The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index was down in start but is gaining now with Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) recovering declines and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on track to hit 52-week high as rules as leads the tablet market in quarter 2 sales.
U.S. stocks have been showing declining trend this week, as investors start to consider the chance of more stimulus measures from the Fed, according to senior market analyst at CMC Markets Michael Hewson. Investors confidence is also slowing as they have adopted cautious appraoch after a week-long rally that pushed all three indexes to the best levels since early May. Trading acitivity continues to remain low, and many investors are not placing significant bets in the midst of summer vacations.
Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) hit new highs after traders anticipate long term strength toward the stock. The stock moved down -0.79% to $2.51 during mid day trading with the total traded volume of 25.11 million shares. SIRI has earnings per share of $0.53. It gained 40.59% return on assets, 151.61% return on equity and its return on investments was 55.24%.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is up after appointing Ron Bell as general counsel. During mid day trading, shares of the struggling internet company surged 0.48% to $14.80 and its total traded volume was 9.32 million shares. Stock price 52 weeks high was $16.79 and 52 weeks low was $12.45. It has market capitalization of 17.53 billion.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has topped 52-week highs following a report that it raised payments to researchers for reporting bugs in Chrome, saying the step was incited by a drop in vulnerabilities submitted by outsiders. The stock is currently trading at $669.28 and moved up 0.09% with the total traded volume of 1.28 million shares. It has earnings per share of $33.73 and its price to earnings ratio stands at 19.84.
Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) is near 52-week high following a launch of the latest version of its venerable GoFlex series of external hard disks called Backup Plus. The stock decreased -0.06% to $34.03 during mid day trading with the total traded volume of 2.05 million shares. STX has earnings per share of $6.45 and its price to earnings ratio stands at 5.27. It gained 29.61% return on assets, 96.04% return on equity and its return on investments was 45.89%.