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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is printing the most popular Pinoy nicknames, terms of endearment, and group names on personalized Coke bottles for a more fun and personal way of sharing a Coke. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Philippines celebrated this by inviting everyone to Share A Coke with each other last July 12. Leading the event at the Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall was Jasmin Vinculado, marketing director of Coca-Cola Philippines, who also headed the first ever Share a Coke campaign in Australia. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) stock performance was 0.98% in last session and finished the day at $42.43. Traded volume was 19.27million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 11.90million shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.48. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) insider ownership is 0.30%.

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported the CEO of HSN Inc. was in negotiations with J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) to become its CEO but turned it down. Before that, she was rumored to be a top candidate for Target’s CEO job. Two years ago, Avon came knocking. J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) rose 0.23 percent to $8.58 Friday on volume of 13.43million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $8.45 to $8.73. J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) has a market capitalization of $2.61billion.

Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN) will release 2014 second-quarter financial results after the close of the market on Monday, August 4, 2014. The Company will host a webcast to discuss earnings at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 5. Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN)’s stock on July 18, 2014 reported a increase of 1.45% to the closing price of $37.01. Its fifty two weeks range is $32.00 -$39.02. The total market capitalization recorded $1.18billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 86,125.00million shares. In its share capital, AIN has 31.80million outstanding shares.

Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) reported 2Q 2014 net earnings of $21.8 million, up 38.1% over net earnings of $15.8 million for the 2Q 2013. 2Q 2014 diluted earnings per share were $1.08, compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.79 for the same period of 2013. Net sales of $773 million in the 2Q 2014 represented an increase of 4.6% over net sales of $738 million in the 2Q 2013, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.  On Friday, shares of Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) advanced 0.37% to close the day at $45.68. Company return on investment (ROI) is 6.40% and its monthly performance is recorded as -4.83%. Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) quarterly revenue growth is -13.45%.

On May 29, 2014, at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO), the Company’s shareholders approved the FARO Technologies, Inc. 2014 Incentive Plan (the “2014 Plan”). The 2014 Plan was previously approved, subject to shareholder approval, by the Company’s Board of Directors on April 15, 2014. The 2014 Plan became effective immediately upon shareholder approval at the Annual Meeting. FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO) stock performance was 3.58% in last session and finished the day at $46.29. Traded volume was 141,118.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 129.92K shares. The beta of the stock remained 2.23. FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO) insider ownership is 0.50%.

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