Rumors

Can an $8 Billion Buyout Breathe Some Life Into Coty Stock?

After Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) paid Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) $12.5 billion for a truckload of beauty and cosmetic brands in a deal announced in 2015, Coty stock ...
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Slack Clarifies Its Slacking IBM News

Slack Technologies Inc. (NYSE: WORK) has been in need of some good news for some time. Its shares have not held up since its direct IPO listing in 2019, in ...
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Activist Efforts Meets Potential Takeover Headlines for eBay

When it comes to activist investors, Starboard Value LP is one of the better-known names. And when it comes to former great online growth stocks, eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fits ...
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Is There Even a Buyer for Grubhub?

When a company's share price jumps on chatter about selling the company, then falls when the company denies "unequivocally" that it is for sale, it's pretty clear what investors are ...
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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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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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Odds Apple Buys Netflix Advance

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. It also has a very ...
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What FireEye Might Fetch in a Buyout, and a Reality Check

The world continues to be in dire need of solid data security and cybersecurity options. Whether this pertains to security for individuals, corporations or government agencies, the need to protect ...
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Would IAC Step Into a Groupon and Yelp Merger?

It has been about two weeks since there was speculation that Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) would merge with Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP). One problem here is that Groupon has a ...
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Investors Torch Mallinckrodt on Report of Possible Bankruptcy Filing

Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE: MNK), a maker of specialty and generic drugs, reportedly has hired advisors to help the company decided whether to file for bankruptcy protection ahead of a federal ...
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Why Broadcom Should Be Thankful That It’s Not Buying Symantec

Some mergers are never formally consummated and never formally ended, as far as a lack of corporate communications is concerned. The would-be acquisition of Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) by Broadcom ...
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How Much Barnes & Noble Could Fetch in a Buyout

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned buyout rumor that can pump up a down-and-out stock. The retail climate has been permanently changed by the internet, and companies like Barnes & Noble ...
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How Much Cypress Semiconductor Might Fetch in a Buyout

It seems that the world of semiconductors still will have fewer companies dominating the landscape in the years ahead. After years of industry consolidation, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) became ...
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Another Gold Mining Merger Rumor Goes Soft, Sort Of

Iamgold Corp. (NYSE: IAG) is a relatively small gold mining outfit that recently joined in the buyout rumor mill. A report from Bloomberg on Thursday had indicated that Iamgold was ...
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