As a member of the Motley Fool 10% Promise Team, I see all kinds of wild market swings throughout the week. Here are a few of the moves that caught my eye and made me say, "Hmmm."
Value investors must not appreciate tech
I don't consider myself a strict value investor, but there are some companies I regard as extreme values in the tech industry. Cisco
Most businesses would die for that kind of margin performance, and with $40.2 billion of cash and investments on the balance sheet, a $105 billion market cap seems like a great deal to me. I understand that margin trends are heading in the wrong direction right now, but we aren't talking about a dying business like Blockbuster here. This is Cisco!
There are buyouts everyone can cheer
When an acquisition is announced, usually we see a "winner" and a "loser." The company being acquired sees its stock skyrocket, and the acquirer's stock drops slightly. That's not surprising, since studies have shown that most buyouts actually destroy shareholder value.
But this week, we saw two deals that not only got cheers from both sides, but may have caused a few investors to hyperventilate with excitement. On Tuesday, health-care providers RehabCare Group
In a far stranger deal, DSW
Don't kill the golden goose
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