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Is This Best Buy's Last Chance at Survival?

Today, analysts Andrew Tonner and Austin Smith discuss Best Buy's most recent buyout news. Founder Richard Schulze has proposed a $8.8 billion buyout for the ailing electronics retailer, a fat premium over its current market cap. What's interesting is that shares popped far less than the premium placed on the proposed buyout, indicating skepticism around the deal. Ultimately, Austin and Andrew believe this is exactly the road that Best Buy needs to go down to survive, but they're unsure how the company will emerge on the other end.

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  • Report this Comment On August 08, 2012, at 6:41 AM, tigerhempshaw wrote:

    Growth slowing still there. We're all well versed on the threats, but sales and cash flows keep climbing for BBY. Is "survival" really an issue?

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