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الموضوع في 'السوق الأمريكي للأوراق الماليه' بواسطة ترايدر, بتاريخ ‏24 مايو 2004.

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    ترايدر عضو جديد

    ‏14 مارس 2004
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    Morgan Stanley raised its rating on enterprise software maker PeopleSoft (PSFT) to overweight from equal weight overnight, with a $21 price target on the stock. Shares were up 60 cents in the pre-open at $18. UBS was more bearish on valuations for telecom equipment makers, and lowered its price target on a handful of stocks, including Cisco, Corning (GLW), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Lucent (LU) and Nortel (NT). CIBC World Markets raised its rating on restaurants Applebee's (APPB) and P.F. Chang's (PFCB) to sector outperform from sector perform, citing price. CIBC said it sees PFCB "as best-in-class growth casual diner, now at cheapest valuation in 14 months


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    Forest Oil (FST) agreed to acquire Wiser Oil (WZR) for about $330 million in cash and debt assumption. The deal values each Wiser share at $10.60 each, a roughly 30 percent premium from their close at $8.02.
    Lucent agreed to acquire Telica, a private maker of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) communications systems based in Marlboro, Mass., for $295 million in stock and options.
    Coinstar (CSTR) agreed to acquire American Coin Manufacturing, a coin-operated amusement vending equipment firm, for $235 million. Coinstar said American Coin's revenue for the 12 months ended March 31 totaled $220 million. Coinstar shares closed Friday at $18.27, down a nickel.
    SABMiller (UK: SAB) rose 2.1 percent in London after launching a $550 million offer for Chinese brewer Harbin, putting it into competition with Anheuser-Busch (BUD). SABMiller had earlier signaled that it would launch a bid for Harbin.
    Royal Dutch/Shell (RD)made yet another downward revision to proven oil reserves, sending the total reserves restatement to 4.47 billion barrels of oil equivalent from the 4.35 billion boe previously announced
    German airline Deutsche Lufthansa (DE: 823212) fell 5 percent after announcing a rights offer will pay for Airbus A380 planes.
    Alstom (ALS), the restructuring French engineering group, rallied over 8 percent in Paris trade Monday after the European Union said approval for any restructuring plan is contingent on it forming an industrial partnership