(Premarket story updated with Dell, Compellent news and share price changes)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Dell (DELL) says it has a deal for Compellent (CML) after it bumped up its bid by 25 cents per share for the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based data storage outfit.
Thermo Fisher Scientific ( TMO) offered to buy Dionex ( DNEX) for $118.50 a share in cash, or about $2.1 billion. The offer represents a 21% premium to Dionex's closing stock price on Dec. 10, the last trading day prior to the offer announcement and a 32% premium to Dionex's average closing stock price over the last 60 trading days. Shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific rose 2.8% to $54.50 in early trading while Dionex surged 19.9% to $117.75.
Shares of Israeli software and programming services provider Ness Technologies ( NSTC ) soared by 19.6% to $5.50 in premarket trading as Bloomberg reports that four investment funds are bidding to buy the company for around $300 million.
General Electric ( GE)offered to buy the U.K.'s Wellstream Holdings, a maker of pipeline products for oil and gas transportation, for 800 million pounds ($1.3 billion).
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea ( GAP), the grocery chain better known as A&P, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday. There were no premarket quotes Monday for A&P. Shares of the company plunged 67.1% to 93 cents at Friday's closing bell.
JDS Uniphase ( JDSU ) rose 4.9% to $14.08 after being upgraded to overweight from neutral by Piper Jaffray.
Huntington Bancshares ( HBAN) was down 4.1% to $6.56 as it announces a $920 million public offering of its common stock, plans for a $300 million subordinated debt offering, and plans to repurchase $1.4 billion of Troubled Asset Relief Program capital.
BroadSoft ( BSFT ) shares were lower by 3.7% to $24.05 in premarket trading as Bloomberg reports that Broadsoft holders are increasing share sales to 4.8 million shares from 4.5 million shares.
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