Meantime, Sun Microsystems beats the pants off Wall Street -- 3 cents never looks prettier than when the analysts are only expecting a penny! But the bigger news, of course, is the $700 million KKR investment. Not only a big time endorsement of Sun's technology and longer term health and welfare, but what some analysts will surely speculate as the "one small step for KKR; one giant leap for a possible LBO!" Will they or won't they? Sun's got a marketcap under $20 billion nowadays. Add a 15 or 20% premium -- even though that may not be necessary, and you're only talking about a $24 billion deal. Tops! This will make for some very interesting handicapping in the coming weeks and months.
Ebay's next. Followed by Microsoft Thursday, and the Google next week.
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