Technology stocks were little changed shortly before Thursday's closing bell, with the SPDR Technology Select Sector ETF slipping less than 0.1% although the the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index was falling 1.5% this afternoon.
In company news, Cuentas (CUEN) rose 7% after late Wednesday saying was launching WaveMax's Shared WiFi6 network at 170 test locations in the New York City-Tristate area for six months.
to the downside, Micron Technology (MU) slid 5.7% after the chipmaker late Wednesday announced the sale of its 300-millimeter fabrication facility in Lehi, Utah, to Texas Instruments (TXN) for $900 million in cash, upstaging Micron Tech's better-than-expected results for its fiscal Q3. Its projected adjusted earnings and revenue for the current Q4 also exceeded analyst estimates.
MKS Instruments (MKSI) declined 4.1% after the lasers and photronics company said it was acquiring process chemicals technology company Atotech (ATC) for $5.1 billion, paying $16.20 in cash for each Atotech share plus 0.0552 of a MKS Instrument share. Atotech shares were 1.5% lower this afternoon.
Safe-T Group (SFET) fell 1.3% after Thursday disclosing plans to acquire cybersecurity and privacy software-as-a-service company CyberKick for $9.3 million, paying $3.7 million in cash and issuing $5.6 million of its stock. CyberKick also is eligible for up to $3 million in additional cash based on its revenue levels during the first and second years after the deal closes.
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