Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL): Closing price $420.05

It has been five years since Apple ignited the mobile-apps craze, and now the industry is booming. Application stores run by Apple and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) now offer more than 700,000 applications each. Global revenue from app stores is expected to soar by 62 percent in 2012 to $25 billion, according to Gartner. Shares closed down 2.42 percent on the day at $420.05, but have been traded in a 52-week range of $429.98 to $705.07.


America Movil (NYSE:AMX): Closing price $20.74

NQ Mobile (NYSE:NQ) has announced that America Movil will offer its flagship products: NQ Mobile Vault, NQ Mobile Security, and NQ Family Guardian, to its 262 million subscribers in 18 countries, including Mexico and Latin America. Shares closed down 0.43 percent Monday at $20.74, having been traded in a 52-week range of $20.48 to $28.47.


Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA): Closing price $72.73

Warren Buffet said on CNBC that the price of natural gas versus other fuels implies at least examining “converting any kind of engine” to natural gas. Shares closed down 1.38 percent on the day at $72.73, and have been traded in a 52-week range of $72.62 to $109.50.


Apollo Group (NASDAQ:APOL): Closing price $16.20

Shares of for-profit education companies slumped following Senate Democrats proposing a bill that would reinforce the Education Department’s oversight of these firms. The legislation would mandate that the Department conduct reviews of colleges that are spending more than 20 percent of their revenue on recruiting and marketing when they obtain more than 85 percent of their revenue from federal student aid programs, according to a summary of the bill posted on the website of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.). Shares closed down 2.64 percent on Monday at $16.20, having been traded in a 52-week range of $16.56 to $43.80.


Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF): Closing price $23.78

Several mining companies are pulling back after the Chinese government ordered some municipalities to take measures to decelerate the country’s housing market, as China is the world’s biggest consumer of copper, iron ore, and coal. China’s cabinet on Friday ordered cities with “excessively fast” growth to raise the downpayment requirements and interest rates on acquisitions of second homes, says Bloomberg. Also, it was reported that the country is creating large mining entities that will be able to rival world mining conglomerates for purchases of foreign firms. Shares closed down 5.82 percent on the day at $23.78, and have been traded in a 52-week range of $25.10 to $73.63.


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