Microsoft Leads Technology Sector Higher as Apple Shares Lag Today

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information on today’s market action by the top stocks, as measured by market capitalization, in the Technology sector:

  1. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): The shares closed at $384.83, down $5.16, or 1.32%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $240.35 to $404.50. Volume today was 18,495,036 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 19,755,800 shares. Its market capitalization is $356.77billion, its trailing P/E is 15.22, its trailing earnings are $25.28 per share. About the company: Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers and related personal computing and mobile communication devices along with a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The Company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers.
  2. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): The shares closed at $26.60, up $0.37, or 1.41%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $23.32 to $29.46. Volume today was 57,981,225 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 65,804,900 shares. Its market capitalization is $222.86billion, its trailing P/E is 9.89, its trailing earnings are $2.69 per share, and it pays a dividend of $0.64 per share, for a dividend yield of 2.50%. About the company: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells, and supports software products. The Company offers operating system software, server application software, business and consumer applications software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software. Microsoft also develops video game consoles and digital music entertainment devices.
  3. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM): The shares closed at $171.91, down $0.6, or 0.35%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $122.28 to $185.63. Volume today was 5,905,565 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 6,417,530 shares. Its market capitalization is $205.31 billion, its trailing P/E is 13.96, its trailing earnings are $12.32 per share, and it pays a dividend of $3.00 per share, for a dividend yield of 1.70%. About the company: International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) provides computer solutions through the use of advanced information technology. The Company’s solutions include technologies, systems, products, services, software, and financing. IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organization, as well as through a variety of third party distributors and resellers.
  4. Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): The shares closed at $540.96, up $0.26, or 0.05%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $448.00 to $642.96. Volume today was 2,654,651 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 3,799,230 shares. Its market capitalization is $174.67billion, its trailing P/E is 19.52, its trailing earnings are $27.72 per share. About the company: Google Inc. is a global technology company that provides a web based search engine through its website. The Company offers a wide range of search options, including web, image, groups, directory, and news searches.
  5. Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL): The shares closed at $28.07, up $0.2, or 0.72%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $21.66 to $36.50. Volume today was 30,761,626 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 36,412,200 shares. Its market capitalization is $142.19billion, its trailing P/E is 16.81, its trailing earnings are $1.67 per share, and it pays a dividend of $0.24 per share, for a dividend yield of 0.90%. About the company: Oracle Corporation supplies software for enterprise information management. The Company offers databases and relational servers, application development and decision support tools, and enterprise business applications. Oracle’s software runs on network computers, personal digital assistants, set-top devices, PCs, workstations, minicomputers, mainframes, and massively parallel computers.
  6. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): The shares closed at $20.13, down $0.11, or 0.54%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $17.60 to $23.96. Volume today was 53,676,947 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 56,706,400 shares. Its market capitalization is $105.70billion, its trailing P/E is 9.24, its trailing earnings are $2.18 per share, and it pays a dividend of $0.84 per share, for a dividend yield of 4.10%. About the company: Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer components and related products. The Company’s major products include microprocessors, chipsets, embedded processors and microcontrollers, flash memory products, graphics products, network and communications products, systems management software, conferencing products, and digital imaging products.
  7. Siemens AG (ADR) (NYSE:SI): The shares closed at $103.20, up $0.63, or 0.61%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $89.39 to $146.74. Volume today was 1,441,617 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 924,571 shares. Its market capitalization is $90.20billion, its trailing P/E is 13.92, its trailing earnings are $7.41 per share, and it pays a dividend of $2.70 per share, for a dividend yield of 2.60%. About the company: Siemens AG manufactures a wide range of industrial and consumer products. The Company builds locomotives, traffic control systems, automotive electronics, and engineers electrical power plants. Siemens also provides public and private communications networks, computers, building control systems, medical equipment, and electrical components. The Company operates worldwide.
  8. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM): The shares closed at $51.46, up $0.22, or 0.43%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $37.81 to $59.84. Volume today was 15,570,265 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 16,220,900 shares. Its market capitalization is $86.44billion, its trailing P/E is 21.08, its trailing earnings are $2.44 per share, and it pays a dividend of $0.86 per share, for a dividend yield of 1.70%. About the company: QUALCOMM, Inc. develops and manufactures digital wireless communications equipment. The Company licenses its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) intellectual property to other companies, and produces CDMA-based integrated circuits; equipment and software used to track workers and assets; software for wireless content enablement; and offers services to deliver multimedia content.
  9. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO): The shares closed at $15.67, up $0.04, or 0.26%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $13.30 to $24.60. Volume today was 49,891,890 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 74,593,000 shares. Its market capitalization is $85.84billion, its trailing P/E is 13.39, its trailing earnings are $1.17 per share, and it pays a dividend of $0.24 per share, for a dividend yield of 1.50%. About the company: Cisco Systems, Inc. supplies data networking products for the Internet. The Company’s Internet Protocol-based networking solutions are installed at corporations, public institutions and telecommunication companies worldwide. The Company’s solutions transport data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around the world.
  10. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ): The shares closed at $26.03, down $0.02, or 0.08%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $22.75 to $49.39. Volume today was 22,339,475 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 23,721,700 shares. Its market capitalization is $53.47 billion, its trailing P/E is 6.11, its trailing earnings are $4.26 per share, and it pays a dividend of $0.48 per share, for a dividend yield of 1.80%. About the company: Hewlett-Packard Company provides imaging and printing systems, computing systems, and information technology services for business and home. The Company’s products include laser and inkjet printers, scanners, copiers and faxes, personal computers, workstations, storage solutions, and other computing and printing systems. Hewlett-Packard sells its products worldwide.

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