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VIDEO: U.S. Futures Point Higher After Monday Selloff

U.S. stock futures were little changed Tuesday, a day after the Dow industrials posted their biggest decline since early October. MarketWatch’s Victor Reklaitis has more. Photo: Getty

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VIDEO: Hulbert: 2015 Bear Market Just Became More Likely

Bad news, investors: The Dow Industrials’ 300-plus-point drop Monday markedly increases the likelihood that the bull market has neared its end – if it hasn’t already. Marketwatch’s Mark Hulbert explains on MoneyBeat. Photo: Getty.

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Trader’s Watch list: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE), AT&T (NYSE:T)

Philip Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple Inc., (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveils the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops last October in San Francisco. Apple has yet to shake competitor Microsoft.

Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) closed at $525.25 in last trading session. Yesterday share price of the company was traded in the range of $524.60 – $534.57. Company now has a market value of $470.66B. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) price to sales ratio in past twelve months was calculated as 2.71 and price to cash ratio as 11.56.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) purchase of What Sapp Inc. for $19 billion is heightening the allure of other fledgling businesses, some of them little known in the U.S., that specialize in letting users send messages.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock traded in the range of $68.45 – $69.96 and at the end of the day, it closed at $68.59. Average trading volume of the company is 63.25M. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) return on equity ratio is recorded as 11.30% and its return on assets is 9.40%.

Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) rumoured device for PS4 was expected to be launched during the Gamescom event that took place in August last year, something that did not happen. The same was later speculated for the Tokyo Game which was also later downplayed and the device never turned up for the occasion.

Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) after opening at $17.24 moved lower-0.29% to $17.12 on last trading day. Company’s 52 week range is $13.75 – $23.38.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that three additional companies have signed on to work with the connected car industry at the AT&T Drive Studio, a first-of-its-kind connected car centre for innovation and research in Atlanta.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) stock hit highest price at $33.23, beginning with a price of $33.08 and decreased -1.15% to the close at $32.80 with day range of $32.78 – $33.23. The total market capitalization of the stock is $172.76B.

Tech Stocks in news: Nokia Corporation (NOK), Ericsson (ADR) (NASDAQ:ERIC), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), AT&T (NYSE:T)

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) in the second week of February, 2014, appears to have made a settlement with HTC Corp, ending a long drawn patent brawl, across several countries. For the 60 lawsuits in question, HTC Corp will pay Nokia and in return a license to use the same. Details of the deal are yet to be provided. Shares of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) closed at $7.14 in last trading session. Yesterday share price of the company was traded in the range of $7.11 to $7.30. Company now has a market value of $26.51 billion. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) price to sales ratio in past twelve months was calculated as 0.77 and price to cash ratio as 3.57.

Ericsson (ADR) (NASDAQ:ERIC) has launched several new solutions including Service Agility, which will help operators and their partners accelerate innovative service design, assembly, delivery and management. Service Agility makes it easier for operators to collaborate with an ecosystem of partners, suppliers and application developers, facilitating faster launch of a much broader range of innovative products and services, the company said. Ericsson (ADR) (NASDAQ:ERIC) stock traded in the range of $12.56 – $12.68 and at the end of the day, it closed at $12.68. Average trading volume of the company is $2.73 M. Ericsson (ADR) (NASDAQ:ERIC) return on equity ratio is recorded as -0.60% and its return on assets is -0.30%.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released the seventh beta of OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks to developers. The beta build 13C62 contains no major changes or feature additions in the OS. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) after opening at $542.47, moved down -0.08% to $543.99 on last trading day. Company’s 52 week range is $385.10 – $575.14.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) Performing Arts Center’s 2014-2015 season, announced this evening, will feature mysterious masked stalker musical The Phantom of the Opera, a stalwart made fresh with new scenic design and choreography, followed by the more recent Tony Award-winner Once. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) stock hit highest price at $33.15, beginning with a price of $33.38 and decreased -1.02% to the close at $33.15 with day range of $33.06 – $33.38. The total market capitalization of the stock is $173.24 billion.

Trader’s Watch List – Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Announcement Nokia Board of Directors approves the Nokia Equity Program 2014. Shares of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) closed at $7.14 in last trading session. Yesterday share price of the company was traded in the range of $7.11 – $7.30. Company now has a market value of 26.51Billion. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) price to sales ratio in past twelve months was calculated as 0.77 and price to cash ratio as 3.58.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) vs. Samsung Patent Lawsuit: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Samsung Electronics Co. CEOs Fail to Agree on Agreement Ahead March Trial, Says Report. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock traded in the range of $541.21 – $545.98 and at the end of the day, it closed at $543.99. Average trading volume of the company is 14.05M. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) return on equity ratio is recorded as 28.90% and its return on assets is 17.90%.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has started rolling out a new version of its popular instant messaging app BBM, which allows Android and iPhone users to make free voice calls to other BBM contacts. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) after opening at $9.27 moved down -3.65% to $8.98 on last trading day. Company’s 52 week range is $5.44 – $16.82.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Smartphones OS Hits 78 Percent Globally as Apple Inc. Drops despite Strong iPhone Sales. Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock hit highest price at $1,204.39, beginning with a price of $1,195.61 with increased 0.24% to the close at $1,202.80 with day range of $1,192.80 – $1,204.39. The total market capitalization of the stock is $402.74 billion.

