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BMC Software - BMC is close to a deal to be bought by a private-equity group led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital, according to Reuters. The deal is said to be worth about $46 per share, or a total of more than $6.5 billion.
JPMorgan Chase - Shareholders are being urged by proxy advisory firm ISS to reject three board members up for re-election. ISS told shareholders that directors David Cote, James Crown, and Ellen Flutter should not be returned to the board because of "material failures of stewardship and risk oversight."
Toyota Motor – The automaker's profits are expected to come in at $13.1 billion for the fiscal year that ended in March, according to the Nikkei business daily. That would be more than 3-1/2 times the prior year's profit.
Caterpillar – Caterpillar's shares appear "cheap", according to an article in this week's Barron's. The paper said the construction equipment maker will benefit from the ongoing economic recovery.
Macerich – The real estate investment trust's stock will replace Coventry Health Care in the S&P 500 after the close of trading Wednesday. Coventry is in the process of being acquired by Aetna and the deal is expected to be completed this week.
BlackBerry - Canaccord Genuity has repeated a "sell" recommendation on the stock, citing weakening sales of the new Z10. However, that negative sentiment is being countered by reports that BlackBerry is about to introduce a cheaper version of the Z10 called the R10.
Intel - RBC Capital upgraded Intel shares to "outperform" from "sector perform," based on improving prospects in the mobile sector.
Humana, UnitedHealth Group - JPMorgan Chase has upgraded Humana to "overweight" from "neutral," while reinstating coverage of UnitedHealth with an "overweight" rating.