Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has reached a settlement with bankrupt sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies to keep the two companies’ contracts secret, after the iPhone maker feared its product plans would be made public. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) belongs to Consumer Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 21.60% and weekly performance is 3.77%. On last trading day company shares ended up $102.47. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 2.53%.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be dropping the Nokia name off its Lumia range and renaming it to Microsoft Lumia. The company made the announcement on its Nokia France Facebook page, where it wrote: “In the coming days, you will receive a message from Facebook on the renaming of this page. We are about to become Microsoft Lumia.” Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares increased 1.81% in last trading session and ended the day at $44.88. MSFT Gross Margin is 69.00% and its return on assets is 14.10%. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) quarterly performance is 0.65%.
GE Capital, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), has received several contracts across its businesses to provide financing services to companies like Venture Technologies, Schumacher Group, Bennett Hospitality and Bird Electric Enterprises, LLC. On 21 October, General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) shares increased 1.68% and was closed at $25.45. GE EPS growth in last 5 year was -3.80%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) year to date (YTD) performance is -6.88%.
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) announced the launch of the Appalachia Partnership Initiative, a $20 million effort, designed to address education and workforce development in 27 counties across southwest Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) ended the last trading day at $115.09. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.30% and price to cash ratio as 15.35. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) showed a weekly performance of 4.84%.
Governor Bobby Jindal announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) is committing $1 million to the Foundation for Louisiana’s Community & Technical Colleges to fund statewide workforce training and connect more students with the state’s powerful industrial expansion. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) shares increased 2.30% in last trading session and ended the day at $57.93. JPM return on assets is 0.80%. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) quarterly performance is -1.16%.