5 Stocks Moving on News: DELL, MRK, MAT, TDW, XOM

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Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL): The stock is trading up after the renewed rumors about its LBO. It is expected that the deal may be announced as early as Monday. The probable deal price has been set at $15 to $16 per share.

Dell is currently trading at $13.63, up 2.95 percent from its previous close. The stock is trading below its 20 days moving average price of $13.73 and 50 days moving average price of $13.76.  The buyout deal is expected to be worth about $25.5 billion and is likely to take place between private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell. Its 52 weeks price range stands at $8.69 and $18.36. The stock is trading at the Price Earnings ratio of 9.25. Dell commands market capitalization of $23.68 billion. The company is based out of Texas and was formed in 1984.

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK): The company reported 7 percent decline in its quarterly profit for the fourth quarter of the year. However, it managed to beat consensus estimates. Excluding special items, its net income for the quarter stood at $2.54 billion, while it reported its quarterly revenue at $11.74 billion. The company was expected to report its revenue at $11.47 billion. The company stock is currently trading at $42.00, down 2.89 percent. It is trading above its 20 days moving average price of $41.96.  The stock oscillated in the range of $41.51 and $42.75 in the current trading session.  The company also provided forecast and it expects its 2013 earnings to be in the range of $3.60 and $3.70. The company stock’s Price Earnings ratio stands at 19.08. Merck commands the market capitalization of $127.68 billion and its stock is trading at the beta of 0.30. Merck reported its full year net income at $6.66 billion and its revenue stood at $47.27 billion.

Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT): The company earned $306.5 million for the quarter ending on December 31st, down from $370.6 million it had earned for the corresponding quarter of the last year. However, its revenue for the quarter increased 5 percent to $2.26 billion, slightly lagging behind the consensus estimate of $2.3 billion in revenue. It is currently trading at $38.04, up 1.09 percent. It is trading in the range of $36.75 and $38.55 in the current trading session.  The stock is below than its 20 days moving average price of $38.10 and 50 days moving average price of $38.11. In the past 52 weeks, the stock’s price range has been $30.15 and $38.55. The stock’s beta is 0.65 and its Price Earnings ratio is 15.72. Mattel commands market capitalization of $13.01 million. The company reported its full year net income at $776.5 million, up 1 percent, whereas its revenue increased 2 percent to $6.42 billion.

Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW): The stock is down after announcing weak quarterly results. The company announced its third quarter net income at $29.9 million, down from $34.1 million it had earned in the corresponding quarter of the last year. Tidewater reported its per share earnings at 61 cents per share. Its stock traded in the range of $46.94 and $50.98 in the current trading session and at this point is at $49.70, up 1.08 percent.  Tidewater reported 14 percent increase in its revenue to $309.5 million. It had reported its revenue at $272.1 million for the corresponding quarter of the last year. The stock’s highest price point of 52 weeks stands at $63.27 while its lowest price point is at $42.33. Tidewater stock is trading at Price Earnings ratio of 17.75 and its beta is 1.56. The company’s dividend yield stands at 2.10 percent.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM): The company reported $44.88 billion in net profit for its Fiscal year 2012. The stock is marginally up on the news of good results and it is currently trading at $90.05, up 0.09 percent from its previous close of $89.97. Exxon had opened at $90.40 and has traded in the range of $89.36 and $90.49 in the current trading session. It has traded 7.904 million shares as of now. The company’s dividend yield stands at 2.50 percent. Exxon commands market capitalization of $410.36 billion and its Price Earnings ratio is 9.52.

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