December 07, 2006
How Tech. Companies are Investing their Money
Tech companies are making a lot of money these days. Profitable companies are choosing to invest there money in several different ways. Yahoo, Intel and EA games for example are putting their money into research and development. Other companies such as Microsoft, HP, IBM, and Qualcom are paying out more dividends and buying back more stock.
In addition to these things, companies are investing their money in future profits through mergers and acquisitions. For this reason "M&A rose 20% last year, to $60 billion, according to Thomson Financial (TOC )," and estimated to increase 10% this year. Some examples of companies that have made use of mergers and acquisitions are:Verizon taking over MCI, Ebay buying shopping.com and rent.com, and the merge of Sprint and Nextell.
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Posted by shina at December 7, 2006 03:09 PM