Stocks Touched New Highs: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Northstar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF), AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN), Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)

Once the world’s largest smartphone maker with a market share topping 50 per cent, Nokia dropped outside the top five with about 3 percent share as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone and phones running Google Inc’s Android software gained dominance. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock performance was 3.87% in last session and finished the day at $594.09. Traded volume was 23.91million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 10.84million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.01. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) insider ownership is 0.04%.

Shares of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF) closed up nearly 8% on Monday after news revealed that American Realty Capital Properties is indiscussions to purchase NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF) in a cash-and-stock deal that would value the company at more than $6.5 billion. Northstar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF) rose 7.30 percent to $17.20 Monday on volume of 40.36million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $15.90 to $17.93. Northstar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF) has a market capitalization of $5.62billion.

Shares of Astrazeneca Pharma India Ltd (ASTR.NS), the Indian unit of AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN), rise 2.5 percent as the British drugmaker is approached by Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) for a potential $100 billion takeover. AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN)’s stock on Apr 28, 2014 reported a increase of 12.16% to the closing price of $77.01. Its fifty two weeks range is $46.87 -$79.90. The total market capitalization recorded $97.13billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 26.58million shares. In its share capital, AZN has 1.26billion outstanding shares.

ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) will release first-quarter financial results on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The earnings press release will be available at 7 a.m. On Monday, shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) advanced 0.76% to close the day at $101.17. Company return on investment (ROI) is 8.20% and its monthly performance is recorded as 5.12%. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) quarterly revenue growth is 7.34%.

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