Financial news on July 27, 2007

Business and Financial news
Apparel Maker VF Acquires Jeans and Activewear Brands

VF’s acquisitions of Seven for All Mankind and Lucy Activewear for a combined $885 million are intended to add new contemporary labels to brands including Wrangler and The North Face. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and MICHAEL BARBARO - The New York Times

Exxon Profit Slips, Surprisingly

The results were in contrast with those of Royal Dutch Shell, which reported a strong jump in quarterly earnings. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Sony’s Quarterly Profit Doubles

Strong digital camera sales and the success of “Spider-Man 3” helped offset losses from the PlayStation 3 game console. Read more..

By MARTIN FACKLER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC23.8924.0523.5323.5479.4M
MicrosoftMSFT29.9330.0029.3629.3969.2M
Cisco SystemsCSCO29.7329.8528.9428.9765.8M
PfizerPFE24.2224.3023.7923.7953.2M
General ElectricGE39.6139.7438.7938.7948.1M
AppleAAPL146.19148.92143.78143.8541.5M
ExxonMobilXOM87.9188.5085.4985.5941.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM44.0945.2443.7044.2340M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.0020.2219.6019.6232.5M
AT&T Inc.T39.8540.2939.2339.2431.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC33.6934.3633.4033.5626.6M
Home DepotHD37.0637.4936.7236.7525.5M
ComcastCMCSA27.3627.5026.6526.6625.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.7561.1459.7259.7723.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT46.7246.8845.7345.9423.4M
ConocoPhillipsCOP81.0281.9579.0779.8023M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ42.2342.9841.9442.0018.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT51.1051.3450.0050.0318.8M
International Business MachinesIBM116.62117.95115.62115.6218.1M
ChevronCVX88.3188.9484.6085.2017.1M
Procter & GamblePG62.3563.4162.3062.8216.9M
MerckMRK51.9752.1750.0750.1216.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY29.7530.2528.6428.6416.3M
AltriaMO66.8068.2065.1765.1715.4M
SchlumbergerSLB94.7497.1292.8293.0215M
AmazonAMZN84.2785.3382.4884.0413.9M
HP Inc.HPQ47.2047.4346.4646.4613.2M
AmgenAMGN56.8056.8355.2355.6213.1M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.1434.3833.7433.7412.2M
Coca-ColaKO52.9253.0952.2252.2812M
McDonald'sMCD49.2049.5348.4748.7611.3M
AlphabetGOOGL508.53516.62505.50511.8911M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH49.9150.3949.1049.1310.6M
Gilead SciencesGILD37.4038.0636.9636.969.24M
PepsicoPEP67.1567.2865.6365.668.88M
BoeingBA103.60106.39103.60103.717.75M
United TechnologiesUTX74.7474.8573.1073.297.38M
3MMMM90.4092.0090.0590.056.25M
Union PacificUNP118.41121.75117.41119.124.12M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3610.003630.003593.003615.0014.2K
Exchange Rates of July 27, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 118.600 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.064 CAD1 CAD = 0.940 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.208 CHF1 CHF = 0.828 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.561 CNY1 CNY = 0.132 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 161.690 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.673 GBP1 GBP = 1.485 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.600 AUD1 AUD = 0.625 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.451 CAD1 CAD = 0.689 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.648 CHF1 CHF = 0.607 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.416 GBP1 GBP = 2.402 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.989 AUD1 AUD = 1.011 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.897 CAD1 CAD = 1.115 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.019 CHF1 CHF = 0.982 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.376 AUD1 AUD = 0.421 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.154 CAD1 CAD = 0.464 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.446 CHF1 CHF = 0.409 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.906 CAD1 CAD = 1.104 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1.029 CHF1 CHF = 0.972 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.135 CHF1 CHF = 0.881 CAD

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