,83 34,25 34,39 31.9M
General Electric GE 24,71 24,82 24,60 24,77 24.5M
General Motors GM 37,51 37,86 37,28 37,67 22.6M
Facebook FB 75,09 76,75 75,03 76,51 20.9M
Coca-Cola KO 42,10 42,49 41,70 42,37 20.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 49,39 49,88 49,16 49,81 19.4M
Intel INTC 33,67 33,76 33,32 33,55 18.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 54,06 54,26 53,66 53,90 18.3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 98,63 101,26 98,42 99,98 14.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 58,06 58,66 57,84 58,37 13.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 43,96 44,00 43,09 43,36 12.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 90,02 90,83 89,79 90,60 12.2M
Comcast CMCSA 57,37 57,93 57,06 57,78 11.2M
Merck MRK 58,76 58,96 58,40 58,74 10.5M
Pepsico PEP 100,05 100,76 99,20 100,40 9.74M
Chevron CVX 108,98 110,18 108,29 109,98 8.66M
ConocoPhillips COP 67,23 68,47 66,80 67,88 8.37M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 100,46 100,79 99,95 100,38 8.18M
HP Inc. HPQ 37,89 38,44 37,88 38,18 7.95M
Altria MO 53,94 54,84 53,79 54,76 7.89M
Procter & Gamble PG 85,95 86,20 85,14 85,64 7.18M
Schlumberger SLB 83,90 85,33 83,50 84,73 6.63M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 102,01 102,02 101,07 101,87 5.87M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 86,63 87,12 85,92 86,34 5.85M
McDonald's MCD 94,16 94,33 93,30 94,21 5.15M
Home Depot HD 110,60 110,80 109,81 110,31 4.55M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44,88 45,20 44,56 44,93 4.3M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 59,62 59,96 58,85 59,31 4.1M
Amgen AMGN 153,30 155,24 152,27 153,11 4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 108,73 110,06 108,38 109,85 3.8M
International Business Machines IBM 157,76 159,09 157,17 158,20 3.63M
Union Pacific UNP 121,00 122,70 120,59 122,14 3.38M
Boeing BA 147,51 148,38 147,09 147,92 3.27M
Amazon AMZN 371,23 377,10 371,10 375,14 2.79M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 149,84 150,27 148,80 149,68 2.73M
United Technologies UTX 118,51 119,06 117,97 118,69 2.71M
Visa V 264,98 266,30 264,25 265,99 2.2M
Alphabet GOOGL 539,73 541,95 536,00 538,00 1.92M
3M MMM 164,52 164,97 163,47 164,48 1.7M
Exchange Rates of February 11, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0,882 EUR 1 EUR = 1,133 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 120,296 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0,656 GBP 1 GBP = 1,525 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,294 AUD 1 AUD = 0,773 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,261 CAD 1 CAD = 0,793 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,928 CHF 1 CHF = 1,078 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,242 CNY 1 CNY = 0,160 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 15,060 MXN 1 MXN = 0,066 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8,382 SEK 1 SEK = 0,119 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 136,298 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,743 GBP 1 GBP = 1,345 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,467 AUD 1 AUD = 0,682 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,429 CAD 1 CAD = 0,700 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,052 CHF 1 CHF = 0,951 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7,072 CNY 1 CNY = 0,141 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 17,057 MXN 1 MXN = 0,059 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9,498 SEK 1 SEK = 0,105 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,005 GBP 1 GBP = 185,185 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 AUD 1 AUD = 93,458 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 CAD 1 CAD = 95,238 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,008 CHF 1 CHF = 129,870 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0,052 CNY 1 CNY = 19,305 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0,125 MXN 1 MXN = 7,994 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0,070 SEK 1 SEK = 14,368 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,973 AUD 1 AUD = 0,507 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,922 CAD 1 CAD = 0,520 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,414 CHF 1 CHF = 0,707 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,513 CNY 1 CNY = 0,105 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 22,947 MXN 1 MXN = 0,044 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12,776 SEK 1 SEK = 0,078 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,974 CAD 1 CAD = 1,026 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,717 CHF 1 CHF = 1,395 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4,822 CNY 1 CNY = 0,207 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 11,632 MXN 1 MXN = 0,086 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6,475 SEK 1 SEK = 0,154 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,735 CHF 1 CHF = 1,361 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4,947 CNY 1 CNY = 0,202 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 11,935 MXN 1 MXN = 0,084 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6,647 SEK 1 SEK = 0,150 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,723 CNY 1 CNY = 0,149 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 16,225 MXN 1 MXN = 0,062 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 9,020 SEK 1 SEK = 0,111 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1,343 SEK 1 SEK = 0,745 CNY

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