The Espoo, Finland-based Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), the Smartphone manufacturer that started using Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) OS to revive its unit, decided to sell its Qt app-tools business to Digia Oyj as it discards home-grown software attempts.
Nokia purchased the Qt technology in 2008 to offer developers tools to write applications for Symbian and MeeGo gadgets, 2 operating systems it’s since cast aside in favor of world’s biggest software maker’s Windows Phone. Around 125 workers will move to Digia as element of the agreement, as said in the statement by the Finnish software manufacturer on Thursday. Terms of the deal was not disclosed.
The disposal highlights Nokia’s higher reliance on Microsoft as it tries to stop dropping sales amid rivalry from Apple Inc’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) gadgets and devices operating on Google Inc’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android Operating System.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Research In Motion Limited (USA) (NASDAQ:RIMM) rose +2.36% to settle at $7.80, Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) moved up +0.85% to end at $1.18 while Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (ADR) (NASDAQ:ERIC) jumped +0.31% to finish on Thursday at $9.69.
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) on Aug 09, 2012 increased +9.74% to the closing price of $2.93. The overall volume in the last trading session was 58.71 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $1.63-$7.38. The total market capitalization remained $10.97 billion.
NOK is ahead its 52 week low with +79.75% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -57.13%. NOK last month stock price volatility remained 6.51%. In its share capital NOK has 3.83 billion outstanding shares among them 3.79 billion shares have been floated in market exchange. NOK stock institutional ownership remained 12.07%.
The stock price of NOK is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with +41.24% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with +28.87%. NOK current year earnings per share experienced a downfall of -162.97% while its current quarter performance remained -9.57%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.57. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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