The Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA): Current price $121.57
Two knowledgeable sources reported Monday that Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways is negotiating a multibillion dollar order for dozens of Boeing jets, including a minimum of 25 of the revamped 777 mini-jumbo. The rapidly-expanding Gulf airline, which rivals other regional giants Emirates and Qatar Airways, wants to buy between 25 and 30 of the revamped 777X, said the sources, who added that in what is a vote of confidence for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which has experienced several high-profile tech problems, Etihad might also increase its order for the lightweight passenger jet by up to 30 aircraft.
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM): Current price $174.01
In front of more than 2,700 clients and business partners in attendance at its inaugural Enterprise2013 Summit, IBM unveiled new business analytics and cloud software solutions to assist zEnterprise clients in taking advantage of new workloads. The IBM zEnterprise array of mainframes, among which include the zEC12, zBC12 and Enterprise Linux Server platforms, provides businesses with a extremely secure, high performance, resilient, and efficient platform to exploit analytics and cloud computing.
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $35.11
On Monday, with Microsoft Dynamics CRM now available globally, Microsoft announced a strategic alliance with InsideView Inc., that brings new Social Insights to the cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online service. Microsoft also reported the availability at the end of October of a new set of industry-focused business process templates, forming part of the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM release, supplying customers with step-by-step process guidelines created to enhance performance in specific industries.