Stocks to Watch: Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK), Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM), American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE:HOT)

Technology Stocks News 17

When you boot up the Lumia 830, the first thing you see is the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) logo, then the Windows Phone badge. The 830 is one of the last Lumias where you’ll see that — for the smartphones Microsoft releases from now on, there will be no more Nokia branding. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 13.10% and weekly performance is 2.09%. On last trading day company shares ended up $8.29. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.46%.

Shares of Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) are gaining, up trading Monday, after the online discount retailer had its rating raised to “buy” from “neutral” by analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch this morning. Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) shares decreased -0.68% in last trading session and ended the day at $7.34. GRPN Gross Margin is 50.50% and its return on assets is -7.70%. Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) quarterly performance is 2.23%.

On Nov 19, Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM), announced that leading French telecommunications operator Orange has selected Z-Wave(R) technology for its recently introduced Homelive Smart Home Solution. On 02 December, Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) shares advanced 1.16% and was closed at $4.37. SIGM EPS growth in last 5 year was -18.50%. Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) year to date (YTD) performance is -7.42%.

Technology giant Apple, Inc. (AAPL: Quote) could end up paying a penalty of up to $1 billion in a class-action lawsuit against it related to the iPod. The lawsuit charges Apple of violating antitrust laws and hurting consumers by updating software for the iPod in such a way that it would play songs only from its iTunes music store.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) has signed an agreement with Bari Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG to open the first Element hotel in The Netherlands. Located at Gelderlandplein in the vibrant Zuid area of Amsterdam, a cosmopolitan district just south of the city-centre, Element Amsterdam will cater to today’s savvy and environmentally conscious travellers. Offering bright, modern design and green-minded sensibilities, Element Amsterdam will offer both business and leisure travellers a bright, stylish atmosphere to fuel a life in balance and on the move. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT) shares advanced 0.44% in last trading session and ended the day at $77.74. HOT Gross Margin is 70.80% and its return on assets is 6.10%. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT) quarterly performance is -7.34%.

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