Ford Celebrates Henry Ford’s 150th Birthday and 2 More Heavily Traded Stocks to Follow

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F): Current price $16.88

Ford is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, who revolutionized transportation, the assembly line, and brought mobility to the middle class. Henry Ford’s impact is being honored through events and declarations spanning the United States and the globe. Celebrations at Ford’s headquarters were complemented by a special proclamation by the state of Michigan declaring Tuesday “Henry Ford Day.” In Washington, D.C., hundreds downtown and on Capitol Hill marked the day by enjoying commemorative cupcakes delivered by a food truck.

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Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA): Current price $45.08

Comcast shares are up almost 6 percent in late-afternoon trading, following an impressive second quarter earnings report. The  company posted a profit of $1.7 billion, or 65 cents a share, up from $1.35 billion, or 50 cents a share, year-over-year. Revenue rose by 7 percent to $16.3 billion. Consensus had Comcast earning 63 cents a share on $16 billion in revenue. The company’s cable unit saw revenue climb by 5.8 percent to $10.47, a bit above analysts’ estimates. However,  along with its cable peers, the firm continues to lose video subscribers, although the loss of 159,000 subscribers is still less than the 176,000 who left in the second quarter of 2012.

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Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD): Current price $3.77

On Wednesday, AMD debuted a new low-power Accelerated Processing Unit in the award-winning AMD G-Series SOC family, with a GX-210JA that further reduces x86 power requirements for embedded designs. The new GX-210JA APU is a full System-on-Chip design, and uses one-third less energy than the prior low-power Embedded G-Series SOC product, while supplying industry-leading graphics capabilities. At just 6 watts maximum thermal design power, and about 3 watts expected average power, this new member of the G-Series SOC array will permit additional fanless designs for a number of applications. These applications range from industrial controls and automation, to digital gaming, communications infrastructure, and visual embedded product, such as in client, digital signage, and medical imaging.

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