Investor’s Alert; Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA), (NASDAQ:AMZN), Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT), Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)

Feeding the hysteria are the bankruptcy two years ago of Borders, the national bookstore chain, and recent speculation that Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) will accelerate its bookstore closings in coming years. Some have even suggested the demise of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is so imminent that gift cards should be used immediately upon receiving them because the company’s financial foundations are shaky. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) ended the most recent quarter with $490 million in cash, $276 million higher than the prior year, with no draw on its $1 billion credit facility. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) stock performance was 1.85% in last session and finished the day at $16.55. Traded volume was 989,575.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 1.90million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.32. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) insider ownership is 15.30%.

In the third phase of the Fair Go for the West campaign News Corp has launched the Rock Bus that will travel around Western Sydney conducting a whistle-stop tour of all that that is great in the west. The Fair Go for the West Rock Bus will be hosted by Daily Telegraph journalists Andrew Carswell, Vikki Campion, Jonathon Moran and Sarah Crawford and will be supported in-paper, via digital executions and social media commentary via #fairgowest. News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) rose 1.07 percent to $17.05 Friday on volume of 2.83million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $16.67 to $17.10. News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) has a market capitalization of $9.87billion.

Last December,, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) executives unveiled plans to use drones to deliver packages. But there’s been pushback, with some civil libertarians expressing concern about drones being used as “Big Brother” and invading privacy., Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s stock on May 16, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.85% to the closing price of $297.70. Its fifty two weeks range is $258.34 -$408.06. The total market capitalization recorded $136.99billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.64million shares. In its share capital, AMZN has 460.17million outstanding shares.

One popular perception of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is that the retail behemoth from Bentonville has done its part to devastate the U.S. manufacturing sector by buying so many of its goods from China and other overseas locations in its quest for low-cost products to put on its shelves. “Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has so much power to move goods,” Graham says of the country’s largest retail chain. “This Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) initiative is a game changer for the United States.” On Friday, shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) advanced 0.23% to close the day at $77.01. Company return on investment (ROI) is 14.10% and its monthly performance is recorded as 0.35%. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) quarterly revenue growth is 2.90%.

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) XL release date announced during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last February, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s Android family has been a little late in terms of release date, especially its biggest member, the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) XL. However, in a new report, it looks like Nokia’s first and last Android phablet have arrived in India. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) stock performance was -0.28% in last session and finished the day at $7.24. Traded volume was 9.47million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 20.81million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.66.