Apple Inc. (AAPL), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Top 3 Holdings of BP PLC (ADR) (BP)

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BP PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BP) is an oil and petrochemicals company that extracts, refines, and sells oil and gas products. The company also generates solar energy and manufactures chemicals. BP PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BP) delivered its SEC 13F Filings on November 4, 2014, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. The filings showed that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were the company’s top holdings.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) came out as the topmost investment of BP PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BP) with an investment worth $90.3 million. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is a reputable company that designs, manufactures, and sells computers, smartphones, tablets, and electronics. UBS analysts have increased the price target of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) from $115 to $125 and have reiterated the Buy rating on the stock. This increase came after the analysts carried out surveys on consumers in the U.S., mainland China, U.K., and Italy.

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) came second with total investment value of $51.8 million. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is a three-sector company that manufactures health care products and provides services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices sectors. The company has been seeking acquisitions in China in a bid to expand its market into the big market. Though the process has been faced with challenges resulting from regulatory issues, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is still intent on making acquisitions.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) emerged as the third largest investment of BP PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BP) with investment worth $51.6 million. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a manufacturer of game consoles, computer software and hardware. Through subsidiaries, the company is also involved in the production of other devices, including smartphones. The company’s CEO Mr. Satya Nadella has been doing a lot since taking the helm. He has focused on having a more efficient workforce, and is doing a lot more to strengthen its mobile and cloud market share. The tech company is also set to release its latest operating system, Windows 10, which is expected to be friendlier to users and fix some of the issues raised on Windows 8.

This article has been written by Victor Ochieng.

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