edged higher by 0.8% in late morning trading after CEO Michael Dell told
he expects a strong fourth quarter to help the company attain its 30% revenue goal for the year. Dell had fallen steadily form its July 18 peak of $53.56. Other computer makers were mostly higher, with
up 1.1% and
picking up 11.4% after
recommended buying it on price weakness. The
Box Maker Index
was up 2.3%.