Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI): Current price $3.67
Sirius XM on Wednesday said that it will host Lady Gaga for an intimate question and answer session with a select group of listeners for the SiriusXM Town Hall series on Friday, at 9:00 pm Eastern Time, on SiriusXM Hits 1, and via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, also available online at siriusxm.com. In the intimate setting of the SiriusXM studios, fans will get the chance to ask Lady Gaga questions regarding her career, including her third studio album ARTPOP, which is set to be released on Monday, November 11.
Alcatel-Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU): Current price $4.01
On Thursday morning, Moody’s Investors Service changed from Negative to Stable its outlook on Alcatel-Lucent’s B3 corporate family rating and B3-PD probability of default rating. In the same adjustment, Moody’s has affirmed Alcatel-Lucent’s B3 CFR, B3-PD PDR, along with the group’s existing instrument ratings, and assigned a provisional B3 rating to the $750 million senior unsecured notes to be issued by Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
Vale SA (NYSE:VALE): Current price $16.27
Chief Executive Murilo Ferreira said Thursday that the Brazilian miner wants to divest more assets outside its core business in order to lower costs and control debt. After posting a higher-than-anticipated quarterly profit on Wednesday, the firm views cost reductions as a crucial manner in which to maintain profitability in the long term, according to Ferreira. Vale benefited from higher-than-usual iron ore demand and prices, together with cost cuts. Meanwhile, iron ore prices averaged about 20-percent higher in the third quarter than in 2012.