Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Rumored Takeover Targets for 2007

Based on our analysis of rumors over the past 6 months, here are the top 25 "rumored" takeover targets entering 2007. The analysis was based on rumor mentions, source of mention (industry analysts or well placed source would score higher than a unanamous rumor), and strength of rumor.

This is our first time doing this, so there is no history of how well the list could do and as we state in the title - NEVER BUY A STOCK ON A RUMOR!

Sepracor, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEPR)
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH)
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS)
Business Objects SA (Nasdaq: BOBJ)
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB)
Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA)
Borders Group, Inc. (NYSE: BGP)
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT)
Genesis Microchip Inc. (Nasdaq: GNSS)
Imclone Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: IMCL)
Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE: SNN)
XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: XMSR)/Sirius Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) merger
Guitar Center Inc. (Nasdaq: GTRC)
Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL)
Forest Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: FRX)
BEA Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS)
TIBCO Software Inc (Nasdaq: TIBX)
Tellabs Inc. (Nasdaq: TLAB)
Health Net Inc. (NYSE: HNT)
Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR)
Cyberonics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX)
Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: LPX)
Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR)

Here are some others that are not so much rumored targets but have put for sale signs up, were for sale in the past or are getting pushed by shareholders to sell:

Brinks Co. (NYSE: BCO)
Catalina Marketing Corp. (NYSE: POS)
Griffon Corp. (NYSE: GFF)
Cost-U-Less, Inc. (NASDAQ: CULS)
MedImmune Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDI)
Salton Inc. (NYSE: SFP)
World Air Holdings, Inc. (OTC: WLDA)
Southern Union Company (NYSE: SUG)
Pogo Producing Co. (NYSE: PPP)
Northwest Airlines Corp. (OTC: NWACQ)
Mills Corp. (NYSE: MLS)
CSK Auto Corp. (NYSE: CAO)
Steris Corp. (NYSE: STE)
Quipp, Inc. (NASDAQ: QUIP)
InFocus Corporation (Nasdaq: INFS)
Emmis Communications Corp. (Nasdaq: EMMS)
Finish Line Inc. (Nasdaq: FINL)
Glenayre Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEMS)
Great Wolf Resorts Inc. (Nasdaq: WOLF)
Herley Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: HRLY)
Houston Exploration Co. (NYSE: THX)
North Pittsburgh Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: NPSI)
Sunterra Corporation (OTC: SNRR)
Vitesse Semiconductor (OTC: VTSS)
Inter-Tel Inc. (Nasdaq: INTL)
Zale Corp. (NYSE: ZLC)
Millicom International (Nasdaq: MICC)
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE: RRD)


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