Market Movers: BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S), Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD)



BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) has four new plans to make some money from BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), its flagship instant messaging platform and while it hasn’t settled on just one plan, it will be trying out all four of them in concert to see what sticks – and to see what consumers and enterprise users alike want out of the platform. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) stock performance was -0.16% in last session and finished the day at $9.36. Traded volume was 10.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 25.81million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.63. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) insider ownership is 15.01%.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) sites are third on the list. The world’s largest software company owns web portal MSN, which has suffered from the same erosion in display advertising that Yahoo! has. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) dropped -0.40 percent to $40.34 Tuesday on volume of 43.18million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $39.96 to $40.99. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a market capitalization of $334.85billion.

Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) is cutting more than 1,400 jobs across the country, according to a recent report from CNET and FierceWireless. The company is closing call centers and underperforming retail stores, as well as cutting jobs related to refurbishing phones. The company laid off 330 technical consultants, closed 150 service and repair centers, and shuttered its 55 worst performing retail stores. The actions were part of a larger cost-cutting plan that was originally announced in January. Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S)’s stock on Mar 25, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.55% to the closing price of $9.06. Its fifty two weeks range is $5.15 -$11.47. The total market capitalization recorded $35.86billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 13.80million shares. In its share capital, S has 3.95billion outstanding shares.

The short interest in battered chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) was flat at 119 million. Like Intel, it is trapped in the PC chip business and has made little headway into portable devices. Worse, it controls less than a quarter of its market, with Intel having the balance. On Tuesday, shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) close the day at $4.05. Company return on investment (ROI) is 3.50% and its monthly performance is recorded as 9.16%. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) quarterly revenue growth is 9.76%.

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