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Weekly News Roundup: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)

Here are this week’s stock briefs for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares ended the week at 12.49 (as of 9/17/2010).

Weekly News Roundup: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)

Wednesday 15 September

An increased market share is in the sights of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), as it looks to continue its product transformation plan. Incorporating key objectives such as shifting focus from trucks to small cars, delivering more vehicles from fewer core platforms and implementing cost reduction efforts, the plan continues to have a favorable impact on the stock.

In 2009, the plan already turned in a profit after 4 years. Furthermore, it helped the automaker gain market share in the U.S.

Thursday 16 September

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) announces a high-performance version of the Ford (YSE:F) Focus compact, for the first time since 2007.

The new model set to go on sale in early 2012 will be called the Focus ST, and will feature a turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine that puts out an estimated 240 horsepower, a 60% increase over the 2007 model.

Also in the package comes handling improvements as well as improved aerodynamics including custom bumpers, ground effects and rear spoiler.

More information on the model will be announced Sept. 30 at the Paris Motor Show.

Friday 17 September

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has opted to advertise the Ford Fiesta in the form of an iPad app. For those of you that haven’t realized that we’re in a new era of marketing, take note of the new Ford (NYSE:F) Fiesta advertisement.

Yes, the newest ad for the Ford (NYSE:F) Fiesta comes in the form of an app for the Apple iPad, making it the first car ever to be promoted with it own iPad app. The app provides users with interactive product information as you might expect, as well as photos, videos about the car.

We will be monitoring the Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) stock price for developments over the next couple of weeks.

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Market News: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Toyota Motor Company (NYSE:TM), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Market News: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Toyota Motor Company (NYSE:TM), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Here is another batch of stock briefings which may affect trading on world markets later today.

The following listed companies should see some movement: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Toyota Motor Company (NYSE:TM), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Here is a more detailed look at the news that will affect each company when trading continues.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)

An increased market share is in the sights of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), as it looks to continue its product transformation plan. Incorporating key objectives such as shifting focus from trucks to small cars, delivering more vehicles from fewer core platforms and implementing cost reduction efforts, the plan continues to have a favorable impact on the stock.

In 2009, the plan already turned in a profit after 4 years. Furthermore, it helped the automaker gain market share in the U.S.

Toyota Motor Company (NYSE:TM)

Toyota Motor Company (NYSE:TM)

Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) has sold 1,018,664 cars this year, making it #3 in sales in the Unites States. We’re two-thirds of the way through the year 2010, and Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) finds itself at #3 behind Chevy and Ford in terms of sales.

It’s a close race, though, and Toyota still might be able to catch Chevy, but Ford is almost guaranteed to take first for the year.

So far this year, Ford has sold 1,155,713 cars, Chevy 1,052,773 cars, and Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) trailing with 1,018,664 cars sold for the year.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) has begun steps to give shareholders what they want: cash. Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) was said in a Bloomberg article to be looking to debt markets and using the money to bump its dividend a few notches, as well as fund stock buybacks.

On this news Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock ended up more than 5% in the last hour of trading yesterday.

Considering the company’s market capitalization, that’s an outlandish move for one afternoon.

We may see more movement when trading continues for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Toyota Motor Company (NYSE:TM) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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Weekly News Roundup: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Here’s a round-up of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock briefings from this week. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares ended the week at 24.89 (as of 7/16/2010).

Weekly News Roundup: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Monday

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is teaming up with Fujitsu in a cloud computing venture. The deal will allow Microsoft access to Fujitsu’s data centers and customer base, and Fujitsu will be able to offer Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud-based software, the WSJ says. Fujitsu and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are planning to announce the deal later this week.

Tuesday

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) had 12.7 percent of the search market in June with its Bing search engine, which has done nothing but gain market share for the past 13 months. In June of 2009, Bing had only 8.4 percent of the market, but now is encroaching on Google’s turf, marking what could be a rise to the top.

Friday

Sales of Microsoft’s XBOX360 sales gained 88% to 451,700 units after the company unveiled its new, slimmed down version of the console. The introduction helped the company inch ahead of Nintendo for the month of June, who sold 422,500 Wii consoles.

It seems that the financial crisis may have affected some elements of the gaming industry, and its fingerprints are still showing in the sales of games. An NPD analyst underlined this fact, saying that sales were more concentrated on the top-selling games.

We will continue checking the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock price for changes over the next couple of weeks.

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Early Market News: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Several breaking news stories will affect stock prices as trading continues today. The following stocks should see some movement: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG).

Here is a more detailed look at the news that will affect each company when trading continues.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) had 12.7 percent of the search market in June with its Bing search engine, which has done nothing but gain market share for the past 13 months.

In June of 2009, Bing had only 8.4 percent of the market, but now is encroaching on Google’s turf, marking what could be a rise to the top.

Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)

Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) continued a recent rally, coming off a February low of 16.8% market share to reach as high as 18.9% this month.

As Google has lost market share for the last four months in a row, Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) seems to be hitting a sweet spot in its operations, but it’s anyone’s guess what will happen from here on out.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) operates a little differently in the smartphone market than Apple in terms of sources of revenue, which could pose a problem in the Chinese market.

Since Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android software is free, the company relies on making money through advertising and location services instead. But with location tracking and mapping severely limited to Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) in China, it may be difficult to compete with Apple at all.

There will probably be more movement when trading continues for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG).

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