Sony Corp. (NYSE:SNE) intends to lower almost 1,000 jobs at its previous Sony Ericsson JV, now completely possessed, as it intends to lower expenses at the smartphone segment, according to the Nikkei business daily report late Thursday.
The lowering, which would show almost 15% of the Sony Ericsson labor force, comes in the light of Sony’s takeover of the JV from previous associate Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson I the beginning of this year.
Sony’s worldwide smartphone market share arrived almost 4% in the initial quarter of 2012, in contrast with Samsung Electronics Co.’s SSNLF 31% and Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) 24%, the report referred to research company Strategy Analytics.
Its competitors include Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG) that slipped -1.60% to $22.73 with the total traded volume of 357,220.00 shares and Panasonic Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:PC) that dropped -0.98% to $7.05 with the total traded volume of 36,250.00 shares.
Other consumer goods stocks with bullish trend include Kraft Foods Inc (NASDAQ:KFT) up 0.92% to $41.65, Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) up 0.81% to $33.72 and The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) up 0.84% to $38.43, whereas with bearish trend include Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) down -0.17% to $88.54, Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) down -1.44% to $63.43 and General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) down -0.70% to $21.19.
Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) stock’s trade at beginning with a price of $11.56 and the current trading session climbed at a high of $11.64 other than the stock finally advanced 0.60% to $11.68 at 11:15AM EDT.
Shares price of SNE moved down from its 20 days moving average with -2.11% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -7.95%. SNE current year earnings per share experienced a decline with -75.92% while its current quarter performance remained -15.63%.
SNE has a trade volume of 415,550.00 shares is lesser as compared to average trading capacity of 1.74 million shares.
SNE last month stock price volatility remained 2.08%. In its share capital SNE has 1.00 Billion outstanding shares among them 1.00 Billion shares have been floated in market exchange. SNE stock institutional ownership remained 5.91%.
The stock is ahead its 52 week low with 6.42% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -48.38%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.49. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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