Market Rumors 05/22

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Market Rumors 05/22

Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV): Earlier today, Harbinger announced its intention to make an offer to acquire 40,389,560 shares of common stock for $335 million. Harbinger currently owns 13% of OPWV, the offer represents an additional 49% of the outstanding shares. Rumors surfaced late in the day that a strategic buyer could be stepping in with its own bid for the whole company.

Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM): Word the CFO cancelled from a conference driving takeover speculation. Later reports suggested the cancellation was due to an injury.

Dell (Nasdaq: DELL): Pacific Crest analyst Brent Bracelin said it is highly probable that Dell will cut a deal with a new retail partner to expand its reach and slow market share loses in the consumer segment (Barron's Tech Trader Blog)

Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT): Could see increased pressure from frustrated shareholders to spin off Sam's Club - FT.com

SunTrust Banks (NYSE: STI): Continued takeover speculation

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW): Takeover rumors

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S): Takeover rumors surface again following the buyout of Alltel (NYSE: AT) by private equity firms GS Capital and TPG Capital over the weekend.

Dobson Communications (Nasdaq: DCEL): Takeover rumors after Alltel buyout

Centennial Communications (Nasdaq: CYCL): Takeover rumors after Alltel buyout

Rural Cellular (Nasdaq: RCCC): Takeover rumors after Alltel buyout

United States Cellular (NYSE: USM): Takeover rumors after Alltel buyout

Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN): Takeover rumors

Research In Motion Ltd. (Nasdaq: RIMM): Some vague (resurfaced) takeover rumors surrounding the name today, although momentum and short-covering are the likely drivers.

Monster Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: MNST): Ex-CEO Andrew McKelvey sold 1 million shares adding further questions about an imminent takeover of the company

St. Joe Co. (NYSE: JOE): Takeover rumors

Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE: SPF): Takeover rumors

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP): Rumors rival Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) could buy a stake

Total System Services (NYSE: TSS): Cramer mentions as a takeover target.

MGM Mirage (NYSE: MGM): Kerkorian's Tracinda in Talks with MGM MIRAGE to purchase the Bellagio, City Center; Also To Pursue Strategic Alternatives Related to MGM

Empire Resorts Inc. (Nasdaq: NYNY): Kerkorian/MGM news adds to speculation in the group

Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc. (NYSE: UWN): Kerkorian/MGM news adds to speculation in the group

Wynn Resorts Ltd. (Nasdaq: WYNN): Kerkorian/MGM news adds to speculation in the group

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS): Kerkorian/MGM news adds to speculation in the group

Boyd Gaming Corp. (NYSE: BYD): Kerkorian/MGM news adds to speculation in the group

Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE): Kerkorian/MGM news adds to speculation in the group

DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW): Takeover rumors

Chaparral Steel Company (Nasdaq: CHAP): Takeover rumors

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