Investors are watching for the next potential takeout target, FBR Capital Markets Semiconductor Analyst Chris Rolland says.
Stocks rose Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Germany's Infineon Technologies announced that it will acquire U.S.-based semiconductor company International Rectifier for $3 billion cash.
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**ARQULE INC, $2.30, down 53.9 pct The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. **GENERAL MOTORS, $23.82, up 3 pct. Hedge fund manager David Einhorn said auto-maker General Motors "is much healthier now," and is getting its product refreshments "right."
The Dow and S&P 500 turned negative while the Nasdaq cut its gains in late morning on Tuesday, with materials and energy shares leading declines on the S&P. **ARQULE INC $2.21 down 55.5 pct The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. **FORD MOTOR CO, $9.78, down 1.6 pct.
*FBR cuts International Rectifier Corp to market perform from. *FBR cuts Intel Corp price target to $24 from $26; rating market perform. *FBR cuts Fairchild Semiconductor price target to $17 from $18; rating.
It will take until the second half of 2012 before the impact of this year's flooding in Thailand is lessened for semiconductor companies, FBR Capital Markets senior analyst Craig Berger told CNBC Wednesday.
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For the week ending Friday, August 15, 2008, U.S. major Indices finished mixed, after the markets digested negative results including a surge in CPI, a decline in retail sales, and continued expansion in unemployment claims. The Nasdaq Composite prevailed amongst the major U.S. indices, as it edged up 1.59% for the week, marking its fifth week of gains. Nasdaq gains were led by bullish comments on Amazon (AMZN) which gained 7.3% for the week. The likelihood of the eurozone moving toward recession allowed for a stronger dollar against the euro, continued pressure on oil, and a positive impact on U.S. stocks as a potential safe haven.