VeriSign Inc., the main manager of the Internet-address database, plunged the most in a month after a new contract letting the company continue to control Web sites ending in .com limited price increases.
Options traders are paying the most in 16 months to protect against losses for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. as the drugmaker faces increased competition once the patent for its top-selling treatment expires.
Nokia Siemens Networks is in advanced talks to sell a unit that helps phone operators manage their billing systems as the network-equipment venture of Nokia Oyj and Siemens AG focuses on mobile broadband, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Options traders are boosting bets by the most since 2004 that Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. will extend its New York drop after the world’s second- largest maker of network security gear reported slower revenue growth.
Nice Systems Ltd., an Israeli maker of analytical telecommunications software, climbed in New York to widen the premium over its Tel Aviv shares to the biggest in two months after company officials met with investors in Europe.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. headed for its biggest gain in five months after the world’s second largest maker of network-security equipment said fourth-quarter net income exceeded analysts’ forecasts.
Nice Systems Ltd.’s $150 million purchase of Merced Systems Inc. boosted the Israeli technology company’s annual spending on acquisitions to the biggest on record and its shares to the highest in more than two weeks.