Financial news on May 18, 2009

Business and Financial news
New Mood in Antitrust May Target Google

In the more aggressive antitrust climate of the Obama administration, the stakes appear to be highest for Google. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR and MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Report Weighs Fallout of Canada’s Oil Sands

A report from an energy consulting group sees big opportunities for the oil sands, shrouded in vast uncertainty. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Social Networks Eclipse E-Mail

Time spent on social networks surpassed that for e-mail for the first time in February. Read more..

By TEDDY WAYNE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26.02 26.95 25.27 26.93 108M
General Electric GE 13.11 13.50 13.08 13.47 76.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 35.71 37.35 35.20 37.26 71.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18.14 18.81 18.06 18.72 67.5M
Microsoft MSFT 20.36 20.60 20.24 20.60 46.1M
Intel INTC 15.32 15.55 15.18 15.52 44.7M
Pfizer PFE 15.02 15.23 14.98 15.19 40.2M
AT&T Inc. T 25.02 25.16 24.46 24.59 36.8M
Home Depot HD 25.66 26.15 25.36 26.02 26.1M
Altria MO 16.94 16.95 16.50 16.88 25.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 69.74 70.76 69.50 70.50 25.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.69 18.94 18.47 18.92 23M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43.59 43.83 42.88 43.20 21.1M
Comcast CMCSA 14.49 15.17 14.49 15.16 19.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.80 49.98 48.69 49.92 18.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 35.20 35.76 34.62 35.73 17.6M
Apple AAPL 123.73 126.70 121.57 126.65 16.4M
Merck MRK 25.61 25.80 25.22 25.74 15M
Visa V 65.32 66.55 64.26 66.41 14.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.76 30.07 29.58 29.70 14.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 44.59 45.93 44.55 45.52 14.3M
Coca-Cola KO 45.14 46.12 44.68 46.07 14.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 50.98 52.61 50.92 52.52 14.1M
Chevron CVX 66.64 66.68 65.68 66.03 13.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 55.80 56.12 55.22 56.05 12.9M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 27.69 27.83 26.60 27.81 10.8M
Schlumberger SLB 52.76 54.25 52.75 54.15 10.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.07 20.50 20.07 20.46 10.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 23.62 24.26 23.55 24.21 9.36M
Gilead Sciences GILD 43.65 43.70 43.01 43.36 8.65M
McDonald's MCD 53.51 54.27 53.04 54.20 8.25M
Amgen AMGN 48.66 49.46 47.84 49.34 7.48M
International Business Machines IBM 102.00 104.71 101.94 104.58 7.43M
Boeing BA 44.25 44.53 43.81 44.37 7.29M
Amazon AMZN 73.96 75.96 73.10 75.95 6.83M
Alphabet GOOGL 394.73 397.31 385.40 396.84 6.7M
Pepsico PEP 50.62 51.23 50.35 51.17 6.46M
United Technologies UTX 51.16 53.07 51.16 52.98 6M
Union Pacific UNP 47.09 48.51 46.63 48.47 5.04M
3M MMM 58.30 59.32 58.10 59.23 4.22M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2925.00 2959.00 2921.00 2943.00 26.5K
Exchange Rates of May 18, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 96.240 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.163 CAD 1 CAD = 0.860 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.114 CHF 1 CHF = 0.897 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.827 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 130.430 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.883 GBP 1 GBP = 1.132 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.773 AUD 1 AUD = 0.564 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.577 CAD 1 CAD = 0.634 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.511 CHF 1 CHF = 0.662 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.237 CNY 1 CNY = 0.108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.677 GBP 1 GBP = 1.477 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.358 AUD 1 AUD = 0.736 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.208 CAD 1 CAD = 0.828 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.158 CHF 1 CHF = 0.864 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.006 AUD 1 AUD = 0.499 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.784 CAD 1 CAD = 0.561 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.709 CHF 1 CHF = 0.585 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.440 CNY 1 CNY = 0.096 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.889 CAD 1 CAD = 1.125 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.852 CHF 1 CHF = 1.174 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.210 CNY 1 CNY = 0.192 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.958 CHF 1 CHF = 1.044 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.854 CNY 1 CNY = 0.171 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.113 CNY 1 CNY = 0.164 CHF

See what else happened on May 18, 2009