Nokia Corp. (NYSE:NOK) employees will reportedly face the bulk of Microsoft Corp.’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) pending jobs cuts as the Redmond, Washington, technology titan looks to shed costs and consolidate operations. According to a report by Finnish newspaper Helsingen Sanomat on Wednesday, Microsoft plans to cut Nokia’s Finland operations by about 1,000 jobs. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) announced in May that it would lay off 11,000 to 16,000 employees, after the company accidentally released the first page of its second-quarter earnings report. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) stock performance was 1.96% in last session and finished the day at $34.82. Traded volume was 19.26million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 10.02million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.52. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) insider ownership is 0.08%.
Pulling out from his long list of favorites, W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) is one of the recommended stocks by Fox Business’ Charles Payne, as he said that the commercial insurance company is a defensive bet but yet a long time performer. W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) rose 0.07 percent to $46.09 Wednesday on volume of 556,211.00million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $45.85 to $46.34. W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) has a market capitalization of $5.88billion.
Gas Natural Inc. (NYSEMKT:EGAS) (“Gas Natural” or the “Company”), a holding company operating local natural gas utility companies serving approximately 73,000 customers in seven states, today commented on an erroneous report by TheDeal correspondent Amanda Levin that was published at TheStreet.com on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:56 AM EDT. The erroneous report claimed that the Company was engaging in a process to put itself up for sale. Gas Natural Inc (NYSEMKT:EGAS)’s stock on July 16, 2014 reported a increase of 0.58% to the closing price of $10.44. Its fifty two weeks range is $7.49 -$11.35. The total market capitalization recorded $109.49million. The overall volume in the last trading session was 52,136.00million shares. In its share capital, EGAS has 10.49million outstanding shares.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) will hold a conference call at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, August 6, to discuss second quarter 2014 results. The call will be hosted by Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics Chairman, President & CEO and Dave Honan, Vice President & CFO. On Wednesday, shares of Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) dropped -0.68% to close the day at $21.86. Company return on investment (ROI) is 4.40% and its monthly performance is recorded as 0.74%. Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) quarterly revenue growth is 1.91%.