Waiting for a dip amid this relentless merger wave is like waiting for the Pacific to run dry.
Analysts have been calling for a surge in M&A for years now due to cheap financing rates.
The stock is trading at an all-time high on investor optimism about cloud services and other technology initiatives. But those are a small part of the overall business.
Stocks are sharply lower, with the major averages giving back most or all of Friday's gains.
Constellation Brands is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Verizon is upgraded to 'overweight.'
When company executives start buying their own stock, it can mean there's money to be made.
A jurisdictional dispute has broken out over Vert.x, an open-source application framework. The protagonists have pledged cooperation, in the open-source spirit.
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