Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has purchased the software and skills of Nokia Siemens Networks Internet Protocol television division. The particulars of the transaction were not divulged. Shares closed down 0.11 percent on the day at $69.95 and have traded in a 52-week range of $50.34 to $70.65.
Agrium (NYSE:AGU) President and Chief Executive Michael Wilson says that “There is nothing new in statements made by JANA today. Agrium remains confident that shareholders will receive far greater value with less risk under the company’s current strategy.” Agrium has had several meetings with JANA since they were first contacted in late May, including meetings in New York in early July and the last one which was held in mid-August. Just prior to that date, the Agrium Board unanimously decided that it was not in the best interest of shareholders to pursue a spinoff of Retail after they had spent two months studying the concept. Shares closed up 2 percent on the day at $105.53 and have traded in a 52-week range of $60.15 to $106.10.
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AOL (NYSE:AOL) has introduced Project Devil 2 which marks the next phase of the firm’s continued focus on innovation in premium branded display. The original Project Devil, which debuted in September 2010 at Advertising Week, was its foray into revolutionizing premium display on the Web. Subsequent to two years of advertiser comments and feedback across categories among which include Retail, Finance, Entertainment, CPG, and Travel, AOL has added to its portfolio of premium ad units; the new 300×1050 has two applications within the unit, permitting the brand marketer to employ a larger high-definition brand asset in the top module so as to provide a more enhanced experience. Shares closed up 0.43 percent on the day at $35.38 and have been traded in a 52-week range of $11.17 to $35.35.
Davita (NYSE:DVA) shares totaling 282,000 were purchased by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) from September 26th through the 28th. Berkshire currently holds 10.2 million shares of DaVita. Shares closed down 0.16 percent on the day at $103.44 and have traded in a 52-week range of $59.14 to $103.97.
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG): Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Chief Executive Tim Cook announced that his company would utilize user feedback in order to enhance its mobile maps, but experts sampled by MIT’s Technology Review say that the company will require far more than that to finish the task as it will need easier ways to fix problems with the maps, to develop new data sources, and also use help from people in many different regions. Shares closed up 0.96 percent on the day at $761.78 and have been traded in a 52-week range of $480.60 to $764.89.