Stocks in News: Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX), Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU), Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)

On Thursday shares of Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) closed at $11.30. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 2.00%. On 11 May, Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) declared the appointment of Bruce W. Jones as group president of its Financial Services Business.

Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) in last trading activity remains unchanged to close at $3.74. Company weekly performance is 2.75% while its quarterly performance stands at -4.59%. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) is -24.60% away from its 52 week high. Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) and Flextronics, have announced the signing of a letter of intent for the proposed transfer of Alcatel-Lucent’s optical transport manufacturing plant and related assets in Trieste, Italy.

On last trading day Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR) increased 0.97% to close at $22.94. Its volatility for the week is 1.23% while volatility for the month is 1.51%. STR’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 4.80%. Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR) monthly performance is -3.33%. Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR) currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has 3.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 73.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $48.72. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) confirms that it won’t make all of its announcements at E3 2015 next month, as it’s saving up quite a few interesting presentations and reveals for Gamescom 2015, which takes place in August in Germany.

On last trading day General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) increased 0.74% to close at $27.41. Its volatility for the week is 1.22% while volatility for the month is 1.49%. GE’s sales growth for past 5 years was -0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 8.80%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) monthly performance is -0.18%. General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) is putting its $5 billion Japanese commercial finance operation up for sale, shedding a key piece of its unit GE Capital’s Asia operations as part of the company’s efforts to slim down.

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