Progress Software shares finally settled at 19-1/8 at the market's close, down a point from Friday's close. The company's shares got a 24 percent boost at the end of the week, following a report on CNBC-TV that the company could be purchased by the software giant.
"Our company policy is not to comment on market rumors," said Bud Robertson, chief financial officer. "Our stock may have also been pushed by our recent product announcements. Those drive prices to a certain extent."
Volume of shares changing hands reached nearly 1.3 million today--equal to all the trading the stock has undergone in the past 29 days.
The company reported a drop in third-quarter net income to $218,000, compared with $4 million a year ago. Revenues, meanwhile, had also decreased by 8 percent to $41 million over a year ago.