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M&A news and quarterly updates provided some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Monday.
Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday raised its forecast for second-quarter revenue and earnings, citing strong results from its personal computer and servers businesses. The increased outlook comes as HP has recently been taking market share from longtime rival Dell.
Whoops! They did it again!You probably never thought of linking Britney Spears to the Silicon Valley stalwart HP, but another embarrassing gaffe grips the folks in Palo Alto.Somehow, some way, HP's finance team mistakenly releases the company's second quarter guidance which was supposed to be disclosed a week from tomorrow when HP was set to release earnings after the bell. Instead, the company cops to the "inadvertent disclosure of financial information relating to HP's recently completed second fiscal quarter through an internal email sent Monday evening to a single outside party."
Dell Inc. has agreed to work with Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. under an alliance the rival software makers formed last year to make it easier for the Windows operating system and the increasingly popular Linux system to work together, the companies said Sunday.
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SanDisk, a maker of flash memory for cell phones and digital cameras, reported a quarterly loss as prices for its main products fell, sending its shares downward.
Microsoft reported earnings of 49 cents a share for its fiscal third quarter, topping analysts' forecasts, as revenue booked on discounted license upgrades for the new Windows Vista operating system and Office 2007 software boosted results. Microsoft's quarterly revenue of $14.4 billion also outstripped estimates.
SanDisk on Thursday posted a first-quarter loss on plunging product prices. In a "First on CNBC" interview, the flash-memory maker's co-Chairman and CEO, Eli Harari, told "Closing Bell" viewers about an "industry in downturn" -- but pointed out "really bright spots" in a glum quarter.
Computer maker Sun Microsystems posted a third quarter net profit versus a year-ago loss, but revenue fell shy of analysts' estimates and shares fell about 5% in after-market trading.
Hewlett-Packard maintained its lead over Dell in the global personal-computer market in the first quarter, market researcher IDC said on Wednesday.
In Round 1 of tonight's Street Fight, Herb is lashing out at Tim for bullish comments he made a month ago on Sandisk (SNDK).
With global merger volume running 40% ahead of last year's record levels, and private equity barbarians scooping up one company after the next, the Wall Street rumor mill - in turn - is also running at a record pace.
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Stocks closed mixed as the Dow Jones Industrials had their worst quarterly performance in almost two years. "What you've seen this quarter is a lot of negative shocks to the system in the market, yet the markets really don't want to go down," said Erik Ristuben of Russell Investment Group.
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Shares of Dell opened lower Friday after news that its internal audit found evidence of potential financial misconduct and accounting irregularities. Some have voiced concern that this investigation could focus on founder, chairman and CEO Michael Dell himself. Roger Kay, president and founder of Endpoint Technologies, and Tom Gardner, CEO of The Motley Fool, joined "Morning Call" to debate the impact.
Dell continues its descent into some kind of financial hell, and analysts on the Street are getting increasingly frustrated by having to tiptoe through a minefield. I wrote about this the first week of March, right before the company released its earnings, which were a mixed bag at best. But now, we get from the company the harshest language yet that Dell's finance office is beset by a lack of discipline, and maybe so much worse.
Shares of the world's second-largest personal computer maker were slightly lower on Friday following the disclosure that an internal audit of its accounting found evidence of misconduct, errors and deficiencies in its financial controls.
The world's second-largest personal computer maker said it is working with its auditors and management to determine whether restatements of past financial statements are needed, and to see if the control deficiencies "constitute a material weakness" in its internal control over financial reporting.