Stocks to Watch: Microsoft, Chevron
According to TechCrunch, Microsoft has a tablet/e-reader on tap and it will be entertainment-driven.
Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced a strategic partnership in late April with Microsoft investing $300 million in the venture.
Shares of Microsoft ticked down 2 cents, or 0.07%, in premarket trading Monday to $30.
PetSmart(PETM) announced Monday it is raising its quarterly dividend to 16.5 cents a share from 14 cents, an increase of 18%.
The company also said Monday that it will repurchase $525 million of stock. The program will begin on July 30.
Chevron(CVX) sold an equity stake in its Wheatstone project in Australia and agreed to supply additional liquefied natural gas to Tokyo Electric Power .
Chevron's $29 billion Wheatstone gas-export project is expected to begin exporting gas in 2016.
IBM's (IBM) Sequoia is the world's fastest supercomputer, topping the K Computer from Fujitsu, which fell to second place.
IBM's Sequoia carried out 16 quadrillion calculations a second, or petaflops, according to a benchmark used to compile a semiannual list of the world's 500 most powerful computers, The Wall Street Journal noted.
Shares of IBM dropped 52 cents, or 0.26%, in premarket trading Monday to $198.58.