Mergers and Acquisitions

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Dollar Tree Outlook Tightens as Merger Completion Nears

Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The discount retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.71 on revenues of $2.18 billion. ...
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What to Expect From Dollar Tree Earnings

Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is scheduled to report its fiscal first-quarter financial results prior to markets opening on Thursday. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.75 in earnings per ...
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Staples Fighting Revenue Decline on Store Closures Ahead of Office Depot Merger

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Wednesday. The office supplies retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.17 and $5.26 billion in revenues. ...
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Can a Music Analytics Acquisition Generate More Growth at Pandora?

Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) is looking to expand its horizons with its newest acquisition that gives it more insight into the analytics of streaming music online. The deal marks ...
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Why Key Analyst Sees Yelp Buyout Hopes Dimming

Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) has been considered a takeover target for a couple of weeks now. While there was initial optimism, 24/7 Wall St. went over the many details that ...
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Are Ann Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

As the market is hitting all-time highs, many companies are expanding. In the process of this expansion, mergers and acquisitions play a large role. For example, Ascena Retail Group Inc. ...
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Did Avon Finally Get an Offer — and Is It Real? (Updated)

Private equity firm PTG Capital Partners has offered to acquire Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) for $18.75 a share in cash in a tender offer, subject to certain conditions. Avon ...
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What to Expect From Symantec Earnings

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) is set to report its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Thursday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.44 in earnings per share (EPS) on ...
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Williams Takes a Page From Kinder Morgan Playbook

Energy infrastructure giant Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) and the midstream partnership it controls, Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ), announced Wednesday morning that Williams will acquire all the 247 million ...
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AOL-Verizon May Tempt Possible Buyers for Yahoo!

Now that AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is being acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), the big question on Wall Street, Main Street and Cyber-Street has to be what this ...
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Can AOL Get a Higher Offer?

Tuesday morning’s announcement that Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) will acquire AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) may have been a surprise, but probably not a big surprise. What would be a ...
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What Verizon Gets With AOL Acquisition

Tuesday morning started off with a bang on the announcement by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) that it will acquire AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) for $50 a share in a ...
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What Alibaba Might Really Want With Its Stake in Zulily

Companies generally buy stakes and invest in other companies for a number of different reasons. In the case of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) buying its stake in Zulily Inc. ...
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Analyst Predicts What Yelp Could Fetch in a Buyout

The question of who will acquire Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is still on the table. No companies have stepped forward to admit that they have been courting the food finding ...
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Did Rosetta Get Enough From Noble Energy?

In what may be the first of many similar transactions, independent exploration and production (E&P) company Rosetta Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) on Monday said it is being acquired by Noble ...
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