Hot Stocks: Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is close to finalizing an acquisition of video-streaming startup RayV Inc.to boost its web video technology. The paper says that an acquisition would be one of several web-video deals negotiated by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in recent months to turn Yahoo’s video site, Screen, into a viable competitor to Google Inc. Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) stock performance was 1.45% in last session and finished the day at $34.36. Traded volume was 13,760,192 shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 22.49 million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.04. Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) insider ownership is 0.50%.

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), on May 14 reported its 2014 first quarter results. Total revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was $5.6 million, comprised of $3.2 million for product revenue, $2.1 million for service revenue and $0.3 million for research and development (R&D) contract revenue. This compares to total revenue of $6.4 million in the first quarter of 2013, which was comprised of $4.7 million for product revenue, $1.3 million for service revenue and $0.4 million for R&D contract revenue. Net loss for the first quarter of 2014 was $75.9 million, or $0.57 per share on a basic and diluted basis. Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) rose 0.68%to $4.43yesterday on volume of 12,062,044 shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $4.36 – 4.55. Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) has a market capitalization of $740.34million.

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has disclosed the financial results for the Q2 of the FY2014 through a recent press release. ­The company has reported a strong performance. Micron Technology reports that the total revenues in the second quarter of the FY2014 amounted to the total sum of $4.11 billion, which showed an increase of 2% on a quarter-over-quarter basis and an increase of 98% on a year-over-year basis. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU)’s stock on May 21, 2014 reported a increase 1.66% to the closing price of $26.99. Its fifty two weeks range is $10.57 – 27.78. The total market capitalization recorded $28.89 billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 19,020,974 shares. In its share capital, Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has 1.07 billion outstanding shares.

Bell Labs, the research arm Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU), today celebrated the 50th anniversary of the discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation, one of the strongest pieces of evidence supporting the “Big Bang” theory of the origin of the universe. This discovery in 1964 by Bell Labs scientists Arno Penzias and Robert A. Wilson earned the researchers a Nobel Prize in Physics and provided the basis for future astronomical discoveries. On Wednesday, shares of Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) advanced 1.57% to close the day at $3.89. Company return on investment (ROI) is -6.30% and its monthly performance is recorded as -0.77%. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) quarterly revenue growth is -8.69%.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), on May 14, 2014, announced that its ‘Make It Wearable’ challenge has entered Phase II and the Company is now accepting submissions for new wearable concepts that will be evaluated on technical and business criteria. According to Intel, participants who will make it to the semifinal and final rounds will receive guidance from industry stalwarts. Ten finalists will receive $50,000 and intensive mentoring to help get their ideas off the ground and attend the “Make It Wearable” final presentation and gala event. The grand prize winner will receive $500,000, while the second and third place winners will receive $200,000 and $100,000, respectively. The challenge is open to people in 27 countries and the winners will be announced on November 3, 2014. Awarding over $1.3 million, Intel is looking for ideas that have the potential to shift universal perspective and improve the world in a meaningful way. On Wednesday, shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) advanced 0.61% to close the day at $26.20. Company return on investment (ROI) is 12.80% and its monthly performance is recorded as -1.54%. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) quarterly revenue growth is 6.81%.

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