4 Tech Stock Stories Getting Thursday Traction
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL): Closing price $13.87
A source told Bloomberg that Dell added a $677.6 million portion to the financing of its newly approved buyout by CEO Michael Dell and Silver Lake. The debt will pay interest at 4 percentage points over the euro interbank offered rate with a 1 percent minimum on the lending benchmark, and it will be used to reduce bonds that the company wants in order to finance the buyout, according to the source.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Closing price $472.30
Data from Chitika Insights indicate that during the first 24 hours after Apple launched the new version of its mobile operating system, some 18 percent of iPhone and iPad users upgraded to iOS 7. On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 7 as a free download for Phone 4 and later-generation smartphones, iPad 2 and later-gen tablets, the iPad mini, and the fifth-generation iPod touch. Early reviews of the mobile OS have commended its new appearance and feel, and its ability to access features more quickly.
Sony Corp. (NYSE:SNE): Closing price $21.63
On Thursday, the electronics maker said its goal is to sell 5 million of its PlayStation 4 game consoles globally by March, marking the first instance in which Sony is offering a forecast for demand of its next console and signaling a much more bullish debut than its predecessor, the PlayStation 3. After launching in November 2006, the PS3 sold 3.55 million units in its first fiscal year, up to March 2007.
Ambient Corp. (NASDAQ:AMBT): Closing price $2.34
Ambient announced Thursday that Shad L. Stastney resigned from its board of directors. Stastney tendered a letter of resignation to the firm that was accepted by the board Tuesday, indicating that he considered his resignation in the best interest of the firm and that it was not due to any concern regarding Ambient. Further, there has been no disagreement between Ambient and Stastney; he served on the finance committee from September 2010 and as its chair from August 2011.