Shares of Ixia rose nearly 15 percent Friday after Reuters published an article saying the company was looking for a potential buyer. The Calabasas company which makes computer network security hardware is working with an investment bank, according to unnamed sources cited by Reuters. Other computer companies and private equity funds are considering the deal, which would occur weeks in the future if at possible, the report said. For the third quarter ended Sept. 30, Ixia reported net income of $4.8 million (6 cents a share), compared to net income of $4 million (5 cents) for the same quarter a year ago. Revenue decreased 1.6 percent to $130 million. Shares closed Friday up $2 or 14.8 percent to $15.55 on the Nasdaq.
Ixia Rises on Buyout Report