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Technology Stocks News 18

Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 23, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $1 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.38% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $85.55, the dividend yield is 4.68%. Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM) belongs to Consumer Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 26.30% and weekly performance is 2.20%. On last trading day company shares ended up $86.05. Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.77%.

Globe Telecom and Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) have signed a deal to provide mobile ultra-broadband access in the Visayas and Mindanao. The two companies signed the confirmation of award for the transformation of the wireless network infrastructure in Visayas and Mindanao from WiMax to LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD ultra-broadband access technologies, during President Benigno Aquino’s state visit to France. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) shares moved down -1.21% in last trading session and ended the day at $3.26. ALU Gross Margin is 33.00% and its return on assets is -2.10%. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) quarterly performance is -10.93%.

Sidoti upgraded shares of World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. On 22 September, World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) shares moved down -1.60% and was closed at $71.92. WRLD EPS growth in last 5 year was 21.50%. World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) year to date (YTD) performance is -17.83%.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 23.70% and weekly performance is 2.98%. On last trading day company shares ended up $76.80. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 4.11%.

Zacks cut shares of Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. The firm currently has $14.90 price target on the stock. Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) shares moved down -0.98% in last trading session and ended the day at $13.10. BNCL return on assets is 0.30%. Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) quarterly performance is -3.32%.

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