Two Lesser-Conviction Takeover Candidates

Tuesday's discussion focused on companies that we believe have sound investment merits as independent companies and are also attractive and feasible takeover candidates. In each case, we felt that time is working on the side of the company. One way or the other, an investor would stand to benefit from owning them.

Today we focus on two companies, Staples (SPLS) and Monster Worldwide (MWW), in which we have far less conviction. In each case, we believe the companies could be takeover targets, but we have real questions about their business prospects. We also believe that Staples is the much better positioned company, with a better management team and a more modest valuation on the basis of price-to-earnings ratio and dividend yield metrics....471 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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