Sprint (S +12.6%) has given back a chunk of the early gains it saw on a report SoftBank is in...

|About: Sprint Corporation (S)|By:, SA News Editor

Sprint (S +12.6%) has given back a chunk of the early gains it saw on a report SoftBank is in talks to buy a majority stake in the #3 U.S. carrier. SoftBank's cool response to the report - the Japanese carrier calls it "based on speculation" - might have something to do with the pullback. Analyst Kevin Roe thinks the report could indicate a ~$6.40/share offer price - Sprint is currently moving at $5.68. Verizon (VZ -1.2%) and AT&T (T -0.9%) are off moderately. (also)