Financial news on December 21, 2006

Business and Financial news
Disparity Emerges in Lilly Data on Schizophrenia Drug

Eli Lilly is said to have provided information about the risks of its drug Zyprexa that did not match data that the company circulated internally. Read more..

By ALEX BERENSON - The New York Times

Publicis Plans to Buy Digitas to Add to Online Presence

The $1.3 billion deal will catapult Publicis into the upper ranks of digital advertising agencies. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 20.60 20.67 20.21 20.37 49M
AT&T Inc. T 34.98 35.65 34.85 35.17 38.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.14 17.20 17.09 17.10 34.7M
Pfizer PFE 26.24 26.34 26.00 26.07 33.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27.50 27.60 27.22 27.29 32.4M
Apple AAPL 84.70 85.48 82.20 82.90 32.3M
Microsoft MSFT 30.13 30.14 29.89 29.98 32.3M
General Electric GE 38.03 38.06 37.63 37.77 24.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 76.09 76.55 75.16 75.87 17.2M
Home Depot HD 39.25 39.37 38.65 38.91 14.8M
Alphabet GOOGL 464.19 465.25 452.34 456.20 13.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 41.10 41.23 40.50 40.80 13.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 72.58 72.83 71.44 72.07 12.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45.95 46.06 45.61 45.71 11.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 48.42 48.97 48.33 48.65 10.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 36.63 36.85 36.55 36.68 9.44M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 66.23 66.38 65.88 66.00 8.73M
Schlumberger SLB 64.85 65.14 63.33 63.87 8.61M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53.89 54.46 53.63 53.93 8.17M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47.86 48.00 47.46 48.00 8M
Comcast CMCSA 42.69 42.99 42.32 42.73 7.8M
Chevron CVX 73.66 74.16 72.54 73.23 7.54M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.75 26.09 25.58 26.05 7.45M
Coca-Cola KO 48.75 48.87 48.63 48.66 7.19M
Merck MRK 43.31 43.70 43.17 43.27 7M
Altria MO 85.96 86.24 85.63 85.72 6.56M
Amazon AMZN 39.87 40.34 39.65 39.89 6.55M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.60 34.80 34.43 34.54 6.38M
Procter & Gamble PG 64.30 64.50 63.92 64.05 6.07M
McDonald's MCD 44.00 44.20 43.73 43.87 5.51M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35.89 36.06 35.86 35.89 5.32M
Gilead Sciences GILD 64.97 65.85 64.74 65.37 5.23M
Amgen AMGN 69.30 69.78 68.88 69.22 5M
International Business Machines IBM 95.86 96.50 95.53 95.91 4.41M
United Technologies UTX 63.22 63.59 62.65 62.76 4.06M
Pepsico PEP 63.38 63.50 63.04 63.39 3.07M
Boeing BA 89.80 90.40 89.46 89.94 2.83M
3M MMM 79.00 79.31 78.75 78.81 2.37M
Union Pacific UNP 91.40 92.80 91.18 91.20 1.31M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3705.00 3738.00 3642.00 3658.00 19.6K
Exchange Rates of December 21, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118.330 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.155 CAD 1 CAD = 0.866 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.216 CHF 1 CHF = 0.822 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.816 CNY 1 CNY = 0.128 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 155.920 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.672 GBP 1 GBP = 1.489 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.680 AUD 1 AUD = 0.595 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.522 CAD 1 CAD = 0.657 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.603 CHF 1 CHF = 0.624 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.431 GBP 1 GBP = 2.322 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.077 AUD 1 AUD = 0.929 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.976 CAD 1 CAD = 1.025 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.028 CHF 1 CHF = 0.973 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.501 AUD 1 AUD = 0.400 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.265 CAD 1 CAD = 0.441 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.385 CHF 1 CHF = 0.419 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.905 CAD 1 CAD = 1.105 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.953 CHF 1 CHF = 1.049 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.053 CHF 1 CHF = 0.950 CAD

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