Mergers and Acquisitions

Should Occidental Just Try to Give Anadarko Back to Chevron?

There are good mergers, and there are not so good mergers. The reality is that big mergers often take years to unfold before real verdict can be made over whether ...
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With a Strategic Review and No Growth, Has Bloomin’ Brands Already Bloomed?

Value investors often find themselves looking at companies in the food and hospitality business. The management teams running those companies sometimes have to feel frustrated that their shares just aren't ...
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Xerox Thinks Big, but Maybe Not Too Big

Xerox Holdings Corp. (NYSE: XRX) had a market cap of about $8.1 billion at the market close Tuesday. HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) had a market cap of about $26.3 billion. ...
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Many Problems & Caveats Face Any Would-Be Acquirer of Walgreens, Even Warren Buffett

It's one thing to think that there is a value investor's dream awaiting in the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA). It's another thing to really consider that ...
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Are Wright Medical Shareholders Getting Enough in the Stryker Acquisition?

Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) shares exploded on Monday after the announcement that the firm would be acquired by Stryker Corp. (NYSE: SYK). The boards of directors of both ...
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Fitbit Set to Expand Its User Base as Google Acquisition Is Confirmed

The rumor mill sometimes is proven to be correct, and that's the case for Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL). A press release issued on Friday morning ...
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Major Data-Center Merger Verdict: When a Good Idea Hits the Fan

When companies enter into mergers or into an agreement to be acquired, it's generally expected to be a good deal for both parties. That might not mean that both stocks ...
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Will GM Buy Ford as Industry Consolidates?

Apparently, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) and PSA Group, owner of Peugeot, may merge. This would create the world's fourth-largest car company and a worthy competitor to Toyota, General ...
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Tiffany Is Not a Very Good Company

Tiffany & Co.'s (NYSE: TIF) stock is up 31% over the past five years, compared to a rise of 50% for the S&P 500. If it were not for an ...
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Tiffany Gets a $14.5 Billion Bid; Are Others Out There?

Luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) on Monday confirmed that it has received an unsolicited bid from Paris-based LVMH Moët Hennessey Louis Vuitton to acquire the renowned U.S. jeweler ...
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What to Expect When United Technologies Releases Q3 Results

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) is scheduled to report its most recent quarterly results before the opening bell on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $2.03 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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MGM Hits $5 Billion Jackpot From Vegas Casino Sales; More to Come?

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) late Tuesday announced the sale of Circus Circus Las Vegas property and the establishment of a joint venture with a subsidiary of Blackstone Group Inc. ...
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Are Shareholders Getting Enough in the Achillion Acquisition?

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) shares skyrocketed on Wednesday morning after an announcement that the firm would be acquired by Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN). While shares are up sharply ...
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Will Apple Buy Netflix?

Since Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced its Apple TV+ streaming service, experts have continued to be skeptical, thinking that it is too late to market and has a very limited ...
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Are Allergan Shareholders Getting Enough in the AbbVie Acquisition?

Allergan PLC (NYSE: AGN) finally has announced that its shareholders have voted to approve the company’s acquisition by AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV). The acquisition is expected to close in early ...
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