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Stocks to watch
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO.宝洁公司
consumer products maker Procter & Gamble on Monday after the close raised its quarterly profit outlook. The company also said it would take control of German hair care firm Wella in a .02 billion deal, giving Procter & Gamble a boost against French rival L'Oreal (OREP.PA). Procter & Gamble stock closed at .50.消费产品制造商宝洁公司(P&G)星期一休盘后提高了季度盈利预期。该公司同时表示，将以70.2亿美元的价格收购德国头发护理公司Wella，该收购将增加宝洁的法国对手欧莱雅的竞争砝码，宝洁收盘报85.50美元
APPLIED MATERIALS INC.应用材料公司
Applied Materials, responding to the severe slump in demand for microchip-making equipment, will cut 2,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its staff, in its second major round of layoffs in five months, the company said on Monday after the close. Applied Materials, the world's dominant maker of computer-chip production tools, ended at .129.
Gateway, the No. 3 U.S. personal computer maker, warned on Monday after the close that its first-quarter results would fall far below analysts' forecasts and said it would slash its work force by 17 percent in a bid to cut annual costs by over million. Shares closed at .40.
TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.泰科国际公司
A Mexican judge issued arrest warrants for two Tyco executives, charging them with fraud in handling the conglomerate's local security unit operations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Officials at Tyco did not immediately return calls seeking comment early on Tuesday morning. Tyco closed at .46.
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