NYSE:GE

Midday Volume Leaders: BAC, CSCO, SIRI, GE, MSFT, ORCL

Stocks are continuing their sell off in midday trading as the Greece deal collapses. Other euro zone countries, Germany in particular, are calling on Greece to cut even more costs if they want to receive another bailout package. Now there are reports that one of the parties in Greece has withdrawn support for additional austerity measures. This news has caused the major stock indexes to fall more than 0.5% today. The Dow is down 113 points, the Nasdaq is down 17 points and the S&P is down 9 points.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is down nearly 1% in midday trading at $8.10. BAC has traded 155.1 million shares so far today and usually trades 278.3 million shares a day on average. BAC shares are down with the overall market today. Bank of America received a subpoena from the Massachusetts securities regulator today due to the company’s involvement in two loan securities that cost investors $150 million. The company has a market cap of 85.18 billion.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is down 0.70% today at $19.86. CSCO has traded 35.7 million shares so far today and trades 47.7 million shares a day on average. CSCO shares are up about $1.50 a share since the beginning of the year. The company has a market cap of 106.93 million.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) is down 1.83% in midday trading at $2.14. SIRI has traded 35.6 million shares so far today and trades 54.4 million shares a day on average. Sirius posted fourth quarter results yesterday. The company posted a $71.3 million profit in the fourth quarter, last year it posted a loss. Sirius is expecting to at 1.3 million new subscribers in 2012, fewer than the 1.7 million added in 2011. The company has a market cap of 8.04 billion.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) is down 1.16% today at $18.91. GE has traded 26.3 million shares today and trades 58.5 million shares a day on average. GE shares are up about $0.50 on the year. The company has a market cap of 199.91 billion.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is down 0.67% in midday trading at $30.57. MSFT has traded 23 million shares today and trades 54.3 million shares a day on average. MSFT shares are up more than $3 a share since the start of 2012. The company has a market cap of 256.79 billion.

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) is down 1.59% today at $28.43. ORCL has traded 19.7 million shares so far today and trades 32.1 million shares a day on average. ORCL shares are up nearly $3 over the past month. The company has a market cap of 142.88 billion.

GE Earnings Miss, Revenue Down After Selling NBC Stake

General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) released their fourth quarter earnings earlier today. Earnings fell by 18% in the fourth quarter as revenue saw a decline in part because the company sold its stake in the NBC network.

Revenue fell 8% to $37.97 billion and was below what analysts were expecting. GE earned $3.73 billion or $0.35 per share in the fourth quarter, compared to $4.54 billion or $0.42 per share in the same quarter a year ago. Besides the company’s sale of the NBC stake, slower growth in Europe and its continued effort to make GE Capital financing arm more efficient hurt its earnings results.

Excluding items, EPS came in at $0.39, beating analysts’ estimates of $0.38. Revenue was expected to be $40.05 billion though.

For 2012, GE is expecting to see double-digit growth in its industrial and capital areas. The company did say it expects to see continued economic volatility however.

GE shares are currently trading down 0.68% at $19.02. This is off its intraday low of $18.68. The stock is trading above average volume today with 52 million shares traded at midday, GE typically trades 63.8 million shares a day on average.

IPOs To Dominate This Week, Stocks to Watch: ERTS, BBY, GE, AMZN, MSFT, ATVI

IPOs are set to dominate this week with big names including Zynga, Jive Software and Michael Kors Holdings all going public. Some of these companies could still delay their IPOs this week and some have citing market conditions. It will still be a busy week regardless for these new stocks.

Zynga is set to offer 100 million shares at a price range of $8.50 to $10 and could raise as much as $1 billion. If the company raises $1 billion it would be the largest Internet IPO since Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) in 2004.

Jive Software is offering 11.7 million shares between $8 to $10. The company is expected to begin trading on Tuesday.

Michael Kors Holding is a fashion design company and will offer about 42 million shares at a price range of $17 to $19.

Other companies going public this week include energy companies and tech companies.

