Consumer Goods Active runners: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 5S is still in the lead. A note from Cannacord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley showed Apple’s latest phone holds the number one position at all four major phone carriers. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock performance was -0.69% in last session and finished the day at $538.79. Traded volume was 5.81million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 11.40million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.01. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) insider ownership is 0.04%.

Bill Ford, executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), has credited his company’s survival to what, to some, would seem to be an unlikely source: the trade union movement. In particular, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and its then-leader, Ron Gettelfinger. On CNBC yesterday, Ford thanked the UAW for saving Ford in its darkest days. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) dropped -0.43 percent to $16.39 Thursday on volume of 26.11million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $16.34 to $16.49. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has a market capitalization of $65.30billion.

The General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Student Corps kicked off its second year today, expanding the summer internship program to include a new team of 10 students from Flint Southwestern Classical Academy high school. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) made the announcement at the annual meeting of the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce. This year’s Student Corps will provide 120 Detroit-area and Flint students from 12 high schools withpaid internships and the opportunity to give back to their neighborhoods. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)’s stock on Apr 03, 2014 reported a increase of 1.61% to the closing price of $35.44. Its fifty two weeks range is $27.11 -$41.85. The total market capitalization recorded $56.34billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 20.58million shares. In its share capital, GM has 1.59billion outstanding shares.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is breaking its biggest-ever ad campaign with the launch of “The World’s Cup” created for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Atlanta-based beverage giant’s biggest rival – Pepsi Co. – is also launching a major ad campaign for the tournament to be played in Brazil in June, reports AdAge. On Thursday, shares of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) dropped -0.68% to close the day at $38.07. Company return on investment (ROI) is 11.00% and its monthly performance is recorded as 0.05%. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) quarterly revenue growth is -5.63%.