Financial news on April 27, 2007

Business and Financial news
ABN Amro Investors Push for Higher Bid

ABN Amro came under fire from shareholders for not considering a rival bid, and said it was soliciting higher bids for its American unit. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

EMI Hires Executive to Lead Its North American Business

EMI Group hired the longtime industry executive Roger Ames, a former chairman of Warner Music Group, to revive its North American operation. Read more..

By JEFF LEEDS - The New York Times

Exxon Mobil Earnings Rise 10 Percent

The oil company reported another surge on stronger earnings from its refining, marketing and chemicals businesses. Read more..

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Ford Cut Loss in 1st Quarter; U.S. Sales Fell

Ford executives said that a smaller loss in the first quarter was proof that their corporate overhaul was working. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD and NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

For Shareholders, a Ticket Into an $8 Billion Deal

The proposed buyout of Harman has an unusual feature, known as a stub, that lets shareholders keep a stake in newly private company. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

Lifetime Gets Second Chief in 2 Years

The Lifetime Channel announced the appointment of a longtime ABC network executive, Andrea Wong. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

People

People. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

People and Accounts of Note

Webdenda. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Siemens Struggles to Regain Equilibrium

With a bribery scandal widening and its two top executives leaving, the company struggled to maintain an air of normal operations. Read more..

By G. THOMAS SIMS - The New York Times

Why Won’t Companies Invest More?

The reality is that companies are quite happy spending their profits — and in many cases, much more — on buying back their stock. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 30,17 30,74 30,00 30,12 128M
General Electric GE 36,11 37,22 36,02 36,84 91.7M
Amazon AMZN 61,24 63,84 60,62 62,60 50.7M
Intel INTC 21,92 22,09 21,82 21,87 48.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26,51 27,05 26,49 27,03 45.2M
Pfizer PFE 26,61 26,75 26,43 26,61 27.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18,96 19,29 18,88 19,10 25.1M
Apple AAPL 98,18 99,95 97,69 99,92 25M
Comcast CMCSA 27,15 27,25 26,61 26,93 24.6M
AT&T Inc. T 38,83 39,12 38,52 38,64 21.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 80,05 80,75 79,88 80,36 16.5M
Amgen AMGN 62,78 63,33 62,32 63,27 14.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 52,72 52,80 52,14 52,55 14.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 37,81 38,19 37,71 37,89 13.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 69,88 70,61 69,48 70,04 11.6M
Home Depot HD 38,90 38,99 38,41 38,47 11.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 56,80 57,15 56,12 56,76 11.2M
Merck MRK 52,26 52,36 51,54 51,86 11.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 42,00 42,38 41,95 42,29 9.96M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,01 64,53 63,85 64,17 9.82M
Procter & Gamble PG 62,67 63,21 62,61 62,98 9.74M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,52 48,69 48,32 48,34 9.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35,97 36,08 35,80 35,94 8.69M
Chevron CVX 78,42 78,50 77,34 78,08 8.12M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29,16 29,27 29,00 29,17 7.38M
Schlumberger SLB 76,52 76,82 74,69 75,64 6.97M
Coca-Cola KO 51,76 52,12 51,75 52,06 6.96M
3M MMM 79,97 82,30 79,70 81,55 6.78M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 52,72 53,25 52,72 53,15 6.33M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 35,00 35,13 34,79 34,98 6.21M
Altria MO 69,58 69,81 69,34 69,60 6.17M
International Business Machines IBM 100,30 101,17 100,06 101,17 6.14M
Gilead Sciences GILD 83,89 84,05 81,41 81,86 6.06M
Alphabet GOOGL 480,07 482,40 478,33 479,01 5.85M
Pepsico PEP 65,85 66,57 65,78 66,29 4.52M
McDonald's MCD 48,80 49,10 48,70 48,95 4.02M
Boeing BA 94,25 94,35 93,28 94,02 3.53M
United Technologies UTX 67,35 67,77 67,15 67,69 3.34M
Union Pacific UNP 114,35 116,56 113,74 115,84 2.23M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3630,00 3636,00 3621,50 3629,50 5.6K
Exchange Rates of April 27, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119,610 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,116 CAD 1 CAD = 0,896 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,206 CHF 1 CHF = 0,830 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,722 CNY 1 CNY = 0,130 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 163,270 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,683 GBP 1 GBP = 1,464 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,644 AUD 1 AUD = 0,608 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,524 CAD 1 CAD = 0,656 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,646 CHF 1 CHF = 0,608 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,418 GBP 1 GBP = 2,391 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,007 AUD 1 AUD = 0,993 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,933 CAD 1 CAD = 1,072 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,008 CHF 1 CHF = 0,992 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,407 AUD 1 AUD = 0,416 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,230 CAD 1 CAD = 0,448 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,408 CHF 1 CHF = 0,415 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,926 CAD 1 CAD = 1,080 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1,000 CHF 1 CHF = 1,000 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,080 CHF 1 CHF = 0,926 CAD

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