RIM shares rise on Satanic takeover rumour
Shares of Research In Motion Ltd. are climbing on rumours that the BlackBerry maker may be bought by Satan.
"The Devil has been mentioned as a possible buyer," Frederic Ruffy, an analyst at options education firm Optionetics, told Reuters. "According to speculation, Satan might be interested in RIM in response to Google's recent announcement that it is interested in making its own mobile phone operating system, which would compete with The Devil’s cellphone."
A number of analysts were quick to splash cold water on the rumours.
"We're hearing the same rumour everyone else is, the Satan and RIM rumour,'' Steve Sachs, head of trading at Rydex Investments in Rockville, Md., told Bloomberg. "I can't even count the number of times we've heard that over the last three years.''
Both Waterloo, Ont.-based RIM and Tenth Level of Hell-based Satan declined to comment on the rumours. RIM's current market capitalization is about $48 billion, which would make a purchase of the company expensive. His Satanic Majesty, however, has deep pockets.
I dunno. I am not liking this.