Compellent Technologies Shares Soared: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of Compellent Technologies (NYSE: CML  ) rose more than 10% in intraday trading on no news whatsoever.

So what: Buyout speculation may have fueled the rally. Compellent provides networked storage technology, and in the wake of the 3PAR bidding war and Isilon Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN  ) positioning itself for an acquisition, speculative sharks are swimming in these waters.

Now what: Both Dell (Nasdaq: DELL  ) and EMC (NYSE: EMC  ) have the capital and needs to buy a company like Compellent. Trouble is, rumors come and go quickly, and buying on momentum can make for a dangerous bet. Proceed with caution.

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