Red Hat Shares Gain

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Red Hat (RHAT ) shares rose Thursday after the company posted 9 cents vs. 6 cents second quarter earnings per share on a 42% revenue rise. S&P reiterated its hold on the stock, while UBS Financial and ST Robinson Humphrey upgraded it to buy.

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