In order to stay alive, all businesses in or near the maturity stage have the need foresee the future of the market and quickly adapt to these changes in consumer behaviour and trends. There's an ongoing need to have flexible, growth oriented strategies. A couple of ways to do this is to shift their focus on their new products and scrap old loss making ones, or acquire promising up-and-coming startups.
Last Friday, Qualcomm(NASDAQ:QCOM) closed at $61.81 with a spike of 12.7%. This has been largely news driven. Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd had planned announce its bid for Qualcomm Inc. Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg had reported that the bid for QCOM could be more than $100 Million. Broadcom has apparently prepared a $70 per share bid, which QCOM is preparing to fend off, on the note that it’s undervalued.
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
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