BofA Recruits U.K. Financial Investments Executive and 2 Other Hot Stocks to Watch

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC): Current price $12.48

Bank of America has hired Jim O’Neil, who is presently the executive responsible for overseeing the government’s interests in United Kingdom banks, to advise its financial services industryclients. O’Neil, who joined United Kingdom Financial Investments three years ago and was named chief executive officer one year ago; he will move to the investment bank in London in the autumn and work jointly with Bill Egan according to a Thursday statement released by BofA. O’Neil had worked at the latter for 17 years before joining UKFI, and is also a former head of corporate finance in Europe.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $32.62

Microsoft will participate in two upcoming events with the financial community, both set in California. First will be on May 14 at the J.P.Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, beginning at 7:40 a.m. Pacific Time. Later in the month, Microsoft will be represented by its Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner, at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on May 30, starting at 5:00 a.m.

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Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA): Current price $3.11

The social game services major announced Thursday the world debut of Draw Something 2, which is  a new social mobile game from the firm that created the original Draw Something. The new Draw Something 2 is at its core social, introducing a live feed in which players can share, ‘like’ or comment on drawings, and follow friends, artists and celebrities. Draw Something 2 brings in new ways to play and draw, containing an array of new drawing tools to inspire players of all levels, from stick-figure doodlers to genuine artists, to express themselves with new patterns, textures and colors. The game is available Thursday on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and arriving soon at Google Play.

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