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So what: The press release stated that InterDigital's "Board of Directors has initiated a process to explore and evaluate potential strategic alternatives ... which may include a sale or other transaction." Today's jump builds on a 17% pop on July 1, which resulted from investors reassessing the value of InterDigital's patent portfolio on the strength of bids for Nortel's patent portfolio.
Now what: The company has not set a timetable for the strategic review, and there is no guarantee any actions or transactions will result from the process. At today's intraday price of $52.48, the stock is trading at a reasonable 18.4 times P/E ratio, leaving plenty of room for an acquirer to justify a higher price. What's more, a consortium including Apple, Microsoft
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