Hot Stocks: National Bank of Greece (NYSE:NBG), Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)

As the European Central Bank prepares to take over supervision of about 130 euro-area lenders from BNP Paribas to National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG) starting in November, regulators have sought to compile the toughest stress tests in a bid to repair credibility damaged by assessments in 2010 and 2011 that didn’t uncover weaknesses at banks that later failed. National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG) stock performance was -0.25% in last session and finished the day at $3.98. Traded volume was 3.86million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 2.99million shares. The beta of the stock remained 2.28.

The biggest U.S. investor in Russia is Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), which has an oil and gas production facility off Sakhalin Island in eastern Russia and which has joined with Russian oil giant Rosneft to explore the country’s Arctic region. It also has an operation extracting natural gas from complex geological formations. Russia accounts for about 6 percent of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)’s global production, according to oil analyst Pavel Molchanov at the investment firm Raymond James. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) rose 0.28 percent to $101.45 Tuesday on volume of 10.09million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $101.23 to $102.57. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has a market capitalization of $438.39billion.

Since 2005, Pfizer Inc. has eliminated more than 56,000 jobs world-wide—a number roughly equal to the population of a large suburb. More job losses could be on the way. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has similarly cut thousands of jobs, many as a result of its $50 billion takeover of Schering-Plough in 2009. Merck has about 76,000 employees. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)’s stock on Apr 29, 2014 reported a increase of 3.60% to the closing price of $58.72. Its fifty two weeks range is $44.60 -$58.86. The total market capitalization recorded $172.67billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 13.66million shares. In its share capital, WRK has 2.94billion outstanding shares.

Toyota will join Cigna Corp., Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) and Pepsico Inc.’s Frito Lay in a city with an unemployment rate lower than the state average. On Tuesday, shares of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) advanced 2.39% to close the day at $32.96. Company return on investment (ROI) is 11.50% and its monthly performance is recorded as 2.87%. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) quarterly revenue growth is 14.21%.

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