Ihs Inc. (NYSE:IHS) states that it has completed the first half of the year with momentum and anticipates an even more successful second half of 2012.The shares closed at $105.84, up $1.46 or 1.4% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $67.88 to $104.93.
Petsmart Inc (NASDAQ:PETM): A new $525M share purchase authorization, expiring January 2014, has been authorized by PetSmart’s Board of Directors. Beginning July 30, the new share purchase authorization will be added to any unused amount left under the June 2011 authorization. The shares closed at $68.96, up $2.37 or 3.56% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $37.76 to $67.73.
Quest Software (NASDAQ:QSFT): Dell’s (NASDAQ:DELL) reported $25.50 per share offer to acquire Quest Software has been topped by Insight Venture. Previously, Quest stated the Insight possessed “certain matching rights” which are related to third-party offers. The shares closed at $26.61, up $0.42 or 1.6% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $14.61 to $26.73.
Ventas (NYSE:VTR): Assisted Living Concepts (NYSE:ALC) has purchased twelve seniors housing communities from Ventas for a $100M cash. The shares closed at $61.04, up $0.92 or 1.53% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $43.25 to $60.13.
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