Stocks Active in News: Sony (NYSE:SNE), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), Chicago Bridge (NYSE:CBI), Diamond Foods (NASDAQ:DMND), Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY)

Technology Stocks News 18

Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said on Thursday that the Japanese consumer electronics company was not thinking of splitting off or listing its entertainment business. Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) stock performance was 3.31% in last session and finished the day at $16.84. Traded volume was 3.19million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 2.21million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.47.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) on Thursday unveiled a rather bold strategy called 25X20 under which it intends to dramatically increase energy efficiency of its accelerated processing units by the year 2020. In the next six years AMD plans to further optimize power consumption of its chips and also increase their performance, which is projected to result in 25 times higher energy efficiency by 2020. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) dropped -0.91 percent to $4.36 Thursday on volume of 10.89million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $4.33 to $4.45. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) has a market capitalization of $3.32billion.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI) was upgraded by investment analysts at Davidson to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI)’s stock on June 19, 2014 reported a increase of 2.14% to the closing price of $71.26. Its fifty two weeks range is $56.04 -$89.22. The total market capitalization recorded $7.70billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 5.96million shares. In its share capital, CBI has 108.11million outstanding shares.

KeyCorp upgraded shares of Diamond Foods, Inc (NASDAQ:DMND) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm currently has $32.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $27.58. On Thursday, shares of Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND) advanced 4.51% to close the day at $28.97. Company return on investment (ROI) is -13.90% and its monthly performance is recorded as -5.54%. Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND) quarterly revenue growth is -16.61%.

Ryanair Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:RYAAY) is seeking to take the edge off flying with small children in a no-frills environment by providing family-oriented amenities such as bottle warmers and free transport for pushchairs. Ryanair Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:RYAAY) stock performance was 1.72% in last session and finished the day at $54.31. Traded volume was 221,899.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 310.55K shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.93.

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