Freescale Semiconductors Ltd. shares surged 8% Friday, after the New York Post said the company has hired investment bankers to explore a possible sale, citing a source close to the situation. The company, which was spun out of Motorola in 2004, is owned by private-equity firms Blackstone, Carlyle, TPG and Permira. Shares have gained 93% in the last three months, far outperforming the S&P 500's 2.7% gain.
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