Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $36.42
On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that the add-on for its game creation tool Unity is now free to all developers registered in the Xbox Independent developers program. Besides that, certain developers will receive a free subscription to Unity Pro, which goes for $1,500 in the store. Additionally, the add-on is free for Windows Phone and Windows 8, making it easier to push out cross-platform games. This action forms part of Microsoft’s endeavors for a windows ecosystem that is more cohesive.
Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC): Current price $13.92
After some persuasion by Bofa and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., United States District Judge Reed O’Connor in Dallas has turned aside the majority of a lawsuit alleging that the companies “shortchanged” Texas counties out of uncollected mortgage filing fees. In making his ruling, O’Connor dismissed Dallas County’s claims of fraudulent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and conspiracy. However, the judge made no decision on a final claim, which was whether mortgage assignments have to be recorded, and said he would schedule a separate briefing schedule for that matter.
Endo Health Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:ENDP): Current price $56.03
On Tuesday, it was announced that Endo Health will spend some $1.5 billion acquiring the Canadian specialty drug maker Paladin Labs, and afterwards, both will then be joined into a newly-created Irish holding firm. Separately, Endo reported third-quarter results that were better than expected, along with an impressive profit guidance for the year. Shares are up almost 28 percent Tuesday in heavy trading.