Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL): Current Price: $13.75
Jefferies is convinced that the leverage buyout bid for Dell has the possibility of being increased to $15 per share to appease the shareholders who are not happy with the current $13.65 per share price. The firm predicts that a $15 per share bid would yield a 20 to 23 percent internal rate of return, and it thinks that private equity would be unlikely to accept a reduced rate. Jefferies believes that enough Dell shareholders would be satisfied with a $15 bid for approval of the deal. The firm reiterates its Hold rating on the stock.