Goldman Sachs (GS) is giving Warren Buffett 10-million of its shares. Buffett is taking the stake as part of a deal in which he forfeits the right to buy even more Goldman shares below their market price. The stock has made a nice climb since last May, but shares have recently pulled back from their highs. Of course having the Oracle as a vocal investor is enough to move prices higher.
BlackBerry (BBRY) is bouncing again in premarket trading. The company is getting set to report its quarterly earnings before the bell tomorrow. BlackBerry has been making non-stop headlines with the launch of its Z10 smart phone, deemed by many to be the company's last great hope. Shares of the company known until recently as Research in Motion have nearly doubled in the past six months. But they're still at just a tiny fraction of their 2008 high which was roughly $130 a share.
LogMeIn (LOGM) a provider of cloud services, is down more than 5% this morning. Trading of this company's shares had to be halted just before the end of the regular trading day yesterday. That was after shares shot up nearly 20% on word of a trial verdict in Virginia. LogMeIn was being sued by a Canadian company for allegedly violating patents with its remote access software. A federal jury in Virginia found there was no wrongdoing.
Tumi (TUMI) says it will be holding a secondary offering of more than 10-million shares. Currently the company has about 68-million shares on the market. Tumi's stock took a dip last spring, but the price has been rather flat since then, failing to rise even in this bull market.