Most CEOs were too hesitant and pessimistic to ink any buyouts when they could get them on the cheap. Now the door is closing.
Lennar is upgraded to 'overweight,' and Yum Brands is downgraded to 'underperform.'
The smart move could be to just pull the trigger.
One of these master limited partnerships has seen 300% growth in the past 10 years.
Refiners are squeezing huge profits out of America's gasoline addiction, even as oil supplies increase. There are 2 ways to profit.
Waiting for a dip amid this relentless merger wave is like waiting for the Pacific to run dry.
Analysts have been calling for a surge in M&A for years now due to cheap financing rates.
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