Mulally staying at Ford, Microsoft -1.7% AH

|About: Ford Motor Company (F)|By:, SA News Editor

Following months of reports, speculation, debate, and much else, Alan Mulally states he isn't leaving Ford (F) for Microsoft (MSFT), according to the AP.

Microsoft's shares, which have already sold off due to dimming expectations Mulally will be the company's next CEO, are declining some more AH. Ford, meanwhile, is up 1.2%.

Assuming Mulally is out of the running, the top candidates to succeed Steve Ballmer include server/cloud chief Satya Nadella (previous), ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, and ex-Skype CEO Tony Bates.