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Analysts often speculate about potential takeover/leveraged buyout targets because, upon the announcement of a takeover, the target’s stock often jumps in price to reflect the takeover premium paid by the acquirer.

We searched for rumored takeover/leveraged buyout targets in the tech sector from various sources including Seeking Alpha and CNN Money. From this universe, we then screened for those rallying above their 20-day, 50-day, and 200-day moving averages.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

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We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.

Do you think these stocks are likely to get taken over? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

List sorted by market cap.

1. Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL): Personal Computers Industry. Market cap of $32.0B. Takeover/LBO rumor sourced from Seeking Alpha. The stock is trading at 1.17% above its 20-Day SMA, 3.29% above its 50-Day SMA, and 13.22% above its 200-Day SMA. The stock has gained 29.84% over the last year.

2. Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN): Healthcare Information Services Industry. Market cap of $10.41B. Takeover/LBO rumor sourced from Seeking Alpha. The stock is trading at 0.06% above its 20-Day SMA, 1.66% above its 50-Day SMA, and 18.56% above its 200-Day SMA. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 11.52% (equivalent to 13.87 days of average volume). The stock has gained 65.91% over the last year.

3. Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX): Data Storage Devices Industry. Market cap of $7.23B. Takeover/LBO rumor sourced from Seeking Alpha. The stock is trading at 2.58% above its 20-Day SMA, 0.74% above its 50-Day SMA, and 10.22% above its 200-Day SMA. Offers a good dividend, and appears to have good liquidity to back it up--dividend yield at 4.28%, current ratio at 1.77, and quick ratio at 1.5. The stock has had a good month, gaining 12.82%.

4. Amdocs Ltd. (NASDAQ:DOX): Business Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $6.27B. Takeover/LBO rumor sourced from Seeking Alpha. The stock is trading at 1.46% above its 20-Day SMA, 2.43% above its 50-Day SMA, and 5.63% above its 200-Day SMA. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.61). The stock has gained 8.48% over the last year.

*All data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 4 Tech Takeover Targets on a Rally