The following video is from Thursday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Jason Moser and Joe Magyer, discuss the top business and investing stories.
In this segment, the guys discuss Starbucks' (NASDAQ:SBUX) announced acquisition of Teavana (NYSE:TEA), at a 50% premium on share price. We hear both the bullish perspective on why this can only benefit Starbucks in the long run, as well as the bearish perspective, that this was another needless acquisition by Starbucks, that enables them to sell something they already sell, that we don't necessarily need.
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