Zynga’s IPO is likely to overshadow all the other IPOs and will see lots of investor attention on Monday.

Other stocks to watch on Monday include Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), General Electric (NYSE:GE), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) closed Friday up 2.33% at $21.99. EA’s Battlefield 3 came in third for the November 2011 NPD Sales Numbers. Battlefield 3 sold at least 1.26 million copies last month. The company also unveiled the newest Command and Conquer game at Spike’s Videogame Awards Show over the weekend. Electronic Arts Inc. has a market cap of 7.29 billion.

Best Buy Co., Ltd. (NYSE:BBY) finished Friday up 2.52% at $28.11. BBY trades 6.02 million shares a day on average. Best Buy is set to release their earnings in pre-market on Tuesday. Analysts expect Best Buy to report revenue of $12.1 billion. The company has a market cap of 10.18 billion.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) closed Friday up 3.25% at $16.84. GE traded 85.74 million shares on Friday, 23 million more shares than the company trades on average. GE will be holding an investor outlook meeting on Tuesday. General Electric has a market cap of 177.79 billion.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) closed Friday up 1.34% at $193.03. AMZN trades 6.53 million shares a day on average. AMZN closed last week down from a high of $198 a share. Amazon has a market cap of 87.78 billion.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) finished Friday up 1.18% at $25.70. MSFT trades 51.05 million shares a day on average. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the highlight for November’s NPD numbers as the video game console sold 1.7 million units. Xbox 360 sales were up 23% year over year in November. The Xbox 360 also held four of the top 10 selling console games including: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Battlefield 3. Microsoft has a market cap of 216.19 billion.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) closed Friday up 2.60% at $12.24. ATVI trades 13.05 million shares a day on average. Activision sold 9 million copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 last month. The company has a market cap of 14.01 billion.

Volume Leaders In Midday Trading for 12/08: BAC, CLWR, NOK, MSFT, GE, CSCO

The market sell off is quickening in midday trading as traders are waiting to see what happens in Europe. The Dow is down 102 points, the Nasdaq is down 22 points and the S&P is down 14 points.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is down 3.14% in midday trading at $5.7050. BAC has traded 143.6 million shares so far today and trades 271 million shares a day on average. BAC has been whipsawing all week as uncertainty of the Europe crisis plagues Wall Street. The company has a market cap of 57.76 billion.

Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) is down 4.61% at $2.1750 today. CLWR has traded 82.5 million share so far today, well above its daily average of 9.3 million shares. Clearwire said it has priced an offering of 175 million shares at $2 a share. This offering will total $350 million. Clearwire has a market cap of 540.61 million.

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) is down 5.53% in midday trading at $5.0350. NOK has traded 31.2 million shares so far today, 3 million shares more than its daily average. NOK stock has dropped $0.50 a share over the past five days. The company has a market cap of 18.70 billion.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is down 0.04% in midday trading at $25.61. MSFT has traded 25.4 million shares so far today and trades 56.3 million shares a day on average. MSFT is has traded relatively flat this week as traders wait for news from Europe. The company has a market cap of 215.77 billion.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) is down 1.88% today at $16.42. GE has traded 22.8 million shares so far today and trades 70.6 million shares a day on average. GE is slightly up for the week so far. General Electric has a market cap of 174.20 billion.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is down 1.90% at $18.63 in midday trading. CSCO has traded 19.7 million shares so far today and trades 57.7 million shares a day on average. CSCO is trading flat on the week so far. Cisco has a market cap of 100.42 billion.

Big Board Stocks In The Green: VMC, LNKD, AGO, GE, INTC, LLY

The stock market continues to look sluggish in morning trading today as the Dow is up 34 points, the Nasdaq is down 7 points and the S&P is down 0.5 point. The main reason behind this market action today is Standard & Poor’s putting much of the euro zone under credit watch downgrade. The ratings agency also put the EFSF on credit watch downgrade.

