Financial news on August 21, 2015

Business and Financial news
Daily Report: The Stock Market Carnage Cometh for Tech

As stocks slumped on Thursday, some technology companies took particularly bad hits, both during regular trading hours and even afterward. Read more..

By PUI-WING TAM - The New York Times

Flipping on the Couch

The return of Barry C. Silk. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Nelson Peltz Picks Up Seats on Sysco’s Board Days After Buying a Stake

Activist investor Nelson Peltz gains seats on board of Sysco, just days after disclosing he owns 7.1 percent stake in food service company. Read more..

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

Recalls of Organic Food on the Rise, Report Says

Stericycle, company that handles recalls for businesses, reports data analysis showing that bacterial contamination, like salmonella, has caused sharp jump in number of recalls of organic food products across United States. Read more..

By STEPHANIE STROM - The New York Times

Stocks Plunge Sharply for a Second Day on Wall Street

The downturn threatens to end one of the longest bull runs in the history of the United States stock market. Read more..

By PETER EAVIS - The New York Times

The Companies That May Be the Next 50 Start-Up Unicorns

Which start-ups may be next to ascend to the $1 billion valuation club? Stay tuned for a list of 50, as compiled through an analysis from the research firm CB Insights. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Universal Conquers the Box Office, Without a Superhero

James B Stewart Common Sense column observes that Universal movie studio has made it to top of box-office charts in 2015 without a single superhero franchise film; says that Universal's success could encourage other studios to take more creative risks. Read more..

By JAMES B. STEWART - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 110.43 111.90 105.65 105.76 128M
Microsoft MSFT 45.30 45.48 43.07 43.07 70.1M
General Electric GE 24.90 25.13 24.56 24.59 65.1M
Facebook FB 87.52 89.18 85.61 86.06 62.8M
Intel INTC 27.33 27.63 26.56 26.56 52.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.88 27.34 26.47 26.47 48.5M
AT&T Inc. T 33.70 33.95 33.38 33.38 41.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 26.95 29.43 26.94 27.47 37.4M
Pfizer PFE 34.24 34.57 33.54 33.54 33.5M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 55.33 55.78 53.96 53.97 31.8M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 97.50 100.63 96.61 98.84 30.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 65.09 65.44 63.57 63.60 28.2M
Coca-Cola KO 40.16 40.47 39.51 39.53 28M
General Motors GM 30.46 30.53 29.57 29.60 27.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 74.10 74.89 72.07 72.13 25.5M
Comcast CMCSA 57.83 58.08 56.60 56.78 23.6M
Gilead Sciences GILD 110.54 111.22 105.33 105.33 22.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 46.45 46.85 46.10 46.10 21.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 38.32 38.77 37.55 37.55 19.4M
Chevron CVX 78.87 79.59 75.71 75.76 18.4M
Merck MRK 56.59 57.63 55.76 55.77 17.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 97.22 98.52 95.51 95.56 16.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 73.55 73.90 71.83 71.84 15.8M
Visa V 72.50 73.62 70.96 71.19 15.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 67.91 68.31 66.54 66.54 15.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 46.66 47.38 45.38 45.39 13.9M
Schlumberger SLB 78.80 79.90 77.50 77.50 11.1M
McDonald's MCD 99.38 99.39 97.13 97.13 11M
Altria MO 54.22 54.99 53.90 53.94 10.6M
Home Depot HD 119.54 120.36 116.15 116.16 10.2M
Union Pacific UNP 88.36 88.89 86.41 86.45 9.59M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 48.03 48.43 47.13 47.13 9.3M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 137.23 138.00 134.16 134.22 9.12M
Boeing BA 134.88 135.09 131.46 131.71 7.93M
United Technologies UTX 94.96 95.22 92.92 93.01 7.62M
Pepsico PEP 97.20 97.64 96.10 96.25 7.51M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 62.26 62.83 61.01 61.07 7.51M
International Business Machines IBM 151.50 153.19 148.70 148.85 7.36M
Amazon AMZN 507.36 512.33 494.47 494.47 6.71M
Amgen AMGN 158.97 163.92 155.19 155.19 6.21M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 118.25 118.80 116.01 116.28 5.63M
3M MMM 143.52 145.32 141.92 142.09 5.44M
Alphabet GOOGL 671.04 672.89 643.10 644.03 4.59M
Exchange Rates of August 21, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.878 EUR 1 EUR = 1.139 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 122.002 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.637 GBP 1 GBP = 1.570 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.363 AUD 1 AUD = 0.734 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.319 CAD 1 CAD = 0.758 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.946 CHF 1 CHF = 1.057 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.389 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 16.980 MXN 1 MXN = 0.059 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.367 SEK 1 SEK = 0.120 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 138.845 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.725 GBP 1 GBP = 1.379 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.549 AUD 1 AUD = 0.646 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.499 CAD 1 CAD = 0.667 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.077 CHF 1 CHF = 0.928 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.278 CNY 1 CNY = 0.137 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 19.252 MXN 1 MXN = 0.052 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.520 SEK 1 SEK = 0.105 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.005 GBP 1 GBP = 192.308 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 AUD 1 AUD = 89.286 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 CAD 1 CAD = 92.593 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 = 19.120 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.140 MXN 1 MXN = 7.168 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.068 SEK 1 SEK = 14.706 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.141 AUD 1 AUD = 0.467 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.068 CAD 1 CAD = 0.484 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.485 CHF 1 CHF = 0.673 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.023 CNY 1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 26.711 MXN 1 MXN = 0.037 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 13.116 SEK 1 SEK = 0.076 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.966 CAD 1 CAD = 1.035 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.693 CHF 1 CHF = 1.442 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.681 CNY 1 CNY = 0.214 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 12.465 MXN 1 MXN = 0.080 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.123 SEK 1 SEK = 0.163 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.717 CHF 1 CHF = 1.395 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4.847 CNY 1 CNY = 0.206 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12.889 MXN 1 MXN = 0.078 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.339 SEK 1 SEK = 0.158 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.748 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 17.984 MXN 1 MXN = 0.056 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.834 SEK 1 SEK = 0.113 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.309 SEK 1 SEK = 0.764 CNY

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