I'm not an economist or anything like it but
Microsoft will dip and rise as the market makes up its mind what
all this means. Not very much really. They haven't been told
to break up yet nor anything like it.
Microsoft will probably use this as an opportunity
to buy back some of their own stock.
The question there is that if they do and the stock
falls farther does that mean that the deal delivered poor shareholder
value and they could be sued by share holders. Should microsoft
shareholders sue the US Dept. of Justice anyway ?
That would be funny.
----- Original Message -----
From: Miles <kcolfer at iol.ie>
To: ilug <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: 08 November 1999 15:29
Subject: Re: [ILUG] MSFT again
> On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Donncha O Caoimh wrote:
>> > " In pre-market trading Monday morning, Red Hat (RHAT), the largest
> > distributor of the Linux operating system, was up more than 20
> > percent...."
> > "The case is still far from over, but Microsoft's stock, which was down
> > by 5 percent in pre-market trading Monday morning, will no doubt drop
> > Monday on the news...."
>> Try www.nasdaq.com, search on SUNW, RHAT and MSFT, and keep hitting "get
> flash quotes". You can watch it as it happens :-) Interesting the way the
> figures keep jumping around the place.......
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