Sirius XM Sees Possible Spin-Off Ahead and 3 Heavily Traded Shares to Watch

Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM): Current price $17.86

Chief Financial Officer Wong Wai Ming of Lenovo reports that his firm is looking into potential buyout targets and alliances, among which include a possible deal with Research In Motion, said Bloomberg, from an interview with Ming at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $27.92

It is anticipated that Microsoft will post second-quarter earnings of 75 cents per share, according to a consensus survey by FactSet.

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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI): Current price $3.09

Liberty Media is thinking about spinning off its ownership interest into a new, publicly-traded Sirius XM as standalone entity. The deal approximate the 2009 spinoff Liberty did of the satellite TV firm DirecTV, which made Liberty Media stockholders, but  not Liberty itself, owners of the new DirecTV’s shares.

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KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY): Current price $9.24

KeyCorp shareholders were disappointed on Thursday as it posted a surprise jump in expenses during the fourth quarter during the previous three months. Along with other banks trimming costs to outweigh the pressure on revenue from falling interest rates, KeyCorp has been doing the same, but it has also said that it will continue to invest in future growth, so it might take until the second half for expenses to start decreasing. Expenses increased by 5.4 percent year-over-year and 3 percent from the third quarter to $756 million while revenue rose by 9.8 percent to $1.1 billion for the same period but fell 4.4 percent from the third quarter.

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