Sector Update: Tech Stocks Ending With Slight Losses; China Mobile Games Falls After Reports President, Other Executives Ousted


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Technology stocks were slightly lower with shares of technology companies in the S&P 500 retreating about 0.2% this afternoon.

In company news, China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Ltd. ( CMGE ) fell as much as 25% Thursday, reaching its lowest share price since last October following unconfirmed reports in the Chinese media the company fired its president amid allegations of a wider bribery scheme at the game publisher.

Bloomberg, citing a Sina Tech report, said Ying Shuling and at least eight other CMGE executives have been removed.

CM GE shares were halted down 22.6% at $14.63 each shortly before today's closing bell, earlier sliding to a session low of $14.06 a share. The stock has a 52-week range of $10.05 to $40.31 a share, rising nearly 18% over the past year.

In other sector news,

(+) MEAS, Agrees to $86-per-share buyout offer from TE Connectivity ( TEL ) in a deal worth $1.7 bln, including assumed debt. TEL expects the transaction will add to its per-share earnings in its first year, excluding acquisition costs.

(-) NOK, Retreats from 52-week high set Wednesday after today completing mandatory redemption of EUR800 mln ($1.09 bln) of senior notes issued in March 2013 by its Nokia Solutions and Networks Finance BV unit.

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Referenced Stocks: CMGE , TEL

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