On Monday, Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), added 0.25% and closed at $12.10 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $12.02 and $12.15. Ford Transit vans U.S. sales grew 6 percent last month with 10,799 vans sold. Overall Ford U.S. September sales totaled 204,447 vehicles, an 8 percent decline as compared to a year ago.
Retail sales declined 4 percent in September, with 162,327 vehicles sold for the month. Fleet sales of 42,120 vehicles, counting daily rental, commercial and government segments, were down 21 percent, consistent with the company’s plan to front-load fleet sales this year. Sales to daily rental companies declined 36 percent for the month.
“We continue seeing strong customer demand, especially for vans and pickup trucks, counting our all-new Super Duty,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Demand for a rich mix of our all-new Super Duty pickups assisted boost Ford’s average transaction prices by $1,100 as compared to a year ago, outpacing the industry’s $400 average.”
Nokia Corp (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), DROPPED -0.69% and closed at $5.75 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $5.75 and $5.79. The company’s Market capitalization is $34.07 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 5.77 Billion. Nokia Bell Labs declares a breakthrough in small cell technology that offers greater flexibility, efficiency and optimized deployment economics to expedite the creation of the high capacity and low latency network that will form the digital fabric of the future for humans and machines. “F-Cell” technology eliminates the costly power and backhaul wires and fibers presently required for small cell installation to facilitate “drop and forget” small cell deployments anywhere.
Bell Labs recently demonstrated the world’s first drone-based delivery of an F-Cell to a Nokia office rooftop in Sunnyvale, CA. (captured in photo). The F-Cell wirelessly self-powered, self-configured and auto-connected to the network and instantly began to stream high-definition video.
Underlying the F-Cell breakthrough is a re-imagining of the network architecture to place key functional elements in optimum locations. The F-cell architecture is comprised of a closed loop, 64-antenna massive MIMO system placed in a centralized location that is used to form 8 beams to 8 energy autonomous (solar powered) F-Cells, each of which has been redesigned to require minimum processing power so that the solar panel is no larger than the cell itself. In this way, F-Cell technology sustainably solves recently’s small cell and backhaul cabling, deployment and expense challenges for service providers and enterprises.
The architecture supports non-line-of-sight wireless networking in frequency division duplex (FDD) or time division duplex (TDD) mode, and the parallel operation of up to 8 individual 20 MHz channels allowing for a system throughput rate of ~1Gbit/s over existing LTE networks. In future, this architecture will scale to facilitate up to tens of Gbit/s using higher spectral bandwidth, new spectral bands and a larger number antenna arrays.
Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP), LOST -0.15% and closed at $27.25 in the .last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $27.01 and $27.62 During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $25.44 and reached to max level of $32.74. Energy Impact Partners LP (EIP) recently declared the addition of Avista Corp. ( NYSE : AVA ) to its Nexus planned partner network. Avista joins Southern Company ( NYSE : SO ), National Grid plc ( NYSE : NGG ), Xcel Energy Inc. ( NYSE : XEL ), Ameren Corporation ( NYSE : AEE ), Great Plains Energy ( NYSE : GXP ), and Fortis Inc. ( TSX : FTS ) as planned utility partners collaborating to increase revenues, reduce costs and improve service to customers through innovation.
EIP is a private equity fund that invests in emerging technologies, products, services and business models throughout the electricity supply chain from generation to consumption. EIP recently declared investments in Opus One Solutions, which provides visibility and control to electric distribution utilities; Sense Labs, which facilitates customers to know exactly how much energy every device in their homes is consuming; and AutoGrid Systems, which offers big data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry.
“We are happy to join some of the country’s leading utilities to develop leading-edge energy solutions through EIP,” said Avista Chairman, President and CEO Scott Morris. “Avista has a long history of innovation in energy delivery. We recognize that technology is changing rapidly and with that the needs and expectations of our customers are changing as well. Working with EIP and this coalition of progressive utilities will assist ensure that innovation remains firmly at the core of our utility business.”
“Avista will bring new perspectives to Energy Impact Partners,” commented EIP CEO and Managing Partner Hans Kobler. “We at EIP, our partners and our portfolio companies look forward to learning from their insights and experience. Their long track record of identifying opportunities and incubating effective solutions makes Avista an exclusive addition to our network.”