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Take Profits on Splunk: Sell to an Anxious Buyer Called Cisco

Take after legendary trader Jesse Livermore on this news.

Thanks to Hostess, I've Lost My Appetite for Smucker

Clearly, Wall Street doesn't like this deal.

Investing in Luxury Could Become Out of Fashion for Gains

Are we watching the death of luxury? Perhaps, or at least overpaying for it

Wall Street's Summer Is Almost Gone: What to Expect From Stocks, Bonds and China

Here's what I'm looking for, including from IPOs, M&A, private equity and a potential recession.

Cleveland-Cliffs Targets US Steel in Steel Cage Match: Here's the Play

It's a very interesting deal as both firms create positive free cash flow.

ESPN Is a Gamble That Disney Doesn't Need

I believe CEO Bob Iger is too smart to directly associate the Disney brand with the negativity that surrounds gambling.

Here's the Real Story Behind Banc of California's Deal for PacWest

The combined Banc of California/PacWest entity will be much stronger than either bank on its own.

Exxon's Denbury Deal Opens the Oil Patch Door to More M&A

DEN holds an extremely valuable asset, pipelines that can be used for Carbon Capture Usage and Storage.

DigitalOcean Rides AI Wave After Acquisition: Here's My Trading Strategy

This is a good time to examine the charts and indicators.

Cava's IPO Feeding Frenzy: Will It Be the Next Chipotle or Zoe's Revisited?

As euphoria subsides, ultimately the company will have to deliver results.

Wishy-Washy Yelp Shares Get Help From an Activist Pushing for Its Sale

The stock of Yelp appears headed higher on a report that TCS Capital Management wants Yelp's board to consider strategic alternatives.

Here's Why Bloomin' Could Look Yummy to a Hungry Buyer

While no potential targeting of BLMN appears imminent, the restaurant name has many ingredients that might make it attractive to an acquirer.

Restaurant Acquisitions: Who Looks Like a Compelling Target?

One of my favorite chains would be interesting for several reasons.

Shockwave Medical Could Shock With an Upside Breakout

The medical device maker had an attractive chart even before the takeover rumors.

As Darden Bites at Ruth's, Is Restaurant Industry Serving Up More M&A?

DRI's offer to acquire Ruth's Hospitality Group could mean more buying and selling is on the table.

Monitoring the Banking System Is Like Watching a Slow-Moving Train Wreck

Given all the events across the financial system over the past couple of months, the major indexes have held up quite well to this point.

Buy or Sell Activision Blizzard After the UK Blocks Microsoft Deal?

Let's see what the charts and indicators look like now.

These Biotech Names Could Be the Next Logical Buyout Targets

Nothing sparks the animal spirits in the biotech sector like a significant acquisition.

Angry Birds Shareholders Left Red in the Face With Sale to Sonic's Sega

The planned acquisition of Finland's Rovio Entertainment by Sega Sammy Holdings is yet another step in the consolidation of the video game industry.

With the Oil Patch Facing Consolidation, One Stock Stands Out

Energy giants are investing on finding ways to contribute to the still developing global transition to a green energy future, and they'd like to remain permanently relevant.

Pioneer Natural Resources Rallies as Exxon Considers a Takeover

Look for higher prices for PXD in the near future.

Don't Put the Cart Before the Horse With Kroger, Albertsons Deal

Let's revisit this merger plan between these grocery giants.

Is Now the Right Time to Invest in Teck Resources?

The company rejected a takeover offer but a higher bid may be coming.

Bulls Shrug off Negative Arguments and Continue to Drive Big-Caps Higher

Strength in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 is helping to drive sentiment, and that is keeping folks from embracing the bearish narrative.

CVS Isn't Looking All That Healthy But There's a Trade to Be Made

I was trying really hard to like CVS today, but I do not love this balance sheet.

With Lucid Motors Buyout Talk, Here's What the Charts Indicate

Trying to trade buyout rumors can be difficult.

I Like Albertsons Even if Its Merger With Kroger Doesn't Go Through

Albertsons produces solid earnings and a nice dividend, so what's not to like if it stays independent?

Nelson Peltz Takes Aim at a Big Mouse

The activist investor's past dealings with Wendy's, Kraft and P&G make this a fascinating new one to watch.

3 Potential Biotech Buyout Targets

There are signs that M&A deal activity will pick up in the sector after a couple of subpar years.

I'm Grappling With WWE as Vince McMahon Plots a Return to the Ring

It's a messy situation at World Wrestling Entertainment. But there's a way to trade it.