Microsoft has given Yahoo a three-week deadline to accept its $42 billion takeover offer, but Yahoo says it can do better, reports Franklin Paul for Reuters. Yahoo stock is down 1.5% midday, while Microsoft is up slightly, 0.14% midday. If Yahoo accepts the deal, it will be the biggest takeover in the high-tech industry.
Technology ETFs have been showing mixed results in trading so far today:
- Internet HOLDRs (HHH): down 0.2% midday; down 3.6% year-to-date. Yahoo is 20.4% of assets.
- Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK): up 1.1% midday; down 12.4% year-to-date. Microsoft is 11.3% of assets.
- iShares Dow Jones US Technology (IYW): up 0.9% midday; down 13% year-to-date. Microsoft is 11.9% of assets.
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