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What: Shares of idiosyncratic networking specialist Radware
So what: Local newspapers report that the Israeli routing specialist has received a buyout bid from Riverbed Technology
Now what: Radware's stock price has nearly tripled over the past year and quadrupled over the past two years. This was a spiffy-pop if you bought Radware shares between fall 2008 and spring 2009. Taking some profits at this point would be eminently reasonable, but the company's technology really does make it an attractive buyout candidate, so I can't blame you for holding on a bit longer.
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