10% Dividend On Best Bet For 2017

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Summary

Visa introduces Bitcoin card.

My favorite MLP for 2017.

Aetna and Humana extend deal.

Welcome to the Masterful but Limited issue of M&A Daily

Visa

Bitcoin is up 86% over the past year to $862 per BTC. Now, Bitcoin owners can spend online and offline wherever Visa (NYSE:V) debit cards are accepted using the new Shift Card connected to your Coinbase account.

Top Picks For 2017

So far in this series, I have disclosed the following top picks for 2017:

Before year-end, I will discuss several other categories. Today, I offer my favorite master limited partnership/MLP for 2017: OCI (NYSE:OCIP). It offers an almost double-digit dividend. It operates a methanol and ammonia plant near Beaumont, Texas (we interrupt this newsletter with a public service announcement: don't drink methanol).

OCIP is a public subsidiary of OCI N.V. (OTCQX:OCINY). The parent is looking to buy the 20% that it does not already own. The subsidiary is worth owning. The deal is likely to close. The buyer's offers a reasonable currency with which to take the MLP private. The original proposed deal is for holders to get 0.52 OCI N.V. shares per OCIP.

Humana

Humana (NYSE:HUM) and Aetna (NYSE:AET) agreed to extend their walk date to February 15, 2017.

St. Jude

The Abbott (NYSE:ABT) acquisition of St. Jude (NYSE:STJ) is poised to secure US antitrust approval by year-end.

Rite Aid

Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) reported quarterly results with revenues of $8.1 billion, net income of $0.01 per diluted share, adjusted net income of $0.02 per diluted share and adjusted EBITDA of 3.4 percent of revenues. The $0.52 arb spread offers a 32% IRR if the deal closes by March. More to come in future editions of M&A Daily.

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Disclosure: I am/we are long HUM, STJ, RAD, BITCOIN.

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