The Espoo, Finland-based Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) would shut two of its four regional sales offices in China, as piece of a restructuring project the corporation reported previous month to stop mounting losses from lowering sales of Smartphone.
A Beijing-based Nokia spokesperson Anna Shipley reported in an e-mail on Friday that Nokia would close offices in Chengdu and Shanghai and merge operations at a northern center in Beijing and a southern hub in Guangzhou. She further stated that these actions would remove jobs but did not provide details.
Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop is restructuring the company after market-share gains by Apple Inc’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co gadgets directed to a slump in sales and for quarterly losses in the row. The mobile phone maker reported on June 14 that it would slash almost 10,000 jobs worldwide and close facilities.
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) fell -2.36% to settle at $7.24, Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) moved down -2.05% to end at $1.43 while Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (ADR) (NASDAQ:ERIC) declined -0.06% to finish on Friday at $8.53.
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) on July 13, 2012 decreased -2.13% to the closing price of $1.84. The overall volume in the last trading session was 21.60 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $1.77-$1.91. The total market capitalization remained $6.89 million.
NOK is ahead its 52 week low with 3.95% and going forward from its 52 week high price with 73.08%. NOK last month stock price volatility remained 4.28%. In its share capital NOK has 3.83 billion outstanding shares among them 3.82 billion shares have been floated in market exchange. NOK stock institutional ownership remained 12.05%.
The stock price of NOK is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -15.38% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -30.00%. NOK current year earnings per share experienced a downfall of -162.97% while its current quarter performance remained -50.54%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.57. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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