Hot Watch List: General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG), Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A)

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has said it won’t improve its $16.9 billion offer for Alstom, but the US conglomerate could offer fresh concessions (paywall) to the French government to bag its approval, after Siemens and Mitsubishi put forward a cheaper but more complex bid. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) stock performance was -0.81% in last session and finished the day at $26.82. Traded volume was 26.68million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 27.25million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.51. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) insider ownership is 0.04%.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) said Monday the company “has deep respect and compassion for all persons affected by the political strife in the Middle East and support a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rose 0.04 percent to $106.81 Monday on volume of 2.14million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $105.73 to $106.88. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has a market capitalization of $66.81billion.

Equities research analysts at Barclays assumed coverage on shares of National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm set an “equal weight” rating on the stock. National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG)’s stock on June 16, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.26% to the closing price of $3.77. Its fifty two weeks range is $2.85 -$6.48. The total market capitalization recorded $9.03billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 4.95million shares. In its share capital, NBG has 3.42billion outstanding shares.

Barclays Bank PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) announced two weeks ago that the expiry date of consent solicitation of the company for select issues of iPath® Commodities Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs) shall be extended. The ETNs are dependent on the Consent Solicitation trade and are listed on NYSE Arca exchange under various names, one of which is also iPath Global Carbon ETN (NYSEARCA:GRN). On Monday, shares of Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) dropped -0.49% to close the day at $16.13. Company return on investment (ROI) is 4.20% and its monthly performance is recorded as -2.30%. Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) quarterly revenue growth is 4.20%.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A), which has struck deals to expand its utility business in Nevada and Western Canada, plans more investment in the industry, in part by betting on renewable power, Chairman Warren Buffett said. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) stock performance was -0.14% in last session and finished the day at $189,250.00. Traded volume was 336.00million shares in the last session. The beta of the stock remained 0.39.