Financial news on July 30, 2009

Business and Financial news
Home Builder’s Shares Skyrocket in Shanghai Debut

The I.P.O. for China State Construction Engineering again demonstrated Chinese investors' huge appetite for new listings but fueled concerns about an unsustainable bubble in asset prices. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - International Herald Tribune

Once-Mothballed Taurus Is Back on Stage at Ford

Ford’s chief executive, Alan R. Mulally, figured the Taurus name still had value, even though it had become a staple of rental car fleets. Read more..

By BILL VLASIC - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 13.01 13.37 12.97 13.11 169M
Microsoft MSFT 24.20 24.43 23.71 23.81 67.8M
Intel INTC 19.57 19.80 19.30 19.33 60.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24.65 25.31 24.53 24.87 54.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.12 22.40 21.84 21.98 52.9M
Pfizer PFE 15.96 16.26 15.89 15.94 48.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 38.13 39.28 37.90 38.47 38.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 70.30 71.52 69.91 70.72 37.8M
AT&T Inc. T 26.20 26.60 26.10 26.34 31.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.24 22.47 21.91 22.14 28.9M
Merck MRK 30.21 30.97 29.88 29.94 23.2M
Comcast CMCSA 14.82 15.21 14.75 15.02 22.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.16 32.69 32.09 32.31 20.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.98 46.29 45.45 45.70 20.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 42.41 43.29 42.38 42.71 19M
ConocoPhillips COP 43.46 43.90 42.86 43.19 18.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49.55 50.40 49.50 49.98 17.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 26.38 26.70 26.19 26.22 17.1M
Apple AAPL 161.70 164.72 161.50 162.79 16.8M
Visa V 67.69 69.68 66.83 67.21 14.4M
McDonald's MCD 56.61 56.69 55.55 55.59 13.8M
Altria MO 17.83 18.00 17.66 17.68 13.7M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28.84 29.01 27.75 28.10 13.7M
Home Depot HD 25.70 26.16 25.53 25.85 13.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.66 62.47 61.52 61.79 12.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 56.57 57.00 55.93 56.23 12M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21.84 21.97 21.55 21.56 11.9M
Chevron CVX 67.93 68.50 67.01 67.70 11.5M
Schlumberger SLB 53.64 54.34 52.55 53.43 11.5M
Amgen AMGN 63.67 64.50 62.99 63.11 9.86M
Coca-Cola KO 49.82 50.50 49.55 49.67 9.72M
Boeing BA 43.94 44.50 43.13 43.24 8.28M
United Technologies UTX 53.70 54.99 53.43 54.23 7.58M
Amazon AMZN 85.64 87.25 85.17 86.09 7.25M
Gilead Sciences GILD 49.81 50.00 49.38 49.58 7.22M
International Business Machines IBM 118.00 119.37 117.67 117.86 6.8M
Pepsico PEP 56.73 57.63 56.54 56.60 6.72M
Alphabet GOOGL 442.61 451.47 442.61 445.64 6.39M
3M MMM 69.73 70.64 69.18 69.90 4.27M
Union Pacific UNP 57.32 58.34 57.01 57.11 3.6M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3135.00 3200.00 3135.00 3183.00 70.7K
Exchange Rates of July 30, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 95.570 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.085 CAD 1 CAD = 0.922 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.088 CHF 1 CHF = 0.919 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.833 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 134.410 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.853 GBP 1 GBP = 1.173 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.704 AUD 1 AUD = 0.587 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.526 CAD 1 CAD = 0.655 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.531 CHF 1 CHF = 0.653 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.611 CNY 1 CNY = 0.104 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.634 GBP 1 GBP = 1.577 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.267 AUD 1 AUD = 0.789 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.135 CAD 1 CAD = 0.881 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.139 CHF 1 CHF = 0.878 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.998 AUD 1 AUD = 0.501 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.789 CAD 1 CAD = 0.559 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.795 CHF 1 CHF = 0.557 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.895 CAD 1 CAD = 1.118 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.898 CHF 1 CHF = 1.114 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.640 CNY 1 CNY = 0.177 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.003 CHF 1 CHF = 0.997 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.279 CNY 1 CNY = 0.159 CHF

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