Mergers and Acquisitions

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Why Kraft Heinz Debut May Signal More Strength Ahead

The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) opened its first day of trading Monday at $71 a share and rose as high as $74.29 in the first hour of trading. Volume ...
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Kraft Heinz Company Begins Trading Monday

A deal announced in late March that brought together two of the country’s best-known consumer food products companies is now complete and stock in the new Kraft Heinz Company begins ...
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Why Investors and Analysts See AT&T as the Best Carrier Again

Until recently, very recently, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) was considered down and out. There was just no catalyst at all. Now the company is nearer to closing in on its ...
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Thinking Beyond Activists in the Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Merger

Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (NYSE: ALU) has been deemed a dud of a buyout by many investors. The consensus vote from the equity markets is that the buyout offer from Nokia Corp. ...
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Yelp Shares Halted: Buyer Search Suspended

Shares of Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) were halted for about five minutes at the end of the noon hour on Thursday pending news. The news, unfortunately, was not what investors ...
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HP Now Much Closer to Formal Separation

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) is just that much closer to its formal separation. HP announced Wednesday evening that Hewlett Packard Enterprise has filed its initial registration statement with the U.S. ...
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What PayPal Gets With Xoom

After markets closed on Wednesday, PayPal, which remains part of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) until July 17, announced that it is paying $25 a share in cash for international money ...
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What a GE Appliances Sale-Block Might Mean On a Larger Scale

General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) may have just found a very unlikely outcome in its GE Appliances unit sale. GE has been wanting out of the appliances unit for years. ...
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What Has Lit a Fire Under Chubb Shares

Both Ace Ltd. (NYSE: ACE) and Chubb Corp. (NYSE: CB) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Ace will acquire Chubb. Shareholders of Chubb will receive ...
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What the Harris Post-Merger Reorganization Means for Shareholders

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has joined the lineup of companies looking to reorganize their corporate structure. Such moves are hard for investors to interpret in many cases. 24/7 Wall St. ...
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How Cisco Sees OpenDNS Bolstering Cloud and Network Security

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) has been on the tip of the spear in networking and innovating the Internet of Everything (IoE). Part of this development is ensuring the security ...
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Do Health Insurance Mergers Really Need to Sweat DOJ Reviews?

The world of health insurance has been marked by consolidation for years now. It is generally true that antitrust issues arise when there become only two or three choices. The ...
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Can Celladon Weather the Storm?

Celladon Corp. (NASDAQ: CLDN) has taken the long way down. Only recently has it begun to pursue options for a potential merger or sale, but it may be too late ...
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Are Downgrades to Williams Stock Appropriate?

Energy infrastructure firm Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) has picked up two downgrades from analysts following its rejection of a buyout offer of $64 a share (about $53 billion total, ...
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Is the Staples and Office Depot Merger Really at Risk?

Merger arbitrage and speculation often drive massive inflows and outflows of capital around merger rumors, and they can also have a high impact in actual pending mergers as well. Now ...
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