The Big 5: These Stocks Want You to Stand Up and Take Notice

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK): According to Gartner, mobile phone sales fell roughly 2% Y/Y in Q1 for Nokia. This is worse than what was predicted by IDC (1.5%) and makes the firm predict estimates for the year should be lowered. At the same time though, Gartner sees smartphone shipments having grown 44.7% Y/Y (Android and the iPhone made up 56.1% and 22.9% of those sales, respectively, while Nokia’s Symbian smartphone share plummeted more than 2/3 to 8.9%).

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Androidcentral is reporting that the latest Chrome browser by Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) automatically syncs among every device a user has when he or she is logged in. Androidcentral described this as a “killer feature.”

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)’s major loss of at least $2B has now resulted in Bruno Iksil within the company’s risk-management unit reportedly departing the bank.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK): If Chesapeake Energy has a “liquidity event,” Chesapeake Midstream (NYSE:CHKM) CEO Mike Stice believes the natural gas pipeline partnerhship is secure. Chesapeake was raised from Sell to Hold by Deutsche Bank, which credits a new $4B loan that raised liquidity to $4.7B.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): In Q1 Berkshire Hathaway added positions in GM (NYSE:GM) and Viacom (NYSE:VIAB) and reduced its stake in Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) by 33%.

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