Stocks to Watch: BMC Software, Berkshire Hathaway, Tyson Foods

NEW YORK -- BMC Software ( BMC) is close to being acquired by a private-equity group made up of Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital, Reuters reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.

An announcement could be made Monday.

The negotiated price is around $46 a share, one of the people told Reuters, which would value the deal at $6.55 billion.

BMC shares closed Friday at $45.58.

The deal would be one of the largest leveraged buyouts so far this year, Reuters noted.


Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A) posted first-quarter profit on Friday of $4.89 billion, or $2,977 a class A share, up 51% from $3.25 billion a year earlier.

Berkshire Hathaway said revenue rose 15% to $43.87 billion from $38.15 billion a year earlier.

Buffett is expected Monday to do a number of TV interviews following Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders' meeting over the weekend.

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Tyson Foods ( TSN), the beef, chicken and pork processor, is expected by analysts on Monday to post second-quarter earnings of 45 cents a share on revenue of $8.58 billion.


Sysco ( SYY), the food distributor, is expected by Wall Street to report fiscal third-quarter earnings of 43 cents a share on revenue of $11.1 billion.

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General Motors ( GM) and its joint ventures in China sold 261,870 vehicles there in April, up 15.3% from a year earlier, GM said Monday.


Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is forecast to post first-quarter earnings on Monday of 94 cents a share on revenue of $3.49 billion.


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