Dell confirmed Thursday it's in exclusive buyout talks with Compellent Technologies, but the proposed buyout price for the data storage company is apparently less than what investors were betting on. Compellent shares fell as much as 15% to an intraday low of $28.58 a share.
IBM, Oracle, Hewlett Packard and Intel have been on a buying spree of late, and it's virtually guaranteed that they'll be purchasing more companies over the next several months. But which companies will they target next? Here are eight strong possibilities you might want to buy into.