Quest Software (QSFT +4.3%) jumps to $26.26, 14% above IVP's $23/share buyout price, following a...

|About: Quest Software, Inc. (QSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Quest Software (QSFT +4.3%) jumps to $26.26, 14% above IVP's $23/share buyout price, following a Bloomberg report that Dell (DELL) is interested in the systems management software vendor. Following Dell's recent crash, Quest's market cap is nearly equal to 10% of Dell's. A Dell buyout could lead to interest from another IT giant in Quest rival BMC Software (BMC +1.1%), which is under pressure to sell itself.