Xerox

(XRX) - Get Report

was trading up in preopen activity, after

Business Week's

"Inside Wall Street" column reported that the company is a potential takeover target of

Hewlett-Packard

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or Japan's

Canon

.

Xerox was traded at $16.75, up 75 cents, on

Instinet

this morning, but the column has only the sketchiest of details about the potential for a takeover, quoting one source as saying talks with various suitors "have brought no conclusive results, so far."