Coca-Cola Battles Rumors and 3 Dow Movers to Follow
Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ): Current price $43.01
Speaking at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Chief Executive Lowell McAdam described how his company intends to expand its wireless business beyond the phone and to employ its high-speed network for other services, according to the Wall Street Journal. Also, McAdam explained new video offerings from Verizon’s wireless venture with Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) as well as endeavors in education, healthcare, and energy management, saying that, “Our goal is to break down the barriers between home and mobile once and for all.”
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $26.62
The Windows surface tablets are more work/enterprise friendly than other tablets with its built-in keyboard and Microsoft Office support. However, Microsoft’s price point on both tablets, with the RT version starting at $499 and the Windows 8 Pro Version (releasing early 2013) starting at $899, may be uncompetitive pricing to the mass market.
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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): Current price $36.88
The company has filed a police report concerning recent chatter in China that its orange juice contains illegal fungicides, according to a Coca-Cola vice president to China Daily, who added that the firm intends to hold the perpetrators of the rumor legally responsible for their statements.
Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): Current price $68.88
Procter & Gamble has been added to the Dividend Channel ”S.A.F.E. 25” list, indicating a stock holding above-average DividendRank statistics among which include a strong 3.3 percent yield as well as a superb track record of a minimum of two decades of dividend growth, says the most recent ”DividendRank” report.
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