Mergers and Acquisitions


Why Merrill Lynch Sees Big Upside in Pfizer (and Even More With Allergan)

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) offers a compelling valuation, an attractive dividend yield and good pipeline optionality. This is in part due to its merger with Allergan PLC (NYSE: AGN), which ...
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Energy Transfer Equity Changes CFOs, Stock Plummets

With crude oil prices diving below $30 a barrel again Monday morning, announcing a change in top management at an already-weakened master limited partnership (MLP) is having a huge negative ...
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Alphabet, Amazon, Wal-Mart, eBay: Who Might Buy Groupon?

Five years ago, Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) turned down a $6 billion buyout offer from Google, now Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL). Less than a year later, the company staged an ...
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Alphabet, Facebook, IBM: Who Might Buy Twitter?

With next week’s earnings report from Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) expected to be dismal, the stock looks unlikely to reverse to the upside, and it could easily continue its downtrend ...
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Would Regulators Allow Mattel and Hasbro to Merge?

Sometimes you hear great merger stories. Other times merger stories sound like they could be made up. And then there are the mergers that would get a close review from ...
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China Ming Yang Power Group Prepares to Go Private

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Ltd. (NYSE: MY) made waves early in Wednesday’s trading session on a merger agreement that will take the company private. The board of directors ...
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Lowe’s Using Acquisition to Expand in Canada

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is finally headed for the altar with Canada's Rona. Lowe's is paying about $2.3 billion in an all-cash transaction for ...
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Why the LoJack Acquisition Is an Absolute Win for Shareholders

LoJack Corp. (NASDAQ: LOJN) was stunning investors in a good way on Tuesday, despite the huge downturn in the market. This comes on news that CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) has ...
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Investors Flee as Kinder Morgan Closes $350 Million Acquisition

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) saw its share price sink more than 8% Monday morning, partly due to the 5% drop in crude oil and, to some degree at least, ...
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Is Alere Really Worth the 50% Premium?

Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR) absolutely skyrocketed in Monday’s regular session following the announcement that it will be acquired by Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT). At this point, the companies have only ...
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Dominion Resources Expands Westward With Questar Acquisition

Dominion Resources Inc. (NYSE: D) announced Monday morning that it has reached an agreement to acquire Questar Corp. (NYSE: STR) for $25 a share in cash, or a total of ...
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Why Huntington Bancshares and FirstMerit May Have Become Too Cheap After Merger Reaction

Sometimes companies get rewarded for making relatively large mergers. And sometimes they get slammed. In the case of Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN), this regional bank saw its shares slammed ...
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Westlake and Axiall Merger: A Swing and a Miss

Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK) and Axiall Corp. (NYSE: AXLL) made waves in the market Friday morning on news of a failed acquisition. Westlake announced that it submitted a proposal ...
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What SanDisk Earnings Mean for Its Western Digital Merger

SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK) reported fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. The company had $1.26 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.54 billion in revenue compared to ...
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In Oil Services, Schlumberger Is More Resilient Than Halliburton

The oil services industry is about to undergo two very large mergers. While antitrust authorities are still hounding the process somewhat, it’s doubtful that the mergers won’t be approved in ...
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