Mergers and Acquisitions

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As Oil Stabilizes These 4 Stocks Could Be Big Takeover Targets in 2017

What a difference a year can make. This time last year, oil was in the mid $20s and some of the naysayers on Wall Street were saying that the per-barrel ...
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Will These 4 Communications Tech Stocks Be Acquired in 2017?

Another year, and another certainty that some companies, especially small and mid-cap ones, will be targets for mergers and acquisitions. The reasons are usually the same: The large cap giants are always ...
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Is Popeyes Getting Enough in the Buyout?

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI) saw its shares hit new highs on Tuesday after it was announced that the company would be bought out by Restaurant Brands International Inc. ...
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AT&T Could Take Another Shot at T-Mobile Buyout

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) tried to buy T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) in 2011. Regulators balked and the $39 billion deal cratered. With a possible tie-up of Sprint Corp. (NYSE: ...
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Is Warren Buffett About to Get a Lot Deeper Into Food With Kraft Heinz and Unilever?

If there is one man in the business world that just about anyone can recognize, it would probably be Warren Buffett. He has been the world's richest man and is ...
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M&A

Can Kraft Heinz Come to Terms With Unilever?

Shares of Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) saw a handy gain early on Friday, following a long saga of looking for an acquisition target. However, the search does not appear ...
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Why Analysts Think M&A Might Be in the Cards for T-Mobile

T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) reported its fourth-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday. Investors responded positively to the results and analysts seemed to take the same approach ...
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Why GM Wants to Sell Opel Group

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) decided in 2015 to stop selling its Chevrolet branded vehicles in Europe, and that cost the company more than 100,000 units in sales compared with ...
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Nearly $30 Million Frozen for Chinese Insider Trading Scheme at Comcast

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that it obtained an emergency court order freezing brokerage accounts that held over $29 million in illegal profits reaped from insider ...
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Twitter

Twitter Analyst Upgrade Stokes President Trump Bump and Potential Merger

If you have followed Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) as an investment for very long, chances are high that you would agree that it has hurt more long-term investors than it has ...
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What If Rite Aid Just Decides to Walk Away From Walgreens and Go It Alone?

When mergers face endless closing and approval periods, they often burn shareholders waiting for the deal to close. This has definitely been the case for shareholders who have been patiently ...
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Rite Aid Merger Tank: Lessons From Staples & Office Depot Merger Failure

When pending mergers take too long to close due to regulatory reviews, it is not unusual for investors to get burned. That is now the case for investors who were banking on ...
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Verizon and AT&T Take Different Paths During Earnings Season and in M&A Views

Earnings season always has a chance of bringing some rather unexpected surprises. That was certainly the case for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) in January after it missed on earnings ...
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After Cisco Makes Daring Last-Minute M&A Buy, Are These Hot Companies Next?

The hottest tech initial public offering (IPO) deal in weeks was due to price this week, but tech giant Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) put the kibosh on that yesterday when ...
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Why Analysts Are Looking Higher to the CenturyLink and Level 3 Merger

CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) remains a rather controversial stock, even after its acquisition of Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). This carrier comes with a massive $2.16 annualized dividend, which ...
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