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Though HP says it's still open to some kind of deal with Xerox, the deal that Xerox proposed would carry major financial risks on top of all the execution and revenue growth risks any kind of merger between the firms would carry.
With Carl Icahn involved on both sides, we can expect him to lean heavily on both Boards to come to an agreement.
If tempted, don't forget HPQ will report the firm's fourth quarter performance next Tuesday.
HP's board of directors has rejected Xerox's takeover bid, but the door has not been closed on a potential combination.
Everywhere I go I hear the smart money is betting on a recession, that earnings will be down, but every day something contradicts these bears.
It's far from certain that Xerox can digest HP, and it would face plenty of challenges if it did. But with Xerox's core businesses continuing to decline, the company might be feeling desperate.
I'm all in favor of mergers and acquisitions -- the more we get, the higher the stock market goes -- but I am not in favor of making conclusions based on tips about deals.
Reports of two potentially major buyouts show the risks of late-cycle corporate bond investing.
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These names all combine good dividend yields with low price-to-earnings multiples.
Put some high-yield capital behind Icahn Enterprises and one of America's most successful businessmen.
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