Let’s take a look at some big board stocks that are ignoring the sluggish market and are heading up.

Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) is up 4.34% at $34.37 this morning. VMC has traded 2.3 million shares so far today, already above its daily average volume of 1.7 million shares. Over the past five trading sessions, VMC has seen a gain of $4 a share. Vulcan Materials has a market cap of 4.47 billion.

LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) is up 3.90% this morning at $72.68. LNKD has traded 1.4 million shares so far today and trades 1.2 million shares a day on average. LinkedIn is up today after J.P. Morgan upgraded the stock to overweight. LNKD is up more than $10 a share over the past week. The company has a current market cap of 7.12 billion.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) is up 3.52% this morning at $12.66. AGO has traded 1.6 million shares already today and should pass its daily average volume of 2.3 million shares. AGO stock is up $2.50 over the past week as some analysts think the stock will go higher. Assured Guaranty has a market cap of 2.31 billion.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) is up 2.05% today at $16.67. GE has traded 23.6 million shares so far today and trades 70.8 million shares a day on average. GE has risen about $1 a share since last Wednesday. General Electric has a market cap of 176.31 billion.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is up 1.08% this morning at $25.28. INTC has traded 17.4 million shares so far today and averages 63.2 million shares a day. INTC is trading near its 52-week high of $25.49 today. INTC stock has jumped nearly $1 a share in the past five trading sessions. Intel Corporation has a market cap of 129.03 billion.

Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY) is up 3.74% at $38.81 so far today. LLY has traded 7.3 million shares this morning, about a million shares short of its daily average for a full day. LLY is up close to $2 a share since last Wednesday. The company has a current market cap of 43.25 billion.

U.S. Stock Futures Surge As Global Markets Soar. Stocks to Watch: BAC, AAPL, NFLX, ROYL, GE, MMM

U.S. stock futures surged on Monday as news about a strong retail holiday season is coming in and hopes for progress by European leaders in addressing the sovereign debt crisis.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 243 points to 11,430. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures rose 31.80 points to 1,185.20, while Nasdaq 100 futures gained 51.25 points to 2,198.75.

U.S. retailers saw a huge surge in “Black Friday” sales compared to 2010. Chicago-based ShopperTrak said store sales rose 7% as shoppers spent $11.4 billion, a rise of nearly $1 billion from a year ago. This should give market watchers something to be hopeful about.

European debt issues are being tackled by French and German leaders with the proposal of a agreement that would give stability to the financial markets in the region. Reports from Europe all pointed in a more favorable direction over the weekend. European stocks rose more than 2% on Monday, led by shares of financial institutions helped by renewed hopes about of an easing of the debt crisis.

In the currency markets, the dollar index, which tracks the performance of the greenback against a basket of other major currencies, dropped 0.9% to 78.868. The euro rallied 0.7% to $1.3377.

Gold futures for December delivery rallied nearly $29 to $1,714.50 an ounce in electronic trading. January oil futures rose $3.20 to $99.97 a barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended Friday with a loss of 25.77 points at 11,231.78, lost 3.12 points to end at 1,158.67 for a 4.7% weekly decline, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 18.57 points to 2,441.51 for a 5.1% weekly loss.

Stocks to watch today include Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Royale Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROYL), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM).

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) is up 4.55% in pre-market trading at $5.40. BAC has traded 134 thousand shares in pre-market trading and trades 260.58 million shares a day on average. Over the last 5 trading sessions, BAC has fallen more than $0.50. The company has a market cap of 52.40 billion.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is up $9.68 at $373.25 in pre-market trading, a gain of 2.66%. AAPL has traded 14 thousand shares in pre-market trading so far and trades on average 17.67 million shares a day. AAPL stock has lost more than $10 a share in the past 5 trading sessions. The company has a current market cap of 337.91 billion.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is up 4.61% at $66.80 in pre-market trading. NFLX has traded 5 thousand shares so far in early pre-market trading and trades 8.82 million shares a day on average. The past 5 trading sessions has seen NFLX fall by nearly $15. The company has a current market cap of 3.35 billion.

