Stocks to Watch: Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P), Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX)

On Tuesday,Shares of Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P), added 3.60% and closed at $14.67 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $14.60 and $14.94. Pandora (NYSE:P), the go-to music source for fans and artists, recently declared that Nick Bartle will join the company as Chief Marketing Officer, effective October 3, 2016. Bartle will bring Pandora’s next chapter to life through compelling marketing and communications as the company gives listeners the most personal music experience in the world.

“From the moment I met Nick, his ability to make a substantial and immediate impact on Pandora was clear,” said Tim Westergren, founder and CEO of Pandora. “Nick brings a deep understanding of consumer marketing and planned communications from years of experience with the world’s most revered brands. He is the perfect leader to accelerate Pandora’s brand momentum during this transformative time.”

Bartle comes to Pandora from LinkedIn, where he served as Vice President of Member Marketing and Communications for the last year. In this role, he drove communications and positioning to the professional networking site’s 450 million plus members, launched LinkedIn’s first-ever television ad and the company’s “Chase Great” campaign during this year’s Olympic Games.

“I’m thrilled to join Pandora at this inflection point,” said Nick Bartle, Pandora’s new CMO. “The company is poised to completely redefine the music experience once again. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and connect our listeners to artists in ever more unique and personal ways.”

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), DROPPED -0.70% and closed at $90.28 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $90.23 and $91.90. The company’s Market capitalization is $35.24 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 389.89 million. To kick off the 32nd year of the BOOK IT! Program, Pizza Hut® unveiled its first-ever Page Turner Grant program to support individuals and organizations in local communities that share the restaurant’s commitment to literacy and reading.

The BOOK IT! Program and Page Turner Grants are part of Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project, a broader commitment to literacy and reading declared earlier this fall. The aim of The Literacy Project is to impact 100 million people by enabling access to books and educational resources, empowering teachers and inspiring a lifelong love of reading.

“It’s vitally important for Pizza Hut to continue to make an impact in the local communities that we serve,” said Doug Terfehr, Senior Director, Social Impact at Pizza Hut. “The Page Turner Grant program is an opportunity to celebrate and support those who are taking the time to assist people become their best through literacy and reading. Whether fostering book ownership, providing resources for teachers or assisting students find the joy in reading, we are thrilled to provide this opportunity in our ongoing commitment to literacy.”

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX), LOST -0.03% and closed at $31.69 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $31.67 and $31.72. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $15.05 and reached to max level of $32.14. Broadleaf Commerce, the leading platform for custom commerce solutions, and Rackspace® (RAX) provide support and continuous innovation for B2B solutions.

Combining managed cloud and application support, Broadleaf and Rackspace can assist with faster innovation, development, scalability and time to market for enterprise clients with proven return on investment (ROI).

“Broadleaf continues to be a top choice for companies looking for custom, performant, or open commerce solutions,” stated Theresa Reed, global account manager, global alliances for retail & commerce at Rackspace. “We are excited to align efforts with an emerging enterprise leader to promote premier custom cloud commerce solutions.”

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