Consumer Goods Most Active: General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Avon Products (NYSE:AVP)

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) revealed on Thursday it is the subject of five different government probes related to its massive recalls, including two previously unreported investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a state prosecutor. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) stock performance was -0.64% in last session and finished the day at $34.17. Traded volume was 33.35million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 26.44million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.70. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) insider ownership is 0.10%.

Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) were the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of January. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 68,319,044 shares, a drop of 7.6% from the March 14th total of 73,957,605 shares. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) rose 0.55 percent to $16.32 Thursday on volume of 27.45million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $16.20 to $16.44. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has a market capitalization of $65.02billion.

Four major tech companies including Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s stock on Apr 24, 2014 reported a increase of 8.20% to the closing price of $567.77. Its fifty two weeks range is $388.87 -$575.14. The total market capitalization recorded $489.27billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 27.14million shares. In its share capital, AAPL has 891.99million outstanding shares.

Shares of Avon Products Inc (NYSE:AVP) were the target of a significant growth in short interest in January. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 27,767,521 shares, a growth of 12.3% from the March 14th total of 24,731,157 shares. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Avon Products from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note. On Thursday, shares of Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) advanced 1.22% to close the day at $14.95. Company return on investment (ROI) is 4.60% and its monthly performance is recorded as 2.33%. Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) quarterly revenue growth is -8.28%.

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