PCM Inc., an El Segundo company that sells information technology products and services, has attracted little attention in more than a quarter-century of business.
But that soon may change.
The owner of a competing company has starting snapping up PCM's stock, raising speculation of a possible takeover.
Firoz Lalji, chairman of technology company Zones Inc. in Auburn, Wash., now owns about 5% of PCM, according to a regulatory filing. And he called PCM "one of the poorest-performing companies in its industry."
PCM's most visible brand is the MacMall retail stores it operates in Torrance, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach and Chicago, where it sells computers,...