On Merger Trades, Keep Price in Mind

It's yet another merger Monday, and Medtronic's (MDT) acquisition of Covidien (COV) is just the latest in a string of deals.

Two factors are driving these transactions. One is a lack of organic growth. Companies are finding it difficult to increase earnings in-house, so they're looking to boost growth via acquisition. They're searching for potential cost-saving synergies that are accretive to earnings....385 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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