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Dell (DELL) is scheduled to release its FQ4 earnings after the bell, with the Street forecasting...

Dell (DELL) is scheduled to release its FQ4 earnings after the bell, with the Street forecasting that EPS fell to $0.39 from $0.51 and that revenue slid 11.9% to $14.12B. The problem for Michael Dell and his co-acquirers in the company's buyout is that if the results are too good, recalcitrant investors might have more ammunition in their quest for a higher offer.
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    But if performance is not great and out of line with its peers, investors will wonder whether Michael Dell is engineering the decline to justify a lower price. Or, perhaps he lacks competence as a manager and should step aside, so that existing shareholders who saw the value of the strategy in the public domain and invested their capital have a chance to realize returns off the back of better management and execution.
    19 Feb 2013, 08:22 AM Reply Like
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