Mega Cap Most Active: Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is an undisputed global leader in the health care industry, benefiting from a rock-solid competitive position in areas such as medical devices and several pharmaceutical markets. Growing health care demand due to an aging population, broadened health insurance coverage, and technological advancements in the industry bode well for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for years to come. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stock performance was 1.92% in last session and finished the day at $95.93. Traded volume was 24.01million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 7.90million shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.53. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) insider ownership is 0.02%.

Broadly, the Senate subcommittee — which is headed by Democrat Carl Levin of Michigan — has been examining tax avoidance by multinational companies like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), which have been the subjects of previous congressional hearings. In 2013, Senate lawmakers discovered that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) owned a subsidiary that earned $30 million over four years and no home for tax purposes. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose 0.79 percent to $532.87 Friday on volume of 13.37million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $526.33 to $533.75. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a market capitalization of $475.56billion.

After many missteps over the past few years, the computer hardware giant Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) appears to be on the path of recovery at the moment. While its competitors such as International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) made the transition from being hardware and PC manufacturers to software and consulting giants, HP has been roiled in various internal troubles in the boardroom. Meg Whitman has been doing a good job of turning around the company. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM)’s stock on Mar 21, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.65% to the closing price of $186.67. Its fifty two weeks range is $172.19-$214.89. The total market capitalization recorded $194.39billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 12.54million shares. In its share capital, IBM has 1.07billion outstanding shares.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) last year announced plans for a Halo Xbox TV series from no less than Steven Spielberg. It’s a fair bet that both console makers will continue commissioning original content for their respective platforms. On Friday, shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) dropped -0.42% to close the day at $40.16. Company return on investment (ROI) is 22.60% and its monthly performance is recorded as 6.38%. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) quarterly revenue growth is 10.60%.

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