Financial news on April 26, 2016

Business and Financial news
Advisers to F.D.A. Vote Against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Drug

The staff of the F.D.A. said a clinical trial for the drug was too small, but advocates said the drug prolonged patients’ ability to walk. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Ardagh to Buy Assets From Ball and Rexam for $3.4 Billion

Ball Corporation and Rexam have been looking to sell assets in order to win regulatory approval for their pending merger. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

At Chobani, Now It’s Not Just the Yogurt That’s Rich

The company surprised its 2,000 full-time workers with shares in the company that could make some of them millionaires. Read more..

By STEPHANIE STROM - The New York Times

Different Issues for Next Wave of Tech Earnings Reports

Many of the factors that hurt last week’s earnings will be minor this week, but companies like Apple and Facebook have their own challenges. Read more..

By PUI-WING TAM - The New York Times

For Bill Gross, Besting Pimco Is the Best Revenge

Battle between Pimco and co-founder William H Gross continues, with each side set on justifying actions that led to Gross’s firing in 2014 and his subsequent filing of $200 million wrongful termination lawsuit. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Gannett Offers $815 Million for Tribune Publishing

Gannett made the offer directly to Tribune Publishing’s shareholders, saying the publisher was unwilling to engage in discussions about a takeover. Read more..

By SYDNEY EMBER and LESLIE PICKER - The New York Times

IPhone Sales Drop, and Apple’s 13-Year Surge Ebbs

Revenue fell 13 percent, to $50.6 billion, as sales of the company’s flagship product fell with little else to take its place. Read more..

By VINDU GOEL - The New York Times

It’s a Gift

Jeffrey Stillman pens a puzzle. If that is, indeed, his real name. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Volkswagen Reverses Course on Union at Tennessee Plant

The automaker had aimed to replicate a German model of labor relations at the Chattanooga factory, but the emissions scandal has poisoned the waters. Read more..

By NEAL E. BOUDETTE - The New York Times

Volkswagen’s Legal Endgame in Emissions Scandal

Add up the penalties and legal claims, and Volkswagen’s $18 billion in reserves should cover most of the costs it faces from its emissions scandal. Read more..

By PETER J. HENNING - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 103,91 105,30 103,91 104,35 56M
Microsoft MSFT 52,26 52,35 51,09 51,44 33.5M
Pfizer PFE 33,20 33,33 32,92 33,05 28.7M
General Electric GE 30,84 30,98 30,74 30,90 28.7M
Facebook FB 110,49 110,50 108,15 108,76 22.5M
Intel INTC 31,39 31,70 31,17 31,40 21M
AT&T Inc. T 38,32 38,41 37,90 38,09 20.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 28,27 28,49 28,22 28,45 18.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 12,59 12,79 12,58 12,73 15.7M
Coca-Cola KO 44,92 44,96 44,43 44,53 13.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 81,50 81,50 79,21 79,55 13.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 50,51 50,99 50,45 50,92 13.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 63,81 64,07 63,33 63,93 12M
ConocoPhillips COP 46,60 48,17 46,34 48,08 10.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 50,98 51,00 50,28 50,44 10.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 87,75 87,94 87,06 87,63 9.42M
Gilead Sciences GILD 102,02 103,10 101,01 101,33 9.34M
Comcast CMCSA 61,02 61,56 60,88 61,05 8.79M
General Motors GM 32,00 32,30 31,93 32,19 8.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 40,82 40,85 40,43 40,65 8.37M
Merck MRK 56,41 56,42 55,87 56,04 7.23M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 69,70 69,89 69,10 69,30 6.65M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 104,58 105,57 104,18 104,89 6.45M
Boeing BA 131,25 133,27 131,06 133,24 6.1M
Visa V 78,45 78,70 78,11 78,53 6.07M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 113,45 113,56 112,65 112,91 5.85M
Chevron CVX 102,05 102,98 101,71 102,29 5.65M
Altria MO 61,27 61,53 60,79 61,35 5.62M
United Technologies UTX 105,45 105,77 103,62 104,80 5.51M
Schlumberger SLB 79,13 79,35 78,42 79,20 5.45M
Union Pacific UNP 87,26 88,84 87,11 88,76 4.83M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 70,64 71,07 70,13 70,86 4.61M
McDonald's MCD 127,42 128,34 127,03 127,71 4.08M
Home Depot HD 135,09 136,24 134,88 135,34 3.51M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44,16 44,25 43,76 43,88 3.37M
Pepsico PEP 103,20 103,40 102,19 102,60 3.22M
3M MMM 167,50 167,79 164,97 166,18 3.19M
International Business Machines IBM 148,65 149,79 147,90 149,08 2.98M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 146,59 147,16 146,30 147,02 2.94M
Alphabet GOOGL 744,42 745,59 720,32 725,37 2.79M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 133,97 134,61 133,00 134,24 2.64M
Amazon AMZN 626,17 626,75 614,88 616,88 2.52M
Amgen AMGN 163,39 163,91 162,02 162,85 2.16M
Exchange Rates of April 26, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0,885 EUR 1 EUR = 1,130 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 111,272 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0,686 GBP 1 GBP = 1,458 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,291 AUD 1 AUD = 0,775 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,260 CAD 1 CAD = 0,793 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,974 CHF 1 CHF = 1,027 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,491 CNY 1 CNY = 0,154 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 17,377 MXN 1 MXN = 0,058 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8,117 SEK 1 SEK = 0,123 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 125,743 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,775 GBP 1 GBP = 1,290 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,459 AUD 1 AUD = 0,686 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,424 CAD 1 CAD = 0,702 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,100 CHF 1 CHF = 0,909 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7,332 CNY 1 CNY = 0,136 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 19,635 MXN 1 MXN = 0,051 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9,173 SEK 1 SEK = 0,109 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,006 GBP 1 GBP = 161,290 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,012 AUD 1 AUD = 86,207 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 CAD 1 CAD = 88,496 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,009 CHF 1 CHF = 113,636 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0,058 CNY 1 CNY = 17,153 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0,156 MXN 1 MXN = 6,406 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0,073 SEK 1 SEK = 13,717 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,882 AUD 1 AUD = 0,531 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,838 CAD 1 CAD = 0,544 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,419 CHF 1 CHF = 0,705 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,463 CNY 1 CNY = 0,106 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 25,330 MXN 1 MXN = 0,039 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11,830 SEK 1 SEK = 0,085 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,976 CAD 1 CAD = 1,024 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,754 CHF 1 CHF = 1,326 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,028 CNY 1 CNY = 0,199 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 13,463 MXN 1 MXN = 0,074 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6,287 SEK 1 SEK = 0,159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,772 CHF 1 CHF = 1,295 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,150 CNY 1 CNY = 0,194 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 13,785 MXN 1 MXN = 0,073 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6,437 SEK 1 SEK = 0,155 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,666 CNY 1 CNY = 0,150 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 17,844 MXN 1 MXN = 0,056 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8,339 SEK 1 SEK = 0,120 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1,249 SEK 1 SEK = 0,801 CNY

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