Remember what happened when Dell made a similar move?
A torrent of foreign capital is poised to flow into the US.
Markets set to rebound at the open tracking European markets higher.
The CEO may be angling to stay on even if his own bid for the company doesn't succeed. His 15.6% stake could keep him around.
The number of choices available to investors is in a long-term decline. Companies are getting bought out or delisted, and the IPO market remains shaky.
Monsanto and ConAgra will report earnings. General Mills tries to extend its all-time high. Michael Dell's buyout offer of Dell runs into opposition. Gold Fields looking to trade off its 52-week low.
The good news for Apple and Samsung isn't so bullish for HP or Dell.
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