Bank of America (NYSE:BAC): According to a new U.S. stock analyst ranking by consulting firm Greenwich Associates who is associated with Bloomberg Markets, JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) has the highest number of highly ranked analysts, which makes it the top U.S equities research firm. Bloomberg reports that Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) was second followed by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Shares of Bank of America are trading 2.23 percent lower today.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Although the new iPhone 5 has not yet been released, the largest e-commerce platform in China has begun accepting orders for the smartphone, according to Reuters. The phone should be released between August and October. Shares of Apple Inc. are trading 0.88 percent lower today.
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has further integrated itself with the Apple iOS mobile operating system via easing the difficulty for developers to connect Facebook with original iPhone and iPad apps. Wednesday, Facebook announced a beta version 3.0 or the iOS software development kit (NYSE:SDK), claiming it has the ability to make it “easier and faster to develop Facebook-integrated iOS apps.” Facebook also revealed an iOS dev centre providing tools and resources for the change. Shares of Facebook, Inc. are trading 0.16 percent higher today.
AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): A private discussion called “Diversity is Good for the Bottom Line,” explaining the private sector’s role in supporting an inclusive workforce, was held by The Center for American Progress (NYSE:CAP). Chief Diversity Officer Bucherati at Coca-Cola Co., Senior Policy Counsel McCurdy at Microsoft and Senior Vice President Storey at AT&T were all involved with the discussion held in Washington, D.C. at 10 am on July 12. Shares of AT&T, Inc. are trading 1.36 percent lower today.
Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) may have fallen into deeper trouble with its quarterly reports next week since Microsoft-based smartphones will likely not pick up until later this year. The world’s second largest cellphone maker entered the smartphone war late, allowing Apple and Samsung to gain dominance. Its newest weapon for the war is the Lumia, which uses Microsoft’s Windows software. Shares of Nokia Corporation are flat today.
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