Shares of Dell (NASDAQ: DELL [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) were halted on circuit breaker Monday after Bloomberg reported that the company was in talks to go private. Before being halted, shares had spiked about 10 percent.
Dell had been one of the worst performing stocks of 2012, dropping well over 20 percent in the past year. Concerns about PC sales have hindered shares, as consumers have shifted demand away from Dell's bread and butter desktop PCs and laptops, favoring mobile devices like tablets and smart phones.
The company's founder and CEO, Michael Dell, owns about a 16 percent stake in the company.
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