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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 23.89 24.05 23.53 23.54 79.4M
Microsoft MSFT 29.93 30.00 29.36 29.39 69.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 29.73 29.85 28.94 28.97 65.8M
Pfizer PFE 24.22 24.30 23.79 23.79 53.2M
General Electric GE 39.61 39.74 38.79 38.79 48.1M
Apple AAPL 146.19 148.92 143.78 143.85 41.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 87.91 88.50 85.49 85.59 41.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44.09 45.24 43.70 44.23 40M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.00 20.22 19.60 19.62 32.5M
AT&T Inc. T 39.85 40.29 39.23 39.24 31.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 33.69 34.36 33.40 33.56 26.6M
Home Depot HD 37.06 37.49 36.72 36.75 25.5M
Comcast CMCSA 27.36 27.50 26.65 26.66 25.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.75 61.14 59.72 59.77 23.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46.72 46.88 45.73 45.94 23.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 81.02 81.95 79.07 79.80 23M
Verizon Communications VZ 42.23 42.98 41.94 42.00 18.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 51.10 51.34 50.00 50.03 18.8M
International Business Machines IBM 116.62 117.95 115.62 115.62 18.1M
Chevron CVX 88.31 88.94 84.60 85.20 17.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.35 63.41 62.30 62.82 16.9M
Merck MRK 51.97 52.17 50.07 50.12 16.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29.75 30.25 28.64 28.64 16.3M
Altria MO 66.80 68.20 65.17 65.17 15.4M
Schlumberger SLB 94.74 97.12 92.82 93.02 15M
Amazon AMZN 84.27 85.33 82.48 84.04 13.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 47.20 47.43 46.46 46.46 13.2M
Amgen AMGN 56.80 56.83 55.23 55.62 13.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.14 34.38 33.74 33.74 12.2M
Coca-Cola KO 52.92 53.09 52.22 52.28 12M
McDonald's MCD 49.20 49.53 48.47 48.76 11.3M
Alphabet GOOGL 508.53 516.62 505.50 511.89 11M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 49.91 50.39 49.10 49.13 10.6M
Gilead Sciences GILD 37.40 38.06 36.96 36.96 9.24M
Pepsico PEP 67.15 67.28 65.63 65.66 8.88M
Boeing BA 103.60 106.39 103.60 103.71 7.75M
United Technologies UTX 74.74 74.85 73.10 73.29 7.38M
3M MMM 90.40 92.00 90.05 90.05 6.25M
Union Pacific UNP 118.41 121.75 117.41 119.12 4.12M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3610.00 3630.00 3593.00 3615.00 14.2K
Exchange Rates of July 27, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118.600 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.064 CAD 1 CAD = 0.940 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.208 CHF 1 CHF = 0.828 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.561 CNY 1 CNY = 0.132 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 161.690 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.673 GBP 1 GBP = 1.485 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.600 AUD 1 AUD = 0.625 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.451 CAD 1 CAD = 0.689 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.648 CHF 1 CHF = 0.607 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.416 GBP 1 GBP = 2.402 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.989 AUD 1 AUD = 1.011 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.897 CAD 1 CAD = 1.115 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.019 CHF 1 CHF = 0.982 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.376 AUD 1 AUD = 0.421 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.154 CAD 1 CAD = 0.464 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.446 CHF 1 CHF = 0.409 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.906 CAD 1 CAD = 1.104 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.029 CHF 1 CHF = 0.972 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.135 CHF 1 CHF = 0.881 CAD

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