Over the past two months Google bought over 2,000 patents from IBM. (I know IBM had a bunch of search patents.)
I also know their patent business is also a +$1B business. I wonder how much Google paid for them? I am expecting a nice one-time benefit from these purchases (on top of IBM's usual good performance) come the end of the quarter.
Depending how valuable these patents were, I am also gonna shy away from playing Google's earnings this quarter because of the potential one-time charge.
I plan on holding my remaining IBM until 175. (I am also actively day trading a few calls.)