4 Tech Stock Stories Not To Be Missed on Monday

Dell (NASDAQ:DELL): Current price $14.29

Founder Michael Dell will only think about supporting a buyout by the private equity firm Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) if it guarantees he can stay on as chief executive, according to an inside source. In a number of recent meetings in Austin with Blackstone executives Chinh Chu and David Johnson, who are conducting the firm’s offer, Mr. Dell said he would be more likely to support their proposal if he was retained in an influential role.

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eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY): Current price $56.10

Last week, the online e-commerce major said that it anticipates seeing 12 percent of its sales coming from BRIC countries by 2015, in a global e-commerce market that could be worth $300 billion. One additional phase of its strategy is leading a $50 million Series C investment in Snapdeal, which is an online marketplace in India with 20 million users. Also participating were the existing backers Nexus Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and IndoUS Venture Partners.

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Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO): Current price $23.55

Shares were downgraded Monday at Pivotal Research from Buy to Hold, along with a price target increase from $23 to $26. Analyst Brian Wieser commented that, “We are incorporating refined valuation estimates of Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan, and raising our target price to $26 per share. However, given the stock’s recent run-up and what we consider to be a “fuller” value (incorporating more refined assumptions around Alibaba) we downgrade Yahoo.”

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BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY): Current price $15.26

The analyst Maynard Um and his team at Wells Fargo are raising certain of their estimates on the firm, while they also believe that guidance might prove a bit conservative. The team said that gross margin was the largest surprise for BlackBerry in its most recent quarter, although most of that surprise might already be embedded into the share price. They added that one key factor to monitor going into the fiscal first quarter 2014 is carrier debuts, especially for the QWERTY keyboard-equipped Q10 handset.

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