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  • Today's M & A: Danaher Acquiring Keithley Instruments
    Earlier today, Danaher (NYSE:DHR), the diversified technology manufacturer, announced that it would acquire Keithley Instruments (KEI)for a 70% premium.   Keithley's shares were up over 72% after the announcement trading from $12 a share to over $21. Prior to the announcement, shares of Keithley have already tripled from $4 to $12 this year.


    <a href="finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=KEI&ty=c&...;>KEI Chart</a>

    Keithley Instruments designs and manufactures precision electronic test and measurement systems such as DC/AC instruments, semiconductor test systems & software, and switch systems.  In addition to producing test and measurement devices, their acquiring company Danaher, produces motion systems, product identification products, hand tools, environmental & medical products. Danaher says that the acquisition will further their footprint in the test and measurement field.
    Danaher's shares were trading down about $.30 to $41.15 midday.

    <a href="finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=DHR&ty=c&...;>DHR Chart</a>


    Disclosure: No positions
    Sep 29 12:45 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Top 2 Gainers for 5/28/10 - American Idol Trade
    As May 2010 trading draws to a close, here are a few bright spots among the darkness of today's action.  These stocks had the highest percentage gains for the day:

    1. CKX Inc. (NASDAQ:CKXE) an entertainment company that holds the rights to Elvis Presley's name, image, likeness, and certain music & the rights to American Idol shows rose 23% today as they confirmed a takeover bid from a group led by Simon Fuller, the notorius creator of American Idol.

    2. Roberts Realty Investors (NYSEMKT:RPI) a REIT that owns and operates multifamily residential properties in the U.S. enjoyed a 20% move higher today on no apparent news.






    Disclosure: No positions
    May 28 5:27 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Top 5 Gainers for 2/17/2010
    Top 5 Gainers for 2/17/2010

    1. PACR - Pacer International up 28.7% after reporting solid Q4 profits.

    2. GRAN - Bank of Granite up 26.3%

    3. UCTT - Ultra Clean Holdings up 25.4% after their Q4 earnings release

    4. PERY - Perry Ellis up 21.4% on their optimistic earnings projections for 2010-2011

    5. LUNA - Luna Innovations up 19.6%

    Feb 17 9:32 PM | Link | Comment!
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