Royale Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROYL) is up 5.60% in pre-market trading at $4.90. ROYL has 1.2 thousand shares in pre-market trading so far and trades 546 thousand shares on average a day. Over the past 5 trading days, ROYL has jumped from $3 to over $4.50. The company has a current market cap of 49.94 million.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) is up 3.06% at $15.15 in pre-market trading. GE has traded 31.4 thousand shares in pre-market trading so far and trades on average 60.32 million shares a day. GE has fallen nearly a buck in the last 5 trading sessions. The company has a current market cap of 155.19 billion.

3M Company (NYSE:MMM) is up 2.57% at $76.13 in pre-market trading. MMM has traded 200 shares in early pre-market trading and trades on average 4.75 million shares a day. MMM has fallen about $4 in the past 5 trading sessions. The company has a current market cap of 53.36 billion.

Wall Street Looks To Recoup After European Fears Push Markets Down, Stocks To Watch Include: AAPL, NFLX, IBM, GE, MAT, MMM

Wall Street will be looking at home for some good news this week as the European debt crisis has taken its toll on financial markets worldwide. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been down for a third week out of four. The Dow joined other benchmarks and entered negative territory for 2011.

The Street has been riding a wave of uncertainty not knowing what European leaders are doing from one moment to the next in trying to stem the contagion from the sovereign debt crisis that threatens the entire European region.

“There is a lack of leadership on that side of the pond that is concerning — we want them to come up with decisions and execute them. It feels like we’re turning what could be a 12-month project into a 32-month project,” Art Hogan, market strategist at Lazard Capital Markets, said of Europe’s ongoing troubles.

After being caught up in the woes of the Europeans and mostly casting aside the better than expected domestic data over the past few weeks, analysts are hopeful market watchers will focus back on the United States.

This week on the home-front is jobs data week. ADP will report employment figures on Wednesday as well as the Labor Department’s unemployment figures on Thursday. Then, Friday will see a release for nonfarm payroll reports. Hopefully the trend of jobless claims below 400,000 will continue and get some notice from Wall Street.

The holiday shopping season is in full swing with retailers reporting brisk sales on Black Friday and throughout the weekend. Cyber Monday will get kicked off at midnight as online retailers hope to cash in with success. The Reuters-University of Michigan consumer sentiment index released earlier this month inched higher, showing consumers feel a little better now than a month ago.

The Institute for Supply Management’s November factory activity due out Thursday with an expected rise in demand. Economists are predicting an increase to 52.0 from 50.8 last month. Factory activity is a direct indicator of demand. Weak consumer demand for U.S. goods has crippled the economic recovery for months.

Stocks to watch at the start of the week include, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fell 0.93% on Friday and closed at $363.57. AAPL traded 9.10 million shares on the shortened trading day and trades 17.67 million shares on average. AAPL shares fell more than $10 during the week after closing last Friday at $375. The company has a current market cap of 337.91 billion.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) closed Friday at $63.86, a loss of 6.8%. NFLX traded 5.43 million shares on Friday and trades 8.82 million shares on average daily. NFLX shares continue to fall as they lost more nearly $15 over the past week. The company has a current market cap of 3.35 billion.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) finished Friday down 0.5% at $177.06. IBM traded 2.23 million shares on Friday and trades 5.55 million shares on average. Shares of IBM were down more than $8 during Thanksgiving week. The company has a current market cap of 208.69 billion.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) closed Friday down 0.20% at $14.70. GE traded 23.16 million shares on the shortened day Friday and trades on average 60.32 million shares daily. GE lost about $1 per share during the whole week. The company has a current market cap of 155.19 billion.

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) closed Friday up 0.51% at $27.55. MAT traded 1.24 million shares on Friday and trades 3.34 million shares on average. MAT stock finished the week slightly in the red after seesawing during the middle of the week. The company has a current market cap of 9.33 billion.

