Financial news on October 21, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Deal That Lost Millions for Galleon

One bad trade more than wiped out the profits that prosecutors claim Raj Rajaratnam and his accomplices reaped with their scheme. Read more..

By ALEX BERENSON - The New York Times

Caterpillar Raises Forecast for Year

The heavy equipment maker’s earnings fell to $404 million, from $868 million a year ago, but it beat expectations. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Creditors Get Higher Bid for Bankrupt Philadelphia Papers

A group led by Brian Tierney, the papers’ chief, hoped to persuade debtholders to take some cash rather than ownership of The Inquirer and Daily News. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Sun to Cut 10 Percent of Its Workers

The jobs are to be eliminated over the next year as Sun awaits a takeover by Oracle. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 30.10 31.12 28.84 28.90 114M
Pfizer PFE 18.00 18.03 17.41 17.41 97.6M
General Electric GE 15.51 15.95 15.50 15.53 96.7M
Intel INTC 20.17 20.42 19.66 19.86 88.2M
Microsoft MSFT 26.46 26.75 26.39 26.58 61.7M
Apple AAPL 199.52 208.71 199.23 204.92 42.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24.12 24.50 23.85 23.96 41.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46.02 46.42 44.65 44.65 33M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.10 22.40 22.00 22.03 31.3M
AT&T Inc. T 26.14 26.19 25.82 25.94 30.6M
Altria MO 18.37 18.43 18.10 18.21 28.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 28.82 29.10 28.72 29.03 26.5M
Merck MRK 33.75 33.80 32.61 32.68 24.2M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45.27 45.37 43.80 45.33 23.8M
Home Depot HD 26.89 27.23 26.22 26.32 23.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 72.65 74.30 72.51 73.31 23.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51.67 51.97 50.36 50.63 21.9M
Comcast CMCSA 15.25 15.69 15.11 15.11 19.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 52.65 54.11 52.27 52.97 17.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 51.91 51.96 51.06 51.15 14.7M
Schlumberger SLB 68.43 70.03 67.79 68.01 13.6M
Amgen AMGN 58.68 59.99 58.20 59.40 13.3M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23.04 23.10 22.53 22.69 12.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.60 61.08 60.28 60.31 12.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 48.60 49.05 48.16 48.22 12.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 25.97 26.07 25.03 25.12 12M
Procter & Gamble PG 57.92 58.24 57.40 57.49 11.5M
McDonald's MCD 58.80 59.11 58.00 58.33 9.62M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.33 29.96 29.20 29.23 9.61M
Chevron CVX 76.60 78.36 75.72 76.97 8.67M
Coca-Cola KO 53.82 54.69 53.70 54.07 8.26M
Boeing BA 51.07 52.00 50.50 50.63 8.12M
Amazon AMZN 95.27 96.63 92.91 93.42 7.76M
Pepsico PEP 61.38 62.34 61.23 61.84 7.44M
Alphabet GOOGL 549.91 559.35 549.00 551.10 7.33M
International Business Machines IBM 122.18 124.11 120.86 120.87 7.17M
United Technologies UTX 65.14 66.26 64.76 65.40 5.83M
Visa V 74.82 76.99 74.82 75.19 4.07M
Union Pacific UNP 64.04 64.95 62.61 62.92 3.97M
3M MMM 75.73 77.38 75.73 76.33 3.54M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3310.00 3319.00 3283.50 3283.50 25.3K
Exchange Rates of October 21, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 90.990 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.043 CAD 1 CAD = 0.959 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.006 CHF 1 CHF = 0.994 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.828 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 136.570 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.904 GBP 1 GBP = 1.106 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.619 AUD 1 AUD = 0.618 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.566 CAD 1 CAD = 0.639 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.510 CHF 1 CHF = 0.662 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10.243 CNY 1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.662 GBP 1 GBP = 1.511 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.185 AUD 1 AUD = 0.844 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.146 CAD 1 CAD = 0.873 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.105 CHF 1 CHF = 0.905 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.790 AUD 1 AUD = 0.559 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.730 CAD 1 CAD = 0.578 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.669 CHF 1 CHF = 0.599 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.966 CAD 1 CAD = 1.035 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.932 CHF 1 CHF = 1.073 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.321 CNY 1 CNY = 0.158 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.964 CHF 1 CHF = 1.037 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.545 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.782 CNY 1 CNY = 0.147 CHF

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