The Schaumburg, Illinois-based Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI), a US manufacturer of walkie-talkies and radio-tracking chips, decided to acquire Psion plc (LON:PON) for 123.9 million pounds or $193 million to develop in heavy-duty mobile computing gadgets.
Motorola Solutions reported in a statement on Friday that the company was making an all-cash bid of 88 pence per share or 45% over Psion’s ending price on Thursday. Motorola Solutions reported that the takeover would assist earnings in the first year after completion.
The US Company, which took over administration current year of Norway’s emergency-communications network, produces the ET1 tablet for corporate users. London-based Psion’s product line comprises the EP10 low-cost personal organizer and Omnii portable gadgets for logistics management.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) increased +1.06% to settle at $17.10, CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP) moved up +1.63% to end at $7.47 while Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) jumped +1.08% to finish on Friday at $41.23.
Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) last session volume of 3.23 million shares was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 2.22 million shares. The stock after opening at $47.60 hit high price of $48.88 and then closed at $48.70 by scoring +2.85%.
MSI generated revenue of 8.33 billion in the following twelve months and earned $539.00 million. The Company showed a positive 6.47% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 11.08%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was -28.15%.
The MSI past twelve months price to sales ratio was 1.71 and price to cash ratio remained 3.84. As far as the returns are concern, the MSI return on equity was recorded as 10.37% and dropped 5.29% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at 3.72%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of +0.66% which was maintained for the month at +0.33%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -3.18% and for the year was +9.73% while the YTD performance remained at +6.15%.
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