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Active Stocks to Watch: Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), LookSmart, Ltd. (NASDAQ:LOOK), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

Active Stocks to Watch: Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), LookSmart, Ltd. (NASDAQ:LOOK), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
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Alex Carlson
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October 17, 2014
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Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) on Oct. 15 reported net income of $168 million for the third quarter of 2014. After deducting dividends on preferred shares, the company reported a loss of $0.01 per share. The results include the previously announced pretax charge of $5.3 billion for the settlement with the Department of Justice, certain federal agencies and six states (DoJ Settlement), which impacted earnings per share by $0.43. Earnings in the year-ago period were $2.5 billion or $0.20 per diluted share.Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) in last trading activity advanced 2.03% to close at $16.08. Company weekly performance is -3.07% while its quarterly performance stands at 4.15%. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is -10.46% away from its 52 week high.Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) third-quarter earnings came short of analyst estimates as the company continues to invest on projects it believes will offset a decline of revenues on the advertising front. During an interview on CNBC, Enderle Group president, Rob Enderle, said that a drop in revenue was expected as expenses continue to increase at the back of Google employing more staff. On last trading day Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) moved down -1.04% to close at $524.51. Its volatility for the week is 3.04% while volatility for the month is 1.89%. GOOG's EPS growth for past 5 years was 0.00%. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) monthly performance is -10.30%.BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) launched BlackBerry Passport in the state. It features a large square touch screen and new qwerty touch-enabled keyboard. The device is purpose-built for productivity-driven business professionals who want a smartphone that empowers them with the mobile tools. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) in last trading activity moved up 2.09% to close at $9.30. Company weekly performance is 2.20% while its quarterly performance stands at -7.37%. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is -20.17% away from its 52 week high.LookSmart, Ltd. (NASDAQ:LOOK) gave back some of the gains it accumulated earlier when speculators moved in the stock following Facebook Inc (FB)’s launch of Atlas. The stock declined 10.2% to $2.20 Tuesday. Facebook announced the launching of Atlas, an online marketing service that allows brand to achieve targeted ads on the Web and mobile platforms. LookSmart, Ltd. (NASDAQ:LOOK) has 5.99% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 17.10%. In last trading activity company's stock closed at $1.27.Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2014 of $0.70 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on December 9, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 25, 2014. Caring for the world, one person at a time…inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. On Thursday shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) closed at $96.78. Company's sales growth for last 5 years was 2.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 7.10%.

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