Tech Sector Wrap Up – EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) as a post-market laggard candidate. Shares of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) closed at $25.38 in last trading session. Yesterday share price of the company was traded in the range of $25.42 to $25.58. Company now has a market value of $52.23 billion. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) price to sales ratio in past twelve months was calculated as 2.33 and price to cash ratio as 4.96.

The next level of iPhone from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is likely to sport a solar-charging sapphire glass screen. News and technology websites have cited analyst Matt Margolis’ financial blog on a website for the likely innovation in iPhone 6. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock traded in the range of $502.07 – $515.00 and at the end of the day, it closed at $506.50. Average trading volume of the company is $40,405.00 M. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) return on equity ratio is recorded as 29.10% and its return on assets is 18.60%.

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Black is beginning to roll-out to all Nokia 520 devices. The Nokia 520 is the most popular of the Lumia range, partly due to its ridiculously low cost and decent performance. Nokia originally tested the Black update on 512MB RAM devices with the Lumia 625 handset. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) after opening at $6.98, moved up 1.01% to $7.00 on last trading day. Company’s 52 week range is $3.02 – $8.20.

Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) announced on Tuesday that quarterly profit rose at the end of 2013, but revenues fell in a sign that Chief Executive Marissa Mayer’s attempt to revive the company is stuck in neutral.Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) stock hit highest price at $38.22, beginning with a price of $36.83 and increased 4.28% to the close at $38.22 with day range of $36.52 – $38.32. The total market capitalization of the stock is $38.77 billion.

Losers to Watch – Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), LiveDeal Inc (NASDAQ:LIVE), Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced its fiscal Q1 earnings earlier this week, offering a breakdown in revenue, iPhone and iPad sales, as well as revealing a big drop in iPod sales. Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) closed at $506.50 in last trading session. Yesterday share price of the company was traded in the range of $502.07 to $ 515.00. Company now has a market value of $452.02 billion. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) price to sales ratio in past twelve months was calculated as 2.68 and price to cash ratio as 11.29.

LiveDeal, Inc. (NASDAQ:LIVE) has gotten off to a strong start in the online deals industry with its www.livedeal.com platform. Late in 2013, LiveDeal rolled out its innovative, new real-time “deal engine” in the $660 billion dining industry, and has found that the industry absolutely loves the concept in each of the three cities it has launched, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. LiveDeal Inc (NASDAQ:LIVE) stock traded in the range of $15.88 – $23.70 and at the end of the day, it closed at $16.10. Average trading volume of the company is $2.12 M. LiveDeal Inc (NASDAQ:LIVE) return on equity ratio is recorded as -228.10% and its return on assets is -168.30%.

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is still struggling to right the ship. The social gaming company has laid off workers, slashed operating expenses, changed management and closed more than a dozen of its games. Despite all these efforts, the stock has declined more than 13% this month after Zynga issued warnings about its fourth quarter results. Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) after opening at $3.41, moved down -0.88% to $3.39 on last trading day. Company’s 52 week range is $2.73.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) announced that its Board of Directors has acted to protect the Company’s valuable net operating loss carryforwards (“NOLs”) by amending and extending the Company’s existing stockholder rights plan. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) stock hit highest price at $6.42, beginning with a price of $6.55 and decreased -1.38% to the close at $6.42 with day range of $6.39 -$6.61. The total market capitalization of the stock is $1.96 billion.

Gainers On Major News – Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) sparked a revolution in computing with the Mac. In turn, that sparked a revolution in publishing as people began creating fancy newsletters, brochures and other publications from their desktops. Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) closed at $556.18 in last trading session. Yesterday share price of the company was traded in the range of $544.81 to $556.50. Company now has a market value of $500.42 billion. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) price to sales ratio in past twelve months was calculated as 2.94 and price to cash ratio as 12.40.

Shares of Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) were off the charts — up around 17 percent (more than $50 a share) in after-hours trading — after reporting fourth-quarter numbers that beat expectations. Netflix was the best performing stock in the S&P 500 last year — up 297 percent. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock traded in the range of $377.49 – $395.63 and at the end of the day, it closed at $388.72. Average trading volume of the company is $13.05 M. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) return on equity ratio is recorded as 7.40% and its return on assets is 1.60%.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s 5.44B cash for the D&S business and license agreement should hit in Q1 and thus result in ~ 7.6B in net cash assuming ~ 200M cash burn due to capex, restructuring, and some more D&S remaining losses. For CY14, we model ~ 260M in cash burn from operations/capex, 450M in restructuring costs, and 1B in CFO thus see ~ 8B or $2.76 per share ending net cash. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) after opening at $36.09, moved up 0.35% to $36.06 on last trading day. Company’s 52 week range is $27.10 – $38.98.

Lenovo Group Ltd. (992), which agreed to buy International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s low-end server unit yesterday, beat out prospective bidder Fujitsu Ltd. (6702) because that company would have needed several more weeks to conduct due diligence, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) stock hit highest price at $182.73, beginning with a price of $181.43 and increased 0.26% to the close at $182.73 with day range of $180.71 – $183.72. The total market capitalization of the stock is $198.42 billion.