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Shares of Safeway (SWY +3.3%) pick up steam as chatter percolates around that the grocery store...

Shares of Safeway (SWY +3.3%) pick up steam as chatter percolates around that the grocery store chain is on the radar of as a takeover candidate. SA author Takeover Analyst already identified Safeway as a beneficiary of industry consolidation.
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  • J 457
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    No one would want the pension liabilities.
    12 Apr 2012, 11:09 AM Reply Like
  • Mike4911
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    J 457 --

     

    I also prefer companies with NO pension issues -- just something additional to monitor, and which requires management talent and distraction from core operations.

     

    SWY started working on its pension issues over 10 years ago, with new employees on a different system. Went through a big strike to get concessions. Is there something specific you are concerned about?
    12 Apr 2012, 11:56 AM Reply Like
  • Mike4911
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    Looks like SA should start screening some of its authors. The links to other articles are either solicitation for a subscription, or reporting of rumors with no reasoning.

     

    I'm long SWY because it has strong management, and a very conservative real estate development division. I'd love the rumors to be true.

     

    I find SA to be helpful, but it seems the quality of articles has fallen with the explosion of the number of authors.
    12 Apr 2012, 11:51 AM Reply Like
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