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February 15, 2013  Fri 7:30 AM CT

Leveraged Buyout on the Table

Carl Icahn is hitting Bill Ackman where it hurts! He reported yesterday in a filing that he has amassed 13 percent of Herbalife and may consider taking the company private. That sends HLF up by 19 percent before the bell on my tradeMONSTER platform.

Qlik Technologies Rallies on Strong Results

Qlik Technologies earned $0.25 a share in the fourth quarter on revenue of $137.5 million. Analysts had only expected $0.23 and $126.85 million, respectively. QLIK is up 18 percent in the premarket.

Another Weak Showing from Agilent

Agilent Technologies earned just $0.63 a share in its first quarter, missing the $0.67 consensus estimate. Revenue of $1.68 billion also missed the $1.69 billion forecast. Guidance was also weak, and A is down by more than 4 percent in early trading.
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