Apple Anticipates 2013 Office Launch and 4 Hot Stocks See Action

SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ:SODA) guidance assumes full year gross margin of about 54.5 percent, including a share-based expense totaling about $5.6 million.

VirnetX Holding Corp (AMEX:VHC): Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was ordered by a federal jury to pay $368.2 million to VirnetX for infringement upon its patents for virtual-private-network technology, according to Bloomberg. VirnetX sought $708 million in damages, and its lawyer stated that following the ruling that the company would seek an order to block further use of its patents, the report added.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): The long-rumored iOS and Anrdoid (NASDAQ:GOOG) versions of Microsoft Office (NASDAQ:MSFT) are scheduled a launch during early 2013, according to The Verge, citing various sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans. The Verge has mentioned that a recent Microsoft press release from its Czech Republic subsidiary revealed that Office Mobile apps for Android and iOS would be released starting in March.

Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M): The company stated, “We have confidence in our ability to continue to grow sales and earnings in the fourth quarter, even taking into account a recovery from Hurricane Sandy that will cause stress to consumers and our employees in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.”

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPPI) claims that integration of Allos Therapeutics has surpassed expectations. Anticipated synergies has been predicted to be at $50 million or higher, which exceeds the previous estimated range of $40 million to $50 million.

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