JDA Software Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of JDA Software (NAS: JDAS) soared 22% in early trading after the company reported better than expected third-quarter results. The company also filed suit against Credit Suisse (NYS: CS) for failing to fund JDA's proposed acquisition of i2 Technologies, despite earlier commitments.

So what: Q3 revenue rose 8% to $171.6 million while adjusted profits ballooned 36% to $0.64 a share. Analysts had been expecting $167.2 million and $0.50 a share, respectively, according to data compiled by Yahoo! Finance.

Now what: Mix in what could be a big payout from Credit Suisse and today's action is understandable. According to Bloomberg, JDA says that Credit Suisse's reneging on $450 million in financing for the original i2 deal -- the two companies would finally combine in 2010 -- caused at least $100 million in damages. Do you believe JDA will be able to collect? Would you buy shares at current prices? Weigh in using the comments box below.

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