Would a Varian Acquisition by GE Help GE in Its Long-Term Goals?

Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE: VAR) sure saw a pop on Thursday, just a day ahead of earnings from General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE). These two companies might not be tied ...
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SunTrust Narrows the List of Twitter Buyers Down to 6

One thing that has always amazed many on Wall Street is for the wide adoption and use of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), especially by very high-profile people, the company regularly ...
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Is Endurance Specialty the Largest Potential Merger You Never Heard Of?

Generally speaking, a merger worth $6.5 billion is considered a fairly large merger. In this particular instance, it is likely that the public may have never heard of either company ...
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Serious Warning Arises About Twitter Buyout Price and Hype

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) was last seen giving back at least a portion of Friday's big share gains. The reason is not that the would-be buyout interest already has died, ...
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What Apple Stands to Get If It Buys McLaren

For a company that has reportedly been reducing the size of the staff in its mysterious automobile program, a story in Wednesday's Financial Times that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is ...
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Why Twitter Could Be an M&A Target

Shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) traded up about 5% Wednesday afternoon following comments by company co-founder Evan Williams, currently CEO at Medium, that seemed to encourage the idea that ...
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How Much Medivation Can Really Fetch in a Buyout

Medivation Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) has been among the top future biotech mergers for quite some time. The problem is that we still have no idea which company will buy Medivation, ...
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5 Potential Roadblocks or Caveats Worth Considering About Level 3 Buyout Rumors

If there is one infrastructure play in communications that would make a crown jewel of an acquisition, Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) would fit that bill. In fact, it ...
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Harley-Davidson Shares Surge 20% on Takeover Rumor

Shares of motorcycle icon Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) soared nearly 20% on Friday on a rumor that private-equity firm KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR) might be interested in buying the ...
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4 Likely Semiconductor Merger and Acquisition Targets

It is no secret that the semiconductor industry is in a serious consolidation wave. In 2015 and into 2016, the number of mergers has been difficult to count. The tally ...
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Church & Dwight: If We’re Getting a Buyout Offer, We Don’t Know It!

Apparently some companies do deny that they are involved in merger talks. The consumer products maker Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE: CHD) has seen shares rise on speculation that ...
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Will Comerica Be Able to Sell Itself?

Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) is one of the many banks that have not seen their shares fully recover from the highs prior to the Great Recession. Despite a 3% share ...
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Could Universal Display Be Among the Next Huge Apple Supplier Winners?

The field of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies and materials may be a huge market in the years ahead. The use of OLED in flat panel displays and solid-state ...
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Why Altria and Philip Morris International Could Merge Back Together

One strategy for a company to unlock value for shareholders is to break itself up. That is what happened when Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) decided to split apart the ...
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Why Staples and GE May Matter in a Merger of Honeywell and United Tech

Big mergers make for big business. The larger the deal, the larger the opportunity. That also is followed by the highest stakes regarding regulatory concerns. So what are investors and consumers ...
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