Brocade shares were last quoted at $5.62, down 1%, on volume of nearly 60,000, according to Nasdaq.com. The stock has ranged from a high of $7.30 on June 3 to a slow of $3.18 on Aug. 8 in the past year. The Bloomberg report said Blackstone and Francisco Partners were discussing a deal for Brocade, which is slated to report its fiscal first-quarter results on Feb. 21. The average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters is for earnings of 13 cents a share in the January-ended period on revenue of $542.4 million. At current levels, Brocade, which makes networking equipment, has a market cap of $2.58 billion, and the stock trades at a forward price-to-earnings multiple of 9.8X. Wall Street is mostly on the sidelines though with 24 of the 30 analysts covering the shares at either hold (20) or underperform (4), and the 12-month median price target sitting at $6. Check out TheStreet's quote page for Brocade for year-to-date share performance, analyst ratings, earnings estimates and much more.