Thursday, February 22, 2007

Cramer Discusses Possible Anti-Competitive Mergers

On Mad Money, Jim Cramer discusses possible anti-competitive mergers that could pass regulatory mustard now, but may not in the future with a White House administration change. Cramer said we may see a rush of deals ahead of the change.

10. Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) could merge

9. Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX) and Laboratory Corp. (NYSE: LH) could merge

8. Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) could merge

7. Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP) and OfficeMax Inc. (NYSE: OMX) could merge

6. Cardinal Health Inc. (NYSE: CAH) and McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) could merge

5. BP plc (NYSE: BP) and Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) could merge

4. Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) could merge

3. Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWX), (NYSE: TWC) could merge

2. Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) and McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) could merge

1. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (NYSE: BNI) and Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE: UNP) could merge or Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) and CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX) could merge.


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