4 Consumer Stock Stories For Savvy Investment Shopping

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA): Closing price $104.95

On Thursday, Tesla announced significant expansion of the Tesla Supercharger network. Supercharging permits Tesla Model S drivers to travel for long distances, for free, indefinitely. This expansion builds upon the success of the Tesla Supercharger network that covers California and Nevada, and the Washington, DC to Boston region on the east coast. The network has allowed some 1 million miles of driving since it went live in October. Superchargers were created for city-to-city travel, letting Model S electric vehicle drivers to travel for roughly three hours, take a 20- to 30-minute break, and get back on the road charged up for free.

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Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE): Closing price $20.84

Sony is collaborating with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup as it thinks about adopting Daniel Loeb’s proposal for a divestiture of its entertainment division, according to knowledgeable sources. Third Point’s Loeb is pressuring Sony Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai to spin off the entertainment assets, explaining that the move would aid the firm in boosting its stock price and also raise cash. Sony’s United States shares jumped by 4.1 percent to $20.93 at 3:07 p.m. in New York, raising their advance to 11 percent since May 13, the day before reports of Loeb’s endeavors came to light. Speaking at an event on Thursday, Hirai said that Sony will closely examine Loeb’s proposal, commenting that “It’s something that needs to be discussed at the board level and discussed thoroughly.”

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The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS): Closing price $64.65

The online video service Hulu’s chief of international operations Johannes Larcher resigned, as the owners consider bids for the company. Larcher led Hulu’s 2011 expansion into Japan, and now resigned in May, according to an e-mailed statement on Wednesday. Hulu is losing senior executives while its owners, including Walt Disney Co. and News Corp., proceed with an auction. At the end of March, Chief Executive and Co-Founder Jason Kilar and Chief Technology Officer Rich Tom exited the company. Last week, Hulu received offers from a minimum of seven suitors, among which included the private equity firm KKR & Co, media executive Peter Chernin, and Yahoo!, according to inside sources.

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Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ): Closing price $29.60

On Thursday, Mondelez said that it has reached a global strategic accord with Google. The deal will be concentrated on mobile search, mobile display, and mobile websites. This mobile-only media deal forms part of Mondelez International’s commitment to spend 10 percent of its world marketing budget in mobile activations across the entire consumer experience.

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