Tag: Acquisition

The acquisition of Yahoo by Verizon

VZ –. Verizon Communications Inc, provides communication, information and entertainment worldwide.

VZ– Verizon Communications Inc

Fundamentals Previously closed at 56.10
Day’s high 56.95
Day’s low 55.63
P/E ratio 12.65
EPS 4.41


Analysts opinion Verizon announced today that it would buy Yahoo’s core business at $4.83 Billion in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business. Verizon had bought AOL last year for $4.4Billion, and the acquisition of Yahoo is expected to aid AOL’s internet business. Yahoo had quite a few bidders, including AT&T, Comcast, CBS, Alibaba etc. and Verizon outbid them, to close the biggest sale this year. Verizon, a traditional telecommunication company now has valuable digital properties, which provides a competitive edge. Also, the advertising base of Verizon is believed to increase by 200 million due to the deal. Analyst confidence meter, a proprietary algorithm of Stockal gives 45% positive rating based on analyst ratings.
Sentiments The sentiment index is 100% positive according to Stockal proprietary algorithm.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 100% higher social media chatter than usual.


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Acquisition drives Valspar and Starwood hotel uphill

VAL– The Valspar Corporation – develops, manufactures and sells coatings, paints and related products. The stock price saw a rise of 27.4% pre-market today.

VAL- The Valspar Corporation

Fundamentals Previously closed at 83.83
Day’s high 84.96
Day’s low  83.53
P/E ratio 19.65
EPS 4.27


Analysts opinion There has been a definitive agreement that The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) will acquire the Valspar Corporation. SHW will pay $11.3 Billion, or $113 per share in an all-cash transaction. This has been approved by the boards of both the companies, an announcement by VAL said today. However, in case divestitures are required, the companies have agreed to a price of $105 in cash.
Sentiments Due to the news, VAL prices rose 27% pre-market. It may surge upto $113. Investors have bullish sentiments for the stock.
Social Pulse The stock has 18% lower social chatter than usual.

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