Stocks in the News: Apple, Verizon, Novo Nordisk

The following is a round-up of news likely to affect stock prices today:



Apple (AAPL) handily topped Wall Street's expectations Monday, reporting its best quarter in the company's nearly 30-year history. Apple's revenue of $15.7 billion increased 32% from $11.9 billion a year ago, and profits jumped 50%, spurred by strong sales of its Mac computers and iPhones, which doubled. Meanwhile, the excitement about the Apple tablet continues to build, with print media hoping the new computer will help save its industry. Shares jumped nearly 2% in premarket trade.