On Friday, Shares of BHP Billiton Limited (ADR)(NYSE:BHP), added 0.83% and closed at $35.36 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $34.93 and $35.75. The company’s Market capitalization is $90.30 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 3.21 Billion. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $18.46 and reached to max level of $38.10. BHP Billiton Limited discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. It operates through four segments: Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal. The company explores for, develops, produces, and markets oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico, Western Australia, and Trinidad and Tobago. It also explores for copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and thermal coal. The company was formerly known as BHP Limited and changed its name to BHP Billiton Limited in July 2001.
The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), jumped 0.10% and closed at $20.42 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $20.22 and $20.47. The company’s Market capitalization is $9.97 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 487.73 million. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $16.02 and reached to max level of $21.80. The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, aims to light up 15 more remote villages in India this Diwali. Through its partnershipwith The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and building on last year’s campaign’s success, Western Union will make solar-panel powered electricity available to residents in Jharkhand’s villages.
Western Union will contribute up to INR 100 for each transaction received from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand between Oct. 1 and Nov. 1, 2016. The company will contribute a minimum of INR 20 lakhs, and up to INR 30 lakhs towards this program. Last year, with support from TERI, 15 villages across three states in India (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh) received electricity, many for the very first time.
Sohini Rajola, Regional Vice President, India & South Asia at Western Union, said, “Lack of electricity is one of the major impediments to economic development in India. At Western Union, we are committed to promoting the well-being of the communities we serve and we are happy to continue the “Light up a Village” campaign this year. We are hopeful that this program will improve the living conditions of the villagers in rural India and will promote further social and economic development.”
On the otherhand FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE), dropped -0.48% and closed at $31.32 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $31.32 and $31.95. The company’s Market capitalization is $13.25 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 425.20 million. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $28.89 and reached to max level of $36.60. As part of its long-standing tradition of assisting other electric companies during large-scale power outages, FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) utilities have sent 390 linemen, damage assessors, forestry crews and support personnel to Lake City, Florida, to assist Florida Power & Light with restoration efforts following Hurricane Matthew. Crews began leaving for Florida on Thursday, with all expected to arrive at the Lake City staging area by Saturday.
Current forecasts call for Hurricane Matthew to make landfall in Florida recently before moving up the coast through Saturday. Hundreds of thousands of customers have already lost power, and personnel will be deployed to the most damaged areas when it’s safe to do so after the storm moves through.
Nine of FirstEnergy’s utilities are part of the mutual assistance effort, which includes crews from Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company (CEI) and Toledo Edison in Ohio; Penelec, West Penn Power and Met-Ed in Pennsylvania; Mon Power in West Virginia; Potomac Edison in West Virginia and Maryland; and Jersey Central Power & Light in New Jersey. Support personnel from FirstEnergy’s corporate offices also are included in the company’s contingent.