Mastercard, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin Winning Stock Price Highs Again

Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA): MasterCard Worldwide and Silver Tail Systems, a leading provider of web session intelligence, announced a new exclusive relationship that will focus on leveraging and creating innovative solutions to help combat online fraud. The companies’ collective expertise will enable merchants to differentiate fraudsters from legitimate consumers in real-time during the online shopping experience. The shares closed at $394.91, up $2 or 0.51% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $240.36 to $394.48.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): Nokia (NYSE:NOK) says there are “no alternatives” other than to succeed with the transition to Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone operating system from its Symbian smartphone platform, Dow Jones reports, citing Swedish business daily Dagens Industri. Nokia VP and Head of Nokia Eurasia, Victor Saeijs, says “Plan B is that plan A must succeed.” The shares closed at $30.66, up $0.31 or 1.02% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $23.65 to $30.49.

Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT): The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee raised new questions about Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE:LMT) $382B F-35 fighter program as the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer underscored deep flaws in the way the multinational arms program was set up from the start, reports Reuters Cuts to the F-35 program are part of the Pentagon’s plan to start implementing $487B in defense spending reductions over the next decade. The shares closed at $87.64, up $1.01 or 1.17% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $66.36 to $86.64.

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