Apple’s Future Gets Hard to Read and 4 Hot Stocks to Follow
Bank of America (NYSE:BAC): Current Price: $11.31
Fiserv, Inc., which is a top global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced that Bank of America renewed its agreement for electronic bill payment and presentment services via its online and mobile channels for a 10-year term, to 2022. This agreement should lengthen the electronic bill payment and bill presentment services relationship that started during 2000. Additionally, the bank will move its most recent CheckFree(NYSE:R) RXP(NYSE:R) platform, and it will keep innovating the service with Fiserv.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Current Price: $498.15
Clarity regarding the company’s future. Apple has moved into new markets and has gained a more complex supply chain, which makes its growth prospects more difficult to understand and predict, according to longtime investors and analysts, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB): Current Price: $30.81
According to two studies, Facebook has the ability to make users feel socially isolated and miserable because they are constantly seeing friends’ happy pictures triggers, which in turn, creates feelings of envy. According to Academics, one in three people feel worse after they have visited the site and their ‘general dissatisfaction’ with life had risen.
AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): Current Price: $33.58
In order to gain more wireless spectrum, AT&T is spending $780 million in cash. The spectrum licenses that AT&T is acquiring will be in the 700MHz, 850MHz, and 1900MHz band. AT&T uses 700MHz for its 4G LTE network, 850MHz for its 2G network, and and 1900MHz for its 3G network.
Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK): Current Price: $4.56
Due to the fact that the spotlight has mostly been on Nokia’s smartphone business recently as it negotiates a tricky turnaround with its Windows Phone-based Lumia series, its little talked about telecom joint venture with Siemens may be making a turnaround. Nokia Siemens Networks, the 50:50 JV between Nokia and Siemens, has issued positive guidance for Q4 2012 as it reported that its operating margins (non-IFRS) will exceed its previous guidance on the higher end by a minimum of 100 basis points.
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