Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) [Trend Analysis] moved down reacts as active mover, shares a decrease -0.44% to traded at $36.28 and the percentage gap among open changing to regular change was -0.93%. Intel (INTL) is spinning out McAfee, the security software division it takeoverd in 2011, in a accord that values the firm at $4.2 billion. Intel is selling 51 percent of its stake to TPG, a private equity firm.
TPG will also be investing $1.1 billion into McAfee, which will now be independent of Intel but the chipmaker will retain a 49 percent stake and get $3.1 billion in cash. McAfee, the cybersecurity firm founded by the notorious John McAfee, was takeoverd by Intel almost six years ago for $7.7 billion. The purchase was intended to help Intel diversify away from PC dependence and gain traction in the burgeoning cybersecurity space, but things didn’t quite pan out with other firms holding a stronger market share. The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.70 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 3.04 and price to cash ratio remained 9.74. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 16.80% and return on investment was 13.60% while its return on asset stayed at 9.70%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 0.47.
Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -0.19% to close at $52.36 with the total traded volume of 591297 shares. Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC reported that it is investigating potential claims against the Bodof Cepheid (CPHD) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other infringement of state law in connection with the sale of the Firm to Danaher Corporation.
Under the terms of the transaction, Cepheid shareholders will receive only $53.00 in cash for each share of Cepheid stock they own. The examination concerns whether the Board of Cepheid breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders and whether Danaher is underpaying for the Firm. The transaction may undervalue the Firm and would result in a loss for many long-term holders of Cepheid stock. For example, Cepheid stock has sold as high as $61.15 per share on June 1, 2015 and incomes have surged at a compound yearly growth rate of 14.7% since 2011. The firm has institutional ownership of 98.80%, while insider ownership included 1.00%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 6.76. CPHD attains analyst recommendation of 2.20 with week performance of 52.86%.