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Dell Buying Compellent to Boost Data Storage Presence

 Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) announced an agreement to acquire data storage company Compellent Technologies (NYSE:CML) for about $960 million, or about $27.75 per share in cash, to boost its storage presence.

 

How Cheap Is Merck's Stock by the Numbers?

 Numbers can lie -- yet they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

 

What Do the Shorts See in Chipotle?

 The Fool is hosting a live chat with Chipotle co-CEO Montgomery Moran next Tuesday at 12 noon ET. It will last one hour. Come to Fool.com then to participate.

Burrito maker Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) has more than its share of detractors.

 

3 Reasons to Buy Chipotle

The Fool is hosting a live chat with Chipotle co-CEO Montgomery Moran next Tuesday at 12 noon ET. It will last one hour. Come to Fool.com then to participate.

Fresh from hitting new all-time highs last week, it's easy to get nervous about the valuation of Chipotle Mexican Grill(NYSE: CMG).

 

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Shares Dropped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


What Happened to Banco Santander?

 This article is part of our Rising Star Portfolios series.

On Dec. 1, I highlighted two stocks that I was seriously considering adding to my real-money Motley Fool portfolio:Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) and Banco Santander (NYSE:STD).

 

How Much of a Bargain Is Applied Materials' Stock by the Numbers?

 Numbers can lie -- but they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

 

Compellent Technologies Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


U.S. markets open flat Wednesday

New York -- U.S. markets opened flat Wednesday with the dollar index extending its gains into the second trading session, rising 0.22 percent to 80.03.

The dollar's gain weighed on commodities and U.S. firms that rely on exports. With no major reports on the U.S. economic calendar, Germany reported its trade surplus grew from $16.5 billion in October 2009 to $18.8 billion for October 2010.

The surplus is a reminder of the struggles of the euro, which is shared by countries with economies in decline, such as Greece and Ireland, and countries where an economic recovery has found traction, such as Germany and France.

Verigy Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 
Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.