3M Company (NYSE:MMM) rose 0.78% on Friday at $76.13. MMM traded 2.09 million shares and trades 4.75 million shares a day on average. MMM followed the overall market last week and lost more than $4 per share for the week. The company has a current market cap of 53.36 billion.

Stocks Moving in Early Trading for 11/25: C, GE, JPM, ROYL, PWRD

Stocks rallied quickly this morning after opening in the red. Investors are hoping to end today’s shortened session in positive territory. Today’s is the biggest shopping day of the year as consumers flock to stores to get good deals on Black Friday. Economists are hoping for good holiday sales data, but consumers may be bargain shopping only this holiday season.

Each of the major stock indexes are up more than 0.5% today with the Dow gaining 90 points, the Nasdaq up 13 points and the S&P is up 9 points. Early stock movers today include Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Royale Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROYL) and Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:PWRD).

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is up 3.62% in early trading today at $24.37. Citi is rallying some today after trending lower for much of November and was trading at $35 at the end of October. C has traded 7.08 million shares so far today and trades on average 59.83 million shares. The company has a current market cap of 71.13 billion.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) is up 1.83% at $15.00 in early trading today. GE is following the overall market trend higher today to end the week. GE trades around 61.08 million shares on average daily and has traded 4.95 million shares so far today. The company has a current market cap of 158.47 billion.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) is up 2.36% today at $29.05. JPM has traded 4.83 million shares so far today and trades 44.09 million shares a day on average. This rally is welcome today as JPM has fallen nearly $2 in the past 4 trading sessions. The company has a current market cap of 110.32 billion.

Royale Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROYL) is up 18.66% at $4.58 in early trading today. ROYL has traded 861 thousand shares today and usually trades only 539 thousand shares a day. The stock gaped up this morning as well from its previous close of $3.86 and opened at $4.27. The company has a current market cap of 49.51 million.

Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:PWRD) is up 10.74% at $10.21 today. PWRD has traded 332 thousand shares so far today and trades 904 thousand shares on average. PWRD is rallying today after following the market downtrend for the past week or so. PWRD was trading as high as $13 last week. The company has a current market cap of 458.56 million.

Markets Mixed and the Most Traded Stocks: BAC, C, MSFT, GE, AAPL

The stock market is mixed today as investors are looking forward to the weekend and the holiday week ahead. Not a lot of news today. There is the continued unease with the situation in Europe and a little bit of good news closer to home after economic indicators showed growth last month.

Overall volume is below average today which is normal for a Friday. Here’s five of the most traded stocks in midday trading today.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is up slightly right now at $5.81 a gain of 0.17%. BAC has traded 126 million shares so far today and will probably finish the day below its daily average of 294 million shares. CEO of Bank of America, Brian Moynihan, said today the bank is selling foreclosed homes faster than it used to. The company has a current market cap of 58.47 billion.

Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE:C) is up nearly 1% in midday trading today at $26.22. C has traded 27 million share so far today and usually trades 56.5 million shares daily. This week hasn’t been kind to Citigroup shares as they have fallen from $29 to $26 in the past 5 days. The company has a current market cap of 76.45 billion.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is down about 0.5% today at $25.40. MSFT has traded 27 million shares in midday trading with a daily average volume of 57.8 million shares. MSFT shares have fallen more than $1 this week from nearly $27 to the low $25s. The company has a current market cap of 213.40 billion.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) is up 0.30% today at $15.68. GE has traded light volume today with only 24.8 million shares traded, well off its daily average of 71 million shares traded. GE may end the week lower after trading as high as $16.30 on Tuesday. The company has a current market cap of 166.14 billion.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is trading slightly lower right now at $376.91, a loss of 0.15%. Apple said earlier today it may face a nearly $3 billion loss if a German court rules in favor of Motorola in a patent-infringement case. AAPL has traded 7.4 million shares today with a daily average of more than 20 million shares. The company has a current market cap of 350.58 billion.

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