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All the last trading week of the U.S. stock index Dow Jones Industrial and S & p 500 updated their historical highs. Also increased the value of Nasdaq, which allowed the largest technological corporations to regain some of the recent drop in prices. Bidding took place in the usual pace, and many companies were able to close in positive territory, and some have reached record levels, per stay on the exchange.


Shares of the Cupertino-based tech giant abruptly rushed up after the final version of the mobile operating system iOS 7 . While users are still questions about the platform, the official release of the new product had a positive effect on the mood among investors of the corporation. Already by September 20 quotations reached 478 dollars.

Friday kicked off the official sale of new iPhone , submitted on September 10, but despite the many hours of queues in front of Apple’s retail stores and the dramatic emergence of smartphones deficit , the rate of the company’s securities immediately dropped to $ 470. At the close of trading on Friday, shares fell another three dollars.

Analysts believe that the market has not yet had time to react to the start of sales of new products, as the technology giant has not provided data on the number of smartphones sold in the first weekend. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, experts predict sales of iPhone 5s and 5c for the first three days at the level of eight million units.

A lot or a little? Last year, for one weekend, Apple managed to sell more than five million iPhone 5. If we consider that at this time in her arsenal just two smartphone, analysts’ forecasts seem quite optimistic. Very interesting, what part of the eight million amount to iPhone 5C .

Soon you and I will likely have to settle for a message from the experts, because Apple can not disclose the launch sales of its products. According to preliminary data, the preponderance of Asian sales will be exactly on the “budget” of the device.

In addition, last week became known possible date for the presentation of the new iPad – October 15. If the new products will not disappoint analysts, their announcement will certainly contribute to the growth rate of securities of Apple. In October 25, the corporation once again hold a conference call on the results for the fiscal fourth quarter.

The consensus from the news agency Reuters, Apple shares recommended for purchase. However, to change the target price for it the largest U.S. banks are in no hurry.


Apple shares in the period from 16 to 20 September 2013


Quotes of the largest search engine finally broke the mark of 900 dollars by the end of the previous trading week. This contributed to the recent results of analytical studies that the share of the Android operating system in the global smartphone market is increasing every quarter. Google also announced a new “flat” logo and announced the renewal of its key products.

Shares of the company for a long time were at around $ 940, but then plummeted to 860-880 dollars after the presentation of the new smartphone from Moto X mobile division Google. Despite the fact that the reviews of the device have been mostly positive, investors are not sure of its sales success because of the hard onslaught of competition.

At the moment, the target price for Google’s stock reached $ 950 – it is expected to achieve by the end of this month. Due to the high revenues from advertising sales and popularity of Android worldwide search Empire is an excellent platform for investment funds.

Google Securities recommended for purchase.


Google shares during the period from 16 to 20 September 2013


The company’s securities from Redmond jumped up 33.6 dollar by mid-week. And on September 17, Microsoft announced plans to increase its quarterly dividend to shareholders by 22% and announced a new share repurchase program in the amount of $ 40 billion.

Not all investors have supported the initiative of the corporation to repurchase its own securities, so by Friday evening per share, Microsoft has given 32.7 dollars.

The company intends to begin payments to shareholders in early December of this year, an increase in dividends would cost her nearly half a billion dollars. After the departure of Steve Ballmer and the failed tablet sales Surface Microsoft, it seems, is reviewing its next steps in the market.

A recent deal with the Finnish company Nokia has also adversely affected the quotations technology giant – they fell to 31.4 dollars. Although the cost of buying a mobile, Nokia was not too high by modern standards, the shareholders are not confident to make such investments.

The outlook for stocks remains at Microsoft “buy”.


Microsoft shares in the period from 16 to 20 September 2013


Shares of the largest social networks are growing incredibly fast. It seems to be not so long ago for one security Facebook gave about $ 26, as last week the corporation came close to a record for themselves in around $ 50.

The growth of the securities market started after the presentation of the quarterly financial report Facebook, where representatives of social services. network announced increased revenue and consolidated profit. Since then quotes the corporation did not fall below $ 40, while a year ago, Facebook has suffered a disaster on the stock exchange Nasdaq: its shares did not rise above 20 dollars.

Experts still can not give an exact reason for such a serious price increase of the company, but gradually change recommendations from “hold” to “buy.” Nevertheless, some experts believe that the collapse of quotations Facebook can occur at any time and compare the social network with the next “bubble”.

Recently decided to go public and microblogging service Twitter. He will hold an initial public offering in the next two months and expects to attract investors from more than one billion dollars. The company itself is estimated at $ 15 billion.

At the same time, prior to the quarterly reporting season securities Facebook is unlikely to behave differently.


Facebook shares during the period from 16 to 20 September 2013


After becoming aware of the purchase of Microsoft’s mobile division Nokia, shares last came out of stagnation and not only broke the mark of five dollars, but also continued to grow for two weeks.

Last week, Nokia quotes up to 6.6 dollars, but the company is still closed in the red.

Investors are confident that the deal with Microsoft will allow smartphones from the Finnish giant to get second wind. Last quarter, sales of gadgets Lumia line were nearly seven million units, while analysts had expected them to be 15 million.

Nokia shares recommended for purchase.


Nokia shares in the period from 16 to 20 September 2013


Last week, the Canadian smartphone maker announced a major reduction in its workforce – from BlackBerry will be laid off 40% of all employees. According to The New York Times, corporate activity due to the desire to reduce the loss on the sale of smartphones, which are in the current quarter are estimated at over a billion dollars.

Therefore, more and more experts have begun to talk about the imminent departure BlackBerry, not only from the exchange, but also from the market. Total for the day the company’s shares have fallen by 17% and dropped to a mark of 8.73 dollars.

Intentions to leave the stock market recently told executives BlackBerry. The corporation should be private to the end of November this year, writes Bloomberg.

As might be expected, experts recommend sell securities BlackBerry.


BlackBerry shares in the period from 16 to 20 September 2013

This week, analysts predict continued growth of quotations of most technology corporations, provided that the major U.S. stock indices will behave relatively stable.


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