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Analyst Actions: Microsoft-Yahoo deal, Motorola, CA

Opinions on various stocks making headlines Friday

STIFEL SEES 80%+ LIKELIHOOD FOR SUCCESS IN MICROSOFT-YAHOO DEAL

Stifel analyst George Askew notes hostile takeover acquisitions in the technology space are rarely successful as employees and management of the acquired company will often depart the combined entity following the acquisition. He notes, of course, Microsoft's (MSFT) acquisition offer for Yahoo (YHOO) is a bear hug -- and the two companies may well come to terms on a deal at modestly higher price than the $31/share offer.